In Greek, ‘meraki’ refers to ‘the love and soul that someone puts into their work.’ Named after the term with a heartfelt sincerity, Meraki is a Mediterranean eatery deriving from the Waney family’s love of Grecian food culture.
The Waneys are a family of eminent restaurateurs; over the past 15 years the name has become synonymous with success in the industry, and their latest venture promises to be no exception. With a strong emphasis on replicating the exceptional specialty food and welcoming vibe of a traditional Greek restaurant, the principle of Greek hospitality, or ‘filoxenia’ as it’s known locally, is at the heart of Meraki. The family themselves have a proven affinity with the country, becoming ‘enamored’ with ‘the cuisine, welcoming staff and vibrant atmospheres’ of the country’s food culture.
Greek chef Dimitrios Siamanis has curated a veritable feast that includes slow-cooked ox cheek, artichokes & graviera, baked cod wrapped in vine leaves, artichokes and broad beans in a mussel broth. The sharing mezze dishes, chargrilled meats and whole fish dishes will have a seasonal rotation, adding to the authenticity of the food on offer. The drinks menu is also full of integrity, offering a selection of wines from independent growers in the region.
With a central London setting, Meraki is a cosmopolitan take on local Mediterranean dining. The two – yes two terraces aim to instill in customers an al-fresco culture, and one cannot help but seek to defy the temperamental London climate for a real taste of the Med.
For reservations, please visit: www.meraki-restaurant.com
80-82 Great Titchfield Street
Written by Amber Hall