Homegirl London’s Food Review: Suvlaki Greek Restaurant. The co-founders of this restaurant are from Athens with a focus on Greek street food. Suvlaki actually means little skewer or stick in case you were wondering. If you’re looking for Greek street food in London, Greek restaurants in Shoreditch or places to eat in Brick Lane, head over to the Suvlaki Greek Restaurant in East London.
“Sample the delights of street food Athens style with skewers, wraps or small plates in the heart of Shoreditch,” Homegirl London
Suvlaki Greek Restaurant Menu
The menu features meat, poultry, seafood and veg skewers which are served on their own or in a pita wrap. Homeboy opted for the Spicy Prawn Skewer which arrived on a bed of crispy kale with aioli and harissa dip. Meanwhile I tucked in to the Mastelo and Veg Wrap with super grains, rose aioli and pomegranate. Both were delicious and super tasty! Other options were Corn Fed Chicken, Gloucester Old Spot Pork, Mount Olympus Wild Boar, Aged Scottish Texel Lamb or Pulled Pork. Or you can try the Mussels with giant cous cous, Moussaka, Chicken Kebab or Spicy Lamb Chops.
Mastelo and Veg Wrap
Dine with a group of friends and you can share a selection of small plates. We tried the Mediterranean Baked Feta which was really good. The feta was sprinkled with oregano and parsley before baking and came with a few cherry tomatoes for good measure.
The Courgette Fritters were lovely with smoked Applewood cheddar inside. Other veggie small plates included Mixed Mushroom Sauté, Wilted Kale and Cheese Nibble which is grilled Mastelo. They also had Olive and Citrus Wood Smoked Eel and Sage Smoked Siglino (pork).
Mediterranean Baked Feta
Snacks included Pita, Olives, Tzatziki and Fava. The sides comprised of a Greek Salad, Grilled Vegetables, Potato Salad, Chickpea Salad and Chips. We tried the Chips which were very good, treat yourself!
If you have room try one of the desserts. We went for the Baklava Trio with ice cream and even though we were quite full, I’m glad we tried it! Alternatively, you might find a wild honey cheesecake, chocolate biscuit cake or chocolate truffles on offer.
To give you an idea of prices, snacks are £1.50-3.30, sides £3.80-4.80, small plates £4.50-5, skewers and mini wraps £3.90-4.50 and you can pay an extra £3 for a regular size wrap, signature dishes are £7.20-11 and desserts £3-7.50. Drinks include Greek white and red wine, a few beers, soft drinks and Greek coffee which is super strong!
Suvlaki Greek Restaurant Interiors
The restaurant interiors are quite dark with distressed grey-blue painted walls and ceiling. Decoration is in the form of wrought iron room dividers. The floor is half black and white tiles which meets concrete material. It’s an intimate space so you can snuggle up with your lover. The open kitchen is towards the back so you can smell the food before it arrives at your table.
Suvlaki Greek Restaurant Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Suvlaki Website. The restaurant address is 161 Brick Lane, London E1 6SB. The nearest station is Shoreditch High Street on the Overground Line. Current opening times listed are Monday to Thursday 12pm until 11pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm until 11.30pm and Sunday 12pm until 10pm. There is another branch in Soho located at 21 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AL.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.