Ousia

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47 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Greek

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The first stage of evolution began with a complete renovation of the building. Of the major structural changes, the most significant included repositioning of the staircase leading to the basement. The result is a dining experience that can includes a unique ‘Mykonos’ style bar in the basement for cocktails, mezedakia and even live music events. The rest of the restaurant interior has been carefully designed to create a balanced ambience be-fitting of dishes that are served and for the diners who want to combine perfectly prepared Greek-Cypriot food with a touch of class.

With attention to every detail, the chef and kitchen team has managed to perfect the preparation of food; from supply chain to the way it sits, and the plate it sits on. The emphasis is on quality of produce at good prices; the result is a wonderfully simple and affordable fusion of old and new Greek-Cypriot mezedakia / tapas style dishes in the heart of the west end.
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H
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, lovely staff. Would definitely go there again.

V
London
39 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. All reasonably priced and value for money. Would definitely recommend!!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ousia was lovely from start to finish. The staff were really friendly and helpful and e food and atmosphere were great. We will definitely be back!

JH
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very friendly and professional staff. One of the best restaurants we’ve ever eaten in and fantastic value for money. Advisable to book in advance.

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.
Highly suggested for a group night out

3
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was superb. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent and the service was first class

OT
Kent
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe our favourite restaurant in London.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit but it won't our last. Great cooked to order fresh and interesting food. The small plates allowed us to try lots of different flavours. Loved everything that we had and plenty of options for future visits. Really good value and portion sizes for sharing.

OT
Kent
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food here, we've been several times now.

NC
London
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I really loved their house wine. Why we do not have the column for it?
Food is good, freshly prepared and served promptly. There was the time that we could not get much attentions for service because they were so busy dealing with other customers and were getting noisy.
But, I do recommend to have an early dinner there any time.

W
London
34 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you want good value nice food served in tapas style then go. The service is friendly and efficient. Not high end dining but an excellent evening out with friends.

HM
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly staff and didn't have to wait long for food to arrive. I thought the food was good fr the price we paid .

n
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, intimate atmosphere and very central, combined with a reasonable price.

What else?;)

OT
Kent
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

J
London
55 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sadly it was pretty much empty on a Wednesday evening. The small plates are attractive though not outstanding. Reasonably priced and interesting wine list. Andreas was having supper there but not looking a picture of happiness.

D
London
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Friendly staff, perfect for any occasion.

MY
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely little place, recommended to me by a colleague but so happy to find it. Small and quiet although we were i fear a bit rowdy. Relaxing meal and no pressure to clesr or move us. Great location

GS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Average food, overpriced, particularly with drinks. The ambiance is sad.

N
London
41 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had a small selection of the dishes and the seafood and vegetarian options seemed to be better than the meat dishes... Our pork souvlaki was a bit dry and seemed it was flash fried rather than grilled. Overall ok food for a reasonable price.

F
Hong Kong
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. The only downside was that our table was very close to another one so it was not very comfortable sitting until people on the other table left.

SC
London
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Traditional Greek food, tapas style. Modern restaurant with relaxed atmosphere.

PW
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great customer service received and fabulous food!

LH
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really gorgeous Greek food. Particularly impresses with the taramasalata.

DD
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty food, fresh ingredients and thoughtful service. One of the absolutely best Greek restaurants in London.

RC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cypriot food I've found in the UK! Will be returning.

RK
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very warm welcome with friendly staff and attentive owner/manager, Excellent food and helpful staff. Tried to please with humour and kindness

T
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly staff and tasty food although adds up quickly with small plates.

n
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely Greek restaurant food is delicious.. best to get a few plates to share. Portions are a bit small so and bit expensive especially the hummous but really worth a try. Staff are attentive family owned so gives u a personal feel.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ousia is a very nice place for a greek fine dining, at a good value for money. You can share tapas to try out many of the dishes and it's a quiet atmosphere, good to have a chat.

A
London
207 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent addition on Charlotte Street. The food was delicious, and they had both traditional and experimental Cypriot dishes. Tasty with excellent service

PW
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great customer service throughout the evening, the staff were very attentive and friendly.

Fabulous food!

A
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious but it was too expensive for what it offered. For example 3 pieces of halloumi cost £6! This was concidered a Greek-Cypriot restaurant. If you go to Cyprus you can order a whole pita with souvlaki, salad and french fries for just £6..

T
London
82 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant but nothing out of the ordinary. Watch the bill growing if you order too many small plates

JM
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Delicious, well presented food with great Greek wine and ingredients.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant, friendly staff. Excellent food. Attentive service. Can’t fault it! Great value too, especially for the area.

E
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pleasantly surprised to find this Greek restaurant option. The food was very tasty and the staff were eager to please. Would definitely return.

GB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We met friends here for lunch on Friday; it's a great place to chat and surprisingly quiet considering the doors were open to the street. Meze type plates of food but not small portions. We had Kleftiko, Chicken Souflaki and some other food, all lovely but we ordered too much. Salads are generous, each is enough for two. I thought the food was very reasonably priced. Drinks seemed a little expensive by comparison - a small glass of Prosecco was £9 - perhaps I'm just not used to London prices. Overall, a good experience and I would recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience3

A place for wine and snacks. Waiter was a little bit annoying.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service.

DG
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All courses excellent. Only marked 4 stars for ambience as we went at lunchtime and only 2 others there.