Elià

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Elià
24 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1EG
  • Telephone 0141 221 9988
  • Opening times Mon–Sat noon–10.30pm; Sunday 1–10.30pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10.30pm
  • Website eliagreekrestaurant.com
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Elià

A family-run restaurant using the best of Greek and Scottish produce to deliver a wide-range of wholesome dishes.

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This unassuming Greek restaurant on George Square has a modern feel with a no-big-deal interior style – simple dark wood tables, a selection of landscape pictures on the walls. But the food on offer at this family-run eatery provides a real taste of Greece. In a restaurant landscape where pan-Mediterranean small-plate restaurants abound, there is something comforting about a place that nails its colours to the wall. Elià is a Greek restaurant, pure and simple – starters, mains, desserts. Ingredients are meticulously imported from family farms in the Greek countryside and it shows. Their cold-pressed olive oil takes salads to another level. You would be hard pressed to find a bad dish on the menu. Highlights include the slow-cooked lamb shank (kleftiko), the expertly grilled souvlaki skewers and even their entrée dip selection which is more than a sum of its parts. At Elià it is typical to see large families chatting away with the waiters in Greek. If you get a spot beside the large windows when the sun is shining, you could almost forget you’re in Glasgow.

The List's rating
8.6

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Tara Hepburn visited Elià on 27 January 2019
  • High point: Excellent imported Greek ingredients
  • Low point: Vegans might struggle with the menu
  • Notable dish: Slow-cooked lamb
  • Average price: £10 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Greek music
  • Capacity: 110
  • Largest group: 110
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £15 per bottle