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Recommended Reviews for Estia
8 reviews in English
Review from Angela B.
- 52 friends
Hastings, East Sussex
I came here after seeing an offer in the The Argus to dine for £10. I'm so pleased I did because we had such a lovely time here. Estia is everything a great Greek (Cypriot) restaurant should be - located in a light and airy building, run by a cheerful family, authentic Greek dishes with a modern twist, the best ingredients and organic, free-range meats. It can be a family affair during the day but transforms itself to a romantic location in the evening.
There's a wide selection of meze, salads and vegetarian dishes.The mezes start at just £12.95 per person. We ordered the Meat meze which includes olives, dips, warm pitta bread, grilled halloumi cheese, kefdedakia, dolmades, Cyprus village salad, fried potatoes & choice of moussaka, stiado, pork souviake or sheftalia. It was so good that I'm salivating just thinking about it.
I have it on good authority that the swordfish skewers and Karpasia Moussaka are key mains here so I'm already planning my second visit.
Review from Samantha C.
- 7 friends
Estia is a typical Greek restaurant, family run, gorgeous food and very friendly atmosphere. The interior so amazingly authentic its like a lil beach taverna, with white tiled floors, crisp white table cloths and simple flowers.
We had a work party there for 50 people and that sort if event suits Estia perfectly. The menu is absolutely gorgeous with lots of feta, seafood and eat dishes, Greek is y favourite cuisine so I may be bias but there's something on there for everyone. Unusually for a Greek restaurant Estia offers takeaway service, so you can delicious moussaka and calamaris delivered straight to your door
Review from Qype User (tessla…)
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- Qype User tessla…
Tucked slightly away off Western Road, this little gem is definitely worth a visit. It's difficult to write about Estia without spouting out a list of good restaurant cliches such as good atmosphere, decor, great food and wine, friendly staff, but I just can't help myself.
After trawling the internet for a nice authentic Greek restaurant to visit (and being sorely disappointed by our first choice), we stumbled upon Estia and have never looked back.
Family run, it prides itself on its fine, authentic Greek cuisine.
The food is immense. Their Kefdedakia and Kleftiko were the highlights; the succulent lamb slipped gracefully off its shoulder at the touch of a knife.
Half of my family are Greek Cypriot, so I'm well versed in a good Greek dish. Most of the dishes at Estia would give my nan a run for her money.
Speaking of money, we enjoyed a 2 course meal for two with wine for just under £30, and we left full and happy.
Review from Qype User (geeza_…)
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- Qype User geeza_…
Estia is very much a family run restaurant. This definitely shines through in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The decor is easy on the eyes and and we felt welcome from the moment we walked in.
The staff were a little hectic (would you have it any other way in an authentic Greek resturant?), but efficient and friendly.
The starters were very tasty and surprisingly large.
The mains were also lovingly prepared. The meat of the souvlaki was beautifully tender, well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Top marks!
The Stifado, always a favourite for anyone that has ever spent time in Greece, was both tasty and authentic.
Although we didn't order it, the Klefitko was also very popular. It looked and smelled superb. Looking around, lots of people also went for the Meze selection. This is a good way to try various dishes and we might try this next time.
The mains also came in rather large portions - so large in fact that we struggled to finish everything. So make sure you're hungry!
With a small but fine and very fairly priced wine list, reasonable food prices and a nice cosy ambience, there really is little to complain about here.
I would have given 5 stars, but for three small (and I do mean small) niggles.
1. How can you run a Greek restaurant and NOT serve Gyros in at least some form?? How about sliced and then baked in the oven in a metaxa cream sauce - one of my all time favourties....mmm
2. The food took a little longer to arrive than you would expect in a restaurant of this size.
3. How about a shot of Ouzo on the house for couples that spend over 50 quid? Would make it feel more athentic.
Review from Sophie W.
- 14 friends
I recently went on a date here...since we both love Greek food, it seemed like a good idea. Turned out we were right! The food was delicious- we ordered the seafood mezze sharer, which involved dips and pitta with olives, followed by mussels, calamari, giant king prawns and sword fish (especially good!) and Mediterranean veg. We substituted fried haloumi for dolmades and they were literally the best I've ever eaten! The menu is extensive, but the mezze sharers (meat, veggie or seafood) are definitely the easiest and most economical way (£12.95-£14.95 pp) to sample the menu, if there are a few of you. The service is friendly- but be warned, the wait for food can be a bit long if the restaurant is busy- the place is family run, which is lovely, but they could do with a few extra members of staff!
The only disappointment was the decor. The space is not overly inviting or cosy. Neither is it traditional in any way. There is a distinctly clinical feeling about the place, probably because it is quite colourless- we were hoping for a more traditional, vibrant atmosphere. However, there is no denying that the food is fantastic- I will definitely go again...
Review from Qype User (samant…)
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- Qype User samant…
I absolutely love Greek food and Estia has to be the best I've had outside of Greece. As with a lot of Greet restaurants its family run and it has been one of the most authentic looking places I've seen, its like walking into an island taverna. The best feature of this restaurant is that they offer an delivery service! I haven't tried but I'm planning to for the novelty.
Review from Qype User (simonr…)
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- Qype User simonr…
Good food well cooked and full of flavour
We went mid-week so the atmosphere was not great, a few big groups and us a table of 4. The staff were pleasant and non-imposing.
The food was what I would expect from a Greek restaurant, n nothing to fancy, but cooked to perfection. I can't comment to much on the selection of drinks, we had beer, of which there was only one choice.
I would go again, great for big groups.
Review from Qype User (pcartw…)
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- Qype User pcartw…
I can only echo what has been said by previous commentators about Estia. Friendly staff, tasty and honest food, good wine.
Estia and Tookta's Thai cafe are both places near to where I live and my partner and I have been meaning to visit them for months. We've now been to both and loved each restaurant as much as the other.
Unlike Thai food, I'm not a massive fan of Greek food, but I'd happily go back to Estia's - and almost certainly will over the next few months. Although I don't eat meat, there were still several options for me on the menu, including a few I've never come across before.
Although the meal wasn't cheap, it was good value compared to plenty of other places in Brighton and because the atmosphere in Estia's is so relaxed we had a really good evening.
My one gripe? They could have dimmed the lights a little earlier.