Opso, an all-day Greek restaurant and bar, is opening in the centre of Marylebone at the end of May.
The two-tier eatery will open on 10 Paddington Street, the former spot of Ping Pong Dim Sum and is the creation of Greek-English entrepreneur Andreas Labridis, and architect and gastronome Dimitris Karampatakis.
Labridis, who will take on the role of general manager, said of the venture: “Opso is the culmination of almost two years of hard work, combining our Greek upbringing with a shared love of London.”
Opso delivers the tastes, produce and communal dining of Greece to cosmopolitan Londoners at appropriate prices. Breakfast will begin at 8am during the week, the all-day menu will offer classical Greek dishes such as Hortopia: a home-made short-crust pie of seasonable greens and feta with snails, chips and served with bacon and sherry vinegar – an homage to the classic British fish and chips. The dessert menu will range from simple Greek yogurt with sour cherries and lime to more complex traditional pastry dishes.
In the evenings the front area the corner-situated restaurant will become a bar serving a series of traditional and spirited cocktails, as well as a regularly updated series of single-origin coffees and teas.
On warmer days there will also be street-front, al fresco dining for up to 40 covers.
Opso will join a strong Greek community in Marylebone – sharing the same street as both events venue the Hellenic Centre and existing Greek restaurant The Real Greek, whilst being a stone’s throw from recently opened restaurant Ergon.
Opso Restaurant and Bar opens late May 2014 at 10 Paddington Street, W1.