Suzi Tros, a Greek bistro and cocktail bar from Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou, the husband and wife team behind Mazi, will open in Notting Hill this May.
Suzi Tros, located a couple of doors down from Mazi, comprises an airy upstairs dining room and a downstairs cocktail bar. Inside, warm colours and touches of cool turquoise designed to “evoke the feeling of coastal Greece.” The two-floor restaurant has been named after a character from the cult 1960s classic Greek film I Parisiana. Suzi Tros, which will be open for lunch and dinner every day, quite literally means ‘Suzi, you eat’.
The kitchen team is led by by chef John Skotidas, who heads Mazi currently. The menu of small plates will seek to “reflect the breadth of Northern Greek cuisine, taking inspiration from the traditional small eateries dotted across Christina’s hometown of Thessaloniki.” Diners seated at the counter can also “enjoy the theatre of the impressive open charcoal grill” and can choose from dishes like crayfish tartare, sea urchin and bonito carpaccio, stuffed peppers with rice, and chickpea and octopus salad.
There will be also be an “adventurous” list of Greek wines to choose from, curated by Adrien, as well as Greek beers from selected artisanal producers. The downstairs bar will also serve a selection of bar snacks and cocktails, using “lesser-known Greek spirits such as Mastika and Tsipouro”.
Suzi Tros is one of a significant number of new restaurants to open in Notting Hill in the past two years. Following the arrival of 108 Garage and Clare Smyth’s now-two-Michelin-starred Core in 2017, the bobo west London neighbourhood has seen the arrival of Southam Street, Emily Roux’s Caractère, and Jackson Boxer’s Orasay. Last week it was announced that River Cafe alumnus Theo Hill will open Gold on Portobello Road; and this week, hyped Los Angeles egg sandwich brand Eggslut announced it too would arrive on the same storied street this summer.