In a corner of Notting Hill there is a restaurant that will change your opinion on Greek food forever. Forget generic restaurants serving a mishmash of bland vaguely meditteranian food. Banish from your mind vague memories of soggy aubergine and glasses of ouzo, those places need not be mentioned here. Instead we ask you to take one of our beautiful ladies on holiday for a night, that’s right lets take her away right in the middle of the city and tonight my darlings we will be going to Greece.
Nestled in a side street parallel to Kensington Church Street, Mazi is both beautiful and decadent in its appearance. Its dining area is both intimate and seductive with a beautiful ambiance that makes it perfect for a date.
Happily for those who are on a date, their zatziki comes with only a pinch of garlic, calculated to stick to the classic flavour but not overwhelm and when paired with the delicious freshly baked bread it is irristable.
With vegetarian starters in mind, their grilled aubergine with soya and thyme honey are smoky and tasty just make sure you save some of their soft, white bread to soak up the left over sauce.
One of their most raved about mains has to be the slow cooked king prawns, which consists of tender and plumb prawns swimming in brandy infused sauce. Be warned that if one of you orders this you both will need to since you will not be able to resist stealing from their plate otherwise and as a rule you shouldn’t pinch prawns!
Their Rabbit Roll Ragout is also highly recommended. The rabbit is cooked to perfection and beautifully flavoured with fragrant herbs such as thyme. The pasta that accompanies it is homemade and soaks up all the delicious sauce, while the salty and creamy feta on the side provided a pleasant contrast. The portion sizes are also more than generous after all the food you will no doubt have for your starters with different jars to choose from.