Taking inspiration from the metropolis of Athens, the restaurant will take on a decidedly urban aesthetic with a menu led by their signature suvlaki, cooked over hot coals and accompanied by small plates.
“Having always been a melting pot of different cultures, Brick Lane seemed a fitting location for our new home with its urban buzz and cosmopolitan vibe – everything I love about the dining culture at home in Athens,” says co-founder, Irene.
“Suvlaki is all about celebrating good company and down-to-earth eating and drinking in a close, relaxed setting and we can’t wait to bring that to the area.”
Occupying a 45 cover site on Brick Lane, Suvlaki’s interiors have been designed by Afroditi Krassa. Drawing on the inspiration and architecture of modern Athens with a hint of neoclassicism, the restaurant has a textured, pared back aesthetic with warm, earthy tones of blue and a grey marble shopfront.
Inside, relaxed seating comprises of vintage wooden chairs paired with distressed blue marble tabletops and long banquettes. Restored mosaic flooring will lead guests through the restaurant to a second dining room tucked at the back, housing an old reclaimed church bench for six and open kitchen for guests to watch the action firsthand.