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

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New Greek and East Mediterranean restaurants have been popping up around the city, frequently serving tapas-size dishes in a highly modern ambience. But for eight years now a family-run Greek restaurant of a traditional character has been thriving, proving there is still much love for the classics. Eliá has translated the vitality and warmth of the Mediterranean landscapes into a warm interior with pristine, timber furnishing and a menu that reads like the bible of Greek food. The cold-pressed olive oil is made on a family farm and the house wine is of a higher order, imported directly from a Greek producer. These top-notch primary ingredients are the basis of good meal, and harnessed in a good range of mains, from the beef-based dishes as moussaka or soufrito to the lamb kleftiko. An opulence of foods from the grill include burgers and souvlaki alongside pork chops and sirloin steaks. Even the invigorating aromatic greek coffee goes to show that in Eliá all the elements of a meal are imbued with meticulous care and attention.

The List's rating






Marta Matvijev visited Elià on 9 February 2018
  • High point: Stellar ingredients sourced from Greece
  • Low point: Starters a bit too hefty
  • Notable dish: Lamb souvlaki
  • 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