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The Real Greek - Bankside

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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
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Great location, friendly service staff and tasty food. We had a lovely evening here and relaxed while chatting, no worries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great location, friendly service staff and tasty food. We had a lovely evening here and relaxed while chatting, no worries.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

As Borough Market was closed, a friend and I had a wander around the area and decided to try out this restaurant. I enjoyed the 'Gigandes Plaki', which were beans cooked in a rich, tomato sauce. However, the Lamb Kefte was chewy (not quality lamb!) and a bit tasteless. I can't comment on the desserts, as I didn't have any.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Prime time Saturday evening. Place buzzing, food amazing, staff so helpful and nothing too much trouble. Average pricing. Live music was a little too loud but apart from that had such a good night. Can fully recommend. Pity they only service London area as I was visiting.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was really clean and myself and 2 friends had the lunch menu which was good value 3 courses £8.95. The food was good and service excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Popped in, already very hungry, on the way to an event in London. The meze platters offer a quick and simple way of doing things, while still offering personalisation - great if you're in a bit of a hurry or don't really know much about Greek cuisine! The good came out quickly, well presented and tasted great. Plates were cleared... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

After a slow start and cool reception, three waiters attended us. Drinks took a little while to reach us but after ordering, our food arrived quickly. Wow! The food was almost like Greece. Prices very reasonable, service exceptional and food and wine delicious. Busy, busy, busy and noisy as a result. But an exceptional restaurant... Book now!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The restaurant is a little canteenish but pleasant enough. Enjoyed the food but the hot food was bought out while my friends & I were still eating the starters. I also found the back ground music too loud; I struggled to hear my friends conversations. In conclusion I would rate the food as very good but service average, overall atmosphere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Came upon this restaurant whilst walking on the South Bank. It was a warm night so we were able to sit outside and enjoy views of St Pauls and the Millennium Bridge. The staff were very helpful in assisting with meze choices ensuring we had enough but not too much. The best bit of all was the overall bill which... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A good choice of cooked meats and vegetarian options served efficiently and imaginatively. The food was freshly cooked and was very tasty. Prices are what you would expect to pay in Central London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great place for a late night beer and Greek bites. Try the lamb souvlaki - very good. Also fun spot for people watching along the Thames.

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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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