Attended by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden and her family, the re-launch of Christakis Greek Restaurant was always going to be a grand affair, with an endless stream of traditional, mouth-watering Greek and Cypriot dishes and entertainment in the form of hip-shaking belly dancers, you get so much more than just a good […]

“When we first opened, you could only get olive oil at the chemist,” chef Loulla Astin tells me as we sit down together at Kosmos, Manchester’s oldest Greek restaurant. “We couldn’t get halloumi or cracked wheat and people didn’t know what aubergines (eggplants) or even peppers were.” Thirty-five years down the line, a lot has […]

Footballer Dimi Konstantopoulos has opened a Greek restaurant with the help of Endeavour Partnership’s commercial property team. The Middlesbrough keeper has launched Great Greek with business partner, Nikos Pitsoulis, with a £250,000 investment from the Boro shot-stopper. The eatery, on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, will create 25 jobs. Dimi Konstantopoulos said: “Opening a new restaurant is obviously […]

The owner of two thriving Lancashire restaurants is hoping to expand his empire in Chester – and he’s asking for the city’s foodies to dig deep to make it happen. The Olive Tree Brasserie is already a huge success in its current two locations in Preston and Lytham St Annes but founder and director Dean Wilson […]

There’s a new trend in town, and it’s Greek. For years, Londoners have struggled to find decent Greek food but recently we’ve seen many new openings, particularly at the street food level, in the form of souvlaki. These grilled meat skewers are eaten everywhere in Greece, and we recently enjoyed scoffing some on the streets of Athens, where […]