Honestly, for me this is the best Greek food in London, it's just a pity it's a little out of the way. At the bottom of Parliament Fields, at the end of the C2 bus line, there lies the Carob Tree. An ex pub still with the sign up. It's run by Louie who I've always seen there, always welcoming, always friendly.
We normally order the special meze which is for a minimum of four people, and this is probably the only area where Louie won't accommodate you, if you're less than 4, you're out of luck!
Normally when I see a 'special' on the menu, I recall reading Anthony Bourdain writings on the subject, sometimes stuff that they need to get rid of, things that have been around for a while, but this is definitely not the case here. Fresh cold meze, hummus, baba ghanoush, taramasalata etc. followed by hot meze, grilled halloumi, spicy sausages, some feta and spinach parcels. You then tuck into the fish courses, Louie knows we like Octopus and Calamares so there always seems to be some on the table. Finally, when you're groaning, the meat arrives, a couple of skewers of lamb and chicken which you struggle to finish. Then comes a couple of small things for dessert, normally a scoop of ice cream and Baklava. You leave happy. Every time.
Can't fault the service, the staff are attentive but not overbearing, you're greeted when you arrived and seen to the exit when you finally roll out the door!
Hi went to the fabulous Carob Tree Restaurant again on Thursday if you haven't been there yet then you must. Friendly staff and of course great food as always. Wine at all prices. xxMitch
The prices are average. I recommend you to visit this place, because of the pleasant atmosphere. In my opinion it can be less intimidating to meet someone there than at a bar, for example. Of course, it is not easy to break the ice with strangers, but if you're patient you might find your soulmate or best friend.
Again, I only live round the corner from this Greek restaurant. And I have to say, I had dinner here at the Carob Tree was one hundred per cent outstanding. I think the catering staff at Carob Tree Might have some leg trained at five-star central London hotel. I'd rather go into the Cafe than the Carob Tree Calendar.
Loved it!great food, great service, decent prices. Really enjoyed my time in this Greek restaurant
if you want fantastic quality for food brilliant service good wine and an amazing atmosphere i highly recommend the carob tree.Never had jumbo prawns like it. congratulations to the new owner who took care of us.
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