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The Real Greek - Bankside

#1,427 of 17,156 Restaurants in London
#1,530 of 18,036 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Very nice Greek food

We have walked past this restaurant on many occasions, but this time was tempted inside by the lovely little free charcoal grilled morsels offered to passers by, outside. We ordered a good selection of dishes including warm and fragrant flatbreads, hummus, fava, Greek salad, chicken kebabs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have walked past this restaurant on many occasions, but this time was tempted inside by the lovely little free charcoal grilled morsels offered to passers by, outside. We ordered a good selection of dishes including warm and fragrant flatbreads, hummus, fava, Greek salad, chicken kebabs, bifteki and halloumi cheese. All were very good, though as I rarely have the... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went here on a busy Saturday night. There was a live band which was entertaining but loud. Conversation was not easy above it. The tables were a little cramped. Kept getting knocked by people walking behind me. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. We had the set meze. Nice bottle of house wine at reasonable price. Would recommend.

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Pulloxhill, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great location on the South Bank, near Shakespeare's Globe and with limited riverside outdoor seating (heaters and blankets available if it gets chilly). The Real Greek is a pleasant place for a meal. The food is fine, nothing special and not particularly hot - meze served like an afternoon tea, different but a little odd frankly. Poor service - it... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere! Seated outside on the terrace, we were served by a great waiter and ordered four varieties of which the whole table ate and enjoyed! Typical greek food varieties, after eating a bit of everything one is soon full! Chicken kebabs, steak,hummus, falafel and more! Delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and stumbled on to this place in January while vacationing in London! Wow were we so happy we did! We sampled so many delicious things and shared a couple bottles of wine with new friends we met while they were sitting next to us in the restaraunt! The atmosphere is great, service was wonderful and fun... Food was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were walking along Southbank and decided to pop into the Real Greek for an early dinner. My partner being of Greek heritage meant we were used to good Greek food. We ordered kente, potatoes, bread and taramasalata (yummy!!!!), biftekia, loukanika and everything had a unique delicious taste. Service was attentive and we would definitely go back to this Real... More 

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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We spent a very pleasant Sunday night having a bite to at and a glass or two of wine at this lovely restaurant. The food was great and being able to select bits and pieces from the menu rather that settling on a full meal was just what we wanted. Did feel a bit ignored in the corner but we... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food was lovely, however their portions are tiny. :) They warn you about it in the top right corner of their menu that you should order at least 4 portions per person. Service was good, wine was tasty, meals were nice too. Restrooms were a bit unkept though.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had to give this restaurant five stars as it's in my favourite place in the world, the Southbank. Food was served as a big tower of goodies, we had a wide range of Greek treats and left full. Reasonably priced and fantastic location, good service and restaurant was buzzing. Get an outside table if you can. If you're doing the... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Loved this place! It was booked as part of my birthday meal. The food and wine is delicious! Very authentic atmosphere and food. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Fast service. One of the best places for food...I look forward to returning and wish there was a branch in Manchester!

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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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