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Akropolis

120 Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7SA, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Southend
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a large group at the Akropolis and we all received hot food, on time from helpful staff. The quality of the food ranged from good to reasonable, we had to send one dinner back, but the kitchen was very apologetic and immediately solved the problem. Unfortunately, the seating is just too cramped, there is no room to properly... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times and it is consistently very good. The mezes are varied and they are very helpful with how much you need for your party size. I particularly like their kleftico which melts in the mouth. The singer is good and takes requests from a long list of songs. Overall a very good choice... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised to see that there was live music (guitarist/singer) playing when we arrived. He was excellent and created a wonderful atmosphere. Although the staff were not Greek, the food and service were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The guitarist was taking requests and continued playing even when we were the only guests left in... More

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Benfleet
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have dined here on several occasions and have always enjoyed our experience.Unlike another reviewer i have no prejudices against who cooks my food or who serves me. My main concerns are:Good quality food,value for money, good atmosphere,relaxing surroundings and polite, professional and attentive staff.The Akropolis ticks all of those boxes for me. Amongst our group we had a variety... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

There are not many Greek restaurants around so we jumped at the chance of going here whilst visiting family in the area. We have been before and always enjoyed the food. Had a meze of starters which were all lovely. My husband had the lamb chops which he said were amazing, in fact another of our party tried one and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We had a meal here today. My wife is Greek and we know everything about Greek food and I'm being totally honest this restaurant is the pits.firstly walking in we get greeted with a polish waitress i think. Then we see the chef who was a black Nigerian and I don't mean that racially. Then we get a English waitress.... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Entertainment was awful bloke could not sing! Starters had a similar taste to lidl 2 of the main dishes flooded with butter the other 2 very dry one extreme to the other We are not food experts so take this comment with a pinch of salt... Good luck

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Had seen rave reviews about this place. Unfortunately the food was not very good and the staff seemed unable to cope. Meals arrived at different times and with various sauces missing. Waited a while for drinks and when we chased up to see where they were we were snapped at by waiting staff. Granted we were a large group but... More

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Essex
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant. We went for a meze for four. There was one vegetarian in our group of four and the staff ensured that a good selection of food for all. The live music was entertaining but unobtrusive. The food was excellent too. One tip on eating the meze. Don't go overboard on the bread starter as you... More

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Warfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Having been to the Akropolis for the fourth or fifth time on Saturday night for a birthday celebration, I am sitting here on Bank Holiday Monday musing on whether it is worth the 180 mile round trip to get a couple of Tyropitta take aways - I am nearly out of my seat! This small restaurant was absolutely rammed and... More

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