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Retsina Restaurant

#4,444 of 17,680 Restaurants in London
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48-50 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5AR, England
+44 20 7431 5855
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18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 11:45 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We organised a group event at the Retsina for our charity to raise funds. We had agreed a set menu but when we came to paying the lunch for 34 people, the manager changed the details and claimed some things were not included in the initial price. On top of that, some people paid extra drinks and deserts on the... More 

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Thank angenaj
Leon M, Owner at Retsina Restaurant, responded to this review

I don't usually respond to rewiews such as this in a defensive matter but on this acation I feel I have too. You received a menu detailing exactly what was included. A 3 course meze menu. Starters - middle courses and main courses wjth vegetarian options. No drinks and no deserts where included. You preceded to lie on the evening... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We treasure our local Retsina and feel so thankful to enjoy this restaurant as part of our local community. It's with some reluctance I post this review as I'd prefer to keep this treasure known amongst our community. But how selfish to not share this wonderful experience with those fortunate enough to visit the area. Where to start regarding the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner this evening at Retsina, a local greek restaurant. Service was prompt, friendly and courteous.Two of us ordered the avgolemono and were delighted with the flavorful soup. Also ordered starters and a lamb kabob that were delicious. Definitely recommend trying this delightful restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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305 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was very near to our apartment and it is an excellent local restaurant in a local group of shops. We went there because it was 200 yards from our apartment, but it would be worth travelling a little for. Great classic Greek food menu. Not imaginative or tricky, just good quality. Service a little grumpy but good. Limited... More 

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Leon M, Owner at Retsina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. They are very much appreciated from all the staff at Retsina. Thank you More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Yes, nice Greek food but avoid the party season! Unfortunately our kebabs and souvlakia we a tad overcooked and burnt! And they were so busy that our Greek mixed salad came without the feta cubes. Not our usual experience for eating at Retsina, at least the service was attentive and prompt.

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Leon M, Owner at Retsina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. They are very much appreciated from all the staff at Retsina. Thank you More 

London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This restaurant was one of the best for Greek we have been to the food was very good. we had 3 courses . the food was very good It was looked very new . The service was very good. We would go again if you like Greek food I would highly recommend it.

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Leon M, Owner at Retsina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments. Thank you. The whole of Retsina's team and the Mina family. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have been to Retsina several times as it has been a competitor for my personal award of Best Mixed Grill in London. While it does not win my award it is very good indeed and worthy of regular testing. The restaurant has a relaxed neighborhood feel; you can be assured of a warm welcome and being well looked after... More 

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Leon M, Owner at Retsina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments. Thank you. The whole of Retsina's team and the Mina family. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Lovely service. Adorable people. Helpful and gentle Food average to poor at best. Appetisers were ok. Main course heavy and unrefined.

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Leon M, Owner at Retsina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi , Thank you for you comment's, good or bad we apreciated all comments and will always axt accordingly to our highly valued patrons. I'm sorry if you feel the food did not gome up to your expectations on this acation .. could you please tell me when you had lunch / dates with us and what you ate. Please... More 

Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

At our regular familytrips to London we frequented (for dinner) the Beyoglu restaurant in London Belsize Lane. This time our son ( just returned from a trip to Greece ) wanted to continue his positive experience there, via a dinner at Retsina, a Greek restaurant nearby our beloved Beyoglu. Retsina is also a Family business. We had a Very pleasant... More 

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Leon M, Owner at Retsina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you positive comments. They are very much appreciated. ( Always bring a smile to the lady of the house "My Mother" ) We look forward to seeing you again. The Mina Family and all the staff at Retsina More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

went to retsina as our short stay in london was coming to an end.this was our first visit to a greek restaurant in almost 6 years.it was very good.the interior of the restaurant is nice. we had starters which are always a good indication of how the rest of your meals are going to turn out to be,and they were... More 

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Leon M, Owner at Retsina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you positive comments. They are very much apreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. The Mina Family More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:45 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:45 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-50 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7431 5855
Description
Retsina, an award-winning family run restaurant serving traditional Greek and modern Mediterranean cuisine. Located in lovely Belsize Park Village, NW London. With over 30 years of service, with an emphasis on quality fresh ingredients, friendly service and value. Retsina has been described by Gordon Ramsey as "Exceptional"

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