The Life Goddess, greek deli divine

4.6
181 reviews
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£25 and under
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Greek
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Lunch

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About

Our aim is the harmonious coexistence of Greek hospitality and Greek healthy diet. Visiting our restaurant you will have the chance to meet the combination of the Greek traditional mom's cooking and the Greek gastronomy on its best ! Choose a wine throughout our big Great range picked for you from all around Greece!!
The menu has been created by Nikos Tzoumas,one of Thessaloniki's Chef Ambassadors! An honour to have him with us as well as a pleasure for us to offer you the best possible experience of the Greek cuisine through him!
Enjoy a quite big range of breakfast options,a freshly made lunch,an unforgettable dinner that'll bring you a step closer to the Greek gastronomy!
Take advantage of our Private space on the lower floor for special occasions, meetings or private events! If not a big fun of gatherings in public, we do offer catering service too!
STUDENTS exclusive! All students get a 15% discount every day between 8am - 11am
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 9am - 11pm

Saturday: 10am - 11pm

Sunday: 10am - 10pm
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Phone number
020 7637 2401
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Payment Options
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Greek buffet
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Public Transit
Goodge street underground station
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Entertainment
Greek Music Sundays
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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p
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I came for lunch with a friend, food was good, excellent choice and no pressure to eat a lot at lunch time which was welcome. Good value for money and house wine was fine. I’m noise averse so difficult for me to comment but it was really no noisier than any popular venue. Service was excellent, friendly and not pushy, Greek coffee a bonus.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I booked this restaurant for a lunch with work colleagues to mark the end of the year. The staff were very friendly and accommodating but I was concerned that they appeared to have 'lost' our booking, despite the fact that it was booked and confirmed online with OpenTable. This would make me apprehensive about using this service to book again. The food was good but fairly basic Greek fare, with some choices unavailable and others not enough, so people had to chose again. My colleagues and I enjoyed the meal though. On the whole I would recommend the restaurant for ambience, it has character and is clean and friendly. I think I would need to go there for different times, for example, an evening to be able to comment fully on the services/menu offered.

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LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality 'foodie' authentic Greek cuisine, friendly service and nice/buzzy atmosphere...

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers and the braised beef main course was very tasty

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L
London
23 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A friend and I had a very tasty dinner here this week. The saganaki to start was well cooked, as were both our mains (risotto and the daily special - grilled octopus [so tender a knife was barely needed]with a nice fava bean puree). The server found the right balance between attentiveness and leaving us alone. There are lots of choices for vegetarians and gluten-free diners. Everything is made to order, so it's not the place to be if you are in a massive rush, but this is partly why the food is so good, I assume. I've been here several times and will be back.

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JL
London
36 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner - food was lovely, wine was delicious (great suggestions by our waiter) and the service was very good. It was a great atmosphere for a get-together of friends.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was decent (as usual) but the service left a lot to be desired. The wrong food was brought out on one occasion (and then added to the bill even though no-one had ordered it). One item was unavailable which meant two of our party had to reorder. Another item (a very simple one) the "trilogy" was brought out after everyone else had been served.

We then had to send the bill back three times as it was incorrect.

Our waiters/waitresses were all very apologetic but it was overall a poor dining experience that spoilt a welcome lunch for a new member of our team. We have visited The Life Goddess a number of times for team lunches and never a had problem previously. Sadly, I don't think we'll be coming back in a hurry which is a real shame :-(

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OT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is refreshingly and authentically informal with an inspired Greek menu that avoids the usual cliches while not trying too hard to be modern. Not everything works however and while some dishes were delightful some we're marred by being a little too savoury or a little too sweet.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took two colleagues there for lunch. We all enjoyed the excellent food and service!

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PL
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great independent Greek deli and restaurant.
This was a casual working lunch, but a good job we reserved and got there early as the place was full by 1pm.
The food was excellent, with friendly service - perfect.

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AC
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Outstanding food, shocking service. We arrived on a Sunday at 11am only to be told that reservations are not needed on weekends (no word on that on open table) and that there is no menu - the waiter would apparently inform us what was a available once the kitchen opened at noon. Even though we were the first customers that day, 3 groups arriving after us were greeted and given a menu at 12pm sharp. After asking our waiter twice (!) for the menu that did exist after all and being ignored until 12:20, we were about to make a move until we were suddenly tended to. Our experience took off as of that point. As a Greek I highly recommend the spinach pie and octopus - absolutely yummy. Given the appalling service we had that day I will never make another reservation though - just walk in and out for a quick bite with friends. Don’t ever bring a date or business partner to this place, service is WAY too informal and lazy.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food, served quickly.
Hard to attract waiters attention for coffee or to pay the bill.

