About The Four Lanterns
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 their Cleveland Street premises an enticing swirl of Greek, Cypriot and Turkish food.
- Monday 12:00 - 23:00
- Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
- Friday 12:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 17:00 - 23:30
- Sunday Closed
The Four Lanterns 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 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 its charm, this is a place to sit, stay and ruminate on the classic food of the Mediterranean.
We've been meeting up at The Four Lanterns for our work reunions for a few years now and it's consistently good food at a reasonable price in a pleasant, informal setting.
This is the 3rd time we have visited. No Really! I think the food is excellent and the friendly service is real not false as is often the case in London Restaurants. The boss, Michael is a real character and brings an essence of Greece to the experience...well done... and ...yes I am afraid we will be back.
Amazing food! Pietro (the owner) is really cool and 100% dedicated! Go Hungry - you will not be disappointed! The fist bait was amazing and I could have eaten MUCH more!
One of the friendliest restaurants we've been to in many years, you are treated like a member of the family. Service is first class and the food fantastic. Definitely a place to revisit.
The Four Lanterns is a hidden gem, one of those places you stumble across and then keep on going back to....we have been several times and will surely return again. It's unpretentous, great tasty Greek food, wonderful service, and an engaging entertaining owner Peter, who doubles as a professional photographer at the drop of a hat... This and the retro Mateus Rose, makes the 4 Lanterns one of our favourite places in London!
This restaurant was reccommended by other friends of mine so that I immediately made a booking with friends. The food was simple and tasty. Especially, fish was grilled nicely. The chef was friendly, too. I shall get back there agwin with other friends soon for grilled fish.
Great restaurant to visit both for experiencing the owner's quirky and dry sense of humour (what a character) and great food at a very reasonable price. I can thoroughly recommend The 4 Lanterns if you want to experience a good, unpretentious restaurant in Central London.
Small family run restaurant in a quiet London street. Food was delicious, freshly cooked and served quite quickly. When we arrived at 6pm, it was almost empty but soon filled up as space is limited.
We had an outstanding meal. Went for a superb value meze and the food just kept appearing. Great service. Lovely relaxing atmosphere. The food was delicious. Looking forward to coming back to repeat the experience.
Service was very good. Food was great. Nice atmosphere and not too noisy, so conversation was easy. The staff were friendly and helpful regarding menu choices. Even able to get the dish "spiced up" a little if you like it hot.
We had a wonderful meal at this small family run Greek restaurant. The staff were helpful and attentive and the food was excellent, highly recommend this for a visit.
Good authentic Greek food in a great environment. Very friendly service. House wine perfect for this type of meal. Not the cheapest but worth the small premium.
Friendly Greek restaurant, nice atmosphere and good food. I've been coming here for a few years now, and it never disappoints. Try to get a table in the window if you can.
Great food, friendly service - perfect venue for big family get together. Thank you to all the staff who made it look effortless! We'll be back.
Friendly staff, mezedes great value, almost too much to eat! Overall though a good spot within easy reach of central London as well as under 15 minutes from Euston.
Food was good but nothing exceptional. For a mid-week, pre-concert meal it ticked the right boxes. Staff were polite and attentive. Owner offered us a complimentary digestif. Not bad but there is better.
Not fashionable nor smart, but friendly, efficient and delicious. It continues to be a favourite and maintains a very high standard. We'll be going again.
Great food and friendly staff. Good atmosphere. So nice to find a quiet place to eat so close to the madness of Euston station.
I had bought a grouping voucher. On arrival to an empty restaurant we were told they no longer honoured the deal. Grouping were great and gave an immediate refund but how short sighted off Four Lanterns to not take our business as they were empty and we would have bought drinks with our meal too!