Christakis Greek Restaurant, Smithdown Road has been transformed! Here’s 6 reasons why you’ll love it

Get Us To The Greek: We’re always keen to highlight great Liverpool eateries and when we heard Christakis Greek Restaurant on Smithdown Road was re-launching following a huge refurb, we had to check it out for ourselves.

Attended by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden and her family, the re-launch of Christakis Greek Restaurant was always going to be a grand affair, with an endless stream of traditional, mouth-watering Greek and Cypriot dishes and entertainment in the form of hip-shaking belly dancers, you get so much more than just a good meal at Christakis.

Christakis is very much a family run business as owner Christakis Georgiou and his sons, Haris and Reno run both the Smithdown and York Street tavern and work around the clock to provide a familiar, warm welcome and a great night out for all guests.

The stunning refurbishment has breathed new life in to, not only the restaurant itself but also the local community who have begun to rejuvenate the high street following months of disruptive road works.

Owner Christakis Georgiou said: “It’s just great to see more people coming through the door to eat and socialise together now the road works have been completed. There are more businesses opening again and we’re at the heart of a new, rejuvenated social scene, we can’t wait to welcome more customers to our restaurant.”

Lady Mayoress of Liverpool and Chef, Michelle O’Dwyer has been a loyal customer of Christakis’ for a number of years and was delighted the launch was such a success, she said: “What I love about Christakis’ is that its such a great value night out, whatever budget you’re on, you’re guaranteed a fabulous meal, fresh, quality ingredients and a warm, family welcome, it feels like you’re on holiday with such a great atmosphere.”

The new look restaurant and bar is stylish and comfortable and allows for plenty of audience participation when the belly dancers and traditional Greek dancers take to the floor.

After an evening a delicious food, singing, tonnes of applause and diners of all ages (including the kids too) linking arms for a traditional Greek toast, we’ve become firm fans too.

Here’s 6 reasons why you should check out Christakis Smithdown Road for an unforgettable dining experience. 

1 – A Warm Welcome

Christakis Greek Restaurant extend a warm welcome to every customer and it’s likely you’ll leave feeling more like family. The friendly, attentive staff have the ability to put everyone at ease, help guests choose a delicious meal and of course suggest the perfect accompaniment from the bar.

2 – The Menu

The vibrant, fresh ingredients that go into a Christakis menu are a feast for the eyes as well as appetite. With locally sourced meat and fish making up speciality dishes such as Lamb Kleftiko and Mussaka, the smell of the real charcoal will have your mouth-watering before you take your seat. Also a great choice for vegetarian’s, Christakis Plaki and Briam dishes are tasty, fresh and filling.

3 – The Entertainment

How do you fancy watching a live performance of traditional belly dancing and traditional Greek dancing, from the comfort of your seat? Well Christakis’ performers will knock your socks off with their hip-shaking, thigh-slapping show and you’re invited to get involved too! The entertainment adds such great value to an evening meal with friends and family.

4 – Great Value

Taking the family out for dinner can be expensive, but Christakis is all about great food, company and value for money. For just £20 you can enjoy a two course meal, live entertainment and DJ plus, you can bring your own wine too! With an early evening menu of two courses for just £7.95 and sharing platters for 2 or more for £23.90, there’s a deal to suit everyone.

5 – The Staff

The warm welcome from Christakis and his staff is just the beginning. You can expect to have a friendly chat, a bit of a dance and plenty of selfies with the fantastic, friendly staff who go the extra mile to make your dining experience a memorable one. (Christakis’ youngest son bust some seriously impressive moves on the dance floor at the launch too!)

6 – Family Friendly Atmosphere

Christakis Greek Restaurant, Smithdown Road welcomes everyone to dine, relax and enjoy an evening out, including the kids. With sharing platters, bursting with family favourites and flavour, you’re invited to embrace the Greek way of family dining until the little ones fancy a bit of belly dancing!

To view the menu and opening hours, head to or check out their Facebook page for all the belly dancing action and entertainment photos.

What’s your favourite Greek dish at Christakis’? (Chicken Kebab for us here in the office) Tweet us @TheGuideLiverpool or email us and we’ll share the best on our socials.

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