This is scaring me really. 2nd update in 2 weeks.. and all in London. 1) I need to stop going to London. 2) I NEED TO STOP SPENDING MY PRECIOUS £ ON FOOD. 3) I need to exercise. I am so happy with 10 Greek Street – central location, fantastic service, and humble, humble food. The highlight here is really how fresh the ingredients were, and everything was just so amazing. Except.. the kitchen was sort of an ‘open’ kitchen concept, and it does get kind of smoky in the small restaurant at times. And you do leave the place smelling of food.. which is quite a big gripe of mine. But the food and the experience is worth it.
Smoked swordfish carpaccio, fennel & blood orange (£8)
Fish stew (£7)
Wild boar & new season’s garlic risotto (£12)
Seared calf liver dish that I forgot what it was called exactly and its price \:
What I like best is the option to choose between two sizes – starter/main for the fish stew and the risotto. The smoked swordfish carpaccio was exceptional, and possibly the best dish of the lot. Who knew what fennel, blood orange and swordfish went so well together? The blood orange is pretty sour but was offset by the fish. My mouth was very happy and my taste receptors prolly went into overkill. The fish stew was not very.. fish-y, but included seafood. I liked this but it wasn’t very unique or anything I would rave about. It is good though. The wild boar risotto was.. interesting. A lot of diners actually ordered it, personally felt the garlic taste wasn’t very strong, but the risotto was creamy as it should be. Finally, the seared calf liver.. was so rich. It was pink in the middle so if you’re adverse to liver and eating it pink, definitely stay away from it. I wouldn’t say it has a ‘gamey’ taste, but the pink centre really overwhelms after a while and I had to eat the liver accompanied with the mash, kale and glazed onions. It is definitely too rich to finish it on one’s own so SHARE!
10 Greek Street is some place I cam imagine bringing friends to simply because it encourages sharing, unlike most dining establishments (save for the tapas bars, because duh, tapas.) The food is simple and comforting. We were too stuffed to try any dessert, nothing really jumped out at me so we went off to another cafe in search of cake! But reviews that I’ve read have said that the dessert at 10 Greek Street is of a certain standard, so do try that and lemme knowwww.
While it may be a bit cramped in the small area, with smoke coming from the kitchen, it does whet your appetite somewhat, and the service just makes the experience so much better. The service was prompt and the staff were highly efficient and extremely friendly. Completely deserving of every single tip they got that day!
BTW: the menu changes according to what’s in season, so everytime you go you can -I suppose- spot new stuff on the menu!
10 Greek Street
W1D 4DH, London
No reservations (unless lunch!)
We spent £44 altogether, excluding service.