10 Greek Street

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  • Modern European
© Rob Greig
Soho

Fabulous seasonal modern cooking in Soho at lovably affordable prices, and a great wine list to boot - but sorry, no bookings taken.

A small, unshowy restaurant that’s made a name for itself with a short but perfectly formed menu and an easy-going conviviality. Dishes are seasonal – ricotta-stuffed courgette flower with lentils, wild mushrooms and truffle, and chilled asparagus and pea soup with crème fraîche were exemplary starters. And it’s value for money too – the soup cost a fiver. The kitchen (under Australian Cameron Emirali) produces lots of interesting but ungimmicky combinations: notably a special of halibut fillet with yellow beans, chilli and garlic, on a vivid romesco sauce. There’s more fish than meat, but Brecon lamb cutlets with borlotti beans, aubergine and courgettes earned their place on the menu. Cooking is not fault-free: gooseberry and apricot crumble had good fruit, but the topping was a little worthy. Better was a divine own-made lemon and basil sorbet doused with vodka. A thoughtful drinks list includes several variations on the negroni. Tables are closely packed and in the evening it can get noisy, but otherwise it’s hard to fault the place. Adept, friendly staff are a further plus. If you can’t handle the no-booking policy at dinner, bookings are accepted for lunch.

 

Venue name: 10 Greek Street
Contact:
Address: 10 Greek Street
London
W1D 4DH
Opening hours: Bar Open noon-11.30pm, tapas served noon-10.45pmMon-Sat. Tapas £3-£7.Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 5.30-10.45pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube
Price: Main courses £12-£19.Meal for two with drinks and service: around £75

Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:17
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:3
  • 2 star:2
  • 1 star:2
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Emma Perry
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Went here on a Tuesday night and got a table straight away. The waiting staff were friendly without being obsequious, knowledgable without being arrogant. It's at the higher end on pricing but worth it when you consider that plenty of mediocre gastropubs charge almost as much. I really like the 'no booking' system because we had our table all evening. Many West End restaurants operate a two sittings policy, which means you're under pressure to leave by 9.30pm if you've had the table since 7pm. The short seasonal menu was full of appealing dishes and between us, we opted for a steak and ale pie and an Onglet steak for two. The Onglet would easily have fed three people and the steak and ale pie was the best I've ever tasted in a restaurant. The meat was fall-apart soft, with a rich sauce and the buttery pastry was thin with just the right crunch on the outside. We shared a rhubarb and ginger pavlova which I'll definitely be copying next time I make one. A great wine list and friendly atmosphere made for a great evening. 

Stuart F

Went last night, first experience with this "no booking" fad, which is slightly disappointing but at 7:30 on a Tuesday we ended up waiting about half hour (we were told an hour+). The staff were just perfect, accommodating and engaging and the food was fantastic

AR E

Very Dissapointing! After waiting for almost 1hour my expectation were very high!

The manager wasn't friendly at all and his service was terrible!

After another hour waiting for the food, it was not special at all!

Not going there anymore!

Lucie H

Fantastic! Friendly staff, great atmosphere, loved the food! We had little bits of everything, and had some really nice wines. Couldn't recommend enough!

Pip

Maybe we got it on an off day, but after waiting till 9:30 to get in, we had a very dry, overcooked piece of lamb (a replacement for menu items that had run out).

Tina

Very disappointed. Tiny restaurant, deco was nothing special and so is the food. My monkfish was overcooked, had no flavour and was £16! Starters & cocktails were average, the highlight was the date pudding which was nice. Will not go again.

Katerina

I had to run here straight from work on a Wednesday to ensure we got a table as we were a party of five. Be warned the place fills up quickly. The place is quite small and unassuming but the food was great. They had courgette flowers on the menu when I was there which I absolutely love. I love that their menu is essentially daily meaning everything is fresh. It was a real hit with my friends too. Cant say anything negative about it. Great food. Great wine. Great service. It's a must try!

