London: It's All Greek (Restaurants) To Me

Looking to relive a summer holiday gone by? Known for it’s excellent Greek cuisine, pick up a plate and get ready to have a wonderful night in London.

The Elysée

Located in swanky Fitzrovia, The Elysée is an institution amongst those in the know. Having been in business for over 80 years, they are at full capacity every weekend. Split over two floors and a roof garden, you can delight in some gourmet Greek cooking. The Elysée’s unique selling point is that it is home to fantastic live music. After dinner at 1am, the restaurant turns into a musical extravaganza with full live band and singers. For an experiential evening out with friends and a big group we would recommend booking a table at The Elysée. If you want to experience the live music show, we would recommend booking a table from 11pm onwards. This isn’t the regular blue and white tavern tourist trap that you would expect. With chic interiors and an electric atmosphere. You’ll leave wishing you were Greek too.

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The Carob Tree


If meze is your thing, then The Carob Tree is where you need to go. Serving only the freshest dishes, the meze at The Carob Tree is quite spectacular. Set in the heart of London’s trendy Highgate area, the food speaks for itself. Tip: Don’t fill up on delicious pitta bread. After the first course of starters comes out of the kitchen and fills your whole table, you will be in taste euphoria. Then the fish will arrive, followed by the meat. The king prawns and souvlaki will melt in your mouth and the salad a welcome accompaniment. Finished off with a coffee and some fresh baklava, it will definitely require clearing your whole afternoon, or evening to experience something extra special.

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This restaurant has been family run since 1979, serving traditional and delicious Greek dishes every day, Lemonia have a clientele that come back time and time again. With a charming interior, creating an outdoor-indoor atmosphere, and menu to be devoured; it is an all round winner. Set in the hip Primrose Hill neighbourhood, you never know who you may see seated at a table across the way. Whether you go for lunch or dinner, you are in for a treat. Try the lamb kleftiko and the dolmades to get a true taste of Greek.

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If it’s a white tablecloth experience you are looking for, Milo's is happy to oblige. In a prime location, on Regent Street, Milo’s is a powerhouse in providing high-end Greek cuisine. Fish is what you’ll want to order here and their raw fish and oyster bar is extraordinary. With all their food meant for sharing, you can sample as much as you like. The octopus and langoustines are out of this world, with the fish cooked in sea salt on par. This location is for a special occasion, so if you’re looking to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just celebrating life, the staff at Milo’s will make sure you’re well looked after.

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