Greek Restaurant Emerald lakes
Awards & Acheivements

Trip Advisor Winner 2016 and 2015. Athenia Restaurant & Bar - Awarded based on Customer Reviews has awarded Athenia the 2016 Winner.

This is a great acheivment being the second consecutive year being awarded this award.

Based on the countless number of excellent review from our happy cusotmers we have received an average rating of 4.5 Stars out of a possible 5.

Our continued commitment to quality food, great service and whats more great tasting dishes will only continue into the distant future.

"I wish to thank all of my loyal customers, those new, old and visiting for the great reviews. i hope to see you again soon" Majid

Critic Reviews

Gold Coast Bulletin March 28 2012 . Athenia Restaurant & Bar - Excess in all areas

"I may have scoffed a little when told it would take me at least half an hour to polish off my entree choice. I was naive, conditioned by a stream of shrunken-portioned modern Greek offerings. Lesson one in the largesse of traditional Greek hospitality is the mezzedakia, a mixed starter that’s $18 each for a minimum of two people.

Mains arrive on plates I probably couldn’t fit in my dishwasher.

The moussaka ($26) is home-style and just beautiful. A creamy bechamel sauce infiltrates layers of savoury mince, eggplant, zucchini and potato.

Chicken souvlaki ($28) consists of cubes of chicken, which have a smokey flavour from the char-grill, spliced with onion and capsicum on two skewers, plus rice, tabouli, lemon potatoes and a little bowl of houmous.

I admit defeat with the plate still half full, but only because I have designs on dessert.

With baklava this good, I’m sure it’s excusable etiquette to lick the honey off your fingers." read full story

Customer Reviews
"Little Bit of Greece on the Goldie"
Review 11 August 2013 by taffy Longman from Gold Coast (review from TripAdvisor)
"Great to dine at a place with great food Little bit of Greece on the goldie even brought some European family and friends who spent time on the Greek islands many times they gave it the thumbs up
Service with mine host Majid who also cooked the meal was superb we are now regulars as locals and enjoy when we want even when we dont have visitors have a treat and try the banquet for the variety the grilled marinated prawns are to die for and the calamari melts in your mouth only do this when you are hungry it's a big serving to enjoy"

"We will be back!"
Review 15 May 2013 by Lyn from Brisbane (review from TripAdvisor)
"This restaurant is in Emerald Lakes and has a lovely outlook over the lake. We took friends who were visiting from NZ and we all had an excellent meal. The owner was very friendly and very knowledgeable. He advised what wines we should have with our meal and even had us ordering in Greek!! Service was quick but not hurried and he certainly did not rush us out of the restaurant. I would certainly recommend this well-priced restaurant for its excellent food and service."

"Simply Beautiful Food and Atmosphere"
Review 15 February 2013 by Kelly M from Gold Coast (review from TripAdvisor)
My husband and I have been going here since a couple of months after it opened and I could not ask for a more friendly & sophisticated atmosphere. Athenia is a Greek restaurant situated at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast with very kind and friendly staff with beautiful tasting and presented food and to top it off the Owner is there all the time he is a very happy welcoming man who will stop and have a chat with you and make you feel most at home.
We had our wedding at emerald lakes last year right out front of the restaurant on the water and we had our reception booked at the Garlic Clove. Later on as my husband and I walked past Athenia to go take our wedding photos we were very surprised and pleased to see he had remembered us from a previous lunch date we had at Athenia earlier that year, he then gifted us a very lovely bottle of wine and wished us the very best of luck on our marriage.
My favourite meal from there would have to be the Kotopolous Athenia it's a beautiful creamy garlic chicken on an amazingly tasty bed of rice it's fantastic, my husband and I also can not get enough of his freshly made Baklava and delicious pistachio ice cream, these are just a few examples of the excellent food that Athenia has to offer.
Although now my husband and I are married with a baby on the way we can not afford to eat out all the time but we make sure we don't miss out on eating here any chance we get.
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