Τζατζίκι // Tzatziki
a dip made with Greek yoghurt, cucumber and garlic. Perfect for dipping your pitta bread into. V
Tαραμoσαλάτα // Taramosalata
a tasty seafood dip
Χούμος // Hoummus
a wholesome dip made from chickpeas and tahini paste with garlic. V
Μελιτζάνoσαλατα // Melitzanosalata
a flavoursome dip made from smoked aubergine. V
Τυροκαφτερί // Tyrokafteri
a hot spicy dip made with Greek cheese. V
Ντολμάδες // Dolmathes
rice, herbs and minced beef delicately wrapped in the leaves of the grapevine
Ντολμάδες Χωρίς Κιμά // Vegetarian Dolmathes
rice and herbs delicately wrapped in the leaves of the grapevine. V
Kεφτέδες // Keftedes
traditional meatballs made with freshly ground beef and perfectly seasoned with Greek herbs.
Κοτοκεφτέδες // Kotokeftedes
chicken meatballs, seasoned with Greek herbs.
Χαλούμι Ψιτό // Grilled Haloumi Cheese V
Κεφαλοτύρι // Kefalotyri
a cheese from Crete which is lightly fried. V
Ντάκος // Dakos
a ring of Cretan, hard-baked bread, topped with chopped tomatoes, feta, oregano and drizzled with olive oil. V
Σαγανάκι Με Φέτα // Feta Saganaki
baked feta cheese in a tomato and basil sauce. V
Σαγανάκι Με Μύδια // Mussels Saganaki
mussels baked in a tomato sauce and feta
Σαγανάκι Με Γαρίδες // Prawn Saganaki
prawns baked in a tomato sauce and feta
Μπεκρί Μεζέ // Bekri Meze
diced pork cooked in a spicy sauce
Γίγαντες // Butter Beans
with onions and carrots in a delicious tomato sauce. V
Aχνιστά // Axnist
Λουκάνικα // Loukanika
spicy pork village sausages.
Τιγανιά Λουκάνικα // Tigania Loukanika
spicy pork village sausages cooked with onions and mixed peppers
Κολοκύθια Τηγανιτά // Thinly Sliced Courgettes
fried in a light batter. V
Μαρίδα // Fried Whitebait
in a light bread-crumb
Kαλαμάρι // Fried Kalamari
small squid, deep fried in batter
Σπανακοπιτάκια // Individual Spinach Pies
made with a light filo pastry. V
Φέτα Ψητή // Grilled Feta Cheese
ALLERGENS – Please note that due to the nature of our kitchen we cannot guarantee that airborne particles have not cross-contaminated our dishes. If you have food allergies and wish to know more about our food or
ingredients used, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.
V = Vegetarian option
Four course meze menu for two people including a starter of mixed dips, chicken keftedes, dolmades, beef meatballs and loukanika (smoked sausages), followed by mousaka, beef stifado and mixed souvlaki, finished off with a tea or coffee and a dessert of your choice. £38.00
Μουσάκα // Mousaka
made of layers of minced beef, courgette, aubergine and potato, all topped off with a creamy béchamel sauce
Μουσάκα Χωρίς Κιμά // Vegetarian Mousaka
made to the original recipe, but with more delicious vegetables instead of minced beef. V
Στιφάδο Με Μοσχάρι // Beef Stifado
a rich beef stew, with onions in a tomato sauce and is served with rice
Γιουβετσι // Youvetsi
slow-cooked beef in a tomato sauce, baked in the oven with fithe pasta. (rice-shaped pasta)
Παστίτσιο // Pastitsio
a many layered pasta dish made with seasoned minced beef in tomato, topped off with a creamy béchamel sauce
Κλέφτικο // Kleftiko
slow-cooked lamb, on the bone in tomato sauce and served with oven potatoes, chips or rice and vegetables or salad
Σουφρίτο // Soufrito
medallions of beef, cooked with olive oil and garlic, in a light lemon sauce, served with oven potatoes, chips or rice and salad
slow-cooked beef burgers, baked in the oven in a rich garlic, cumin and tomato sauce
Σχάρας // Hot From the Grill
Μπιφτέκια // Greek Style Beef Burgers
Kοτόπουλο Σουβλάκι // Chicken Souvlaki
pieces of chicken breast on a skewer
Χοιρινό Σουβλάκι // Pork Souvlaki
grilled pork on a skewer
Aρνί Σουβλάκι // Lamb Souvlaki
grilled lamb on a skewer
Χοιρινή Μπριζόλα // Pork Chop
Βοσκού // Voskou
pork chop topped with yoghurt and melted Cretan cheese
Παιδάκια // Marinated, Cretan Style Lamb Chops
Κόντρα Φιλέτο // 10oz Sirloin Steak
Φιλέτο // 8oz Fillet Steak
Ποικοιλία Ψιτόν // Mixed Grill
chicken, beef burger, lamb chop and a pork chop
All of the above are served with a choice of oven potatoes, rice or chips,
and a choice of salad or vegetables.
