Estiatorio Milos – London

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Winner of The Harden’s award for The Best Fish & Seafood London Restaurant of the Year 2017 and Winner of AA’s Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence in two years running 2015-2017. Recognised as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world, Estiatorio Milos was founded by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Costas Spiliadis. Milos is celebrated for serving the freshest, most pristine fish flown in daily from the Mediterranean and for sourcing the highest-quality ingredients. The consistently impeccable service and welcoming spirit has made Milos an unparalleled culinary destination in Montreal, New York, Athens, Las Vegas, Miami, and London.

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DelB
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super restaurant. It was really quiet due to the COVID-19 fears but all the staff were unbelievably positive and attentive. We had a pre theatre meal which was amazing. Greek salad excellent, lamb chops great and salmon tartare lovely. Desserts good too - yoghurt one the best

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vipLLLPrincess
London
123 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food quality is good. price is on the high side. bar service is good. captain of the table was good

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DarrenW
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre-theatre dinner so was bound to be quiet as we ate at 6pm. Amazing venue, exceptional service and very high quality

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BastienM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere.
Food was stunning will def going back.

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vipCharleyL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I love this restaurant. The best freshest fish ever. HOWEVER recently there are a lot of fruit flies around! So much that we had to move table this week and even then there were flies!! They need to do something about it ASAP or it will stop us coming.

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Dressense
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

One of the worst.......

Truly terrible dining experience, shocking food, surly service and ludicrously expensive. Avoid.

There are 67 Michelin starred restaurants in London and it is blindingly obvious why this is not one of them. My wife and I had dinner there last night, tempted by the wet fish counter and the perceived ambiance.

We ordered Octopus, that was so over-grilled it had the texture of shoe leather and tasted burnt. No lemon wedge served with it, two mouthfuls were enough. Terrible.

We ordered grilled peppers, expecting succulent, skinned peppers drizzled in olive oil and Balsamic. What we got was a plate of partially cooked pepper quarters, all chargrilled but with the skins left on! Picking burnt skin out of your mouth is not a pleasant experience! They weren’t de-seeded properly either.

We were told the red snapper we chose would be grilled and filleted. It wasn’t. The light in the restaurant isn’t great so spotting fish bones is virtually impossible. Seriously, it was like eating a pincushion, one bone pierced my inside lip and was really painful.

Upon drawing these issues to the attention of the Manager, he proceeded into an argument with me at the table, hugely unpleasant and unprofessional. Clearly, the customer is always wrong at Milos, unless you’re an non-foodie lobster eater, which you could buy for half the price elsewhere.

Settling half the bill, we were still tucked up for £175, with just two glasses of wine and a courgette dish in addition to the above. Seriously, this place all show and no substance. At least somewhere like Novikov fleeces you properly; excellent ingredients cooked really well for eye watering cost. Milos doesn’t do anything well.

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Turtle
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent but front of house very poor.
No one helped to open the heavy front doors either from the outside or inside when I was struggling to open them.
Despite having booked in advance & there being ample availability visible on book a table, the female receptionist offered me probably the worst table in the restaurant one that’s between the service stations, cash till, at the back in the dark , next to the elevator. I refused to take it, the next one offered was also tucked at the back behind the bar which was also a poor table, finally I was offered an acceptable table.
When paying the bill, which was split with a friend, I was charged the correct amount, my friend was charged the full amount which we had to point out was incorrect.
I’ve been to Milos several times with my husband for lunch & dinner he works in the neighbourhood. the front of house service we experienced compared to when I’ve been with my husband was simply rubbish & insulting. I would not recommend Milos to any female friends of colleagues. If This was my first visit to the restaurant I would not ever consider returning for dinner after the experience at lunch.

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vipAA007
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for an early business lunch. The place soon filled up but service remained very attentive throughout. Food was very fresh, well prepared and extremely tasty.

There was a minor slip-up taking our order - I ordered 'clam' and got 'lamb' but the lamb looked so appealing that I ate it anyway! Clearly they take any slip-up in service very seriously because because, without any prompting or complaint on our part, a complimentary extra course appeared on our table. This wasn't great for my waistline but otherwise the gesture was hugely appreciated.

Oh, and I left my work bag by my table, which was promptly retrieved by the staff and returned to me.

All in all, a lovely experience: great food, great atmosphere, super service and staff who clearly enjoy their work. I shall return.

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BRKLONIST
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know that myself or my guests are in good hands from the minute I make a reservation.
Fantastic job everyone. Thanks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food but pricey. If you are sat on the growing floor you are exposed to much better atmosphere- first floor is very quiet

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Gstar
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place certainly has the wow factor, very chic St James eaterie. The sharing plates were very good with a good selection to suit most, although they specialise in Seafood. Amazing staff who were very attentive but not overbearing, will definitely be back for a special occasion.

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CLMC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice but a bit pricey for the food served, nice wine list though.

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Michael
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food offers a bit of Greek sunshine in Central London. If you miss the flavours from Milos island, then this is the place to go.

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HappyDiner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely staff. incredible food, simple but effective. Definitely going back!

