The Athenian opens in Tooting, bringing souvlaki, gyros and more

The Athenian opens in Tooting, bringing souvlaki, gyros and more

What: The Athenian

In a nutshell: Modern Greek street food in Tooting Market

Summing it all up: The Athenian has been quietly expanding across London and this will be its sixth site in the capital. It’s all about simple, fresh Greek food made with quality ingredients, with a particular focus on souvlaki.


The low-down

Anyone that’s familiar with The Athenian will know that they do a mean souvlaki, and now Tooting residents can get in on the action with their latest site. The main star of the menu is, of course, those signature souvlaki and gyros – handmade pita wrapped around chargrilled meat or cheese which has been marinated in olive oil, lemon and Greek herbs. As with the other sites, we can expect the menu to include:

  • Chicken, pork, ground lamb and beef, gyros, halloumi, mushrooms and vegan gyros and Souvlaki
  • Dakos – Creatan barley rusk, topped with finely sliced tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions and Kalamata olives dressed in oregano and Cretan extra virgin olive oil
  • Oregano fries with feta
  • Tyrokafteri – spicy feta and red pepper dip
  • Melitzanosalata – smoked aubergine dip with tahini

We’re also very excited by the Loukoumades, the fluffy, Greek doughnuts drenched in honey or chocolate sauce. On the drinks side, they’ll be showcasing a range of new Greek beers drawn from the country’s emerging craft brewing scene, as well as wines and soft drinks. 


More about The Athenian

Where is it? 21-23 Tooting High St, London SW17 0SN

When does it open? 19 July

Soft launch info: They'll be giving out free souvlaki on launch day, Thursday 19th July.

Find out more: Visit the website at or follow them on Instagram at @theathenianuk.


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