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Get me to the Greek: four great eateries in Leeds

Written by
Bethany Ashcroft

There's something about Greek food that we find simply delicious: the meat, the bread, the salad, oh and the cheese – you cannot forget the cheese!

Arguably, cuisine from this part of the world doesn't get shouted about often enough, meaning those who appreciate its many wonders might be at a loss when looking for somewhere to enjoy good quality Greek food in Leeds.

Never fear, we're here to help. Next time you're looking for something a little different we've got four suggestions for great Greek eateries that we think are well worth a visit...

The Agora

The Agora

The Agora fuses Greek and Turkish cuisine perfectly and was even voted Headingley's favourite restaurant by a popular review site. In fact, so successful is its Headingley eatery, that it has now opened one in Horsforth too.

The staff are friendly and the restaurant provides high quality food that melts in your mouth. The meze platters are delicious as is the homemade baklava and all the meat is beautifully cooked.

Bargain hunters will also be pleased to hear that from Sunday to Thursday you can get two courses for £13.95 – an absolute steal! The Agora has a great atmosphere and is perfect for a special occasion or if you're just in the mood for some tasty grub.

The Agora, 55 Otley Road, Headingley, LS6 3AB and 207-209 New Side Road, Horsforth, LS18 4DR.



If you're in the city centre and hunger for some Greek grub,  Souvlaki is located conveniently in the Electric Press building of the vibrant Millennium Square.

Named after the popular Greek street food staple, Souvlaki serve traditional Greek and Cypriot dishes in tasteful modern surroundings. The restaurant is small but cosy with pleasant, polite and welcoming staff.

Souvlaki's menu includes a variety of Greek classics such as beef stifado and stuffed vine leaves and they also have a range of cocktails and wines to whet your appetite. 

Souvlaki, 18 Great George Street, Leeds, Ls1 3DW. 

The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree is a Leeds institution when it comes to Greek food. It is run by husband and wife George and Vasoulla, with three restaurants in Leeds: the original Olive Tree in Rodley and two additional restaurants in Chapel Allerton and Headingley.

The Olive Tree prides itself on using authentic ingredients and their whitebait and moussaka come highly recommended. The restaurant also has fantastic offers for students, along with a fixed price, three-course menu which includes dishes such as lamb keftedes and seabass.

The Olive Tree, 55 Rodley Lane, Leeds LS13 1NG.

The Mad Greek 

The Mad Greek

The Mad Greek is a little different to the other Greek restaurants mentioned, with the fact that it is a Greek takeaway rather than a traditional restaurant.

Located in the heart of Chapel Allerton, this place offers a great – and much healthier – fast food alternative to pizza or curry. The menu features Greek favourites such as pitta gyros and souvlaki and the specials include keftedes (meatballs in feta and tomato sauce) and kalamari.

If you're looking for something authentic to wash it down with The Mad Greek also sells Mythos and Fix Greek beer. As well as catering for evening meals The Mad Greek now serve breakfast Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am-2pm.

The Mad Greek, Stainbeck Lane, Leeds, LS7 3QY.

Have we missed your favourite? Let us know. 

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