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Summary

A “great (and ever-changing) range of fairly priced wines”, together with a handwritten ‘Black Book’ of fine wines at low mark-ups, make this “fun and friendly” – but also “crowded” and “noisy” – modern Soho wine bar a regular haunt for wine trade insiders. The food is also “great”, “reliably delicious, and avoids cliches”, which makes it an ideal spot to “enjoy a long, relaxed, indulgent lunch”. A number of fans caution though that “prices seem to be creeping higher…”

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Lovely…”, “fun…”, “affordable…”, “…a delight!” – this “cramped” modern wine bar in Soho is “a place to go back again and again” with its “stunning and original”, “locally sourced” food and its “handwritten Wine Journal with interesting entries and very reasonable mark ups”. “Love sitting by the bar to watch the chefs, but does get a little smokey at times!”

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“No pretensions, just a pure celebration of real food” is the vibe at this simple modern wine bar in the heart of Soho, which provides “wonderful, brilliantly executed dishes, full of big flavours on every visit”, plus “a dozen or so house wines available by the glass at very modest markups”. “Tables are squashed in, so you have to talk to your neighbours, but it works!”

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The rough ’n’ ready appearance of this small joint belies the highly competent kitchen which is open at the far end of this converted Soho shop”. Yes it’s “a bit cramped” and “too noisy”, but staff are “laid back and friendly”, and its “no-frills but faultless quality” dishes are packed with “lovely, simple flavours”. “Naturally they don’t accept reservations, but you can’t have it all…”

£56
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

12
38

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £24.00 £4.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Harden's says...

10 Greek Street W1

A plain and simple - and noisy and tightly-packed - Soho bistro, offering simple and generally decent food, plus cracking wines, at reasonable prices.


We happened to have booked for lunch at this Soho newcomer on the day it received a bit of a 'rave' in the Evening Standard, so expectations were high. We arrived to find what looked very like a plain and simple bistro, and further inspection confirmed it was precisely that.


Any lingering doubts were laid to rest by the blackboard menu, which can only be described as, well, bistro-like - full of good, and relatively straightforward, dishes. As a guest commented, he could have eaten his way right through it.


The wine list, however, was not really bistro-like: it was much better than that. Well, what's not to like with a list that kicks off with champagne at £6 a glass? There's a very respectable range, but prices are consistently modest, with many options available by the half-bottle-size carafe.


On the evidence of our visit, though, the wines far outshine the food. The bread, focaccia, was decent enough, but the starter du jour we'd opted for was simply a disaster. A dish of crab, chilli and pasta, and saffron too, it looked good, but it tasted of nothing at all, and certainly not chilli. Not a good start. A plump pheasant breast, however, was a simple pleasure, accompanied by some similarly plain but satisfying kale and Jerusalem artichokes.


Wondering if we'd been unlucky, we interrogated our guests (two) as to whether they'd sensed the magic that had impressed the earlier visiting scribe. No, even as guests, and having sampled a starter and a main course apiece, they could not perjure themselves to say that they had sensed anything resembling magic.


Prices, however, are reasonable: a two-course lunch for three, with a bottle of Gruner Veltliner, and a cup of coffee apiece, squeaked in just under the magic ton mark. Plus tip, which was well deserved.


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10 Greek St, London, W1D 4DH
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-8:30 pm

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