Jackie

This eaterie was recommended to us so we thought we would give it a try, we were so impressed, the food was absolutely delicious, we had juicy succulent pork with crispy crackling, full of flavour. The homemade bread was a joy. I highly recommend this place, its unpretentious and quirky. Can't wait to go again!

emma

I've been meaning to leave this review for a month because I was so impressed and happy with my visit! It was only Wednesday but we were a five, and seeing as no one in Soho seems to take bookings anymore, we were worried about getting a table.The manager told us it would be an hour, but we ended up only waiting 30 minutes and I'm really glad we did. The staff were great - our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable, especially with the wine. The food was really delicious, I couldn't fault it. I had the tuna carpaccio to start, which was delicious and peppery, followed by the steak on special. It came perfectly medium rare. For dessert, I had a rhubarb and rice pudding dish, which was nice, but I was envious of the ice cream also at the table - liquorice, white chocolate and waffle, and marsala and date - and the pear tart was incredible. I was really happy to find a restaurant in central London that offers great food that isn't overpriced or gimmicky. I had a really great evening here with my family and look forward to coming back again!

Calum & Amelia

Positive atmosphere, casual and friendly staff. However portion sizes are too small, for example £7.50 for a cheese board to only get three minute slices of cheese. I also advise ordering extra sides with your meal as servings are limited. Nevertheless, wine is good and starters such as the scallops are quite nice. A nice restaurant but doesn't live out the expectations that have been given on this site.

SC

Perfect and friendly service, absolutely delicious food, great wine. Couldn't fault it, really nice evening. All three courses were some of the best food I have eaten!

Ellie P

I never write reviews but this needs to be said.... I had the dish of my life here a couple of weeks ago, was a lemon prawn ravioli! It was out of this world!

Sid Johnson

Sorry kids, this is the very food that we Antipoedeans are used to having on a regular basis. Modern European? Ask the kitchen where they learned the complexities and intricacies that they include in the food. A shot in the arm for London. A modern palette is all you'll need in order to enjoy. Good food, good wine, good service, good atmos, compliments of the house.

gazza

Quite simply phenomenal. The wine list is captivating, beautifully niche and current and the food is never less than one million percent amazing. Highly recommended by my good self who has now eaten there 20 plus times. GO!!

Rich

Brillinat. Service was sublime, food was delicious and the wine list was top notch. Can't wait to go back!

Chrystal

Fab atmosphere, lovely staff, cool setting and delcious food. The wild seabass was outta this world.

MCL

This is simply a fantastic restaurant. I've been hoping for ages that someone would open a delicious, upbeat, atmospheric place in Soho that was lively without being overwhelming and affordable without being cheap - and at the same time offer a regularly-changing menu so I could go back without getting bored. 10 Greek Street is better than I could have hoped. The food is the best in central London if you ask me - certainly at these prices - the service more than matches, the room's romantic but not stuffy and the wine list is unparalleled in the area. I'd take a date, friends, family, or eat solo. I know I'm raving but it's honestly the best meal I've had in the centre of town for ages and I cannot wait to go back. Go now, before the queue's out the door!

Nat

Went for the first time last week, and God, I'm in love this place. It's like having your own friendly local in the middle of Soho. The food is emotional, the atmosphere is warm and approachable and the prices are spot on. Why did it take so long?

Justin

Number 10 Greek street review On a day where love is rife and couples are living the hallmark dream, fine dining is at the epitome of the romantic gesture. Newly opened modern European restaurant in the heart of mutil cultural soho 10GreekStreet is at the forefront of eloquent food with the charms of sophistication without the nuance of pretentious over priced entrees for the sake of perceiving 'the more you pay the better the food' In the case of number 10 the staff attend to you're every need like no other. The attention to detail is astonishing an somewhat unnerving as no one has ever paid more attention to me than my mother. The food itself is a delicious surprise of flavours on the tongue with more subtle touches than a coy guy willing the courage to ask out the love of his life for the first time. Overall 10greekstreet is a fantastic venue for a young budding love to blossom into something special, just as I believe this restaurant has the potential for longevity and make its stamp on the insatiable dining experience in soho   

M-NY

I was looking for a restaurant in Soho that could offer my something which is not a chain-restaurant or one that has settled over time to provide mediocre food for the weekend tourists; and I have certainly found it. The food was fantastic, the service was attentive and friendly and the whole feel of the place was simply vibrant and enjoyable.