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Bouzoukia on The Hill (Restaurant)

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56 Muswell Hill, Muswell Hill & Hornsey, London, N10 3ST
Cuisine: Greek
Tel: 020 8815 1212 | Transport: Turnpike Lane | Write review

Bouzoukia on The Hill Review

Nestled on the edge of Muswell Hill Broadway is Bouzoukia on the Hill. This large Greek restaurant, gives you the authentic feel of dining in the Mediterranean country, without the air miles.

Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly waiter and promptly taken to a candle lit table for two. There we sipped on an aperitif of warming Ouzo and took in the plethora of traditional delights featured on the menu. Warm pitta bread, hummus, Lamb Kleftiko, Moussaka, kebabs, fish, chicken and pork, the list goes on and there’s something for everyone. With appetisers starting from £3 and generously-sized mains ranging from £9 to £14 it won’t blow the budget either.

The restaurant layout of closely positioned tables and mis-matched chairs, together with a grand fireplace, designer wallpaper and ambient lighting, gives it quite a homely feel. The left end of the building makes up a lounge area, perfect for retiring to with a coffee after your meal, and outside there’s a vast decked area which would be lovely to sit on during a warm summer’s day or eve.

It was quiet when we arrived at 6.30pm but quickly filled up with a mix of groups and twos. Although everyone is sat fairly close, it didn’t feel at all crammed and there was enough intimacy for couples. The addition of live entertainment at 9pm provided by traditional Greek musicians and dancers, a Friday and Saturday night regular, prompted diners to get up and dance or clap along. It was lively enough to make for a great atmosphere, but not too much to disturb our eating.

For the ultimate Greek experience, the waiter recommended the Meze; a selection of 25 dishes consisting of hot and cold starters, followed by char grilled fish and meats, and labelled as ‘a gastronomical feast.’

Over the next three hours we leisurely worked our way through dish after mouth-watering dish of tzaziki, potato salad, smoked salmon, meatballs, stuffed vine leaves, grilled hulloumi, pork – all washed down with a complementing full bodied Merlot. We were proud at our progress, until it became clear when the fish course came out, that the ‘gastronomical’ aspect was no exaggeration. A whole Sea Bream, Mussels, King Prawns, Octopus and breaded Calamari later and I was fit to burst; my friend was fairing better. After a 40 minute break, at our request, we were served the final course, a selection of cooked meats including Lamb cutlets, sausages, skewered pork, chicken and a traditional Greek salad. It looked and smelt great, but I’ll have to take my friend’s word that it all tasted delicious as I was defeated by this point. I can’t fault the dishes I did try though, and would highly recommend the Meze, although it’s not for the small of appetite. However, you won’t be missing out if you do fall in to the latter, as it was clear from the happy customers around us, that Bouzoukia’s other culinary choices are equally pleasing.

After an enjoyable evening of feasting we were well fed, watered and ready to leave, although from with a rendition of Zorbas dance playing and the remaining diners clapping along, it was clear that the night was still very much in full swing. more

Customer Reviews for Bouzoukia on The Hill

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“An undiscovered gem in my hometown! I had a fantastic experience at Bouzoukia on the Hill, one I would recommend to anyone. I love greek food, but so many restaurants are missing that special something that Bouzoukia seems to have captured. Go and see for yourself!”
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Reviewer, Muswell Hill (11 years 2 months 25 days ago)

“Would like to thank all the staff at Bouzoukia on the hill for making my birthday party so special. Thank you”
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Bouzou, london (11 years 3 months 16 days ago)

“I went there about 10 days ago and it wasn't a great experience. We had to wait ages for our food, not to mention the bill!!! The rest was average and I would not recommend it.”
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Londoner, London (11 years 5 months 29 days ago)

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“I visited this restaurant with friends on New Years Eve. The food was unsatisfactory, and took ages to reach us. We did complain and the customer service was even worse. I would not recommend this restaurant, Myself and my party will not be returning to it. Other people sitting near us were also dissatisfied and did complain but again nobody seemed to care.”
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Hill, London (11 years 8 months 19 days ago)

“Excellent food and service with good music and singers, it brings back brilliant memories of holidays in Cyprus and the Greek Islands.”
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[ Unknown ], Chigwell (11 years 8 months 22 days ago)

“I had an amazing night... i just would like to thank you all.... every single one of you! (22nov08) I can gleefully say i will remember my 21st for a long time.... thanks again for your wonderful serves and amazing food.. Especially the fish, that was delicious… oh and also my birthday cake which you so kindly made for me… was definitely yummy.. And the entrainment oh my gosh WOW… Greek dancing … I think I will get my partner to teach me… thanks again =D Thanks Andy and all the staff at The Bouzoukia! Ciao Maria xx”
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Maria, Tottenham (11 years 10 months ago)

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The finely tuned menu at Bouzoukia On The Hill represents the best of the best of the culinary skills the Greeks have developed over several millennia with traditional favourites such as dolmades to mousaka to fresh charcoal cooked lamb kebab.

Updated 12/09/2008

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