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The Real Greek - Bankside

Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England (City of London)
+44 (0)20 7620 0162
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Ranked #1,652 of 17,014 restaurants in London
Price range: $43 - $60
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: City of London
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: City of London
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English first
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was a tourist trap for sure. They offer little plates at okay prices, but charge for everything, including pita bread for hummus. Our waiter saw us twice, clearly kept forgetting we were sitting there. The food was burnt and dry. We tasted it outside and it was delicious, so it seemed that maybe there is good food there, we... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Having walked past this restaurant many times we decided to go inside for a birthday treat. So glad we did. Staff super efficient and attentive and the food was out of this world, particularly the sundaes. Am frankly amazed at some of the previous comments about the food being bland. Will definitely make the effort to return.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Ate here today and thoroughly enjoyed the excellent value lunch menu. Perfect Taramasalata, not the horrible pink stuff you get in supermarkets. Plentiful hot flat bread and coffee that took me back to my travels in Greece 40 years ago.Great place to watch the world go by.Will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I enjoyed all food.They were perfect and the staff very kindly in special Santa.She was wonderful with me and my friend. I will come back and i would like to be served with the same person. Thanks a lot for your service Santa.

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Moore, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Food was basically flavorless. From the hummus to the souvlaki. Nearby Borough Market is the better bet!

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited The Real Greek restaurant after watching a show at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Very hot day and they offered us a table in the seating area outside of the main dining area. Location was brilliant being right next to the Thames. We thought that the seating area would be very noisy with all of the people walking past but that... More

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UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food here is absolutely delicious, and great for me as a vegetarian. The staff were friendly and helpful and explained what the dishes were and how they would arrive. What I love most about this particular restaurant is the atmosphere; there was a bouzouki player from about 8pm and some staff and diners had a bit of a dance... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Have been here before and the food is excellent value, especially if you go before 5.30 when the really good value lunch is still available. Handy for a post Globe snack. The service is great. The staff are lovely and want to help you enjoy the experience. Lots of meze dishes - dips, pitta bread, crudités - the Aubergine dip... More

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Helston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We hadn't booked and it was a Saturday night, but we only had to wait at the bar for half hour and they squeezed us in. Delightful venue, excellent staff and service and superb food. Will definitely go again.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good amount of great food. Friendly service; we got a free (delicious) desert over a small mistake! A nice, tasty meal in general :)

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