Named Petroupoli in reference to one of Athens’ lively neighbourhoods, the restaurant will launch on 19 July in Tooting Market as part of the area’s regeneration.
Petroupoli will serve authentic Greek street food dishes including chicken, pork, ground lamb and beef, halloumi and mushroom souvlaki; ‘dakos’, which comprises a Cretan barley rusk topped with tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions and olives; oregano fries with feta; spicy feta and red pepper dip; and smoked aubergine dip with tahini.
Accompanying drinks options will include Hellenic craft beers; wines; and soft drinks.
The Athenian was founded by Efthymios Vasilaki and Neofytos Christodoulou in 2014, and now operates sites in White City; Victoria; Shoreditch; Elephant and Castle; Southbank Market; and Bristol.
Amid its regeneration, Tooting is becoming a prime destination for operates to both launch in and expand to.
This year the area saw the launch of Daddy Bao, the second site for Peckham-based Mr Bao Taiwanese-inspired restaurant. This month has also seen Donostia Social Club settle on Tooting to launch its Basque-inspired restaurant The Tapas Room in the area’s Broadway Market after leaving its Brixton site earlier this year.