Established in 1966, Kalamaras is hidden down a quiet mews just off Queensway and was made famous by the Beatles, Peter Sellers and many other icons of that age. The tradition of excellent food and great service continues as the restaurant won a 2013 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Kalamaras serves authentic and healthy Greek Mediterranean food: hot and cold starters, soups, salads, grilled meat & fish dishes, stews and desserts, and Mezze set menus. Many of the dishes are cooked on the charcoal grill. The restaurant is fully licensed and serves a wide range of Greek wines.

Venue Details & Map


66 Inverness Mews
W2 3JQ
+44 (0)20 7727 9122
Public transport:
Bayswater and Queensway Tube stations

Sample Menu

  • Cold Starters: Taramosalata £4.50; Tzatziki £4.50; Houmous £4.50.
  • Hot Starters: Cheese & spinach pies £5.80; Spicy sausages £5.80; Squid £7.50; Grilled Octopus £7.90.
  • Main Courses: Vegetarian Moussaka £10.50; Kleftiko (Lamb Shank) £16.50; Souvlaki Kalamaki (Grilled pork) £12.50; Sea Bass £16.50; Sardines £11.50; Grilled King Prawns £18.90.
  • Desserts: Baklava £3.50; Karydopita (Walnut cake) £4.25;
  • Set Menus: Mixed Meat Mezze - Choice of hot and cold starters, main course of grilled meats, dessert £23.95 per person; Fish Mezze - Choice of cold & hot starters, Main course King Prawns or Sea Bass/Bream, desserts £27
  • See website for full details.

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Kalamaras

5.0 out of 5 18 June 2016
by Rachel M.

WOW! This place has the best tzatziki I've ever had! Authentic authentic authentic! Hidden gem just around the corner from my hotel in Hyde Park and a stones throw from Bayswater tube station. I highly recommend the chicken lemonoreganato entree. Very reasonably priced and I cleaned my plate.more

2.0 out of 5 26 February 2016
by Ehsan M.

A very nice place and friendly staff, perfect for a romantic dinner.

The food was not great, and too expensive, compared to other places we have eaten in London.

We had the skewed chicken with rice, and the rice was watery and bland and the carrots and peas in did nothing for the taste. The chicken was tasty until I came across a bit that was bloody - which of course is noting to...more

5.0 out of 5 17 October 2014
by Dan S.

Have been eating at this small neighborhood gem for the last 20 years - definitely worth it for great, authentic greek food!more

4.0 out of 5 7 May 2014
by Hubba B.

'Tasty Authentic Greek Food'

Value for money - yes.

Service with a smile - yes but slow at times.

Authentic Taste - absolutely.

Would I eat here again - more than likely.

This restaurant was no different then walking into a Greek Taverna in Athens except the only difference was it was in the heart of Bayswater London.

The food menu was extensive and at times I felt I was spoilt by...more

3.0 out of 5 21 April 2014
by Kyros K.

OK. The place was well decorated. The food was nice, especially the dessert. The service was not so caring, you had to call them if we we're run out of water. . .

You get though the Greek taste.

Tip: get the retsina!more

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