• Greek• Marylebone
Co-founders and chefs Georgianna Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos met each other back in culinary school in New York back in 2002. They joined forces with co-founder Andreas Labridis to form a group that celebrates modern Greek food. Opso was the group’s first foray into London following the successful Funky Gourmet in Athens.
The menu here is generous and crowd-pleasing, with lots of classic Greek and Mediterranean dishes that are beginning to be ordered obligingly and shared by the table. Pitta and dips like tarama (whipped cod’s roe) and tzatziki are a great place to start, while lamb giouvarlakia dumplings are always good. Cod fillet and skate wing are a surefire for those who gravitate towards fish, while a great list of mainly Greek wines complements the menu beautifully.
As you might expect from a Greek restaurant (even a modern one), the atmosphere is convivial. The chic and airy dining room full of chatter will ensure you feel right at home.
Opso blends its modern architectural look with a contemporary menu of small plate dishes
Modern cookbooks are the harlots of the bookshelves. They’re all “Come hither” and “Go on, you know you want to.”
The drinks have a lot of care stirred into them, the bar nibbles are impossible to refuse, and everyone seems to know each other.
The dishes at this new Greek restaurant sound lovely, but something crucial is lost in translation from menu to plate