Accompanying sauces are also available – see below for our selection.
Θέλετε λίγη σάλτσα; // Fancy some sauce on the top?
(all sauces are £3.50 each)
Μανιτάρι//Manitari – a wild mushroom sauce finished with cream.
Πιπεράτη//Pepper sauce – peppercorn, brandy and cream sauce.
Αλανιάρα//Alaniara – a spicy, creamy sauce with tomato, onions and peppers.
Madam Sousou – a creamy mustard sauce with pimento, onions and mushrooms.
Ζυμαρικά // Pasta Dishes
Meatballs And Spaghetti
in tomato sauce
with a selection of vegetables in tomato sauce
Seafood Spaghetti With Prawns, Calamari And Mussels
Χωριάτικη // Greek Salad
made of tomatoes, cucumber, onions, green peppers, olives and feta cheese. V
Ντοματoσαλάτα // Tomato Salad
with onion rings and olives. V
Мαρούλι // Seasonal Lettuce Salad
with an olive oil and lemon dressing. V
Κοτοσαλάτα // Grilled, Marinated Chicken
in a salad of lettuce, tomato and cucumber
Σαλάτα Με Λαχανικά Εποχής // Grilled, Marinated Seasonal Vegetables
served cold, with salad. V
Ψωμί // Bread / Pitta Bread
Ελιές // Olives
Φέτα // Feta Cheese
Πατάτες Τιγανιτές // Chips
Μπακλαβά // Baklava
Κανταίφι // Kadaifi
Γιαούρτι Με Μέλι // Yoghurt With Honey
Παγωτό // Ice Cream
Κείκ // Various Gateâux
ALLERGENS – Please note that due to the nature of our kitchen we cannot guarantee that airborne particles have not cross-contaminated our dishes.
If you have food allergies or intolerances and wish to know more about our food, or the ingredients used, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.
A Cabernet Sauvignon unique to the Hadzimihalis estate in Attica
A silky Cabernet Sauvignon mixed with Limnios grape from Mount Athos
A deep, red wine with a hint of cinnamon from the Landidis estate
Grand Reserve Boutari
Dry red wine, aged for over four years in oak barrels. Xinomavro variety.
A dry, red wine with a rich aroma from Macedonia
A unique Cypriot red wine with a subtle, spicy aftertaste
A complicated mix of aromas with a tobacco and pepper aftertaste from Chiraz and Mavroudi grape.
Barbera D'Alba Doc Cantine Terre Del Barolo
Soft and fragrant on the nose with aromatic overtones of ripe grapes. Warm generous flavours with a rich, velvety finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon Doc Ca d'Rocci
Classic Cabernet Sauvignon from a good vintage and one of Veneto's finest wineries. Deep, cherry red ripe berries and silky spice finish.
