Olle (Shaftesbury Avenue) | Restaurant
Not – as its name would suggest – a Spanish tapas joint, Olle on Shaftesbury Avenue is in fact a Korean BBQ eatery with attitude. Star of the show is, of course, their magnificent meats. From Wagyu beef and Iberico pork, to globally sourced seafood you’ll find premium cuts only here, sizzled to perfection on your own tabletop stove. Aside from the aforementioned on-trend dishes, Olle specialise in traditional, hearty Korean stew, cooked in clay pots.
The man behind the meats is Charles Seo, South-Korean native and founder of Kyoto Soho. With Olle, Seo made his dream of bringing authentic Korean food to London a reality. The smart, two-storey space, appointed in elegant teal shades with sleek stoneware counters makes a stylish dining destination. This is no ordinary BBQ restaurant.
Of course, the tabletop cooking lends plenty of theatre to the proceedings and it’s a great place to enjoy grilling your meats with friends. You can even hire the lower ground floor for your own private celebration. Olle is a discerning carnivores utopia.