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Kalamaras Greek Taverna

66 Inverness Mews, London W2 3JQ, England
+44 20 7727 9122
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Ranked #1,323 of 17,024 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $48
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Grill
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Founded in 1966 and hidden in a quiet mews off Queensway, we offer fantastic authentic Greek food with a warm welcome and friendly service. Over the years we have had many famous people regularly dine here including the Beatles, Peter Sellers and his friends, racing drivers Graham and Damon Hill, also many actors and actresses, such as Telly Savalas (Kojak), Faye Dunaway, Irene Pappas, Mick Jagger and many other well-known names of the 60’s, 70’s and the present day. But it is not just the stars; many people have always loved dining here: members of the local, international and Greek Bayswater communities, as well as students and tourists who visit London. They all like the friendly and informal atmosphere and the healthy Greek food. We invite you to join us and carry on the glorious tradition of Kalamaras.
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Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent food. The staff could do with more empathy with patrons. They rarely smile and appear irritated (never rude, but the storm clouds are clearly visible) if you do not quite understand their thick Greek accent!

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I found this place by mistake last summer and gave been back since on purpose! Please check it out, I would love to sy it's like eating on the islands, but the truth is, it's much better! Love and luck to you all. Jason

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I ate here twice recently, both with friends (An evening meal for four) and then was no impressed by the cooking we had the restaurant arrange to do a catered lunch for myself and ten work colleagues when working near by. The menu is very traditional Greek fare with a great deal of Meze and meat and fish portions to... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice food (good not great, and a cut above other offerings on Queensway), nice ambience and friendly staff. BUT charged a cover charge for each of us and 10% service fee without telling us upfront. For that reason alone we'd never recommend this restaurant. The service fee is a tip but nothing was done to deserve it other than staff... More

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Dartford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We found this restaurant by chance while staying at Shaftsbury Hyde Park International hotel - what a good find After a hectic day in London we decided that we wanted to stay local. It would be so easy and a crime to miss this tavern in a little mews off the main thoroughfare You get a warm welcome into a... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've had dinner here couple of times and both times the food and especially the service have been excellent. Nice Greek atmosphere.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I visited Kalamaras when in London last week with a friend following a recommendation from my Mum who had an enjoyable meal there in the Spring. A 2 minute walk from Bayswater tube station, Kalamaras is tucked away down a side street and is an authentic slice of Greece in a quiet corner of London. Beautiful white washed walls, blue... More

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UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Popped in here after stumbling upon this place and were very pleased we did. The service was fine and the timing of the meal to table was nice and fast as we were hungry and had two children in tow. When it arrived, it was delicious, very rustic and definitely felt like a home cooked meal. Which was exactly what... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Decided to take my team of 8 out for dinner and searched trip advisor. ..was impressed with the reviews so booked and was definitely NOT disappointed. George, the manager couldn't be more helpful or accommodating....everything was fantastic, food, service and good value! Will definitely be making a return visit. ..thank you George and the team! :-)

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Close to our hotel and wouldn't have known about it unless the young man was passing out menu brochures on Queensway. We went in and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was friendly and authentic, the service was good, the food was exceptional. The manager, George, who was also the man we'd first met passing out flyers, made us feel very... More

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