Reviews

 

Hello Magazine

Conveniently situated on Earl’s Court Road, just a short walk from Earls Court, West Brompton and the exhibition halls, As Greek As It Gets is a warm, friendly and vibrant restaurant – a real find in West London. Established by Dimitri Karonis, As Greek As It Gets is a smart, modern restaurant with a huge glass front, but feels warm, cosy and family like inside, with the walls adorned with a map of Greece and family photos. It is a firm favourite with locals, including Ian Hislop, Lloyd Grossman and Boris Becker. Read the full article...


This Little Lady

A good culinary experience is never just about what the food tastes like. It has to be about the experience as a whole. Food, like music, is one of those magical things that can transport you instantly back to a moment in your life and bring up happy memories and a smile to your face without you even realising. Read the full article...


Bon Vivant

Seven years ago Greek businessman Dimitris Karonis had just launched Yo Sushi in Athens when he had a bet with its owner who claimed he could not open and run a successful Greek restaurant in London. Dimitris proved the man wrong. Seven years on and his restaurant in Earl’s Court Road in London – As Greek As It Gets – is buzzing with regular and new customers every evening. Read the full article...


The London Word

As a Greek – Cypriot, since you ask – I’ve long awaited the moment in which I sit down at an excellent Hellenic restaurant, sated by a range of delicious foods straight from my childhood. Sure, there are plenty of great Greek takeaway places, and my grandmother whips up a mean moussaka, but still, amongst the more commonly visited Italian, Spanish and Lebanese restaurants, a good Greek place is a rarity. Read the full article...


Mr Hyde

The name might initially put you off, but this is a passionately Greek venue: even the pitta bread that comes with the traditional dips is imported from Greece. Read the full article...


Frosty 21 blogspot

By the beard of Zeus (for all you Anchorman fans out there), 'As Greek As It Gets' is exactly what it says on the tin. When you have made your reservations there, as you undoubtedly will, make your way to Earls Court. Turn right out of the station. Keep on walking straight past Greggs. Greggs is not what you need right now. Think of the Conservatives 'Pasty Tax' and be repulsed by the large man in the window inhaling his forth sausage roll. A Greek odyssey awaits you only a few doors down. Read the full article...


Our Man On The Ground

Every year I brave the merciless crowds at Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre and every year I am faced with the dilemma of where to eat afterwards. If only I had been told years ago about As Greek As It Getsso many hours would have been saved traipsing around the neighbouring streets looking for something other than a limp ‘freshly made’ sandwich. Read the full article...


Cherie City

As Greek As It Gets is the place to go if you’re craving comforting traditional Greek dishes in a modern, stylish setting. Located in well-heeled Earls Court, As Greek As It Gets is low-key, relaxed and friendly – no boisterous plate smashing or dancing here. The two-floor restaurant has a sleek, contemporary design with homely, quirky touches such as a huge map of Greece and family photographs adorning the walls. Many of the ingredients are sourced directly from Greece, so the name of the restaurant is certainly appropriately. Read the full article...


West London Living

On an icy winters night Earls Court provides precious little in the way of warm welcomes and reasons to stop; on a blisteringly hot day things aren’t much better. Once you’ve navigated past the crowds of unbelievably loud and drunk antipodeans, decided that the pubs all look a bit ‘meh’ and cheated death while crossing the road, the desire to stay and explore has waned.Read the full article...


Tea Time in Wonderland

It is all in the name. Forget rushed services and menus for tourists. Here, there is time to tell you about the family portraits on the walls, to describe the tastes of a dish, the stories around them, even make you laugh. It is a vibrant, comforting place where you will want to take all your friends, go to forget your work files and switch to cheerfulness or simply relax because you want to treat yourself and do not want to cook.Read the full article...


Examiner

London’s international restaurant scene has blurred the lines when it comes to defining a national cuisine. As Greek As It Gets, a restaurant in fashionable Earls Court, says it all in words and in the authenticity of its menu offerings. Not only is London’s population a polyglot of the former empire, but Britons have embraced an unprecedented broadening of their culinary palate.Read the full article...


Emerald Street

Our standout dish was prawns cooked in ouzo, feta and tomato sauce. They are, it seems, what’s been missing from our lives.Read the full article...


Mostly Food & Travel Journal

It’s a cuisine we love. Aromatic flavours, fresh ingredients, un-fussy and delicious dishes. It’s a mystery why there are not more Greek restaurants and the few that we can find are not as impressive as this rather smart spot. Read the full article...


Semperey

There is something very unique about the dishes from the Mediterranean. Full of bright colours and fresh flavours, they are just what you need to combat the grey winter weather. In the cosy surroundings of the restaurant, you can close your eyes for a second and let your imagination whisk you to a land far away, where the white columns of shrines, wrapped in the subdued green of the olive trees are still remembering the echo of the times bygone. Read the full article...


Foodepedia

'Eating doesn't get Greek-er than this!', as John Torode and Gregg Wallace might proclaim. But does the restaurant live up to its self-inflicted hyperbole? Having spent a childhood's-worth of holidays clattering around on donkeys, picking fresh almonds and flitting round olive groves, I'm a soppy old nostalgic already poised for persuasion. As long as it gets sufficiently Greek, that’ll do me. Read the full article...


Evening Standard

'Victoria's Greek gift that keeps on giving' - Novelist Victoria Hislop tells Alison Roberts about her love and fears for Greece, how her Hellenic bestsellers have paid for a new life in London and why she is not as rude as her husband Ian Read the full article...


Blue Tomato

London is in the midst of experiencing a multitude of food trends. American food, small sharing plates, fried chicken. Etc etc etc. As such, some cuisines seem to have fallen by the wayside. Greek is one of those cuisines. Read the full review...


The becs diet

How Greek can one possibly get? Me, I can say good morning 'kalimera' and 'kalispera' meaning good evening...But that's not Greek enough, there's so much more to discover and you don't even need to go to Greece to find it. As Greek As It Gets is just down the road from work in Earls Court, in a modern restaurant that's worlds away from the taverns of Thessaloniki. I went to discover how Greek I could get with Kate and Laura last Wednesday night. Read the full review...


View London

One of the capital’s most well known Greek restaurants, As Greek As It Gets lures in Londoners licking their lips at the prospect of some traditional Greek grub. Read the full review...



Absolutely Chelsea 07/2012

"Dimitri Karonis proprietor of As Greek As It Gets, explains the beauty of his country’s cuisine" - Absolute Chelsea.


The Hill Magazine 05/2012

"As Greek As It Gets’ proprietor Dimitri Karonis tucks into pitta,taramasalata and hummus with Alexander Larman as he dispels the clichés about Greek food and restaurants" - The Hill Magazine.


The Hill Magazine 06/2011

"Dimitri Karonis of As Greek As It Gets shares a family recipe from the Earls Court Restaurant." - The Hill Magazine.


The Hill Magazine 03/2010

AS GREEK AS IT GETS on Earl’s Court Road prides itself on three things: simplicity, elegance, and something that’s all too lacking from a Friday night at a restaurant - fun. Read the full review...