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AU$6 - AU$45
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Mediterranean, Greek
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

We has the Trio of dips and the Moussaka.. It was amazing. The venue was very authentic and clean. Great service and we were also presently surprised with the final bill. Se you again soon. Well done Athenia.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

The staff at Athenia were so welcoming and attentive. When we arrived we were promptly seated and offered drinks right away. The menu had a great selection of traditional Greek cuisine. We decided on the calimari for entree and and the meat platter to share...between two of us to follow. Every mouthful was absolutely delicious! Fresh, high quality, and the serving size was very generous. We would definitely visit again if we ever holiday on the Gold Coast in future. Thank you for a wonderful meal and your hospitality!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

We booked and when we arrived there were 2 women behind the bar who ignored us. So we asked a passing waitress who showed us to a table outside. Beautiful view. It took several attempts to gain the attention of a waitress to take our...orders. I am careful not to order any meals which include chili as I am allergic. When our food arrived I could taste the chili so I complained to the waitress, she said she would check if it had any in the prawns. A very rude man came back and told me I should have told them about my sensitivity. He waved the menu in front of me and refused to apologise or give me another dish. We left as soon as we could as the service was terrible. I would not recommend going hereMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

We’re arrived at the restaurant and asked the attendant a table of 2 even without booking. And fortunately we’re granted a tall table for us. They clean the table and we wait for service, someone ask for for order but yet they didn’t give the...menu before, so we wait again for the menu. Someone gave the menu and left again without asking for our order. We wait again and about 15 mins. The manager approached us saying he will take our table seems we have no booking and saying so many people waiting for tables and we are taking so long time without ordering anything. Very unprofessional approach without asking, terrible experienced with that manager. For those who didn’t experience this type of situation, who knows, maybe you should try ?More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Discovered Athenia last night and enjoyed a lovely family dinner there. Great service and very tasty food! We will definitely come back 🥰

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

Three staff working so service a bit slow to start. However this oeuvre to be part of the relaxed atmosphere food lovely and large portion sizes. We couldn’t finish and had to bring some out with us Between four adults we had five alcoholic drinks,...four entrees and four mains and found the price to be reasonable ($240).More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Right on the water front this small Greek restaurant is run by a Persian who knows how to cook Greek food. Staff are friendly and obliging. Menu is not large especially the vegetarian part, but all food is fresh and good.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2023

Wasn't going to review the terrible experience we had here, I was going to put it down to people having a bad day and leave it at that, It wasn't until I read a post of them being a bully, Thats when I put his...attitude toward us as bullying not having a bad hair day. reading other TA reviews others have experienced the same, The owners bullying isn't limited to Staff. Staff nice Owner is a total clown. Customers but also other Businesses. food is rubbish for the price and amount provided, The pizza was nicer from next door, Highly not (R) Not recommended at all.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

We met up with a group of friends after seeing good reviews. We were in for a surprise. The meals were fairly pricey for what was offered and we noted the 15% public holiday surcharge in addition to a 10% charge to split the bill....For this privilege of splitting the bill the staff could not be bothered to work out the surcharge for each patron but charged a flat rate such that some were charged a larger proportion of their meal than others. In addition we felt that a dessert was charged that was never ordered or delivered. We believe in supporting our local venues and understand that sourcing food might be difficult. However, we each left feeling taken advantage of and do not feel the restaurant should be rewarded. Atmosphere and service was pleasant but patrons beware of getting ripped off.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

Whilst the meals were ok, they were overpriced for what you received, mine was 6 button mushrooms that were basically raw in a spoonful of sauce with two slices of bread, I would think this probably would have cost them about $4 cost me $18,...plus a surcharge. We were a group of 12 people and we were aware that there was to be a 15% surcharge for the public holiday, imagine our surprise upon paying to find that each and every one of us got charged $7 surcharge regardless of how much our meal cost. So two items for a total of $22 add $7 for my surcharge, my friend had one meal $30 add $7 for her surcharge. When we queried this we were told that’s what it is and this is the problem with splitting the bill. Even factoring in the card charge which is below .3% in most cases, these guys are making a killing and our whole group left feeling totally ripped off. You live and learn!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022

Friends told us about the great food at Athenia. We've been to the Greek islands about 30 times over the years so decided to try out this restaurant for authentic Greek cuisine. And weren't disappointed. Its setting, on the Emerald Lakes looking east toward the...towering skyscrapers of Surfers Paradise was magical. We were there for lunch but the sparkling lights at night would add even more magic to the scene. The table we preferred was outside but under cover and the "girl" who served us couldn't have been nicer or friendlier. The cuisine is authentic Greek so it was easy to order a plate of pide with a trio of dips (hummus, tzatziki, baratosalata - beetroot to you and me) for $16.00 followed by a meze (entree) of Keftedes - two meat balls with tzatziki (cucumber yoghurt) for a more-than-reasonable $18.00 for the two large meatballs that were absolutely deliciously - and filling. Our colleague raved about his Kleftiko (the Greek version of a lamb Osso Buco) which just fell off the bone it was so tender and moist. We had barely enough room for a shared plate of Baklava ($12.00) and Coconut Ice Cream ($14.00). The wine prices were very reasonable and offered good choices in both white and red.. It was a truly enjoyable meal, enhanced by those knock-out views!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022 via mobile

We visited the restaurant Athenia with friends and we’re very impressed by the quality of the dishes we ordered (taramosalata, fried calamari and the signature Kleftiko). Very friendly service. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 17 December 2021 via mobile

I went in with a group of my girl-friends, for a Christmas get together. We were served by a very nice young girl, who did everything right taking our order and made sure to cater for my friends dietary need. We asked for the Kleftiko,(...lamb on the bone) and she said she just needed to ask the chef how many he had left as we ordered four. As she walked out the back, we heard screaming and yelling, banging and slamming. She came out to us crying, and told us she had just quit and didn’t deserve anything he said. We felt so bad for the girl and were so turned off this restaurant. Please don’t support this abusive chef and restaurant!!! Disgusting. Fix your attitude.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

Lovely to try out this restaurant which was new to us and away from the main hussle and bustle of our local Broadbeach area. Great location and recommend sitting outside to enjoy overlooking Emerald Lakes. All enjoyed our food which had great flavours, favorites being...garlic prawns and slow cooked lamb on the bone, oh and the haloumi chips were d'lish too! Only let down was the service as was kept waiting some time before getting eye of waitress to be offered menus and place drink orders although restaurant owner made up for it at the end of the evening coming by our table to say hi and ensure we had enjoyed our meals which was a nice touch. Would certainly go back again as many choices on the menu we'd like to try!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 30 October 2021

The owner of Athenia is a very pleasant man. He cooks the best Barramundi on the Gold Coast. It is so fresh, so tasty such generous portion with A huge tasty salad plus sliced boiled potato cooked in a vinaigrette. His staff is also very...Efficient and very polite. The setting on the Lake at Emerald Lakes is lovely. MIREILLE & CHRISMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Book a table out beside the lake; have a cocktail at the bar on arrival; order something to be served at end of dinner.
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