Opso, the new modern Greek eatery in the heart of Marylebone, has launched it’s all-day menu. Open for breakfast from 8am and for their all-day menu from midday during the week, as well as from 9am for brunch during the weekends, Opso says it offers a ‘social-style’ of dining.
On a sunny Sunday we went to Opso to trial the brunch menu, taking a stroll down the pretty streets of Marylebone to the restaurant, which sits on the corner of Paddington Street. The staff at Opso were warm and welcoming, leading us to our table which sat empty among an almost entirely full restaurant, buzzing with groups of friends enjoying their morning caffeine hit.
The brunch menu at Opso is made up of a range of plates to share and dishes to enjoy on your own. In the name of entering into the spirit of Opso’s ‘social-style’ of dining we opted for a mixture of the two. Splitting a meat platter and sourdough & feta between us, we soon realised that the tables at Opso aren’t quite big enough to allow for the sharing-is-caring kind of dining the restaurant promotes. However, after some tetris-style rearranging of the glasses, cups, plates and platters on our table we enjoyed what was a tasty platter of Greek charcuterie; a mixture of different cured meats served with delicious nutty bread and a side of fruity apricot jam. The feta was creamy and salty, surrounded by peppery olive oil and served with crunchy, grilled sourdough.
Next up was a round of pancakes, served with either cream cheese, strawberry jam and blueberries or Opso’s own praline spared. As I had gone for a savoury option (more on that later) I had to watch as my friends devour their pancakes, but by the noises they were making and the speed with which the dishes went down, I can safely say they weren’t disappointed.
Having been recommended the poached eggs by the waiter as Opso’s signature dish, I ordered the Poached Egg on Koulouri Bread (sort of like a sesame seed bagel) with bacon and Greek yogurt hollandaise. The egg was perfectly poached with the yolk beautifully runny, with the salty, creamy sauce soaked up deliciously by the soft bread.
Opso is a great place to head for a special brunch. The restaurant is lively, the staff friendly and the food, although a little pricy, is fresh, filling and fuss-free.
10 Paddington Street
Monday – Friday: 8am – 11:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 11:30pm
Sunday: 9am – 11:00pm
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