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The Real Greek - Bankside

#1,549 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#1,665 of 18,658 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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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
Fun night by the river

A taste and feel of the real Greece lovely food at very reasonable prices Super atmosphere with music , metzes and moussaka . Tasty cold retzina and warm waitresses If you can't afford to go to Euro stricken Greece this place is a good alternative loved it

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Lethbridge, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been here 4 times. Last time was few months back. We had the menu for two (a bit of everything). Food was barely edible. I am not kidding. EVen the hummous tasteD really bad. This is clearly a place worth just for tourists. I will never make the same mistake.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A taste and feel of the real Greece lovely food at very reasonable prices Super atmosphere with music , metzes and moussaka . Tasty cold retzina and warm waitresses If you can't afford to go to Euro stricken Greece this place is a good alternative loved it

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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant for a quick meal Who ever named this restaurant the Real Greek Must be having a laugh We found the portion sizes small and not good value in our Souvlaki there were 2pieces of meat It reminded me of an. m&s wrap but that would be doing the M&s wrap an injustice as there Is more... More 

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San Francisco, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food was great once we got it. Waited for a table. Once we were seated then waited awhile for service. We finally had to flag someone down to take our order. Food was quick enough, but a little cold. It was also waiting. Worth a try if you are not in a hurry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Food was so good! We ordered a set 8 piece meal and it was well worth the money! Definitely in my top 5 places to eat in London!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Real Greek is now my favourite chain restaurant. I love sharing the small mezze dishes which are all very tasty. We usually start with the flat bread and dips and then order 2-3 small plates per person to share. The food is really tasty here, the service is OK (slightly rushed at times) and it's reasonably priced.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place with a lovely heated terrace protected from the wind, good food , prompt service and variable price range. They have a lunch menu for under 9 pounds (!) including 3 small plates that come to a full meal : greek bread, choice of dips, choice of protein (animal or vegetarian) and starch (rice or potatoes). My feet were... More 

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Lancs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had a fantastic meal and evening! Food was unbeatable, atmosphere amazing supported by the fab live entertainment. Good value for authentic greek food and experience. Looking forward to our next visit!!

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for an early tea on Wednesday with our toddler, after a busy day exploring London & Southbank. Friendly member of staff outside enticing us in with yummy tzatziki and sausage...although we were going to eat here anyway :-) Our waitress was very friendly and staff were great with our little one. The childrens menu was great giving... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Found this by chance, after a morning exploring the South Bank, we wanted somewhere for lunch that was different. So we gave the real Greek a try and glad we did. Smart restaurant with both inside and outside seating. The lunch menu £8.95 for two courses, a real bargain, with a bottle of wine total for 3 people £49. Food... 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 23 - 31
  • Cuisine: Greek

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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