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Small Greek Taverna located in the centre of lovely spa town of Buxton, serving authentic Greek food and wines.
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Greek
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here without booking but they managed to seat us immediately. The staff were all very friendly and menu was so good it was hard to choose from. The food was delicious and authentic. I would highly recommend eating here

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have visited Buxton a number of times over the years, but this restaurant seems to have slipped under the radar. So glad we found it now because it's very good indeed. Nice tables and seating areas inside Quality food well presented,...attention to detail here. Garlic mushrooms as a shared starter lovely, followed by mixed kebabs with some of the nicest crisp little roast potatoes you will find in a restaurant. Staff friendly and reasonable prices for food and wines under current economy. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals and no hesitation to recommend, even for the more discerning diner. We will be back Edward and Christina McAlpineMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are visitors to Buxton and have eaten at Ithaca twice (last April and tonight). On both occasions the food has been freshly cooked and delicious and the service is excellent... These staff have been well trained. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Great restaurant that I would highly recommend. Polite staff, great food and lovely atmosphere. Food and wine was excellent and reasonably priced

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

Fabulous Hemingway martini cocktail or two before our meal. Souvlaki skewer combo was superb. Lovely atmosphere and great service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

Booked this before the theatre, excellent food. We had bruschetta and stuffed vine leaves to start, really tasty. Followed by sea bass and a mixed kebab with chips and salad, very good. Not much In choice of pudding was given the wrong menu and that...had some lovely sounding puds on but sadly no longer available. Didn’t detract from the service or food all excellentMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

We managed to book a last minute table at Ithaca for New Year’s Eve and we’re so glad we did! The food was incredible and tasted amazing. The menu was really varied and authentic. I had the baked feta and the sea bass, which was...delicious. My partner had the lamb kleftico and goats cheese to start, which was amazingly rich and the meat was super tender. The service was brilliant and we hardly had to wait for our food, despite it being a very busy night for the restaurant. And to top it off, the price was very reasonable for the amazing meal you get (including great cocktails and digestives). If you’re in Buxton, you really should visit this place because it’s amazing!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Second time we've been here when staying over night in Buxton. Absolutely lovely food and fantastic, friendly service. Small place but great atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Fantastic choice of food, great service, fantastic food , highly recommended, good value. Really enjoy the evening

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Really nice restaurant great atmosphere great staff such a shame about the food , we were expecting typical Greek food with great taste but what we got was OK at best borderline bland.I had the meatball in tomato sauce to start the meat balls were...tasteless and the sauce just bland rather like a plain tomato purée really not the highly seasoned tasty traditional Greek style food I was hoping for, for mains I went for the tarragon chicken unfortunately again just really bland and lacking any real taste or depth. My wife had a similar experience with her fish cake starter and chicken souvlaki nothing like what we have experienced in many a Greek tavern on our many island holidays. Added to the bland food we had to move tables mid meal due to a booking mixup (not so much as a complimentary drink by way of an apology) In summary really disappointed nothing like an authentic Greek food we could have literally been in any English restaurant. Definitely not one for a return visit and this is a shame as the restaurant and atmosphere were great.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

We had a beautiful meal here and thoroughly enjoyed it. We would definitely recommend it. The young waitress was attentive and very pleasant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

Pre show meal, we picked something different (to us), and I’m so glad we did! Friendly relaxed atmosphere with delicious Greek food - not too much, and all very tasty. We were glad we’d booked as many people were turned away and the restaurant quickly...filled up. Definitely recommend and when we’re in Buxton again we’ll be returning here for dinner.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

An excellent Greek Restaurant, in a central location. Service and food first class. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Before going to a show we nipped for early tea - last minute. Full menu, lots of options for gluten free too! Food was plentiful, delicious, piping hot and really authentic. Thanks for a great start to our night!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Been here several times now for a pre-theatre dinner. The staff are so welcoming and you feel treated as if you were a friend, and the food is excellent too.!! This time I choose the lamb chops as a main. They were wonderful. Perfectly char-grilled...on the outside, moist and pink inside. Was also impressed by the Greek Sauvignan Blanc. Quite full bodied and with oodles of flavour. We will be backMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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I would not have thought it was a the type of dining situation to bring a dog into. Unless their are outdoor facilities?
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Response from Ian G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have children’s menu
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Hi jayne yes we do children's menu.
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ITHACA GREEK TAVERNA, Buxton - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Ithaca Greek Taverna

Yes, Ithaca offers takeaway services.

Yes, Ithaca is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Ithaca is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5