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Zorba's Greek Taverna

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36 Leinster Gardens | Paddington, London W2 3, England
+44 20 7262 5358
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Renaze, France
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

virtually empty restaurant with no staff to greet and seat us. After hovering uncertainly for a time, we were reluctantly 'greeted & seated' by the chef wearing a filthy apron. There was no 'atmosphere' only a feeling of almost hostility - as in 'how dare we disturb the chef's evening'!

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Thank leslie s
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We ate at Zorbas for dinner one night, not knowing the reviews, wanting something close to our hotel and despite the fact that no one was in the restaurant even at 7:30 pm. We were greeted by the owner, who was the cook and waiter for the evening. We ordered chicken and lamb kabobs which were good and were served... More 

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Thank JaneHardin06
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The worse dining experience of my life . Terrible food , terrible service and the Chef was shouting at his staff during the whole evening . They overcharged us and tried to argue with my Partner when we told someone else not to bother coming in . Needs a hygiene inspection . Soup was from a powder mix 0/10 .... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived mid afternoon to try to feed a hungry wife, so no research. Saw TA reviews after sitting down but decided to give a try. Got a variety of starters and they were ok. Service was lax at best, the cleanliness factor was challenging in some aspects and a squirrel ran in thru the open door and seemed quite at... More 

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Thank JustinW27
Chambly, Canada
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155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I can't believe I have eaten there ....... The waiter was friendly , and we decide to go in .... however once we ordered , ( only 2-3 tables with customers ) , I saw horrible things . More , discuting things . 1- the waiter was wearing a white jacket which was so dirty , in the front and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Awful food. Rubbish service...the olives came after the main course, a starter arrived as we were eating the main course. The water didn't turn up until we'd got tired of life. Starve rather than go there!

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Thank Diane R
London
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Although restraint was dated and needed refurbishment. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. Good choice of Greek food with excellent service. Good value for money.

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Thank wales56
Virginia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Just a short walk from the Caesar Hotel this quaint restaurant serves authentic greek food. The lamb gyro was very tasty as was the spanakopita and the baklava. The owner takes pride in his restaurant which shows in the quality of the food he prepares.

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Thank Susan M
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This place should be closed down any day by the sanitation department of London. When I moved into this neighbourhood I passed by asking whether this was the location of Halepi (whuch is actually a neighbouring restaurant and one of the best Greek places in london). They said YES we are Halepi! In short food was disgusting and they should... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our party of 4 decided to try this Greek restaurant as it was a 5-min walk from our hotel on a rainy evening. We were seated next to a group of Australian tourists. After we ordered, we soon realized that the Australian diners had been waiting ages for their food. One Australian lady went to the kitchen to ask about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Leinster Gardens | Paddington, London W2 3, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7262 5358

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?