One of London’s best bistros, 10 Greek Street in Soho, has confirmed it will reopen on Wednesday 2 September, with a new pan-European menu, include a selection of “Roman-style” pizzas, from chef Cameron Emirali. As well as offering outdoor dining for the first time, the restaurant, run by Emirali and wine aficionado Luke Wilson, will also sell its pizzas to takeaway and plans to soon offer them via delivery.
Following the lead set by other cult restaurants in the city, like ASAP Pizza in Borough Market and Jolene in Newington Green, which have pivoted to pizza through and since lockdown, 10 Greek Street will offer “very very thin” bases topped with the likes of garlic and chilli, served with a selection of dips — tapenade and cod’s roe; tomato, burrata, butternut squash, and kale Trapanese; and spring lamb with aubergine, tomato, and anchovy. Pricing will start at £8.
The pizzas, which in style have been likened by Emirali to the bohemian pizzeria, Story Deli, which left Brick Lane in 2016 and returned to Bethnal Green in 2018, will be cooked in a stone based Italian pizza oven. Emirali is keen to point to out that while similar in style to Story’s flatbread-style pizzas, 10 Greek Street’s dough, made using strong 00 Italian bread flour, will be different. They’ll be cooked quickly on very hot stones.
Alongside the pizzas, which appear to be a new focus, Emirali will return with a range of the smaller plates for which the restaurant became so well-known and respected. Those will include the likes of fried squid, and jamon croquettes, while new dishes like presa (Iberico pork) with romseco and green beans; and tuna carpaccio, broad beans, and chilli. For dessert, chocolate will be paired with honeycomb; while a buttermilk panna cotta will be served with fresh figs.
10 Greek Street was also known for its singular wine offering, with a range of wines available by the glass and carafe. On reopening, Wilson says he’s “curated a short but interesting wine list which will celebrate a range of styles, grapes and regions.” The restaurant’s “black book”, a handwritten list of “rarer bottles sold at decent prices”, will also make a comeback.
The duo will also offer the beers made at their own brewery, Braybrooke Beer Co — a project they launched after closing the restaurant 8 Hoxton Square in Shoreditch in January 2018. Two beers will be served on draught: a fresh lager and a session ale, plus a range of seasonal specials.
The restaurant, which first opened in Soho in 2012, makes it comeback to a Soho that since the easing of lockdown has been transformed. Many of its streets have been temporarily pedestrianised and licensing restrictions lifted to allow restaurants to trade on the area’s labyrinthine streets. Wilson also said that the restaurant’s landlord had been “very helpful and very supportive” through its period of closure. In a statement, Wilson said he and the team “cannot wait” for 10 Greek Street “to regain its place in the vibrant Soho and London restaurant scene.”
The reopening hours will see the restaurant closed for lunch during the week, opening Wednesday to Friday from 5 p.m to 11.30 p.m and from noon until 11.30 p.m. at the weekends. Reservations can be made now.