If you wanted a venue that sums up the unwritten rule about much of London’s Hellenic restaurant scene, you couldn’t do better than Vrisaki. From the chip shop frontage’s metal deep-fat fryers, to the chiller cabinets packed with raw meat skewers, this ever-popular restaurant is very much a no-frills affair that attempts to coast on personality alone.
The three-course set meze menu has a focus on quantity rather than quality, which means that while few dishes will impress, you’ll barely be able to see your table under the weight of dishes that are piled on top. The selection of dips, herbed pulse salads and seafood medleys that make up the first course alone features no less than 16 plates. By the time the smoky pork kebabs, aromatic sheftaliá and fried quails’ wings of the final course arrive, most diners are asking for takeaway boxes.
Service is friendly and jovial, with wise-cracking, grandfatherly waiting staff ribbing customers about whether they’re up to the task of finishing their meal. The pleasing community feel of the place is also enhanced by the background hum of customers chattering animatedly in Greek.
73 Myddleton Road
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-11.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-9pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Bounds Green or Wood Green tube|
|Price:||Main courses £10-£18. Set mezédes £19 per person (minimum 2)|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:8
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
Rubbish service and over priced. The food is good if they get your order right. DO NOT USE THIS PLACE
Timeout says three stars and yet nothing in the review justifies it. Plus the meze is Five course not Three as stated, so take the 'official' review above with a pinch of salt. This place is five stars all the way, quantity and quality of food and service no question, if you like Greek you have to try this place.
Been going here regularly since 1986. Watching the waiters all get greyer, as we do too! No other Greek restaurant is as good as Vrisaki. Consistently good quality, quantity, service and atmosphere. Meze is a couple of hours of fab food. In 1986 you got 26 different foodstuffs for the meze, I haven't counted the lately, but I might tonight - it's probably about the same number; and I do mean different foodstuffs, not 26 little plates of duplicated things. Enjoy, and you will be hooked forever.
looks like a dump from the outside but once you go inside into the resturant part, you walk into a nice deco with friendly staff and great food, i would go again and again. the only negative is that it is tooooooo much food
Enjoyed a wonderful meal in Vrasaki. We booked last minute and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Delicious food, although as usual I ate too much!!
Every time I speak to people who run or work in Vrisaki, they are very rude. They felt that they have no more competition and decided to treat people in a very disrespectful way. Many people find their behaviour deplorable.
I used to go here years ago, but moved away from the area. I am chuffed that I returned. The poor staff are gone & the meze has been tweaked for the better (if possible). Without doubt the only greek restaurant I will go to. Please treat yourself or your loved ones. I can assure you that you will not regret it.