Greek Food in Edinburgh

Greek food in Edinburgh

I absolutely adore Greek food. Here are my favourite two restaurants serving Greek food in Edinburgh.

Greek food in Edinburgh

An Edinburgh hidden gem – Ola Kala

We go to Ola Kala for one thing – that perfect holiday accompaniment, gyros, pitta bread wrapped pork & chips (£4). Oh yeah! Try gyros from Ola Kala and you will be instantly transported to Greece. This is not a kebab, it is far far far superior. If you are really hungry, eat your gyros with a side of Kefalotiri Saganaki, grilled Greek cheese (£4) – we each had a gyros and shared a saganaki with a total bill of £12. Ola Kala has a lovely friendly atmosphere, but don’t expect luxury, the food is amazing but this is a cafe, not a restaurant and for a quick and tasty lunch that is perfect! Total Bill for two people: £12.

Try home cooking at – Spitaki

Receiving rave reviews for it simple and tasty greek cooking, Spitaki serves Greek tapas, so order everything to share: we tried a fabulous smokey Aubergine Dip with Chilli (£3) served with two lots of pitta (£2.40) followed up by all the feta: the classic greek salad (£4.50) and the spicy baked variety (£4.50) which is highly recommended, followed up by a selection of juicy kebabs, Chicken Souvlaki (£7.50) and Pork and Beef Keftedes (£7). Try a carafe of Greek wine (not Retsina!) served in a cute little jug and a Fix – B’s favourite of all the Greek beers. Try it if you can find it, the blonde variety is lovely. Total bill £29.

Love from, Scotland x


  • Keep Calm and Fanny On 26/08/2015 at 4:31 pm

    Wow, it all looks great. I went to Spitaki a few times when it first opened, the food looks MUCH improved – I will need to return and see if it has! Thanks, after my previous trips I vowed not to return, which is a shame as I love Greek food!

    • smidge 27/08/2015 at 9:25 am

      Oh dear! We really enjoyed it. They served proper traditional Greek food in my opinion. That dip was to die for!

  • Tori 26/08/2015 at 10:35 pm

    I love this post! I’m a huge fan of Greek food but struggle to find decent places to eat in my home town so end up making a lot. £50 for lunch and dinner for two is amazing too!
    I found you via the 30 plus blogs link up 🙂

    • smidge 27/08/2015 at 9:26 am

      Hey Tori! Thanks for visiting. I’ve just signed up to 30 plus blogs and I’m enjoying it. I’ll pop over to your blog and say hello 🙂

  • Elise 27/08/2015 at 7:47 am

    I love this idea! Especially giving it a theme – that chip kebab thing looks amazing! We went to an awesome Greek place in Edinburgh about a year ago and I now have no clue what it was called but I really wanna go back 🙂

    • smidge 27/08/2015 at 9:28 am

      Hello! Let me know if you remember the name, I’m always up for Greek food. Ola Kala’s gyros are totally brilliant, even better in person.

  • Susan Barrie 01/09/2015 at 12:09 pm

    We popped down to Ola Kala earlier on in the year and stuffed ourselves silly with all the greek goodness. Definitely one to return to and a great location near Haymarket too1

    • smidge 08/09/2015 at 2:58 pm

      Glad you liked it 🙂

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