Ousia

4.4
70 Reviews
£25 and under
Greek
The first stage of evolution began with a complete renovation of the building. Of the major structural changes, the most significant included repositioning of the staircase leading to the basement. The result is a dining experience that can includes a unique ‘Mykonos’ style bar in the basement for cocktails, mezedakia and even live music events. The rest of the restaurant interior has been carefully designed to create a balanced ambience be-fitting of dishes that are served and for the diners who want to combine perfectly prepared Greek-Cypriot food with a touch of class.

With attention to every detail, the chef and kitchen team has managed to perfect the preparation of food; from supply chain to the way it sits, and the plate it sits on. The emphasis is on quality of produce at good prices; the result is a wonderfully simple and affordable fusion of old and new Greek-Cypriot mezedakia / tapas style dishes in the heart of the west end.
What 70 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
NT
NataliaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was pretty good, the cougette and feta friters were missing seasoning tho. But all in general was amazing

CB
ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super friendly and helpful staff. A most excellently made gin martini to get us off to a flying start! We had a truly delicious bottle of St. Elias Assyrtiko 2018 to go with our meal. Not massive quantities of food but good enough. Could have done with more salt and more garlic in the Tzadziki, but otherwise jolly nice all round. We shall go again.

ES
EllenS
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious simple and fresh small plates for sharing. Attentive staff and relaxing environment

B
vipBadger3
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great service, good food, varied wine list, good value

LG
LG27
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The place is nice and in a good location. The service was good too, the waiters were nice and helpful.

The food: we ordered some fried calamari and fried courgettes and they were very oily. Overall, the food was very bland, lacking salt and lot of taste.

e
ewhunt88
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food. Bit noisy but wonderful service. We will be back

HF
HannahF
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

must try the octopus, but everything was delicious!

SV
StaceyVH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. The service was exceptional and incredibly attentive. The food was delicious and good value. It you want a treat without breaking the bank this place is for you! 1 star knocked down as no gluten free bread!

S
Steve
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

had a table for two outside. excellent service, tasty food, reasonably priced - we will return soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a welcome retreat from the horrendous weather! Really friendly and prompt service, they explained their mezze style menu and specials and the food just kept coming. Four of us chose mainly vegetarian dishes and they were all delicious. Two bottles of wine, four well fed people and three puddings cost us £40 each. A bargain for Fitzrovia and lovely food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Decent food, nice people.

DP
DominicP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly, kind staff that was accompanied by tasty food. I would definitely recommend Ousia to anyone that likes authentic Greek food.

a
aler
Bath
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food OK but nothing special.
Small selection of wines: mostly average and overpriced

RS
RonnyS
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Great food and hospitality. Couldn't recommend it more!

KJ
KateJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the variety of dishes and the friendly and efficient service.

S
Stathis
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Not a fan of the music, loud Greek pop, so would not recommend if that's not your style. Food was great though.

O
Obrech
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Greek food with excellent service. Will return.

VI
VegasIrregular
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Where to start - order was confused, and had to re-order things that were left off; grilled prawns were not fresh and were massively overcooked (thankfully there were ONLY two pieces per serving); pita was clearly store-bought; souvlaki was dry and tasteless.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at Ousia as always ! Food is beautiful so fresh.
Authentic Greek food as it’s finest

M
Maria
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on vacation, we found them on Open Table checking under “food near me”. Upon arriving we found a lovely family owned business with fantastic food. The wait staff was attentive and kind. Highly recommended! You’ll be glad you did!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend.

VM
VickyM
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Greek food! And wine! Loads of small tapas like plates to share.

A
Amanda
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and good authentic Greek food. A little on the pricey side, but not too bad for the location. Highly recommended if you are after a taste of real Greek cuisine.

H
Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, lovely staff. Would definitely go there again.

V
vipValie16
London
40 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. All reasonably priced and value for money. Would definitely recommend!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ousia was lovely from start to finish. The staff were really friendly and helpful and e food and atmosphere were great. We will definitely be back!

JH
JanetH
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very friendly and professional staff. One of the best restaurants we’ve ever eaten in and fantastic value for money. Advisable to book in advance.

m
marisab
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.
Highly suggested for a group night out

3
30thanniv
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was superb. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent and the service was first class

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe our favourite restaurant in London.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit but it won't our last. Great cooked to order fresh and interesting food. The small plates allowed us to try lots of different flavours. Loved everything that we had and plenty of options for future visits. Really good value and portion sizes for sharing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food here, we've been several times now.

NC
NorikoC
London
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I really loved their house wine. Why we do not have the column for it?
Food is good, freshly prepared and served promptly. There was the time that we could not get much attentions for service because they were so busy dealing with other customers and were getting noisy.
But, I do recommend to have an early dinner there any time.

W
Wfamily
London
36 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you want good value nice food served in tapas style then go. The service is friendly and efficient. Not high end dining but an excellent evening out with friends.

HM
52HM
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly staff and didn't have to wait long for food to arrive. I thought the food was good fr the price we paid .

n
natalep
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, intimate atmosphere and very central, combined with a reasonable price.

What else?;)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

J
vipJohn
London
55 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sadly it was pretty much empty on a Wednesday evening. The small plates are attractive though not outstanding. Reasonably priced and interesting wine list. Andreas was having supper there but not looking a picture of happiness.

D
vipDawna468
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Friendly staff, perfect for any occasion.

MY
MagsY
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely little place, recommended to me by a colleague but so happy to find it. Small and quiet although we were i fear a bit rowdy. Relaxing meal and no pressure to clesr or move us. Great location

FAQs

Ousia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Ousia is rated 4.4 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.