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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mostly nice

We were looking for a traditional Cypriot meze. It was good, not as good as Andreas on the old Limmassol road! The souvla were disappointing as they were oily and tasted more griddled than charcoal. The stifado and kleftico were very tasty, as were most of the salad/dips. The whitebait were great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Roswell, New Mexico
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Was fitted in without a reservation. Had the very expensive beef stroganoff which should have been fillet for the price but definitely was not fillet as meat was tough as old boots so was disappointed with that but the sauce was tasty. My husband had lamb cutlets that he thoroughly enjoyed for half the price. Did mention it to waitress... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Last went to this restaurant 20yr ago when it was Candles in or out well it was good then and it has improved with age Nice clean and bright décor friendly staff we choose the meze and it was fresh, perfectly cooked and very tasty the red wine was very drinkable no there was not a hole in my glass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Great music great food great stuff, lovely wine, excellent price. Fantastic evening can't wait to go back

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Roswell, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were looking for a traditional Cypriot meze. It was good, not as good as Andreas on the old Limmassol road! The souvla were disappointing as they were oily and tasted more griddled than charcoal. The stifado and kleftico were very tasty, as were most of the salad/dips. The whitebait were great but the calamari oily. The service was friendly... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It's only a little place but this adds to the atmosphere, as most tavernas aren't that big. We had the meze which was reasonably priced and very tasty. They also have a guy playing an acoustic guitar (I think it was Phil Burdett) and singing, which added something extra to the place. The only two things which detract from the... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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
Cuisine: Greek

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  • 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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