A family-run restaurant using the best of Greek and Scottish produce to deliver a wide-range of wholesome dishes.
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.
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Unobtrusive instrumental
- Capacity: 110
- Largest group: 110
- Open since: 2010
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £15 per bottle