An upmarket Greek restaurant in Fitzrovia.
Meraki takes the sun-drenched flavours you might find on an island in the Aegean and serves them to businessmen in Fitzrovia. The transition is seamless. Solicitous Mediterranean staff welcomed me at the door of this smart spacious restaurant on Great Titchfield Street, took my coat and sat me between two sets of suited Americans striking deals. From my little blondewood table I could spy into the gleaming open kitchen and anticipate all the light, Grecian flavours I would soon be consuming in luxury. It felt nice.
I started with cold mezze – here, they bring you a platter of dips to choose from on a lovely wooden tray (it’s a nice touch). Barrel-aged feta was insanely good, served with chilli pitta crispbreads and sprinkled with a little red ‘secret’ dust that tasted a bit like dukkah, but more seductively sour. A deconstructed spanakopita was less impressive: basically just creamed spinach with more crispbread. This was an example of a trad dish that shouldn’t have been fiddled with.
Of the larger plates, the absolute highlight was a salad of young samphire topped with warm manouri cheese and drizzled with lemony butter. Prawn ceviche, too, was wonderfully fresh, but over-salted (other disappointments included some wildly over-battered courgette fritters).
Meraki is at its best when it keeps things simple. Like that aged feta dip. I can’t stop thinking about that dip.
The concept behind Meraki stemmed from the Waney family’s (Zuma, Roka, La Petit Maison) special affinity for Greece, developed whilst vacationing with friends on the islands. They were enamored by the quality of ingredients, flavorsome food and the warmth of the people.
In Greek, Meraki describes the action to fulfil a vision with unwavering devotion and zeal, and represents the act of doing something with such great passion that you leave a bit of yourself in the creative process.
This ties in with the ethos of our brand, the principle of Greek hospitality (Xenia) of compassionately extending the same hospitality to a humble stranger as you would to a celebrity. The human element and social responsibility is deeply ingrained in the family’s value system and practices.
New additions to our menu include slow cooked veal cheek, in a veal sauce served with handmade gluten free hilopites pasta, made with buckwheat. A decadent yet light dish, perfect for spring.
Our new Symi shrimp are super rare. They're imported from Greece's island of Symi, and as far as we've heard in London, exclusively available at Meraki.
80-82 Great Titchfield Street
|Transport:||Tube: Goodge St|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £100.|
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Amazing food and excellent service. I name it as my favourite greek restaurant. Its very different to any other greek restaurants you have propably been to. Make sure you give it a try when in London.
Delicious greek food, cosy atmosphere, very professional staff. Visited Meraki quite a few times and I will definitely go again!
Food was plenty and fairly priced.
The restaurant is located in the heart of London thus its a must visit, whether you are a Londoner or just spending some time in London.
A very well designed restaurant, fairly priced with excellent service and food to die for!
Pure tastes and so delicious, from starters to desserts.
Our food came just on time and the waiters explained to us every dish separately.
Everyone just loved the food and definitely we will visit again! A must visit for sure
Strongly disagree with the review of Time Out, as I have been to this restaurant quite a few times now both for lunch and dinner.
The food is just perfect, my colleagues and I always leave with the best impressions.
The dips are delicious, and the main courses simply amazing.
So far I have tried the lamb, the chicken, the courgette pasta, the crab risotto and fish of the day, and seriously there was nothing negative at all.
The tastes were so even and mouth watering that i was impressed by how modern Greek Cuisine can make traditional area so interesting.
The service was also very good and friendly, and the wine list up to the point.
We always enjoy to go back and enjoy a meal.
Ambience excellent, food perfect, what else can I ask for? The open kitchen allows you to watch the cooks preparing your food, even chatting to the chef who is always very smiley and positive.
Definitely a place to visit, highly recommended for sure