LCW Serve: QUATRO AÑOS - £6 - Beefeater Gin, Rakomelo (Cretian Raki-a), Red Wine Syrup, Fresh Pineapple Puree and Lemon Juice.
- 10 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5QL
- +44 (0) 20 7487 5088
- Opening Times
- Mon-Fri 12.00-23.30
- Insider Information
- Delicious Greek food is complemented by the exclusively Greek wine list and cocktails made with indigenous products.
Time Out Says…
The simpler dishes worked best, such as the dakos, a Cretan salad of barley rusks stirred in with olive oil, ripe tomatoes, capers and red onion. Properly ripe ingredients are needed to make any sort of Greek salad sing, and this was a virtuoso... Opso is neither wine bar nor café, brasserie nor bakery. Partly because of this, it feels uncertain of where its focus lies. But it’s a great place for savouring the more refined Hellenistic pleasures, and is a refreshing approach to Greek dining in London. Peel me another grape, would you?Read more…
Square Meal Says…
Food isn’t cheap, but the menu departs from the norm. Taramas cream, Opso’s take on taramasalata, is thick, fishy and well-matched with crisp olive crackers; Kalamata olives are moreish and smoky. The riff on Greek salad (dakos) was OK, but lumps of rusk sucked up the balsamic vinegar to become eye-wateringly acidic. To follow, beef cheek fricassee was fall-apart delicious yet its egg-lemon sauce was rather tart, as was the tomato marmalade and lemongrass orzo with the lamb shank – but both accompaniments cut through the fatty meat admirably. Wines come from Greece and are passable, though they too are pricey.Read more…
The Londonist Says…
The generously-portioned dishes — each to be shared between two or three people — arrive mostly on wooden boards (served by young, friendly staff). There are a few cocktails made from Greek liqueurs; and the wine list includes several Greek varieties, such as the refreshingly tropical Thema 2013 assyrtiko-sauvignon blanc from Pavlidis Estate in Macedonia (it tastes of summer vacations). The veggie fare here is richly laden with cheese, bread and pastry. Otherwise this is exactly the sort of food you’d want to eat when the sun is shining and you’re in a holiday mood.Read more…