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Lamp with potatoes and agkinares = almost not meat in! Too oily and too many potatoes instead of meat. Bit disappointed.
Spanakorizo was amazing and great portion too!
Downstairs was really good for business meeting as upstairs its getting a bit TOO noisy. I will book again a table for December.

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A
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific, great food and a delightful ambience. The only point that might be important for some occasions is that because it's so successful, this is quite a small and crowded space at the peak lunch times I've been here. It's crowded, and it buzzes! But not at all to the point where conversation is difficult.

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TE
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and wonderful friendly service and lovely food. A place to return to often.

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AS
London
35 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly staff, good value, would recommend

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PW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top quality ingredients, expertly prepared, without fuss or pretense. Very good service. Excellent wines.

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SY
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A place we go regularly for lunch, sometimes for dinner, nice selection of Greek food and wine, good for value, highly recommended!

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c
London
25 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food in an area of town where eating can be mediocre and overpriced. For superior to the food served in London's traditional Greek restaurants.
However, be careful extensive wine-list contains some expensive bottles

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good Mediterranean food that is authentic, healthy, clean and very tasty!
We were a large group of 12 people and it was very convenient sitting outside and being able to speak loudly and move around.
For me, it is the best restaurant in London, non-pretentious and with a mediterranean mood!

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DH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great value, delicious food as always, with polite, prompt and professional table service

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r
London
19 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We normally like coming here but obviously a Sunday lunch is not the time to do so. Service was brusk and unfriendly, various dishes on the menu were not available and some of the food was not as good as usual.

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AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful ambience/ food and the excellence of the authentic Greek wines which are unbeatable! Thanks y’all !

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DM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The manager / owner -- is arrogant; the seats are uncomfortable; the tables are not comfortable (can't cross your legs); the food was fresh and tasty the first time I went, but not very fresh and not very good the second. Very disappointing. Will not go again and certainly not recommend.

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SS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

3 of us went for lunch. Mezze starter was lovely and between us we tried the main chicken, lamb and pork. All 3 of us loved our dishes. Would definitely go again. Good service, nice ambience.

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PW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely fresh and inventive Greek food without fuss or pretense. Friendly service. Very busy so reserve.

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OT
Tokyo
9 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thankful that there is a cozy quality restaurant open on Sunday night. Food is good and staffs are supportive to guide through food and wines
Music is nice but a bit loud so ask for window seats if you want to talk

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice food and place!

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H
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Such a rarity to find a relaxed, quiet place to eat on a Friday night in central London. The food was delicious and the service very good. I like eating in a deli with all the lovely olive oils and other products on the shelves behind me. The interior is very pleasant, with pretty fairy lights, and there are some outside tables (it's quiet road) but we chose to sit inside because the weather wasn't that warm. I will definitely be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely resturant the food was very good we had a lovely eve and will return

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MN
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find for a taste of authentic Greek food in the midst of busy London. Warm and impecable service.

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early dinner with 6 friends. Great atmosphere with sparkling lights and candles. Food delicious especially hummus and pita. We all enjoyed our main courses, meat veggie & vegan! Allow plenty of time as service can be slow

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a fantastic place, with great atmosphere, enthusiastic staff, great food and generous portions; I keep coming back!

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BA
London
39 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A relaxed place with delicious Greek food. Nice atmosphere, chilled service...

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food as always and good selection of greek wines

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VR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice and cosy restaurant-shop, suitable for small groups and private dining, delicious food and nice wine

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I study in UCL, very close to this place. I go there for lunch every day and it is always great! In the evenings they have very cozy dinners as well. Very authentic.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food and portion sizes as always. Really appreciate the little soup at the start. Expensive but it is value for money when you compare to other places around London. Waiter/ress was very nice put poor timing in their service as they would interrupt the conversation. Ambience and décor is amazing as always. Really recommend for business meals and special occasions.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time! Fun place to have lunch and lots of vegetarian options

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BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I simply love the food there! And the deserts are to die for! Super recommended!

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