I’ve eaten at 10 Greek Street before and loved its relaxed and simple feel with a real focus on delicious food. They produce a frequently changing tapas menu where everything looks yummy; they even manage to package lamb’s brains in an appetising way, demonstrative of the lofty heights at which their cooking skills reside. Unfortunately Greek Street hasn’t bucked the trend for Soho’s no reservation policy but as our visit was made on an early Monday evening we were promptly shown to a table.
The night started with strawberry bellini’s. I don’t often drink on a Monday evening, but somehow a friend/conversational wizard persuaded me and they didn’t disappoint. On to the democratic exercise of tapas selection. The quandary of all options inducing drool is that the risk of over-ordering becomes a fully fledged issue. Luckily I was held back from saying yes from everything and we went for the queenie scallops with sea purslane (a coastal shrub) and pickled broad beans, grilled asparagus with a rich parmesan cream and fried sweet cod cheeks with a tart mustard dipping sauce. All three were faultless. We also decided to say yes to a main portion-sized ricotta gnudi, wild mushroom, truffle & rocket dish which was amazing. Gnudi, otherwise known as light pillows of air, are ricotta dumplings with a texture similar to good gnocchi but ten times more delicate. Muddled with the butter sauce and earthy mushrooms the dish was perfect.
As it always happens, the desserts were too good to miss. Two chocolate pots with blueberry compote and a lemon posset with rhubarb were ordered, both of which were flanked by a wedge of shortbread. The pot turned out to be more of a butter dish and by the time I had finished the challenge, delicious as it was, I was ready to roll home.
10 Greek Street is small but perfectly formed. There’s a bar at the kitchen pass which I’m sure would be a great date night choice or in fact ‘any night you fancied a treat’ option. The food is exemplary, service on point and bill reasonable for such full and satisfied bellies, we each paid £30. A must.
10 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DH