Whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is all around us right now. Personally I’m a hopeless romantic and believe that any excuse to ‘spread the love’ can only be a good thing. Right?
So with that in mind let’s focus on the positives of February 14th. For one, there are lots of lovely chocolates in the shop. And not just chocolates – delicious ready-made meals for two are available which is also great if you are single and not ready to mingle as you get extra!
If you aren’t staying indoors getting cosy by the fire with your chocolates, and want to treat that special person in your life to something…well…special, then perhaps I can be of assistance. I have put together a list of top Greek restaurants in London (and surrounding areas) that will make your loved one ‘opa into your arms (see what I did there…?!).
Now I haven’t actually been to all of the places listed below they are simply ones I’ve heard of, am in touch with via social media, or plan on visiting. So please do feel free to add any recommendations in the comments box.
Location: Aldgate East/Whitechapel
Why it’s good: Simple, delicious Greek street food suitable for a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner. Also has gluten-free options.
Location: all over London!
Why it’s good: With Tonia Buxton (the Cypriot Nigella) at the helm, The Real Greek has gone from strength to strength and now has 9 restaurants all over London. Great menu, great atmosphere, it’s all Greek!
Why it’s good: Family run restaurant with no faff and just great food. Generous portions, excellent quality meat and served by REAL GREEK PEOPLE!
(Read my review here)
Location: Primrose Hill
Why it’s good: Family run, gorgeous setting, great food. Private room available to hire.
Why it’s good: Lovely Greek atmosphere, very reasonable prices and a traditional Greek menu.
(Read my review here)
Why it’s good: A delicatessen as well as a restaurant. All your Greek food needs will be answered.
Location: Camden Town
Why it’s good: Excellent service, traditional food. Oh and the website plays music!
Why it’s good: Has a roof garden and shisha lounge and a very posh clientele including the likes of Prince Philip back in the day.
Why it’s good: Traditional Athenian grill. Does what it says on the tin!
Location: King’s Cross
Why it’s good: Restaurant, Deli, Bar. Traditional dishes with a twist!
All images sourced from Google.