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The Real Greek - Bankside

#1,502 of 17,570 Restaurants in London
#1,615 of 18,494 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, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food. Great staff

We often go here for lunch when in London. As always the food is great and the staff very helpful. If you don’t understand what’s on the menu just ask. All of the staff are more than happy to help. Tables and used crockery are cleared very quickly but you never feel hurried even on a busy Saturday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We often go here for lunch when in London. As always the food is great and the staff very helpful. If you don’t understand what’s on the menu just ask. All of the staff are more than happy to help. Tables and used crockery are cleared very quickly but you never feel hurried even on a busy Saturday.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Nice authentic Greek food in a Thames side location.Busy and lively with pleasant staff ,reasonably priced.Set menus are good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A lively restaurant with excellent selection of Greek food interestingly presented. Staff very helpful and attentive. By London standards not expensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food is Good but is not real traditional Greek food as I am from Greece I can say that the restaurant use a lot of ingredients in Greek cousine and the tzatziki is not a dip as the waiters describe it is creamy yogurt garlic cucumber salad as considered in Greece !!!!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Met a friend here last week. The waitress recommended we ordered eight dishes, we stuck to six and this was plenty between two. The food was enjoyable although the Hummus was very dry and needed more oil adding to it. The crispy pork belly was delicious as were the lamb cutlets. Overall a pleasant evening in a nice location over... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had the set lunch menu which was limited choice but reasonable value. Service was good with friendly staff. The food was tasty and authentic, and we were given a complimentary dish towards the end of the meal. Tables are a little cramped by the riverside but worth it for taking in the world passing by.

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Southall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food here really is the star of the show ... Sadly let down by terrible services When we arrived the restaurant was very busy and had we waited because of this that would have been fair enough .. However the restaurant is well staffed and during our visit several waiters seemed to think it was great fun to stand... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Good food, quick service but the tables are crammed in here. The place is always busy and it makes a nice change to the variety of pizza restaurants along Bankside!

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Wiener Neustadt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

By walking around on our first evening in London we found the Real Greek. No place were free outside, so we were seated inside. The restaurant is very loudy, even when the life greek band is making a break it is difficult to have a conversation inside. When you get a seat outdoor, it is more quiet and you can... More 

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Little gem of a restaurant on the South Bank. Nice atmosphere, sitting on the banks of the Thames with lovely views, and friendly staff. Usually very busy, but they seem to cope well. The food is excellent quality, portions good. Prices are not cheap, but no more expensive than other places in the same location. Well worth a visit.

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Additional Information about The Real Greek - Bankside

Address: Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7620 0162
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 31
Cuisine: Greek

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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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