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The Real Greek - Bankside

#633 of 18,039 Restaurants in London
#656 of 19,554 Places to Eat in London
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Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
+44 20 7620 0162
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: The Real Greek is not only a must for anyone visiting London but is also a...
The Real Greek is not only a must for anyone visiting London but is also a favourite among Londoners themselves and at Bankside, we pride ourselves in providing our customers with a wide variety of the finest quality of freshly cooked Mediterranean food.
Perfectly located next door to the Globe theatre and only a few steps from the Tate Modern, Bankside is in an ideal spot for any occasion. Again serving the authentic Mezedes, Souvlakis and Sharers, our venue has plenty to offer for both business and pleasure. Being situated on the banks of the River Thames, this restaurant draws anyone walking past and we do recommend you make a booking.
We have live Bouzouki Music every Friday & Saturday evening from 7:30pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best meal I've had in a while

I went there with friends and we ordered a bunch of stuff to share. They have a lot of choices in the menu. The place is nice, service is good and the food is amazing! I will definitely go again when I visit London again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
ann1246
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there with friends and we ordered a bunch of stuff to share. They have a lot of choices in the menu. The place is nice, service is good and the food is amazing! I will definitely go again when I visit London again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found this restaurant while walking along Bankside. We were seated very quickly in a window seat. A very friendly waitress attended to us who was very helpful when we came to order. We had the two course lunch menu £8.95. We had four dips with veg crudités and flat bread which was lovely. Main we had moved lamb type burger/kofta... More 

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Thank attwoodt
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location, friendly staff & really good value for money. Eaten here before & returned even with a huge choice in London. Food is freshly cooked to order, & the £9 2 course lunch menu is excellent value. Living in North Devon, we have no current local Greek eateries, so really enjoyed the food. A bottle of house wine is... More 

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Thank Karen1962_13
Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Real Greek with the family for my wife's birthday. Food excellent and lots of choice great mezes really tasty recommend the chicken gyros!!! Great value for the 4 of us try the Greek Mountain Tea.

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Thank gazcafc
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The problem the Real Greek faces is one of misrepresentation. Had it been called the Fake Greek, or the Real Un-Greek, I might had been more prepared to let the restaurant’s many failures slide. This is a chain, which was started by a Greek (back in 1999, if memory serves) but has since been sold off to various owners who... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful evening lots of atmosphere, live music very enjoyable. Food consisted of Bread, meze and delicious main courses. Good service

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Thank ToniDarm
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday night & the atmosphere of the restaurant was great, very lively but we could still hear each other. We ordered a bottle of white wine, which was awful, our waitress changed the bottle (told us she knew it was bad, why sell it) without any question and didn't charge us anything for the two glasses... More 

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Thank Tashwa31
Banbury
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited on a Friday evening. There was a live greek trio, and some greek guests dancing. very atmospheric and enjoyable. The food was was was served quickly and was all delicious The staff were all smiling and having fun. This is well worth a visit and we will be returning.

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Thank Norman S
Warwickshire
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186 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited after work when hungry and wanting good food that could be ordered and served quickly. The Real Greek did just that! Bread, dips and cold mezze come within minutes of ordering and the hot dishes follow on pretty quickly too. The quality of all of the dishes was very good and everything was very tasty. Their version of Gyros... More 

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Thank TerryMWarwickshire
Derby
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided at the last minute to visit the Real Greek on Bankside on a cold Saturday night in January and had a great night. After a big lunch, we only wanted a few dishes to share and it was wonderful, lots of variety, quick service and very tasty food. There was a live band playing when we visited and that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7620 0162

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

The Real Greek is not only a must for anyone visiting London but is also a favourite among Londoners themselves and at Bankside, we pride ourselves in providing our customers with a wide variety of the finest quality of freshly cooked Mediterranean food.
Perfectly located next door to the Globe theatre and only a few steps from the Tate Modern, Bankside is in an ideal spot for any occasion. Again serving the authentic Mezedes, Souvlakis and Sharers, our venue has plenty to offer for both business and pleasure. Being situated on the banks of the River Thames, this restaurant draws anyone walking past and we do recommend you make a booking.
We have live Bouzouki Music every Friday & Saturday evening from 7:30pm
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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