0.5 miles
920 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7TF

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Since my very first visit to Konaki, I have been convinced that it is the perfect antidote to a rainy evening in Glasgow. My daughter and I were greeted warmly and seated by Dimitri, the friendly proprietor. Tables filled rapidly with Greek families and students and the whole place took on the atmosphere of a family gathering. We were immediately supplied with bread and olives and a little dish of oil, which Dimitri brings back from his home island. I sipped a glass of chilled crisp retsina and tucked into a plate of warm dolmades - neat little parcels of spicy lamb and rice - while my daughter enjoyed a selection of hummus, taramosalata and tzatziki. The dips were light and delicious, while the differing textures of rice, meat and vine leaves were a delight.

There was an excellent choice of fish on the menu, and after much deliberation I chose the grouper. This arrived with potatoes sautéed in herby oil, and two generously sized green spinach dumplings. My daughter ordered meatballs and fries, and was delighted with the flavour and texture of the spicy, herby meat. To finish, we ordered vanilla ice cream with a creme caramel topping and galaktoboureko - a filo-wrapped milk pudding which was fragrant and perfectly accompanied by more creamy vanilla ice cream.

We were just about to leave when Dimitri encouraged us to stay a little longer, as his son and daughter were to perform a traditional dance for us. So we stayed to watch the energetic performance - if only we hadn't indulged so much we would have loved to join in. What a lovely way to end a fantastic Greek evening at Konaki
Open: Mon-Sat noon-11pm; Sun 5pm-11pm