The Inglis Thessaloniki

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The Inglis – Old-school tavern

The Inglis bears the culture of an authentic Greek tavern, with a menu that is adjusted to modern eating standards. It is named after the way that people used to write down the word ‘English’ using Greek letters. A little bit of history: the tavern was founded at a different spot in the 50’s and it was moved here in the late 60’s. The owner has now changed but the concept and decoration haven’t changed much.

It’s worth it to go for the beautiful terrace. It has the most traditional chairs and tables made out of dark wood. A climber plant covers the terrace, protecting it from rain and sun, while it is trimmed to form natural windows.

Once there, you are welcomed with a shot of raki, the most traditional Cretan spirit. You should try my favourite dishes, which is the liver, the soutzoukakia (i.e. an Eastern version of spicy meatballs), the grilled portobello mushrooms and a creamy cheese called katiki.

The music played in Inglis is called rebetiko and often there are live performances. Rebetiko started in Minor Asia and travelled to Greece, after the switch of populations, and is now the most common and popular music to accompany old-style taverns. So head for Inglis, and try to not overdo it with food and save space for delicious dessert.

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Details about this spot



Irodotou 32, Thessaloniki

Telephone number


Opening Times

12:00 - 01:00 daily


Mains: € 6

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)