Meraki

Meraki is the latest restaurant from the Waney family, who are also responsible for Zuma, Roka, La Petite Maison, and more recently, Coya and The Arts Club. Situated in Fitzrovia, opposite the Riding House Cafe, Meraki serves super-fresh Greek dishes in a beautiful light-filled space designed in collaboration with David d’Almada’s Sagrada studio. The restaurant is framed around the principle of filoxenia, which roughly translates as “friend to the stranger” and is the central tenet of Greek hospitality: there’s no such thing as food envy here, it’s all about sharing. The menu is packed with mezze plates and a delicious array of main courses (we recommend the monkfish) that will have you diving across the table for more. Part of filoxenia is also a generosity of spirit, and the staff more than deliver: ask them to talk you through the drinks menu, which is packed with Greek wines and spirits for the perfect post-supper (or -lunch) kick.

Meraki80-82 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7QT (0207 305 7686); @merakilondon

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