Last updated on March 10th, 2023 at 01:49 pm
Greek food is renowned the world over for its flavour and richness. With a history dating back thousands of years, Greek cuisine is founded on three things – wheat, wine, and olive oil. Expect delicious Greek breads, olive oil in almost every dish, and a wonderful array of wines on offer. In modern times, healthy doses of meat and vegetables made their way into the Greek diet, resulting in some of the most famous Greek dishes like souvlaki, moussaka, and gyros.
There are a number of amazing Greek restaurants in Dublin that have been serving up top notch Greek cuisine to the citizens of the capital for years. From charming sit-down restaurants to more casual spots, there is a Greek restaurant for all budgets in Dublin.
In this post, we share the best Greek restaurants in Dublin in 2023.
Map of Greek Restaurants
The following map shows the location of every Greek restaurant highlighted in this post:
Best for: Trying authentic Greek food for the first time in a sit-down setting.
There’s no doubt that Corfu is one of the best Greek restaurants in Dublin. The well-established restaurant marries authentic Greek cuisine with warm hospitality in simple, bright surroundings. Located on picturesque Parliament Street in the city centre, Corfu charms from the moment you walk in.
The restaurant offers a comprehensive menu of Greek starters, mains, and desserts, as well as the option to buy a selection of mezedes (small plates similar to a Greek version of tapas). The menu includes starter such as keftedes (Greek meatballs), tzatziki and hummus dips, traditional stuffed Greek mushrooms.
The mains include the famous moussaka, pastitsio (Greek lasagna), and kleftiko (Greek lamb). A wide selection of grilled meats (souvlaki) are also available, including pork, chicken, lamb chops, and steak.
Dessert lovers are also in for a treat, with the ever present baklava on the list, as well as some other, less well-known Greek desserts such as revani (Greek semolina cake).
Corfu restaurant is an excellent option for anyone looking to sample Greek food in Dublin.
Location: 12 Parliament Street, Dublin
Best for: Quality Greek food in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
Another excellent Greek restaurant in Dublin is Mykonos Taverna. Situated in the heart of Dublin on Dame Street, the restaurant shines in the traditional white and blue colours of Greece. Mykonos Taverna serve up quality Greek food in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
The restaurant offers an a la carte menu, a set menu, and a lunch menu. The comprehensive menus cover a wide range of Greek favourites, including stifado, a warming Greek stew with beef, grilled halloumi, and of course moussaka and tzatziki.
However, make sure to sample one of the restaurant’s delicious gyros, made up with slices of perfectly marinated and cooked chicken or pork in a pita with chips, tomato, onion, and tzatziki.
Thick Greek yoghurt, baklava, and indulgent home made ice cream feature on the dessert menu.
For an excellent Greek meal that’s great value for money, look no further than Mykonos Taverna.
Location: 76 Dame Street, Dublin
Best for: Filling and delicious souvlaki and gyros at a great price.
For mouth-wateringly good souvlaki in Dublin, look no further than Yeeros. While gyros contain thinly-sliced pieces of meat in a pita, souvlaki is made up of larger chunks of grilled meat on a skewer, served with warm pita bread, salad, and fried on the side. Yeeros have truly perfected the art of the souvlaki, with large, juicy chunks of meat, fresh salad, home-baked pita bread, and fluffy, crunchy chips on offer.
This Greek restaurant is known for their speed, quality, and flavoursome food with no fuss. Their portion sizes are also more than generous! We love the spanakopitakia (traditional spinach and cheese pies) with the lemon dill sauce for starters, followed by a chicken pita pot. The perfect meal when you’re ravenous!
Location: 19 Prospect Road, Drumcondra, Dublin
Best for: Indulgently good sit-down Greek food with friendly and attentive staff.
Cape Greko is a Greek and Cypriot restaurant in the leafy North side suburb of Malahide. Delighting customers since 2004, the restaurant offers fine dining and first class service.
Cape Greko run a range of menus for all occasions and times, including a lunch special, early bird menu, and a la carte menu. All of the classic Greek dishes are served up cooked to perfection by the talented head chef Demetris and his team.
The restaurant also whip up some mean cocktails, and are licensed to serve beer and wine, making Cape Greko perfect for celebrating a big occasion Greek-style.
Location: Unit 1, First Floor, New Street, Malahide
Best for: Wonderfully authentic and delicious Greek food in a quick and no-fuss setting.
Despite having only set up shop in 2021, the Greek street food restaurant Parea have already made somewhat of a name for themselves. Known for their delectable souvlaki and gyros, the restaurant focuses on producing fine, fresh Greek food in a friendly, laid back atmosphere.
The tasty and filling souvlaki and gyros are available with either chicken or pork, and are filled with salad, sauces, and oregano fries. As well as these traditional Greek options, burgers, pita club sandwiches, and Greek salads are also available.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Greek establishment if baklava wasn’t served – Parea’s version of the classic doesn’t disappoint, and is a sticky, sweet delight with layers of filo pastry, walnuts, and honey. Kataifi, a dessert similar to baklava but with shredded filo pastry instead of layers, rounds out the dessert menu.
For fresh, delicious Greek food at excellent prices, Parea is a must-visit.
Location: 55 Talbot Street, Mountjoy, Dublin
FAQs about the best Greek restaurants in Dublin
For our money, Corfu is the best Greek restaurant in Dublin for authentic food, friendly service, and a warm ambience.
We think Parea do the best gyros in Dublin as they’re tasty, fresh, and great value.