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“very good local taverna”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Zak's Taverna

Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Messonghi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“very good local taverna”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

located on main road to morataika found this nice little place recommended to us by martin and patricia messonghi regulars for 20 years .it was a lovely evening warm and the terraces of the restaurant were hanging with ripe grapes marvellous setting. The moll started with prawn cocktail which i think is pretty run of the mill the world over but was ok ,i had a nice kebab starter which was perfectly cooked.Accross the table margaret had in her words "the best moussaka ive ever tasted "no great boast considering the only one she tasted was an iceland frozen version however on tasting i must agree it was excellent .For myself i had a delicious stifado wonderfully tender and tasty.All this was washed down with more than decent rose wine.To finish off on the house was served a lovely rumbaba type desert .The final bill came to 35 euros which was excellent value for money .When we return will defo make a repeat visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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“great all round place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

been comming to zaks for years and brought others too which people have now made there favorites all round excellence for food recommend all, service is great lovely set up in the taverna never had a bad experience will be back next year

Visited September 2012
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Harlington, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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“Friendly family run restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

You get a very warm welcome at this family run restaurant which is on the main road in Messonghi (on the way to Moraitika). The food is fantastic and if you're unclear about anything on the menu just ask Zak who will be happy to advise. They also do their own wine which I'd definately recommend you trying.

Visited September 2012
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“this is as close to ambrosia with brilliant atmosphere and fantastic people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

if you go to the area of Moraitika/Messonghi do not make the mistake of waiting til later in your holiday to visit Zak's, if you go early in your holiday you will return to Zak's several times. The ambience is fantastic, the welcome was warm and friendly , brilliant hosts , we went 4 times in the first 2 weeks of September 2012 and had different meals each time every item we had was excellent. we have been on 20 or more Greek holidays and have not tasted better food or had friendlier service

  • Visited September 2012
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Dublin,Ireland
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“Excellent food but service can be patchy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

We have eaten here almost a dozen times now & it is very beautiful looking restaurant. The food is excellent too. Great starters, stuffed aubergene being one worth mentioning. Prices are a little higher tham most but usually worth it. Both waiters are very charming & efficient but & I have to add the but. Sometimes for no apparent reason, no matter how hard you try to get their attention to either order or much more likely, to pay the bill they seem to become blind. This can be very frustrating if one has made plans to be elsewhere. I have heard theories as to why this sometimes happens from slowing things down becasuse the kitchen cannot not cope to wanting to make the restaurant look full & inviting. Either way it should not happen & is inexcusable. That said it is usually a very pleasant dining experience with a high culinary standard.

  • Visited August 2012
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