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22 August 2014
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10 Greek Streetone star

10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH

£40.00 Modern European Soho

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  • Wine: £16.00
  • Champagne: £35.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-11.30pm

Square Meal Review of 10 Greek Street ?

‘Not for corporate diners who get off on white tablecloths and deferential waiters’, noisy, stark and cramped 10 Greek Street scores with its high-octane neighbourhood vibe, tasty food and ‘ridiculously good-value’ wine list. The daily blackboard menu pulls in bright, fresh ideas from across the Mediterranean: a small portion of red-wine risotto is adorned with ‘nicely charred’ treviso and burrata, perfectly cooked asparagus comes with fabulous truffled egg-yolk ravioli, and juicy spatchcocked poussin is given a spiced chilli rub. Readers have also praised bigger plates of monkfish cheeks wrapped in bacon with lentils and confit duck with butternut squash and celeriac. The restaurant’s inspiring, well-spread wine list is much admired, while ‘confident, efficient’ staff ensure things roll along smoothly.

Wine List Of The Year Finalist

On its own, the informal ‘main’ list for this Soho eatery is an impressive bit of work. Tightly chosen, it stuffs more good and interesting bottles into its 40 bins than many lists 10 times the size, with a terrific selection available either by the glass or half-bottle. Add to this the ever-changing selection of ‘fine wines’ – hand-written and snapped up in tiny quantities, and it’s a list that’s as innovative, informal and quirky as the clientele.

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  1. 10 Greek Street

    10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH
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    Oliver L.

    Good food, nice atmosphere

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  2. 10 Greek Street

    10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH
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    David H.

    Decent, but not outstanding.

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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 7

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  3. 10 Greek Street

    10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH
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    Matt P.
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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 8

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  4. 10 Greek Street

    10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH
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    Richard E.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  5. 10 Greek Street

    10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH
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    Sara Bean
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  6. 10 Greek Street

    10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH
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    Michael L.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  1. I first heard of this place through the recommendation of a friend ages ago and it took me ages to finally get round to making a reservation there! I chose to go there because 1- the daily change of the menu intrigued me and 2- my friend would not let go of the fact I hadn't visited. In the end, he even came along!

    It was again another wet day in Soho so I walked very briskly in a desperate attempt to be warm again - something I rarely do. Anyway, I entered the restaurant and it was so tiny: there were tables cramped up at every single corner and the coat hanger area was so small some people had to put their coats on top of others. Even the area underneath for bag storage was so small; I was nervous that my umbrella would get lost in the pile of belongings. I usually like relatively small places because it gives the restaurant an intimate atmosphere but I felt very claustrophobic here!



    We were seated really close to the kitchen (which I didn't mind) and waited for our orders to be taken. The menu was rolled up and placed amongst the cutlery-that's definitely a first! For starters I ordered the spiced guinea fowl wings and Flash ordered the 'bisque, prawn, mussels, clam and orzo'. My order arrived and the aroma made me salivate excessively. The guinea fowl was seasoned to perfection and went really well with this sweet pepper/tomato sauce. The bed of rocket underneath also provided a nice crunch. It was so good but so little!




    Flash's order arrived and it didn't look like what he ordered. That's because it wasn't! However, he decided not to return it. The dish was actually the seared scallops with chorizo and a cauliflower purée. I had a taste of it and it was nicely cooked and the chorizo which I don't usually like tasted great. It came across very fresh and light but the same problem occurred where the portion was just too small!


    Next up were the mains. I ordered the Gloucester old spot pork belly and Flash had the roast cod. My dish when it arrived was quite a disappointment. The presentation was uninspiring and the aroma didn't really please me. Unfortunately, it tasted like it looked-bland and boring. The pork belly had fat in places where there shouldn't be any, the black pudding tasted awful (however I've never liked it) and I didn't like the texture of the white beans. The only thing I enjoyed was the pork crackling which was as good as it gets.


    The roast cod on the other hand was well-seasoned, had a soft texture and made me wish I didn't have what I ordered. 


    By the time we were ready to order desserts, pretty much all the customers had left while Flash and I remained. I ordered the pear and frangipane tart while Flash had the chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream and blood orange. Flash's dessert arrived first and I stared at it with huge regret and in order to avoid the experience of another potential gastronomic blunder, I ordered the same thing! I had to take my original order home though. 

