Spitaki

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Spitaki
133–135 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4JA
  • Telephone 0131 556 9423
  • Food served Mon–Thu 5–9pm; Fri–Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.spitaki.co.uk
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Family-run Greek taverna serving traditional mezze to loyal locals.

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It’s slightly off the beaten track, but Spitaki is well worth the journey. Freshly cooked mezze dishes arrive as they are ready, with dips and pitta hitting the table swiftly after the carafe of house wine. Next come salads and heavenly discs of oregano-dressed potatoes. Octopus takes a little more time, but tastes as if it has arrived fresh off the grill in Greece, and is truly deserving of gracing tables here in the Athens of the north. Spicy baked feta packs a punch, while relief comes from fresh cabbage salad. Bean dishes are rich and filling and meat is chargrilled and served with tzatziki dressing. Basically, it feels as if you’re on holiday, even on a rainy Tuesday. The mezzanine-level table is perfect for hosting a party large enough to give you an excuse to try all the dishes, and the whole family is welcome, even the canine members.

The List's rating
7.6

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Nicola Pym visited Spitaki on 5 March 2019
  • High point: Freshly prepared and delicious food
  • Low point: It's a bit out of the way
  • Notable dish: Grilled octopus
  • Average price: £11 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 25 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classic Greek and Motown
  • Capacity: 60 (12 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: May 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £15 for a litre per bottle

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