Spanning three reigns of monarchs and 77 years from first opening the doors, the family-run Elysée is more than just somewhere to have dinner.
While great food is still at the heart of our ethos, an impressive refurbishment has seen the addition of a stylish cocktail bar, sumptuous private dining area and 700 square foot roof garden. This, along with live jazz and Greek music and a late license until 3.30am, six days a week, allows guests to indulge in a fantastic night out all under one roof.
The fusion of traditional Greek culture with the modern twists inspired by owners the Karageorgis family ensures Elysée is as fun, different and authentic an experience as London has to offer.
1936 The Elysée opened on Percy Street by George Varnava, after leaving his job as Maitre D’ at the Savoy Hotel. During the 1930s and 1940s, the restaurant became the ‘place to party’ attracting big screen stars, artists, writers and members of the British and Greek royal families.
In 1962 the restaurant was bought by George’s nephews, George, Michael and Ulysses Karageorgis.
The 1960s saw visits from His Royal Highness Prince Philip and the 1966 England world cup winning team to celebrate their victory amongst many other high profile guests such as The Beatles and Mohammed Ali.
In 2010, after a remarkable 48 years, the three brothers retired and handed the baton to three cousins, Giggs Karageorgis, Kyriacos Pattihis and Kerry Karageorgis.
Since its re-opening in 2010, the Elysée is proving it’s still a favourite haunt for those who enjoy the finer things in life.Read more
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