5 Greek Restaurants that Conquered London

The Financial crisis that hit Greece has left its scars on the economy and people of the country. These harsh conditions of the past 8 years though, weren’t able to stop Greeks from succeeding. The following examples are just a small portion of the countless success-stories of Greeks who took the risk and made it to the competitive British market either before or after 2010.

Saucy Restaurant

Saucy is a casual restaurant and bar in Russell Square and in North Acton, London. It offers Greek traditional recipes with a modern twist to deliver an exciting menu.

The owners are proud of their ethos and that’s why they only use naturally raised fresh meats, original crunchy pita bread paired with a fresh salad and their signature Greek sauces.
In their warm and friendly environment, you will find shelves teeming with fine wines and beers for every taste.

MAZI Restaurant

MAZI claims that its vision is to show the rest of the world how innovative, tasty and refined Greek food can be. It derives its inspiration from the traditional Greek table and reinterprets classic recipes with a modern twist. MAZI, which means “together” in Greek, revives the sharing culinary tradition of Greece and is at the very core of the restaurant’s concept.

The restaurant imports most of its ingredients from Greece and sources the fresh produce from local independent suppliers. The restaurant itself has a modern rustic charm and is located in Notting Hill, London.

The Life Goddess

This restaurant, located at Store Street, London, a few meters from the British Museum opened by three Greeks from Thessaloniki and prides itself for presenting traditional Greek dishes, made exclusively by authentic Greek ingredients, to the demanding audience of central London.

Alexander the Great

Located at Plender street in London, Alexander the Great has one of the best reviews from customers on Trip Advisor. From traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka and kleftico, to the more modern Vegetarian options, Alexander the Great has managed to be one of the main choices for someone who wants to experience the wide variety of the Mediterranean and Greek cuisine.

Daphne Restaurant

Daphne in Greek mythology was the daughter of the river-god, Peneius, who spurned the advances of the lustful Apollo who tried to ravish her. Now her name adorns the popular Greek Cypriot restaurant that started decades before the Financial Crisis, back in November 1984 and continues to be run by the Lymbouri family.

It is a smart, comfortable and cozy restaurant with a relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere, welcoming and friendly with its walls full of photographs depicting life from late 19th Century, in Cyprus.

In addition to a lengthy menu, featuring charcoal grills and fresh fish, Daphne has a number of specialty dishes to choose from every day.