Meraki is a modern Greek restaurant in Fitzrovia. We love Greek food, so much that we picked a summer holiday destination to try authentic Greek food. Our previous experience of Greek cuisine in London was from Suvlaki, which is awesome but more casual Greek street food. Meraki offers a different experience.
Meraki is very elegant. It’s stylishly designed with open brick walls, alluring artwork, contemporary furnishings, and a prominent open kitchen. The service is also professional, although somewhat sluggish at the start. Now, the food…
The hummus was really good. Without asking, they offered to separate the eel from the hummus which was perfect for Shiima because although she’s started eating fish, eel is a stretch for her 😂. I really enjoyed the eel. The warm and crispy breads went really well with the hummus and so did the baby squid….
This was solid. It was just as you’d hope for… simple flavours and well cooked for the ideal texture.
Again, solid. Nothing to knock your socks off, but every mouthful was enjoyable. Crispy batter and creamy filling.
This was awesome. Aubergine has quickly become one of our favourite dishes, especially at Greek, Mediterranean, and Middle-Eastern restaurants. This aubergine is near the top of the list of the aubergine dishes we’ve had. It was delicious, creamy, and the crispy kale elevated the texture of the dish.
Another decent dish. The kebabs were perfectly juicy and with a good spice kick. Went nicely with hummus as well.
These were a tad basic, or maybe I was expecting too much. I certainly was expecting more of the glazed pork belly but it seemed the bare minimum in each taco.
I loved this dish. Similar to the lamb chops from Zuma last week, these were utterly succulent and fairly sweet. But what made this dish standout is the incredibly indulgent and salty baked aubergine and hummus… that was just fantastic.
The baby chicken was simply seasoned and very well cooked. It was literally fall off the bone soft and basted in butter.
The cheesecake was okay. It was extremely light, so much that it somewhat lacked any distinctive cheesecake flavour. It wasn’t particularly sweet either.
We enjoyed our dinner at Meraki. It’s very elegant in its aesthetic and the service, and the food, although not particularly outstanding, is really good. To put it simply, every single dish was 6/7 out of 10, besides the lamb chops and smoked aubergine 😁. We recommend for romantic dates, dates that are more than casual but not entirely romantic, special occasions, and a catch-up with family or friends. Meraki is also expensive, so do consider that as well.
Dress Code: Casual
Shiima’s Star Dish: Smoked Aubergine
Amen’s Star Dish: Lamb Chops
Price: £40-50pp (excluding alcohol)
Rating: 4.6 out of 5