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Summary

This “vast Greek taverna” has become a landmark after 40 years on Primrose Hill, and is “extraordinarily busy” due to the “unique experience and family atmosphere” it offers. But the cooking “is average at best, and less-than-average of late”; “I’ve been coming here for 25 years and the food is nothing like it used to be, which is very sad because it’s a fun place”.

£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Buzzing with positive energy, seven days a week” – this “phenomenal” Primrose Hill mega-taverna remains “extraordinarily busy” and is “like home, only better” for its huge north London fanclub. Even many fans recognise that “the menu is tired and needs a complete refresh”… but it’s been like that for as long as anyone can remember!

£45
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“What do they put in the water?” to drive the “terrific” buzz at this “always packed” Primrose Hill mega-taverna; “obliging” long-serving staff (“you feel like they know you”) are key to its magic, but less so the Greek fodder – “I’ve complained about the boring, unchanging food since about 1975, but keep on going back!”

£45
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Always packed, even on Mondays”, this “unchanging” Primrose Hill mega-taverna is a north London “phenomenon”; doubtless its straightforward old-favourite dishes “could be improved”, but staff are “unflappable” and the atmosphere is “always cheerful”.

£45
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
45
11 pm
200
89 Regent’s Park Rd, London, NW1 8UY
Opening hours

Monday-Saturday 12:00pm–3:00pm 6:00pm–11:00pm Sunday 12:00pm–3:30pm
Last orders: 11 pm

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