Hovarda | Greek Restaurant… In Chinatown
Galomitzithra. Borek. Kleftico.
It’s all Greek to us.
And it’s what they’re serving over at Hovarda, a follow-up Aegean restaurant from the people behind Yosma (which was, incidentally, one of the best Turkish restaurants in London).
Placed incongruously in Chinatown, it’s got 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 includes 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 open daily from noon till 11pm (with the bar open till 1am most nights). You can make a reservation on their website HERE.
Hovarda | 36-40 Rupert St, W1D 6DR
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