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A spread of dishes from Oma.
8.5

Oma

Greek

London Bridge

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Oma is very cool. It's got the kind of moody dining room that might be found on a tech billionaire’s private island—chiselled from black volcanic rock and filled with equally chiselled people who look like they own art galleries and wardrobes full of Loewe. But don’t judge this Greek spot in Borough Market on its sceney sleekness alone. Oma is a triple threat—good looks, excellent food, fun-loving—and we’ve completely fallen for it. 

A spread of dishes on a table on the outdoor patio at Oma.

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The outdoor patio at Oma.

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The interior dining area at Oma.

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The raw bar at Oma.

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The chef's counter and kitchen at Oma.

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A spread of dishes on a table on the outdoor patio at Oma.
The outdoor patio at Oma.
The interior dining area at Oma.
The raw bar at Oma.
The chef's counter and kitchen at Oma.

You’ll arrive through Agora—its wilder, louder, walk-in only sibling downstairs—and be whisked up stone steps, like a VIP. Friendly servers immediately make you feel welcome, recommending a glass of something from Thessaly with confidence. Breads like the açma verde—a cross between the lightest, airiest bagel we’ve ever eaten and a life-altering, emerald green garlic knot—demand that everyone gets stuck in—tearing, dipping, and hoarding. Come to Oma for the breads and spreads, stay for the feeling of eating in a particularly interior design-savvy supervillain’s home.

A spread of dishes from Oma.

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The wildfarmed laffa from Oma.

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The babaghanoush with tahini and Jerusalem artichoke crisps from Oma.

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The açma verde from Oma.

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The hummus masabacha with green zhoug from Oma.

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A spread of dishes from Oma.
The wildfarmed laffa from Oma.
The babaghanoush with tahini and Jerusalem artichoke crisps from Oma.
The açma verde from Oma.
The hummus masabacha with green zhoug from Oma.

Food Rundown

The açma verde from Oma.

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Bread Etc

This section of the menu is our favourite. It has three perfect shovels for the excellent dips—and you should get the lot. The açma verde is a soft, shining ring that looks like a bagel but is so much softer and lighter. The laffa is also delicious, charred, and slick with oil. And the hot potato chips have pleasing ridges that the dips cling to.
The hummus masabacha with green zhoug from Oma.

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Hummus, Masabacha, Green Zhoug

This is some of the best hummus we’ve ever had, and it makes us feel ashamed of our Breville blender attempts. It’s a little runny in texture and is topped with zhoug, a spicy green sauce that adds a pleasing, zesty kick.
The babaghanoush with tahini and Jerusalem artichoke crisps.

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Babaghanoush, Tahini, Jerusalem Artichoke Crisps

This is how this dip should always be served—with crunchy Jerusalem artichoke crisps. And if you’re running low on bread, this smooth, smoky spread is good enough to scoop up as it is.
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Greek Salata, Galomizithra, Carob Rusks

Galomizithra is a distinct improvement on feta in this Greek salad. It’s still salty, but it’s even creamier and less crumbly than feta. The almost-whipped texture means it spreads throughout the salad, coating each bite.
The spanakopita gratin malawach from Oma.

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Spanakopita Gratin, Malawach

Whoever created this dish understands pleasure. And that pleasure means melted, but still gooey, tangy, herby cheese in which to dip malawach—a flaky flatbread. No notes.
The dry aged lamb chop from Oma.

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Dry-Aged Cornish Lamb Chop, Green Sauce

If this dish was on MasterChef it would make Gregg and John say things like, “this meat is blushing”. We’ll spare you that, but it’s perfectly cooked, melt in the mouth, and very juicy.

New Season Asparagus, Tonnato, Capers

These skewers are exactly as they sound. And while a little underwhelming, we did appreciate some nicely cooked vegetables when there’s so much heft elsewhere on the menu.
The oxtail Giouvetsi, bone marrow, and beef fat pangrattato from Oma.

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Oxtail Giouvetsi, Bone Marrow, Beef Fat Pangrattato

Even the name of this dish makes us want to go and take a nap. It’s so rich and meaty, we need to be a short waddle to our beds after eating it. It’s deep and intense and we want to dive into this clay pot like a swimming pool—but we would recommend sharing it between two with some of the lighter dishes.

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