Influenced by our Mediterranean recipes passed down through the generations, we are a family-run restaurant dedicated to bringing the best of locally-sourced ingredients and presenting them in traditional Greek dishes. Run and managed by Lefteris Patrikios, the Aegean has been serving authentic, fresh Greek food to the people of Cardiff for decades.

Your host

Lefteris comes from a Greek lineage where home-made food was at the heart of both family and social life, with recipes and secrets being passed down from generation to generation.

From an early age, Lefteris accompanied his papous (grandfather) on fishing trips in the Aegean Sea. The fish was then cooked and sold in his grandfather’s taverna, a rustic and authentic walled yard to the front of his house, filled with large barrels of retsina. The menu was simple: fresh fish caught that day, Greek salad, grown in the yard by his yia yia (grandmother) and plenty of retsina to wash it down….

At The Aegean, Lefteris aims to bring, not only the magic of the dishes that have been passed down through his family but, also, a taste of true authentic Greek culture. Stepping into the Aegean restaurant and meeting this welcoming and patriotic host is like stepping back into your most treasured Greek holiday.

Traditional recipes passed down through generations


Every visit to the Aegean is an event. Spending quality time with family, friends and colleagues is such a valuable experience and one worth savouring. Recapture that relaxed, holiday feeling with delicious odours emanating from the kitchen and the dulcet sounds of the bouzouki playing in the background. You can almost imagine yourself in a tavern on any of the Greek Islands with a view of the sun setting on the Aegean Sea.

Corporate get-together

Business meals don’t have to be stuffy and soulless. Give your guests an experience to remember by offering our set meze menu: six courses of pure Greek joy mixed with our recommended wines is just the job. You can’t rush a meal like this- expect to stay a while…

Live Music nights

In pure Greek tradition, Lefteris not only feeds his guests, but entertains them too. His love of Greek music and years of playing in venues all over Greece, is contagious and will have you transported to your favourite holiday destination with keyboards and bouzouki adding to the experience. Watch out for dates and details of music nights where Lefteris is often joined by fellow musicians.

Greek cookery & language lessons

Learn how to cook traditional Greek dishes and learn a little Greek along the way! Details to follow in the new year.

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TEL :029 20 34 5114 MOBILE : 07811130343 | info@Aegean-Restaurant.co.uk | 72 - 74 Whitchurch Road. Heath, South Glamorgan, Cardiff CF14 3LX | Our opening hours for dinner are: Tues - Sat 18:00 - 22:00 (last order)