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“Good Value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hagiati - Athena's Taverna

Hagiati - Athena's Taverna
Main road, Kriopigi, Greece
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Ranked #14 of 16 Restaurants in Kriopigi
Cuisines: Greek
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Nice quiet atmosphere, good homemade food, good service, very reasonable prices good value and what I like most in all the restaurants no rushing.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Awful food with misleading menu!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Has anyone heard of cream chicken with floating chips? No? Me neither. This place is quite simply bizarre. When we entered the restaurant the owner was very welcoming and offered an array of food. Unfortunately this did not match the reality. Firstly, the owner "Athena" constantly tried to persuade us to have souvlaki and nothing else. When we did she looked disappointed and tried to talk us round. After that the food arrived and it was all of a poor standard and cooked by amateurs. Even the pork chop was full of fat!!

The restaurant is small and everytime I drove or walked past it was not busy or empty. Clearly it aims to be traditional and greek but it fails on both accounts.

This place should be avoided unless it employs a chef that can cook to the menu stated. In fact the menus were in pretty poor repair and need updating.

You have been warned.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our visits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We ate here twice during our recent stay and on both occasions had excellent meals. The kleftiko just fell off the bone and the dry red wine carafe was the best we had in the village Our earlier meal was again lamb but as 'chops' and these also were full of flavour. A very pleasant experience

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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birmingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Total Ripoff Do Not eat here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

We were sent to Hagiati Taverna by our rent a car agent from Hakidiki Rent a car which is just a few doors down from the taverna,We were told to say who had sent us so that we would be taken "extra special care of " we later found out that Athena and our agent were in fact cousins.Athena (the owner) gave us a very warm welcome and our first impressions were that she was very nice. The Taverna is on a busy noisy main road so difficult to get a nice atmoshphere Our meal was nothing special Athena highly recommended that we had the steak which she said was very tender, My husband and I ordered this it was in fact quite tuogh, grisley and fatty we have had 100 times better in Weatherspoons! My one daughter had chicken fillet and my other daughter had beefburger. The big suprise was when the bill came for 80 euros! This did not tally with the menu prices at all. We requested to see the menu and noted that we had been overchaged on everything. When we quizzed Athena she said that she had given us all special cuts of meat .(for instance chicken a la crem was 7 euros my daughter asked to have no sauce on her chicken and we were charged 10 euros)!. We ate out every night of our 2 wwek holiday at some lovley tavernas and had some wonderful meals and paid between 50-60 euros for our meals, including fresh fish and squid on the seafront . We don't mind paying a little extra for something special but not for average to bad food that has one price written in the menu and a different one on the bill, we left feeling totally ripped off. We went back to our car hire agent and told him what had happened, he didn't comment and Quickly changed the subject. we feel that he problably sends all of his customers there and knows what goes on after all its a family business,.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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