Great value Greek food

1047 Reviews

Star Travel Rating

4/5

Review type

Things to do

Date of travel

August, 2023

Product name

The Four Lanterns

Product country

UK

Product city

London

Travelled with

Couple

Reasons for trip

Other

After a matinee performance of La Cage aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air theatre, we headed towards Warren Street underground station for a light dinner. We’d researched beforehand and come up with three options: one had no online menu so was quickly discounted, the Four Lanterns which my friend assured me we’d been to before, but I had no recollection of, and the nearby Hugs and Bites. Both offered Mediterranean tapas style food, but we decided on the latter as neither of us could remember eating there.

Unfortunately, on arrival it was closed, so we headed towards the Four Lanterns – we later found an email sent earlier in the day from Hugs and Bites saying they’d had to close unexpectedly due to a power cut.

As it was hot and humid, we chose one of the four outdoor tables on the pavement.
Rather than opting for mains we settled on mezze: halloumi, taramasalata, hummus and loukanika sausage which all came out at once with copious amounts of grilled pitta bread.

The taramasalata was not the usual supermarket pink version, but a more authentic grey colour, and although the sausage looked a little off putting, it wasn’t unpleasant. When we asked the waiter for more information, he told us it was ‘country sausage’ and made only from chopped meat (pork and beef) with whole peppercorns.

The waiter was very chatty and insisted that we have a dessert on the house which was a rather lovely orange cake and squares of baklava.

Although we’d had a bottle of good value house white wine (£20.50), we fancied a final drink and asked for two glasses of prosecco, and were served mini 200ml bottles in individual ice buckets.

Our final bill with service, was just under £70 which we thought was great value. We will return and I’ll try to remember this visit.

Helen Jackson

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