For an authentic taste of Greece – not only the food – there are few safer bets around central London than Paddington’s It’s All Greek To Me, just moments from Paddington station on Praed Street. Whether it’s a traditional Greek vegetarian stew, a molten moussaka, a mouth-watering lamb or goat specialty or a selection of irresistible nibbles, It’s All Greek To Me provide everything you could possibly want for a memorable Mediterranean meal – and then a bit more. You will most likely need to book a table before you go, because with this menu, location and atmosphere, It’s All Greek To Me are seldom quiet.
It’s All Greek To Me – and it’s all good. This atmospheric Paddington eatery manages to maintain Mediterranean charm (and that laid-back, enjoy-yourself feeling) among the hubbub of central London. The entire system here is infused with Greek style, from the decor to the service to the incredible wine selection plucked from across the Greek islands. As good as all that is, though, what brings most people to this new Praed Street gem is the delicious range of mouthwatering food.
You can tell that it all starts with the basic ingredients here. Whether it’s kalamata olives and pristine oil from Greece, or organic produce sourced from local London suppliers, It’s All Greek To Me only let quality products into their dishes at every step of the way. For social eating, you could hardly ask for a more convenient location than Paddington’s Praed Street, and these guys know how to please the communal crowds with a staggering range of authentic Greek appetizers, small plates, grilled specialties and rustic main meals. Sure, souvlaki and moussaka are time-tested favourites, but this is place you may want to delve a bit deeper into Greek cuisine – this includes the delectable desserts, so make sure you save room.
Chicken pita wraps were really good and we got 2 for 10£. We would prefer they had pink sauce though instead of tzatziki and onions. Also, chicken wasn’t thoroughly cooked. Prices in general are cheap here, for a Greek restaurant in London. Dips with pita bread are only 4£. However, the pita was not enough to finish the dip so we ordered more and I think they didn’t charge us for it. :) We got the tyrokafteri dip which was ok. Spanakopita tasted good but it was clearly not fresh and had been warmed up (not enough warm as well). Staff was nice, but could be friendlier. We felt a bit rushed.
Excellent venue. Not too noisy. But menu was limited when we arrived at 7.45 due to selling out of items at lunch. Staff very friendly.
In among all the tourist chains of Paddington this little gem stands out. Authentic Greek food served simply at decent prices, particularly given the location. Yummy!