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KostasS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Greek food outside of Greece, highly recommended for fresh fish

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Mariakar
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality of food / very fresh and scrumptious! Excellent service!

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vipNicki
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Second time here and the last. The service was slow and borderline abrupt, but more importantly the food was exceptionally disappointing for the price. We ordered a £75 starter of “raw fish platter” - a chef’s selection. 2 of the raw fish (served as sashimi style cuts) were actually heavily smoked. One of them I actually could not swallow, it was so strong. This is NOT raw fish. Second, the tuna tartare was inedible salty. High grade tuna For tartare should not be served pre salted, let alone overly salted. Greek salad Is £23 (easily Shared by 2 people) but it had 2 olives in it. I can’t justify the spend we incurred here when London has such a wealth of amazing restaurants offering better value and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fish and seafood! Service is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Greek trattoria in London.

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LouisC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Recommend the octopus or the lamb which is what we had had and it gave us a very good experience.

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OlivierD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the lunch menu is perfect! The dishes are very good and not too expensive. I recommend!

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vipDanielP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Nothing special as what I initially thought.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great location and premises, love the fresh fish shown on ground floor and ability to pick yours. Overall great restaurant some members of staff should be re trained, also jackets taken at the beginning of the night but you need to investigate and find the cloakroom to get it back and because no ticket was given I had to go and hunt for our jackets. Not very well planned. Just some minor details that should be addressed for that kind of level of restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best quality fresh fish. Great variety of delicious Greek wines as well as France wines. Very kind and helpful service. It was an extraordinary dining experience.

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MrEFresh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rarely does a restaurant live up to it's reputation as well as Esitiatorio Milos did for us. From the bread and oil all the way to the dessert, food was perfect, service flawless. Fabulous job. Of course expensive, of course you could find equally good food at a lower price, but at this level you're paying for the service, the experience, the consistency. And these guys deliver brilliantly.

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DaisyH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have eaten may times at Milos and thoroughly enjoy their food - especially their lunch menu, it is exceptional value for money. I adore the octopus starter!

My partner and I came for Valentine's Day late lunch and had the lunch time menu. The octopus was fantastic, the wine was lovely! He loved his lamb. I had the clam pasta, which is a £5 supplement. I complained because the pasta was so salty. I had clearly left half my pasta. I informed the waiter and he took the meal away. I saw the chefs try it and shake their heads and that was it. No apology, no offer of a coffee. We didn't want anything for free at all - but just a simple apology would have sufficed. It really left a bitter taste in my mouth, especially seeing the chefs dismiss my comment. My partner said the pasta was so salty and inedible and I had barely had two mouthfuls. It is a real shame, I may go back again, just for the octopus starter, as it really is fab! But I doubt I will go back for special occasion, or to recommend to any of my friends coming to visit London.

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude staff, food had zero flavour, incredibly overpriced, incredibly dissapointed. We couldn’t leave fast enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous!

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vipJAMESB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience selecting the seafood and having it beautifully cooked and presented. Love that yogurt with honey

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TheItalian5lovers
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, best Greek food outside Greece so fresh and authentic. Service is very good and so friendly

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vipJada
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food were amazing. Love it so much. Will surely return soon!

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birthdayboy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant experience in London. The courtesy and care, and warm hospitality were a revelation. Excellent fresh food and excellent service.

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vipSophie
London
49 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent et frais comme toujours. Service top.

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TolikB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious foods with elegant ambience. I reccomend the milos special and black risotto.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with my family last Friday to celebrate the birthday of one of us. The food was amazing and so was the service. Fish was super fresh and cooked perfectly. Great variety too.
We asked and we got a table close to the window. I would say a great attention to the service and to the client.
Price is high but u get the top quality and service. So money well spent.

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PeterJ
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, takes me back to Greece...my guest was very happy.

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HananK
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I have been going there for some time then stopped as the set lunch menu got worse and worse. Yesterday it was really terrible. The Greek Salad was soggy, not fresh and with one olive! the fish was plain and with boiled cauliflower & boiled broccoli that were both tasteless. What happened to flavouring and making each meal taste great. My guest had 2 small lamb pieces that were tiny and lots of French fries that were soggy. No point to have a set lunch menu just to offer a very cheap version of the food!

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viptraveler
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Don't waste your time or money on this tourist trap. The menu looks fantastic and it is, as in fantasy. The salt baked fish is too big or small for your table, will take too long to prepare and then some. The other dishes that look good they just sold the last one. For you there is lovely looking fresh sea bream that translates into a dry overcooked slab at 100 pounds per kilo, and yours was at least one kilo. and if you forgot to order a side, well too bad that price does not include one and the waiter forgot to mention it. Also beware of the golden oysters at 7 pounds a piece, unlike the others at 4.5 pounds. The waiter will suggest them as if they were all the same. First time in London that I declined to pay the 12.5% discretionary service charge. From the moment you enter till the minute you leave you'll feel taken and even mocked by the numerous staff.

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vipAsharQ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exquisite. Every time. Every location. Don’t understand the negatives.