Jason Allen 09/05/23
Kima | Zero Waste Fin-To-Grill Greek Fish Restaurant in Marylebone
Zero waste restaurants have wasted precisely zero time in becoming industry game-changers, and Marylebone’s about to get the latest standard-bearer.
Kima is going to be a ‘fin-to-grill’ seafood restaurant from restaurateurs Andreas Labridis & Nikos Roussos. They’re the people behind both INO Gastrobar, and the beloved OPSO in Marylebone – and in fact Kima is going to open up in a former Italian joint right opposite the latter. The space sounds lush, too. They’ve peeled back the plaster to reveal forged cement walls and old British herringbone flooring, into which they’re going to sling a huge marble bar, midnight blue leather sofas, and brass lighting fixtures to illuminate it all.
The idea is to get day-boat fish in each morning, then use every single last bit of those swimmers for dishes throughout the day. That means grilled fish heads (filled with succulent cheek), lightly fried tails with aioli, charred collars drizzled in olive oil & lemon, and meaty fillets scorched on the grill. Anything left over gets turned into stock.
The menu so far is set to include the likes of charred langoustines, ceviches & tartars, home-made fisherman’s pie made with octopus topped, tuna T-Bone steak, grouper shank ‘Giouvetsi’ and fish collar with smoked tomato and charred okra. And for dessert? They’ve created a nori baklavas that swaps out the traditional filo pastry for a delicate caramelised seaweed.
Washing all of this down will be a champagne-heavy wine list, and some seasonal cocktails.
Now don’t waste any time getting down there once it opens.
NOTE: Kima is set to open on June 5th 2023. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can check out their website right here.
Kima | 57 Paddington Street, W1U 4JA
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