Ousia

4.6
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61 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a welcome retreat from the horrendous weather! Really friendly and prompt service, they explained their mezze style menu and specials and the food just kept coming. Four of us chose mainly vegetarian dishes and they were all delicious. Two bottles of wine, four well fed people and three puddings cost us £40 each. A bargain for Fitzrovia and lovely food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Decent food, nice people.

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DominicP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly, kind staff that was accompanied by tasty food. I would definitely recommend Ousia to anyone that likes authentic Greek food.

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Bath
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food OK but nothing special.
Small selection of wines: mostly average and overpriced

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RonnyS
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Great food and hospitality. Couldn't recommend it more!

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KateJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the variety of dishes and the friendly and efficient service.

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Stathis
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Not a fan of the music, loud Greek pop, so would not recommend if that's not your style. Food was great though.

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Obrech
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Greek food with excellent service. Will return.

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VegasIrregular
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Where to start - order was confused, and had to re-order things that were left off; grilled prawns were not fresh and were massively overcooked (thankfully there were ONLY two pieces per serving); pita was clearly store-bought; souvlaki was dry and tasteless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at Ousia as always ! Food is beautiful so fresh.
Authentic Greek food as it’s finest

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Maria
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on vacation, we found them on Open Table checking under “food near me”. Upon arriving we found a lovely family owned business with fantastic food. The wait staff was attentive and kind. Highly recommended! You’ll be glad you did!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend.

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VickyM
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Greek food! And wine! Loads of small tapas like plates to share.

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Amanda
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and good authentic Greek food. A little on the pricey side, but not too bad for the location. Highly recommended if you are after a taste of real Greek cuisine.

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipValie16
London
40 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 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!

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JanetH
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.

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marisab
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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30thanniv
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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe our favourite restaurant in London.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NorikoC
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.

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Wfamily
London
36 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.

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52HM
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 .

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natalep
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

What else?;)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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vipJohn
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.

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vipDawna468
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MagsY
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

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GSzab
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience1

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

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vipNomnomnom
London
44 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.

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Fooooooood
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.

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SdC1234
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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PatriciaW
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great customer service received and fabulous food!

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LucyH
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really gorgeous Greek food. Particularly impresses with the taramasalata.

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vipDilianaD
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.

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RobinCampbell
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RonnieK
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

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Ousia is rated 4.6 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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