Last week I visited OPSO for a much needed catch up over dinner and a few cocktails. Opso is a Modern Greek Tapas centred in the heart of Marylebone. I was completely blown away by the quality of the food and the cocktails made to perfection at this casual bar/restaurant. Opso offers the highest quality of Greek ingredients which is imported directly from their home country. Opso offers a large menu which leaves you torn for choice, but need not to worry as it’s a tapas style menu – there’s no food envy here! The food is well presented and well prepped, which is why it’s so fresh and full of flavour, for instance the 16-hour slow cooked lamb. Although the Opso’s menu is vast, make sure you leave room for dessert, this is one restaurant where dessert cannot be missed! Those with a sweet tooth will thank me for finding this gem later! Come the weekend, Opso’s menu expands becoming one of Marylebone’s best brunch spots, yet still heavily influenced by Greek flavours.
Restaurant and Bar
10 Paddington St, W1U 5QL (just off Marylebone high-street)
Modern Greek Tapas
What I had
We had a huge selection of Opso’s recommend ‘best’ dishes, which certainly lived up to our expectations. We began with Grilled sourdough bread with olive oil, oregano and Kalamata olives and Fried smoked Metsovone cheese with homemade rhubarb jam – for those who love camembert cheese you’ll love this! To follow we shared the Lemon-oregano chicken drumstick with potato puree, this won as our favourite dish. The chicken is slow-cooked for 12 hours which bursts with flavour and the potato puree as perfection. With ours bigger than our belly’s we then indulged into the rib-eye steak which I highly recommend and Opso’s infamous 16 hour slow-cooked lamb shank with tomato and lemongrass orzo. I am not the biggest lover of lamb myself, however, my dinner date loved it and I thoroughly enjoyed the lamb was presented with it was delicious. With little space left, we then shared two desserts the Moustokoulouro sandwich and the bitter chocolate cake, these desserts are anyone with a sweet tooth’s heaven on earth!
The Moustokoulouro dessert sandwich – don’t leave until you’ve tried it!
Lively yet relaxed.
Extremely attentive even when packed
For more info see www.opso.co.uk