loti eats | estiatorio milos

Milos, which also has sites in Montreal, New York, Las Vegas, Miami and Athens, is an upmarket Greek restaurant with a focus on seafood and high-end takes on traditional dishes you’d find across Greece. It’s a pretty grand dining room, with high ceilings, white tablecloths, lots of marble and a big seafood counter displaying the fresh catch in all its glory.

The food is meant to be shared, although it can be hard to work out the plate sizes from both the way the menu is laid out and the pricing (Milos is on the spenny side), so defo ask for some guidance. The staff are incredibly friendly and more than happy to give recommendations. We were pointed to the stuffed courgette flowers and the Milos special, a big stack of thin slices of fried courgette and aubergine with tzatziki and kefalograviera cheese. We saw this come out to almost all the tables around us too and with good reason as it was seriously moreish.

Seafood forms the centrepiece of the menu – you go and select what you want from the counter, which can include everything from lobster to red mullet (it’s priced by the kilo so does look scarily expensive at first), the staff can advise on how it’s prepared and then it’s cooked to order. We chose a dorade royale, a type of bream, which was grilled and dressed with lemon, capers and olive oil, and came to the table already boned out and ready to go. It was super fresh and succulent, the simple prep really letting the quality of the fish show. And with steamed wild greens and oregano-dusted fries on the side it was more than enough for two.

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The desserts, as traditional Greek ones often are, are on the sweet side so if you don’t want something syrupy, their own gorgeously thick strained yoghurt with thyme honey is a lighter way to end the meal.

As we mentioned before, Milos is an expensive restaurant so if you want to go a la carte, it’s one to save for a treat night. They do however do a much more wallet-friendly lunch menu, which still has seafood on it, both midweek and on weekends.

1 Regent Street St James’s, London, SW1Y 4NR