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Vori Greek Kitchen welcomes new head chef Mustafa Cetinkaya

Vori in Holland Park is excited to announce the appointment of Mustafa Cetinkaya as the restaurant’s new Head Chef.

A highly respected and experienced chef, Mustafa joins from award-winning St James’s favourite Estiatorio Milos, Yeni and Smokestak. Mustafa has taken the reins at Vori this September.

Building a storied background at respected London restaurants known for their soulful cooking, Mustafa is looking forward to breaking new ground with Vori.

Working with and enhancing Vori’s charcoal cooking, that has garnered a strong London following, Mustafa will further elevate, refine and expand the indefinable quality of Vori’s “philoxenia”. Bringing his unique culinary vision and passion for Greek food, soulful cooking, and fresh ingredients it will be reflected in Vori’s soulful and rustic menu.

Working closely with the team to take over from chef Maria Mpaxevanidou – who has been the mainstay of Vori since its inception, and in partnership with founder Markos Tsimikalis, Mustafa starts his new role with an exciting new Autumn and breakfast menu featuring a delectable selection of dishes designed to be shared between three to four guests. Dishes include Psari (grilled catch of the day), Matsata (traditional home-made pasta served with seafood, bottarga or manitaria ragu), and Arni (lamb chops, walnut & roasted pepper salsa) as well as Gemista (seasonal vegetables, filled with rice, herbs and dried fruit).

As ever, the emphasis will be on the quality of ingredients and authenticity of spirit. Mustafa is excited to begin this new chapter, being able to lead and express his skill, imagination and passion.

In his own words:

Vori started really strong creating a name for itself with its simple, seasonal and soulful cooking. I can’t wait to elevate it further, work with great seasonal ingredients and produce and even more so with fire; a true ode to the identity of Vori and soulful Greek food. I really enjoy working with passionate, dedicated and committed hospitality professionals, and the team of Vori is truly remarkable.

Markos Tsimikalis, Vori’s owner said:

I love working with passionate chefs that enjoy creating and cooking great tasting dishes with fresh ingredients and produce. Mustafa brings a wealth of experience, passion, and creativity but most importantly: he truly loves cooking, Greek food and cooking with fire. I cannot wait for our guests to taste and enjoy his delicate and elevated flavours that come out in his dishes.”

Opening times:

TUESDAY – FRIDAY 08:30-16:00 | 17:30-21:30 *last orders

SATURYDAY 09:00-16:00 | 17:30-21:30 *last orders

SUNDAY: 09:00-16:00 | 17:30-21:30 *last orders


120 Holland Park Avenue, W11 4UA

Group bookings:

Vori can accommodate group bookings with a max of 10-12 guests, private bookings on demand.



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