Suvlaki is an authentic Greek restaurant that specialises in Greek street food. A couple of weeks ago, a Greek friend of my dad recommended Suvlaki to me because of its authenticity and also because he knew how much I love tapas style restaurants. Suvlaki has two restaurants – in Shoreditch and Soho. We chose Soho because I remembered walking past the restaurant several times on route to other Soho restaurants.
The Soho restaurant is rather small and cosy, and the service is very friendly which adds to its relaxing vibe.
The menu sets the tone perfectly because almost everything on it is intriguing, plus I could see the dishes on tables around us and it all looked so delicious! I was struggling for what to leave out of my order, but then our waitress suggested 3-5 dishes per person and that made things much easier 😁
What we ordered
From small plates, we ordered courgette fritters and spinach samosas. From signature, I ordered octopus and spicy lamb chops, and Shiima ordered chicken kebab. I ordered mount Olympus wild boar suvlaki (skewers) and Shiima ordered corn fed chicken mini wrap.
Both the courgette fritters and spinach samosas were delicious. Both perfectly fried with sensational vegetable filling. But the tasty crunchy pastry of the spinach samosas made it the better of the two.
The octopus was really good and the mashed fava beans were lovely too. The grilled octopus was tender and very well spiced… I wanted more!
The spicy lamb chops were very yummy as well. A lot spicier that then octopus but not too spicy, and succulent too. Shiima had to order me to put down the bones 😂.
Shiima’s Chicken Kebabs were the last dish to arrive and by this time we were already stuffed. It was still enjoyable though, very rich and creamy because the chicken is marinated in cream cheese before grilling. And the olives and baby tomatoes went very well with the chicken because it added more depth of flavour.
My mount Olympus wild boar sausages were tremendous. It’s said you eat with your eyes and these looked so mouth-watering. Lovely flavourful sausages and I finished them in a heart beat.
Shiima really enjoyed her Corn Fed Chicken mini wrap, and particularly liked the portion size. The pita was delicious and the corn fed chicken was soft with a creamy sauce.
I was still hungry while waiting for Shiima’s chicken kebab, so I ordered prawn saganaki.
The prawn saganaki arrived with complimentary pita bread. Uhh, the pita bread was just great. Warm, lightly seasoned and doused with olive oil. So moreish. The prawn saganaki was good too. Meaty prawns tossed in creamy feta cheese and tangy tomato. Fantastic eaten with the pita bread.
Nah, we were too full, although we were very tempted by the tiramisu.
We absolutely loved our dinner at Suvlaki Soho. The vibe is very cosy and relaxing, the service very friendly, and the food was excellent. We’ll certainly be going back very soon. We recommend for relaxed dates, casual meals with friends, family, and colleagues, although not in large groups (6 at most). Foodies too and anyone interested in Greek cuisine. It’s relatively inexpensive as well. Do try to reserve a table before you go though, because the restaurant is small and gets really busy.
Dress Code: Casual
Shiima’s Star Dish: Spinach Samosas
Amen’s Star Dish: Mount Olympus Wild Boar
Rating: 5 out of 5