    Anyway, the chocolate fondant was good but nothing out of the ordinary. It had a soft and warm chocolate goo on the inside which ran onto the plate and mixed with the melting ice-cream. The blood orange was a refreshing addition to the plate as it overwhelmed me with acidity in the middle of a very rich dish.


    Towards the end of my meal, my general impression of the place was quite negative until I met a really cool Ghanaian waitress. After she gave me my pear tart to take home, we all engaged in quite a lengthy convo. She was really cool and gave off a subtle hipster vibe which suited the restaurant atmosphere a bit.

    Overall, I wasn't heavily impressed by the general quality of the food but I must admit that they cook fish really well. Maybe it's because modern European cuisine is not really my cup of tea at this point but I can't get over how much I didn't enjoy my main course. They do change their menu daily so first-time experimentation with the customers might explain some odd tasting dishes. Anyway, I'll leave it to you to be the judge. Do leave a comment below to tell me how much you enjoyed it if you visit.


    PS: I had the pear tart the day after and it was really good!

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  2. In town to purchase Mr Silver's wedding suit, we decided to have lunch in nearby Soho. 10 Greek Street has a very unobtrusive presence on the major Soho road, but stop by and you're in for a treat. The restaurant is tiny and the decor is simple, with an open kitchen and the menu rustically etched on a blackboard over head. The little place has a huge energy and as it was packed with people it felt buzzy and alive...
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  3. Published : Saturday, 19th October 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: 10 Greek Street

    Whenever I’ve walked past 10 Greek Street in Soho it’s always been packed and as it’s a no reservation restaurant for dinner the wait time can sometimes be a tad epic. Luckily for two friends and I on our Tuesday night visit we were confronted with just a thirty minute wait and told we could have a drink at the bar. I didn’t even know they had a bar as it’s tucked away at the back right in front of the open kitchen. It was hot and cramped but we loved it! Whilst we waited for our table we decided to order a few nibbles from the bar menu. Some padron peppers (£5) generously sprinkled with sea salt were utterly moreish. Due to the season, there were a couple that nearly blew my friend’s head off with their fiery kick but that didn’t stop us devouring the lot...
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  4. Published : Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Her Favourite Food :: 10 Greek Street

    10 Greek Street approaches swank from a different direction. Diners can be forgiven for walking straight past it as from the outside the restaurant consists of a black panel, a semi-tinted black window and ‘ten’ written above the front door. There is no flashy name, entrance or décor and this is the beauty of the place.Read more »
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  5. Restauranteurs must rack their brains for weeks on end to come up with the names of their restaurants. Some create vaguely Latin-sounding names, while others simply name their businesses after the address as is the case with 10 Greek Street. This small Soho-based restaurant may lack an original name, but that hardly matters given the quality of its food...
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  6. I’ve never quite got over the death of Alastair Little. I’m talking about the restaurant in Soho which bore his name, obviously, not the man himself. Even though I don’t think that he cooked there very often towards the end, it was always consistent and interesting. With simple, fairly minimalist decor, it was my first choice for business lunches and dinners, where I wanted the food to be good and the atmosphere to be relaxed. I always wanted to eat everything on the menu. And no, that doesn’t always happen. Its demise left a gap in my life. Until last night. 10 Greek Street. Others I know have been singing its praises for some time and I’d been before (at lunchtime) but for some reason, hadn’t warmed to its charms...
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  7. Published : Saturday, 11th August 2012

    HungryinLondon :: 10 GREEK STREET (Soho)

    I have to apologise for my lazy blogging at the moment – the summer effect, changing jobs and a lot of things going on in my life.  I have however been eating, so will update you on recent restaurant experiences in a series of shorter posts.  In the end all you, dear readers, want to know is whether the restaurant is worth going to, right?...
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  8. Published : Saturday, 28th July 2012

    Ross eats :: 10 Greek Street

    Bookings! Love them or hate them they seem to be a big issue in the restaurant world at the moment. Get there at the right time and having a no-booking policy is perfect for a casual dinner around town, get there at the wrong time and having to miss out on that dish you’ve been savouring all day for is enough to send even the pickiest eater down to the supermarket for a Ginsters. 10 Greek Street is one of a few recent Soho openings that are very much into no-bookings, have a reasonably small daily changing menu, a simple dining area with friendly chatty staff – perfect for a Soho lunch from all accounts no, that’s what the reviews in the papers say...
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