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120 Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7SA, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bustling slice of Greece in Westcliff

My wife and I have recently taken to exploring a variety of restaurants lately and we uncovered this gem. Given that we visit Crete every year I am always a little wary of eating Greek here for fear of disappointment. Akropolis is not a large restaurant however it is intimate and noisy and vibrant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
PaulClaydon
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Large party and the service and atmosphere was great. To be honest the food was just ok though. Portions were generous but it really was average across the board. Prices were reasonable for amount of food but not for the quality.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Traditional Cypriot meze. Very nicely served and presented, accompanied by guitar music, Cypriot and Greek wines. Not as cheap as it used to be but still good value, given the amount of food. Went for my birthday and it was a real treat.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I have recently taken to exploring a variety of restaurants lately and we uncovered this gem. Given that we visit Crete every year I am always a little wary of eating Greek here for fear of disappointment. Akropolis is not a large restaurant however it is intimate and noisy and vibrant, just what you would expect from... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Tried this place for the first time this week.Glad we did the food was terrific. We have been meaning to try it for a long time and could kick ourselves for not doing it sooner.Service was very friendly and the food was excellent.It must be very popular as it was packed on a Wednesday.Prices were not too high and you... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Rammed to rafters, but still got a table out and fitted us in, friendly family atmosphere, great service with live entertainment. Although we had to wait, (we knew it was busy) the food was worth a little wait and every penny, I'd recommend this place to everyone, just maybe book at weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have travelled to this restuarant at least 10 times from rainham, essex It's mine and my husbands hidden gem, we come here for any special occasion, the food, staff and atmosphere is unbeatable!!!! 5* and love how small and traditional it is xx

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Good food and very good service. I love it here. Would recommend for sure. The waiters were friendly and food was brought out at a good pace.

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London
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61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a smashing evening here with lovely shared dip and flat bread starter and then traditional grilled meats. Always tasty. The girls had the Pork Afelia ( a kind of casserole) which looked delicious. Excellent service and warm welcome from the staff. We had a very enjoyable evening before dashing off the theatre nearby. Excellent value for money. Recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Second time here for a pre show meal, and once again the food was wonderful. Friendly atmosphere and attentive staff, would highly recommend the Akropolis restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Akropolis delivers an excellent Greek Meze with beautiful dips, an excellent fish course, beautiful meat courses and sweet to finish. The whole experience needs at least 3 hours to enjoy at a slower pace in order to appreciate the full spread but it's a great experience to enjoy in good company and is definitely well worth a visit. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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