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“Great! ”

Kalamaras Greek Taverna
Ranked #1,130 of 22,544 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $36
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
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.
Cervia, Italy
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1 review
“Great! ”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Great place and great food, and not too expensive, the only problem is that it's hidden from the main road

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great little spot”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Really cute "hidden" entrance on the "alley" (actually Inverness Mews). Excellent food - good prices

Visited September 2013
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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Greek in London”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Dont be put off by rear entrance down the stairs at the back of a lane ..... best greek in London, awesome!

Visited October 2013
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Longridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the original 'Swinging London' restaurants”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Must admit neither I nor my wife knew anything about the Kalamaras' history when we came across this fairly small but very inviting-looking restaurant just off one of the busy main streets in Bayswater. We were greeted by very friendly staff who followed rather than led us to a table we chose at leisure (tick No.1!) and while browsing the menu, I did feel I needed slight assistance in choosing? - and within seconds the waitress appeared to realise this (tick No.2!) came over to our table, and gave a good summary of the dish (tick No.3!) We ordered drinks - 2 bottles of Mythos and a half-bottle of red wine which wasn't even a 1/4 bottle, let alone 1/2 a bottle (minus 1 tick) ..but the food was superb, service above excellent, reasonably priced, and because it was such a balmy evening, my wife & I later enjoyed fine cigars afterwards seated at a table in the moonlight amongst the tomato plants. Fab!

  • Visited October 2013
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London
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely food and atmosphere”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We were a group of 5 adults and a baby who arrived without a reservation; we were warmly received and served. Food was very good - especially octopus and squid, which were wonderfully fresh, and all of the dips were delicious. It's not cheap but one can eat very well by sharing both appetisers and mains. The house white is very light but drinkable.

  • Visited October 2013
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