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

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8 comments

  1. 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!

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

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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 🙂

  3. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

  4. 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

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