Smooth and elegant with hints of ripe fruits and American oak.
House Wine Bottle 750ml
Agioritiko grape from Peloponnese region with an excellent grape aroma.
House Wine Large Glass 250ml
House Wine Regular 175ml
A firm and crisp sparkling white wine. Also served by the glass 175ml
A dry, white wine with a fresh grape flavour
A dry wine from an ancient vine with a distinct taste of grapes
Chardonnay and moscato with a citrus and rose aftertaste.
A dry Chardonnay, unique to the Hadzimihali estate in Attica.
A dry, white wine that's uniquely flavoured with pine tree resin.
A fresh, aromatic dry wine from the Peloponnese region.
Pinot Grigio Tentazoni D'Aba
Delicate on the nose with a scent of Acacia flower and pears. Elegantly structured, with a full fruity finish.
Intense bouquet with fragrance of fig and elderflower, fruity with a fresh finish
A medium-dry rosé wine from North Greece, Xinomavro variety.
A rosé wine with a fresh grape flavour and aroma.
House Wine Bottle 750ml
An excellent dry white wine from the Sabbatiano grape.
House Wine Bottle 250ml
House Wine Bottle 175ml
As the percentage/volume varies from season to season in all of our wines, the figure has not been listed, but your waiter will be able to advise you of this as required.
TEARS OF CHIOS
mastiha, vodka, lime, agave syrup, grape and mint
slushie w/white rum, coconut rum, spiced rum, lime juice, bitters and grenadine syrup
metaxa 5*, flat ginger beer, bitters, lime
GREEK AND TONIC
mastiha, gin, rosemary, cucumber, pepper corns and tonic
ouzo, lemon, blue curacau and lemonade
P.O.T.A (PIRATES OF THE AEGEAN)
rum, limoncello, orange juice, pineapple juice, dried cretan village sage and black pepper
LEMON DROP SPRITZER
limoncello, aperol, vodka, bitter lemon
rum, cane sugar syrup, mint, lime and soda
tequila, triple sec, lime (with a salted glass)
vodka, chambord, fresh pineapple juice
blended whiskey, amaretto and lime
SEX ON THE BEACH
vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry and orange juice
vodka, cointreau, lime and cranberry juice
kahlua, vodka and a shot of strong espresso
sugar syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, dried cretan village sage and black pepper
slushie w/ pineapple juice, lime juice and grenadine syrup
mint, fresh lime, home made pure cane sugar syrup and soda
VIRGIN TEQUILA SUNRISE
orange juice, grenadine
gernadine, sugar syrup, lemon juice and ginger ale
elderflower cordial, lime, mint, soda
THE RED-HEADDED GINGER
cranberry, ginger ale and lime
ALIEN BRAIN HEMORRAGE
peach schnapps, baileys, grenadine, blue curacau
kahlua and baileys
chilled ouzo and blue curacau
vodka, midoori, pineapple juice
KARPOUZAKI (THE LITTLE WATERMELON)
amaretto, southern comfort, grenadine and orange juice
OPA KRETA STYLE
raki, triple sec, cointreau, fresh lemon juice
Soup of the Day
Chef’s soup of the day
Mashed chick-pea dip, served with pitta bread
A dip made with Greek yoghurt, cucumber and garlic. Perfect for dipping your pitta bread into. V
A flavoursome dip made from smoked aubergine. V
A tasty seafood dip
Shallow-fried courgette balls, served with garlic mayonnaise
Grilled garlic bread served with salad
Small Greek Salad
Tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, green peppers and feta cheese
Oven-baked meatballs in a cumin, garlic and tomato sauce
Chicken gyros served with tsatziki and chips
Lamb, beef and chicken meatballs in a tomato sauce with peppers and feta served with chips or spaghetti
Smoked Pork Pancetta
Smoked pork in a barbecue sauce, served with crushed potatoes
Burgers with Yoghurt Sauce
Lamb and chicken burgers in a tomato, garlic and yoghurt sauce, served with chips and pitta bread
Beef, baked in the oven with rice-shaped orzo pasta, in a rich tomato sauce
Shallow-fried calamari served with chips and garlic yoghurt mayonnaise
Giant butter beans, vegetable dolmathes served with chips and salad
Chicken, pork or lamb souvlaki served with chips, tsatziki and pitta bread
Seafood or vegetable risotto finished with a fresh tomato and herb sauce
Cypriot-style lamb and pork sausage, served with tsastziki, chips and salad
ALLERGENS – Please note that due to the nature of our kitchen we cannot guarantee that airborne particles have not cross-contaminated our dishes. If you have food allergies and wish to know more about our food or ingredients used, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.
