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16. August 2015: Restaurant Opso

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The “velvety yellow fava beans spread from Santorini with crispy capers and red onion” (GBP 6.00) is absolutely perfect to start your “Greek tapas experience” – especially if you order them with “Slices of Bread” (GBP 1.00) which go perfectly with the fava dip.

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The “Souvlaki slow cooked pork belly with tzatziki sauce in a pita bread” (GBP 4.00) looks limitedly appealing but I must admit that it was actually quite delicious. To be fair though, I have had better “pork belly” in the past. For my personal gusto this version was not crispy enough.

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I love everything which is unusual – so I always go for the things I have never tried. And I definitely haven’t tried a “salmon burger with tomato jam and garlic mayo in squid inc bun” (GBP 6.00) which comes wrapped like a proper burger …

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… but looks even more appealing once opened. How many of you have had black buns? I definitely haven’t so far! The burger is not only nice because of the contrast of the salmon and the black bun but also because of its taste.

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When it said “mushroom veloute ‘cappuccino’ with truffled froth and rye ‘sugar'” (GBP 3.00) you would only limitedly expect to receive something which properly looks like a cappuccino – but it actually did. The soup was of very intense flavour but truly appealing!

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Compared to the previous courses, the “green beans with aged graviera cheese and toasted almonds” (GBP 4.00) were almost a bit boring. Still, tasty, but nothing out of book of extraordinary foods.

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The “smoked & cured Greek ox-tongue on avocado cream” (GBP 9.00) on the other hand was interesting in its consistency but a bit overprized compared to the other dishes. I mean, okay, you had to fly in the ox from Greece ;-) … but still.

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The place is generally speaking very appealing as it is in Marylebone which is quite a lively area. The design is appealing, simple but stylish. The service does – overall – a good job. Somehow I missed the dedication of one waiter to each table so you were never quite sure to whom to talk to. But I must say they did a great job. Despite the fact that officially the “ox tongue” was not on the lunch menu (only up for dinner), they still served it to us upon request.

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While the ox tongue (as mentioned above) was a bit expensive, I must say, the prices for all the other dishes are actually quite exquisite! And the same applies to the beverages (i.e. double espresso, GBP 2.40; water sparkling, 0,75L, GBP 3.30). However, if you are looking for traditional Greek cuisine, this is not the place to go. If you are looking for something tasty and surprising with a Greek element in it, then you should definitely visit Opso!

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Contact Details:

Restaurant Opso

Paddington Street 10

W1U 5QL London (UK)

Tel.: +44 20 74 87 50 88

E-Mail: info@opso.co.uk

Homepage: http://www.opso.co.uk

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
GBP 61.20 (incl. tip) Filed in: London (UK), Restaurants
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