The Four Lanterns

96 Cleveland Street Marylebone , London, W1T 6NP

The Four Lanterns says

Full of Greek charm, The Four Lanterns has been a favourite of central London restaurant-goers for many, many years. In fact, since 1970 this unpretentious slice of Greece – named after a famous Cypriot bridge, Ta Tessera Phanaia in Limassol - has given Londoners a taste for the Ionian lifestyle with its warm, hospitable welcome, cosy, authentic surroundings and delicious, sunny food. Gourds and lamps hang from the beamed ceiling of The Four Lanterns, smiling waitresses dart between the tables and the smells of charcoal grilling waft from the kitchen. It’s an evocative experience made all the more sensuous with the arrival of your meal – traditional Greek dishes ranging from light, fresh salads to hearty, flavoursome kebabs.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Great Portland Street Tube Station 255m

Warren Street Tube Station 313m

Address

Address: 96 Cleveland Street Marylebone , London W1T 6NP

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Nearby Landmarks

BT Tower 221m

University of Westminster 272m

Details

Telephone: 020 7387 0704

Cuisine: Greek

8.0

Food & Drink: 7.5

Service: 7.5

Atmosphere: 7.0

Value: 8.5

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Luncheon Vulture platinum reviewer 02 January 2018

A proper, old-fashioned Greek taverna with no airs and graces was the request. Thanks to a ringing personal recommendation from the bloke’s son (which was also corroborated by Square Meal), four of us found ourselves in the somewhat unimposing surroundings of Cleveland Street on a cold, dank Monday evening. Fortunately the Four Lanterns lived up to its name and whilst it could not replicate a balmy evening in the Med, the cosy interior and the warmth of the welcome from the staff certainly lit up our evening. We all ordered the mezedes, which just has to be one of the best value meals available in central London. For £22 a head, the food never stopped coming; from classic starters of dips and pitta bread , on to the spicy sausages, closely followed by a vast array of fish dishes, all rounded off with a platter of grilled meats served with rice and salad. Our blokes are known for their appetites, but even they had to admit to defeat here. For me the standout dish was the whitebait, deliciously fresh and light but there was really something for everyone on this menu. Beverage choices are a bit limited; no draught beer available during our meal and as for the wine, think we can say that we found the least worse bottle on the menu, but as all are priced at £30 or less, you don’t come here for the vino. Although it was a quiet night, the two members of staff looked after us very well and were engaging and amusing all evening. Food-wise it certainly hit the brief and we’ll definitely return.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Guy A. 04 August 2013

A lovely evening. the owner (I think it was the owner) has a great sense of humour and we had a nice laugh without any intrusion. The waitress was lovely and giggled all the time so really added to the atmosphere and despite her dizzy appearance all went well with service. My lamb kebab was cooked beautifully and tasted really nice. Asked the ‘owner’ to supply his choice of red wine. Spot on choice. And for central London the bill was just fine. If you are in the vicinity and fancy Greek I don't think you'll go wrong with Four Lanterns.