For their next venture, the people behind Pachamama are pivoting away from Peruvian to open a new, Greek-inspired restaurant & bar called Zephyr.
Should be a breeze.
Especially considering they’ve bussed in John Skotidas to head up the kitchen, the former exec chef of nearby Greek gems Mazi and Suzi Tros.
It’s opening early this July on Portobello Road, pretty much opposite Gold. And the place looks like it’s going to be stunning. The restaurant will be set on the ground floor, while downstairs, they’re planting a suave, retro-styled lounge bar that’s set to be open till late. It’ll serve signature cocktails from a marble topped bar while you lounge around on soft, 70s seating.
Teasers from the food menu promise a lot of chargrilled meat and fish, “drizzled and dressed with modern-mezze flavours”. That translates to numbers like seabass carpaccio with bottarga; otoro toast with caviar and whole-smoked aubergine with dukkah and citrus yoghurt. There’ll be a big emphasis on group dining too, with theatrical tableside preparation of sharing platters fit for an epicurean feast.
Well, the guy was Greek after all.
NOTE: Zephyr is set to open in early July. You can keep an eye on their website HERE.
Zephyr | 100 Portobello Road, London W11 2QD
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