Greek restaurant Opso has introduced a new range of lunch box sandwiches to its menu. The sandwiches are priced at £7 each and are served in a koulori sesame seed bun with a side of hand cut chips and homemade tartar aioli.
An invitation to sample something from the range led to me having a delicious lunch – and to discovering a few other ace reasons to keep this attractive little Marylebone eatery in mind.
I had the pulled pork sandwich pork belly, tzatziki, tomatoes, red onion, parsley and mint) during my midday/midweek visit. It, with an ample amount of considerably better than average chips, subdued my lunchtime hunger. The pork was moist and tender and smartly assembled alongside the other toppings for a tasty mix of flavours. Other sandwich options include grilled veggies, beets and beans, taramas egg row, smoked salmon, and slow cooked chicken. I’d be inclined to have any of them and had a tough time choosing, eventually settling on the pork.
I’m pleased to report coffee was a treat at Opso as well. I had two: a straight up espresso (£2.20) and the lukumi, a lemon jelly served with an ibrik (traditional Greek coffee) with rosewater and sugar (£3.20) which was a total delight – and worth returning to the restaurant solely to have again. Opso uses a fairly sweet and rather nutty Red Brick beans from Square Mile for its coffee drinks.
Somehow my server talked me into having some dessert as I was getting my things together to leave. His suggestion of the Ice Cream Sandwich (salted caramel ice cream with grape molasses and chocolate cookies with walnuts and butterscotch sauce, £8) was as epic an ending as any meal I’ve had for quite a while – and like my rosy coffee very much a great reason to pay another visit.
Opso is located at 10 Paddington Street, W1U 5QL. Find out more at opso.co.uk.