Galomitzithra. Borek. Kleftico.
It’s all Greek to us.
And it’s what they’re serving over at Hovarda, a new Aegean restaurant from the people behind Yosma (which is, incidentally, quite possibly the best Turkish restaurant in London).
Placed incongruously in Chinatown, it’s going to have a restaurant downstairs, and a cocktail bar upstairs, serving mixed drinks like their signature Hovarda, which blends the raki that Yosma does so well with cinnamon, yoghurt, brown sugar, honey, cardamom & espresso.
The food will include the likes of crab borek (filled filo pastry) with lemon sauce; wood fire beetroot with orange and Galomitzithra (a soft white cheese); slow-roasted lamb Kleftico (it’s like a casserole, but soooo much better) with lamb fat potatoes, oregano, and lemon; and whole grilled lobsters with homemade Greek-style pasta. Which is called “eriste”…
…if you want to Greek-out.
NOTE: Hovarda is due to open on the 17th November 2017. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can check out their holding page HERE, and their Twitter page HERE.
Hovarda | 36-40 Rupert St, W1D 6DR
Like the sound of this place? Then check out Yosma.