Fitzrovia has a new Eastern-Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in the shape of Ampeli - and it has a pretty decent Greek wine list too. We head over to try it out.
Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street may have lost the second outlet of Peruvian restaurant Señor Ceviche but will gain a Greek newcomer in its place. Ampéli is a new Eastern Mediterranean inspired restaurant with a strong focus on Greek wines.
An open charcoal grill will be at the heart of this new Greek bistro, Suzi Tros, which will focus on seasonally changing small plates.
If you've ever tried chef Maria Elia's food, then you'll know that her upcoming three week residency at Great Guns Social in Southwark is worth pencilling in the diary.
The globetrotting chef and author (she's launched restaurants in California and done pop-ups in Rwanda) is planning a modern Greek menu for her return to London. Dishes will include:
Promising a new take on the kebab, this pitta restaurant will feature sweet and savoury filled pitta breads as well as serving up Greek beers and wines.
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.
Greek restaurant in Fitzrovia
Opening right next door to Dominique Ansel is street food spot turned restaurant The Athenian with their offering of souvlaki and mezze
When the sun’s out, we love food that makes us feel like we’re on our summer hols. This new Greek restaurant in Shoreditch looks just the job, complete with an open plan kitchen and robata charcoal grill for that oh-so-summery BBQ smell.
You may have spotted their street food at markets across town from Angel to Broadgate, but now Greek food folk Kalimera are settling down. They're opening their first permanent spot in Camden Market.
Owner Télémaque Argyriou is the real deal - even the organic olive oil, used in his company's cooking comes from his own family’s small farm in Sparta (the new Camden spot will have the oil to buy too).
Food-wise, expect to see their own version of the classic