Meraki is a contemporary Greek restaurant located in the heart of Fitzrovia. Referring to the love and soul that someone puts into their work, Meraki was born out of a desire to offer the finest Mediterranean ingredients with warm, generous hospitality and stylish cosmopolitan flare.
The menu at Meraki celebrates produce that Chef Athinagoras Kostakos and the team have scoured the length and breadth of Greece’s regions to find, such as Bottarga from Mesologgi, tomatoes from Santorini and butter from Crete. It features seasonally changing sharing mezze dishes, chargrilled meats and whole fish dishes which are carved at the table.
Meraki was opened by Peter Waney who along with his brother Arjun started restaurants in London 15 years ago, beginning with Zuma in Knightsbridge, followed by Roka and La Petite Maison. More recently, the Waney family acquired and revamped award-winning, internationally recognised industry benchmark The Arts Club on Dover Street. They have also opened Oblix at The Shard, Coya on Piccadilly and Coya Angel Court in The City.
Konstantinos worked in Greece, running the Nice n Easy restaurant group for two years across Athens, Kifisia and Mykonos. He also held the position of Operations Manager at Nammos Mykonos and with the Hakkasan group at Ling Ling Mykonos. He moved to London in 2015 to work as Restaurant Manager at both Hakkasan Mayfair and Hakkasan Hanway place. At the beginning of 2016 he was the official General Manager at Ling Ling Mykonos before joining the Waney restaurant group in London as General Manager at Meraki .
George began his career in Athens working at renowned Japanese restaurants before joining the Nice n Easy restaurant group in Kifisia. At the beginning of 2015 he initially worked for Hakkasan Group at Ling Ling Mykonos, then in London at Hakkasan Hanway Place and back to Ling Ling Mykonos for the summer of 2016. George officially moved to London end of 2016 and held the role of Senior Floor Manager at Quaglino's at St. James and is now the Restaurant Manager at Meraki.
Athinagoras Kostakos was previously head chef at the award-winning ‘Bill and Coo’ in Mykonos, a fine-dining restaurant for ten years. In addition, he has worked in several prestigious restaurants as executive chef including Scorpios (Mykonos), Branco (Mykonos) and Mazi (Notting Hill). Kostakos is best known in his home country as the winner of Top Chef, the Greek version of the hugely successful American reality TV series of the same name, in which leading chefs compete against each other in a series of challenges.