There are three things that you think of when Greece comes to mind. Sun, warm sea, and excellent food and possibly ABBA. Whilst Glasgow does not always have the same Mediterranean heat that Greece is blessed with there is no reason we cannot enjoy their delicious cuisine. Gyros is the new fast dining experience coming to Glasgow, the business has decided to bless us with the chance to enjoy Mediterranean delicacies. The 14 seat restaurant is spearheaded by the ever popular and well-known restaurant Halloumi, they are taking over what used to be Martha’s Deli at 223 Byers Road.
The restaurant is named after the legendary gyro. A hot dish, consisting of rotisserie meat, with onions tomato, lettuce and tzatziki rolled in soft and fresh pita bread. Its is a popular fast dining dish found commonly in the winding streets of Athens, is now being brought to the streets of Scotland just in time for summer. Gyros transports you to south-east Europe, offering Greece's boldest flavours all freshly prepared in the restaurant.
The new restaurant is perfect for a sit down meal with friends and family or a quick on the go meal. The refreshing take on Greek food dining is something sorely needed in Glasgow.
General Manager Andrew Kangulu said:
“We are thrilled to open Gyros in Glasgow’s West End. Our sister brand, Halloumi has proven to be a huge success, with three locations, and has established a demand for Greek cuisine in Glasgow. Customers at Gyros can expect a casual dining experience full of traditional Greek flavours cooked lovingly while they wait using time-honoured methods and long-established recipes."
The new dining experience hopes to elevate the street food and fast dining in the west end from simple chippy food to something equally satisfying but a little more adventurous.
‘Gone are the days of a dirty kebab after a night out; instead, enjoy a variety of Greek delights from the menu, which includes reimagined Greek street food combining traditional flavours with a modern twist… ideal for a lunchtime escape from the office!’
The menu has been selected to cater to a more western stomach so they have created a vibrant menu that is inspired not only by Greece but also the wider Mediterranean. From a selection of perfectly prepared chicken, lamb pork or prawns, to plant based alternatives for the vegetarians and vegans alike. There will be a little something for everyone. The menu also boasts souvlaki, char-grilled lamb kofta and a traditional dish called skepasti, also known as a Greek pizza.
Sharing food is also part of Greek culture and Gyros offers a selection of sharing dishes such as donner or halloumi loaded fries, feta tempura, and Keftedes which are traditional meatballs perfect with a selection of pitta and dips.
The place showcases the vibrant and modern Greek food scene that has been developing steadily over the last decade. With space for 14 covers and a delivery and takeaway service Gyros is open 7 days a week Sunday - Thursday 12pm - 11pm and until Midnight Friday and Saturday. it is sure to be popular.
To celebrate their launch this week gyros is offering free food to the first 100 people that walk through the doors. It’s an opportunity that cannot be missed.
Please find more information on the website or Instagram page.