Traditional. Authentic. Nutritious. The Cretan Diet established more than four thousand years ago during the Minoan Civilisation, that using fresh, simple, nutritious, indigenous ingredients led to a long, healthy and active life. This principle has been adhered to in Cretan cuisine ever since and is one we happily embrace and share here at Elia. From the shared Meze plates to the Dolmades, Yemista, Kleftiko and Moussaka, our dishes are based upon a rich gastronomic tradition from the Greek Island of Crete – a gastronomy perfected over millennia. This precious heritage is the foundation for our menu and we take a great pride in sharing it with you now. Created with care and collaborating with trusted suppliers, our menu is full of authentic Greek ingredients – aubergine, courgette, vine leaves, chickpea, fresh meats & fish and above all, incredible olives and olive oil, essential to any healthy diet. The Greek ethos of taking your time in the preparation and consumption of your meal, of enjoying the company of loved ones and family while you eat and of appreciating the provenance of your food and the soil it came from, is essential to the eating experience that you will enjoy here at Elia. The key to most Cretan cuisine has always been the careful creation and slow cooking of any dish. Whether prepared for the village in Minoan clay pots or preparing delicious Dolmades in our own restaurant kitchen, the essence of the experience is care, love and pride. Here at Elia we are proud to take our time preparing the very best cuisine representing this rich cultural tradition and we hope you take your time to experience and enjoy it.
DRINKS/ TEA & COFFEE/ COCKTAIL MENU
Our selection of teas, coffees and hot beverages is extensive but if you wish to consume your hot drink the authentic Cretan way, then coffee it is. Greek coffee is made in small cups and always consumed black or with sugar. Ask for it Sketo (no sugar), Metrio (one sugar), Gliko (two sugars) or even Frappe (iced) but never with milk! Our wine list has an extensive range of Greek and Cretan wines to compliment your meal, not to mention several European and New World examples which also work well with our ingredients. Greek wine is produced from the finest grapes in the world due to the rich soil and year-long sunshine and we even bring some of our best wines from Santorini, which is rumoured to be the infamous Lost City of Atlantis. Please do ask for any pointers and we are happy to help with food pairing recommendations. Our Signature Cocktail list showcases a range of incredible Greek spirits and liqueurs and each one comprises of at least one authentic Cretan ingredient. Why not try some Mastiha, Metaxa or Ouzo with your pre-dinner aperitif? As with our menu, the Cocktail list uses traditional ingredients and herbs to evoke the authentic Cretan experience and transport you to Greek soil.
The Cretan Diet established more than four thousand years ago during the Minoan Civilisation, that using fresh, simple, nutritious, indigenous ingredients led to a long, healthy and active life. This principle has been adhered to in Cretan cuisine ever since and is one we happily embrace and share here at Elia. Our Express Menu has authenticity at its heart, but applies the principle to a more concise eating experience. If you are taking a break from shopping, grabbing some lunch or eating on the go, why not enjoy some of our delicious Express dishes. Authentic Humous and Tzatsiki dips, shared Meze, fresh fish, meats and Dolmades, there is a variety of traditional Cretan dishes to choose from so you can still enjoy the warmth of Greek hospitality while on a tight schedule.