If you’re looking for delicious food, a fantastic bar and a roof garden with views of London, then look no further than the incredible Greek restaurant, Elysees. Situated in the trendy suburb of Fitzrovia, Elysees is housed in a beautiful Georgian townhouse that literally looks more like a millionaires private pad than a restaurant but is in fact a hidden hot spot for those in the know.
One of London’s oldest Greek restaurants, Elysees has been serving top notch food and drinks for over 70 years and boasts one of the best interiors in the West End, all recently redecorated and updated ready for your admiration. With a members-only vibe, the venue features an impressive 1930s inspired restaurant, a glamorous first floor cocktail bar and contemporary dining areas with a chandelier centre piece created entirely of smashed plates – love! Even better is the large, chic roof top garden complete with a retractable roof so no matter what the weather throws at you, you can be sure of a great night at Elysees.
The menu is simple yet delicious and is packed with authentic Greek dishes of tasty dips, freshly baked breads, spiced meat skewers, stuffed vegetables and grilled cheeses, great for sharing or having as a meal and only complete with a cheeky red or chilled white wine. The menu effortlessly fuses authentic with modern, culminating with contemporary Greek so though you can expect a traditional offering and also a chance to experience new flavours and tastes.
While you enjoy the delicious cuisine on offer you can kick back and take in live music from the top floor. Elysees plays host to a wealth of different musical talent including live jazz and Greek music and is the perfect summer setting after a long day of exploring. The awesomeness of this place doesn’t just stop at the food, the interior and the music, Elysees also boasts an impressive drinks menu that includes Greek wines, European beers and an imaginative cocktail list prepared by Jerome Armit, formerly of the Crazy Beer.
Though the experience isn’t exactly cheap, it won’t break the budget either and is the perfect treat if you’re wanting to spoil yourself or someone else. You’re looking at around £30 per head for a big selection of mezze dishes and a bottle of wine so if you fancy a nice night out or have a reason to celebrate then this is the place to head to. Check out elyseerestaurant.com or just get straight over there: 13 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1DP