For a taste off jetset Mykonos, head for the new owner’s club and restaurant, Onima in London. Baroque Access has all the details
If you’ve ever dined at Nammos in Mykonos, Bagatelle in Dubai or Bathtub Gin in NYC, you’re already familiar with restaurateur Alexandros Andrianopolous’ brilliance. Now he has opened a slice of Mykonos in London – a restaurant, lounge and bar called Onima in Mayfair in a five-story luxury heritage townhouse that was previously headquarters for Cartier jewellery and watches.
Amongst the pomp and splendour that is the London high life, Onima is a breath of fresh air, a taste of Mykonos with all the hype and excitement and plenty of traditional Greek camaraderie. There’s a privileged feeling when you manage to get a table here and the food, a mix of Greek, Italian and Japanese dishes, is sublime. The restaurant and members-only club are quite unique; it aims to captivate and satisfy all five senses.
Dress code is ‘smart chic’ – a nod to British tradition, as in Mykonos, chic is beach style. The décor is a touch decadent, with dark plum chairs making a dramatic statement and the elaborate mirrored cocktail bar is a sight to behold.
Onima isn’t just a restaurant; there’s a bar and private dining space as well as a lounge, offering London’s pleasure seekers the perfect respite, great food, personalized service and a strong personality. This is the sort of place you escape to, where you can relax during the day and then enjoy evenings of sensory pleasure.
Whilst the interior is bold and sumptuous, the food is relaxed. With an owner who has celebrated Greek food for a decade in Mykonos with the restaurant Nammos, it’s no surprise that the menu is exceptional. It’s alive with sun-baked tastes and aromas, resonates with the colors and textures of the ocean and brims with the mood of the Med.
There’s an award-winning sommelier that selects from the inspiring collection of champagnes and wine to ensure guests wash down the delicious dishes with worthy accompaniments. For those who enjoy a cocktail or two, a mixologist is on hand to create exotic, inventive, elegant delights.
The restaurant is already gaining a reputation for its inspirational dishes, particularly the exotic desserts. And there’s nothing more pleasurable than retreating to the bar and lounge after an excellent dining experience.
Owner Alexandros Andrianopoulos is one of those savvy restaurateurs who made Mykonos the most exciting place to visit come summertime. He helped create the atmosphere that made this tiny Greek island one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world. He then gained international acclaim for his New York and Dubai establishments – and now London boasts another of his mind-blowing establishments. Do visit Omnia when you’re next in London – you won’t be disappointed.