Proper Greek Cypriot taverna hospitality is in full effect at Apollo, along Seven Sisters Road just moments away from Finsbury Park and Arsenal stations. What better way to kick off, or push into overtime, an evening in the London Holloway area than with fantastic midweek Mediterranean cuisine and live Cypriot entertainment come the weekend? Indeed, the live entertainment here is Apollo’s major drawcard, matched only by their extensive menu of Greek Cypriot cuisine.
Tuesday through Thursday sees Apollo pulling out the midweek menus on Seven Sisters Road for lunches and dinners characterised by the distinctive Greek Cypriot take on Mediterranean food. Classic starters like kalamaraki, taramosalata, tzatziki, houmous, loukanika, lounza, and basturma are just the beginning; this Finsbury Park hotspot also does a great line in fresh fish, with the deep fried kalamaraki a highlight. Traditional Greek dishes like moussaka, kleftiko, stifado and lamb souvla compete with Apollo’s charcoal brazier specials for your attention, while Apollo’s extra-specialties include this north London restaurant’s signature prawns in a Cognac-infused garlic butter, parsley and cream sauce.
No proper Greek Cypriot banquet would be complete without a glass of Greek wine, and here Apollo shines, with a selection of Greek vintages including St Panteleimon, Aphrodite, Othello and Makedonikos serving to complement the Mediterranean cuisine on offer. Round off your meal at north London’s finest Cypriot restaurant with a classic Greek coffee, and prepare yourself for an evening of live entertainment as this Seven Sisters Road transforms into a heaving dancefloor when Friday and Saturday night rolls around. Located close to Finsbury Park and Arsenal stations (and the Emirates Stadium), this Holloway restaurant is a popular spot – book to ensure you get to experience this fine example of the Greek Cypriot taverna life.
The food was tasty and well presented, the service was friendly and attentive and the ambience was pleasant. We will return to Apollo in the future.
Excellent food and made us feel welcome. Wasn't aware there was live music starting later but next time will book for later time to enjoy the experience.
Fantastic authentic food, spanakopita was delicious and the lamb is always good here. The team offer great, attentive service, and they're patient with kids/families too. Love this place more every time we go.