Founders Georgianna Chiliadaki, Nikos Roussos Andreas Labridis – who also run two-Michelin starred Athens restaurant Funky Gourmet – will open the new concept on the former site of Carnaby Burger Co. on Newburgh Street.
The restaurant was originally expected to open in July.
Serving pitta buns stuffed with both sweet and savoury fillings, the 40-cover site will give diners the option to both eat in and take out.
Pitta buns on the menu will include the likes of pork neck cooked slowly over charcoal with tzatziki, tomatoes and herbs; panko crusted cod with beetroot ketchup and walnut and garlic spread; charcoal slow cooked lamb shoulder and feta cheese; chocolate and sour cherry; and vanilla ice cream and baked apples.
Side orders will include hand-cut chips and salads, while the drinks menu will feature draft beers from microbreweries, and the restaurant’s own-label Greek wines.
Décor will be inspired by traditional Greek street food restaurants, a theme that will be continued with the way the food will be served, in disposable packaging and presented on trays.
“Shaftesbury is delighted to welcome Pitta Bun to the Newburgh Quarter, Carnaby’s diverse and distinctive shopping, lifestyle and dining destination,” said Julia Wilkinson, group restaurant strategy executive for Shaftesbury, back in May.
“The new concept restaurant will join Ugly Dumpling and Antidote on Newburgh Street adding to the unique and experiential F&B Carnaby roster.”
Pitta Bun joins a number of other specialist souvlaki restaurants including Ela; Suvlaki, Hungry Donkey; and The Athenian.