Suzi Tros will serve fresh, Greek small plates in the heart of Notting Hill. The new bistro and basement bar from Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou (the minds behind Mazi) will hopefully replicate the success of their first venture just two doors down on Hillgate Street.
Taking its name from the 1960’s Greek cinematic classic ‘I Parisiana’, Suzi Tros literally means 'Suzi, you eat'. Much like its namesake, the food will exude a sense of Greek warmth, inspired by Christina’s hometown of Thessaloniki. Expect fresh, seasonal small plates cooked on a large charcoal grill at the centre of the restaurant, adding an extra touch of theatre to the dining experience. Star dishes include the raw crayfish tartare, sea urchin and bonito carpaccio, alongside hot plates such as whole grilled calamari, grilled and smoked whole aubergine, and Grandmama’s meatballs. There will also be a number of cocktails on offer, made with lesser-known Greek spirits such as Mastika and Tsipouro, as well as wine and beer from artisan producers.
Interior-wise, the main restaurant has a simple sophistication. The light-filled dining room features little pops of colour from the tiling and natural materials to bring a sense of coastal Greece to Britain. Meanwhile, downstairs will house a striking turquoise bar that serves drinks and snacks in an intimate setting.