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Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent experience

Top or near top marks for everything from service to food quality, atmosphere to location, based on single experience there. Vegetarians would have a wonderful selection of dishes and there are multiple choices for those who won't eat fish, cheese, nuts or dairy. Prices were affordable, but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Al F
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Top or near top marks for everything from service to food quality, atmosphere to location, based on single experience there. Vegetarians would have a wonderful selection of dishes and there are multiple choices for those who won't eat fish, cheese, nuts or dairy. Prices were affordable, but the whole experience is aimed at those who can afford it, rather than,... More 

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visiting Aberystwyth for a wedding we were looking for an evening meal. Couldn't have made a better choice. Food was first rate.

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's just like eating in Greece. A huge range of food freshly prepared, I have been very impressed on multiple occasions by the care taken to provide a delicious meal and great service in this lovely place with a view over the sea (in the autumn and winter months be sure to eat at sunset, and you will see the... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Sharing platter to start was enjoyable, and the bread although freshly baked seemed old ( though hidden by being warmed up) Mains were ok, though the rice could have been seasoned better. Greek Sausages were enjoyable, though the skins were rather thick! Awful smell of smoke wafting about in certain areas. service was good, though they could pay attention to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Fantastic food with excellent, friendly service. Only, criticism would be portions were so big we couldn't manage a desert! Great value too.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Popped in on a Sunday evening & we were given quick & friendly service. The atmosphere was good, although it was a bit cold temperature-wise! We ordered two dips to start, Houmous & Tzatziki, which were tasty & came with plenty of bread. For mains we had the Ouzo chicken & moussaka. The moussaka was delicious, but the portions were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had a great lunch here, all lovely homemade meze, but be warned the portions are quite large. We over ordered, but enjoyed every last bit of it. Very friendly staff and cosy decor, we went for a selection of hot Meze and dips all extremely fresh, tasty and very reasonably prized.

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UK
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I've been here a couple of times, but the most recent visit was disappointing. We ordered the sharing platter, calamari, falafel and Greek salad. The food was ok, but nothing special and not too flavoursome. Most disappointing was the balsamic vinegar on the table - it tasted of absolutely nothing. I compared it to other tables and they tasted different... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Despite looking overly stereotypical of a Greek restaurant, the food was in no way as cheap and tacky as I expected. In fact, I was surprised to find that the menu offered plenty of variety that sounded very appealing. I opted for the deep-fried filo pastry parcels to start, and the swordfish as the main course. It was utterly delightful.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tried here on a quiet Sunday evening and as expect it was quiet. Starters of meatballs and mushrooms were nice but could not eat the Greek Pork Sausages. They were so nasty that I had to spit it out. Too embarrassed to say anything so got out quick.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?