More of a kafeneon than taverna, this new Bloomsbury deli is worth a visit just to peruse the many Greek food products and small-producer wines for sale. If you decide to linger, there are printed menus in the airy dining space – but it’s easier just to go to the counter, point and order, as you would in Greece.
There are more types of Greek filled pies than there are Greek islands; this version of spanakópitta has dense flaky pastry but a light spinach filling. A greek salad had all the right constituents in exactly the right amounts, and was only let down by some under-ripe, northern European tomatoes.
The koulouri bread (sesame covered ‘bagels’) is a savoury snack worth trying, chewy and pliable. The greek coffee can be ordered sweet, without sugar, or – if you’re not sure – ‘metrio’, which is medium.
|Venue name:||Life Goddess||Contact:|
29 Store Street
|Opening hours:||Meals served 9am-9pm Mon-Wed, Sun; 9am-10pm Thur-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Goodge Street|
|Price:||Main courses £6.30-£10.30|
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We found The Life Goddess via a passageway off Carnaby Street and on the first floor of a 3 storey complex of other restaurants and cafes. The restaurant is surprisingly small and quite basic. The food was very acceptable - we shared a "vegetarian" meze dish (which turned out not to be vegetarian as there was squid in it), then ordered the "vegetarian" black rice risotto, which after further enquiries, we discovered wasn't vegetarian as it contained squid. The waitress explained to us that in Greece a vegetarian is someone who doesn't eat meat but eats fish. A good lesson for the future. So we had the white rice risotto with mushrooms and pine nuts which was delicious. The red wine we had with the meal was very acceptable. No Greek brandy in stock though. Would go again if in the area.
The food quality is not great but OK. Lately it has deteriorated. Service is utterly unacceptable and if they want their business to be viable, or even successful in a city where service is usually top-notch and where it's as important as the food, they need to do something. Rude, not knowing the dishes printed on their catalogue. Will not go back.
Great food, horrible service. No attention to customer, rude, arrogant. Waiters are their weakest point
Some fantastic flavors but consistency in service not their forte. The not packed cheese has no clear prices and apparently is one of the most exciting things to purchase in there (for those who know about original Greek cheeses). I truly salute the variety of cheeses from all over Greece. I can see the intention as it seems that alot of good taste been put in there. I think when this buisness comes to London standards in terms of service .....this place will flourish.