Just as London’s Soho has a long, complicated history, so too does the town of Limassol, from which The Four Lanterns takes its name. Ta Tessera Phamaia is The Four Lanterns bridge which for many years was the home to Cypriots and Turks alike. In Soho, The Four Lanterns is also bridging the national divides, serving diners from this Cleveland Street premises an enticing swirl of Greek, Cypriot and Turkish food. Boasting a menu that’s creative, diverse and damn delicious, The Four Lanterns on Cleveland Street is a must for fans of food from all over the Mediterranean, good vibes and an infectious atmosphere. Booking, as you would expect, is essential.
The Four Lanterns Restaurant on Cleveland Street is a restaurant of serious standing. Founded way back in 1970s where wide flares and union rights were all the rage, the restaurant is was and remains a family place. Lead by Peter and supported by his family, Soho diners are invited to pick their way across a menu which represents the food of three nations with an entangled history: Cyprus, Turkey and Greece. As such, The Four Lanterns London enjoys a reputation not only for fantastic Greek food, but excellent food from across the region.
In bringing together Greek food with its cousins from Turkish and Cypriot cuisine, the family team at The Four Lanterns have covered almost every incarnation of food from that corner of the Med. For meat lovers, there’s shashlik roasted slowly and served succulent, or for the veggies, there’s traditional saganaki> feta coated in flour and breadcrumbs before being deep fried, or more obviously Greek dishes like stifado and moussaka. The Cleveland Street dining room, in the heart of London’s Soho carry the memories of nearly fifty years in business, all pastel tablecloths and paintings and pictures of Limmasol. This laidback, retro feel gives The Four Lanterns London its charm, this is a place to sit, stay and ruminate on the classic food of the Mediterranean.
Great authentic Greek food, owner Peter on good form and very personable, service good, throughly enjoyable evening. We just keep going back and back again.
Nice cosy restaurant with Greek music playing in the background . We had a lovely meal here, the service couldn't have been better and the owner is a real character! Will be going back soon
Four of us went for a meal last night, we all enjoyed a very good Greek meal. The portions were large and tasty, the service was excellent. I would certainly return as there are many more dishes to try.