Ousia

4.6
81 reviews
£25 and under
Greek
The first stage of evolution began with a complete renovation of the building. Of the major structural changes, the most significant included repositioning of the staircase leading to the basement. The result is a dining experience that can includes a unique ‘Mykonos’ style bar in the basement for cocktails, mezedakia and even live music events. The rest of the restaurant interior has been carefully designed to create a balanced ambience be-fitting of dishes that are served and for the diners who want to combine perfectly prepared Greek-Cypriot food with a touch of class.

With attention to every detail, the chef and kitchen team has managed to perfect the preparation of food; from supply chain to the way it sits, and the plate it sits on. The emphasis is on quality of produce at good prices; the result is a wonderfully simple and affordable fusion of old and new Greek-Cypriot mezedakia / tapas style dishes in the heart of the west end.
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DavidI
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered Ousia by chance a few weeks ago on a trip to London and had an excellent meal so decided to return on our most recent trip. We arrived bang on opening time at 5pm and were the first diners to arrive. Service was very friendly and swift. My wife likes greek food and there was plenty on the menu to suit her. Even I tried her chicken which was excellent. My tastes are more plain british food, but I was not disappointed by the sirloin steak or the greek fries. The steak was tender and the chips delicious.

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anon
London
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

There were no other guests during our meal-2 people finished as we arrived. Not a good omen. However food was good but it wasn't clear on the Open Table site that all food was meze, including mains. That was a bit unusual, and we had to reconsider our options.
Staff attentive but told us at 2.25 we had to leave at 3pm. Didn't expect a west end place to close during the day- obviously I had to read the hours more closely!

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food. Great service. Friendly. Minor point Toilets-one broken and other didn’t flush properly.

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BernieV
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited Ousia on a warm Friday night & were the only diners inside, although the atmosphere outside was very buzzy. Ousia is more of a modern Greek eatery, as opposed to an actual Greek 'taverna'. The service was friendly & attentive, the food, although small portions, was good. As for the cost, I felt it was a bit expensive. Overall though we enjoyed a pleasant evening.

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SueS
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Authentic and flavoursome food simply served and delicious

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Moyo
Boise
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff, and amazing food! Couldn't ask for more.

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RussJG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely, pre theatre visit, meal. Sat outside on the pavement in good weather, nice atmosphere. Good service, loved the food and the wine. Really reasonable price. Recommended!

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vipEvitaesther
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

good food, good portions, a little quiet inside

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Karen
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food abs service was very good

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vipSteve
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Amanda
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had a very enjoyable meal with a friend. We were able to catch up in a nice environment with good food.

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NataliaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was pretty good, the cougette and feta friters were missing seasoning tho. But all in general was amazing

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ChristopherB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super friendly and helpful staff. A most excellently made gin martini to get us off to a flying start! We had a truly delicious bottle of St. Elias Assyrtiko 2018 to go with our meal. Not massive quantities of food but good enough. Could have done with more salt and more garlic in the Tzadziki, but otherwise jolly nice all round. We shall go again.

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EllenS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious simple and fresh small plates for sharing. Attentive staff and relaxing environment

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vipBadger3
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great service, good food, varied wine list, good value

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vipLinPimlico
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The place is nice and in a good location. The service was good too, the waiters were nice and helpful.

The food: we ordered some fried calamari and fried courgettes and they were very oily. Overall, the food was very bland, lacking salt and lot of taste.

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ewhunt88
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food. Bit noisy but wonderful service. We will be back

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HannahF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

must try the octopus, but everything was delicious!

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StaceyVH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. The service was exceptional and incredibly attentive. The food was delicious and good value. It you want a treat without breaking the bank this place is for you! 1 star knocked down as no gluten free bread!

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vipSteve
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

had a table for two outside. excellent service, tasty food, reasonably priced - we will return soon

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a welcome retreat from the horrendous weather! Really friendly and prompt service, they explained their mezze style menu and specials and the food just kept coming. Four of us chose mainly vegetarian dishes and they were all delicious. Two bottles of wine, four well fed people and three puddings cost us £40 each. A bargain for Fitzrovia and lovely food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Decent food, nice people.

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DominicP
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly, kind staff that was accompanied by tasty food. I would definitely recommend Ousia to anyone that likes authentic Greek food.

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chez
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food OK but nothing special.
Small selection of wines: mostly average and overpriced

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RonnyS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Great food and hospitality. Couldn't recommend it more!

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KateJ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the variety of dishes and the friendly and efficient service.

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Stathis
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Not a fan of the music, loud Greek pop, so would not recommend if that's not your style. Food was great though.

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Obrech
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Greek food with excellent service. Will return.

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VegasIrregular
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Where to start - order was confused, and had to re-order things that were left off; grilled prawns were not fresh and were massively overcooked (thankfully there were ONLY two pieces per serving); pita was clearly store-bought; souvlaki was dry and tasteless.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at Ousia as always ! Food is beautiful so fresh.
Authentic Greek food as it’s finest

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Maria
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on vacation, we found them on Open Table checking under “food near me”. Upon arriving we found a lovely family owned business with fantastic food. The wait staff was attentive and kind. Highly recommended! You’ll be glad you did!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend.

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VickyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Greek food! And wine! Loads of small tapas like plates to share.

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Amanda
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and good authentic Greek food. A little on the pricey side, but not too bad for the location. Highly recommended if you are after a taste of real Greek cuisine.

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, lovely staff. Would definitely go there again.

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vipValie16
London
45 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. All reasonably priced and value for money. Would definitely recommend!!

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vipPennyM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ousia was lovely from start to finish. The staff were really friendly and helpful and e food and atmosphere were great. We will definitely be back!

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JanetH
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very friendly and professional staff. One of the best restaurants we’ve ever eaten in and fantastic value for money. Advisable to book in advance.

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marisab
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.
Highly suggested for a group night out

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30thAnniversary
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was superb. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent and the service was first class

FAQs

Ousia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Ousia is rated 4.6 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.