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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 - 10:30 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, 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
Tasty greek food, great location

The Real Greek is a family favourite. Great place to stop off after a stroll from Waterloo taking in the sights, passing by Tate Modern and The Globe. The walk is part of the Thames Path which allows you, if you wish, to follow the Thames for 184 miles from its source through to Greenwich. So sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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london
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Essex, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Ate out with a group of colleagues, chose a selection of the set menus to share. Good table at the front of the restaurant where we enjoyed views of St. Paul's and the bridges as the sun set. Tasty well cooked food with plenty of fish and vegetarian items. Service pleasant without being overwhelming. Second visit for me, will definitely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The food at The Real Greek is consistently good. We are never disappointed in that. Unfortunately the same can't be said about the management's attitude to paying customers. When we arrived for our 4.30pm reservation, we asked to sit at an empty booth table but were told that it was reserved specifically for someone else. We were quite surprised therefore... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It is a very good restaurant. We had the trio set menu which was very good. SEtting is excellent on the river bank.

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london
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Real Greek is a family favourite. Great place to stop off after a stroll from Waterloo taking in the sights, passing by Tate Modern and The Globe. The walk is part of the Thames Path which allows you, if you wish, to follow the Thames for 184 miles from its source through to Greenwich. So sit back and enjoy... More 

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Upminster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

They have a really good selection of hot and cold meze and all the dishes we tried were really tasty. My friend had not tried Greek food before but after this meal is now very enamoured with it! However I didn't see anything else on the menu apart from meze. It was nice to be able to sit outside and... More 

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San Diego, California
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31 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We agree with the rave reviews by others: the food was delicious, nicely presented, interesting, and a good value. The service was good-- attentive and helpful with menu selections. We took one star off for the the noise--the restaurant was not full, but nevertheless it was noisy and a bit chaotic, including some very loud WHAP noises coming from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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291 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This branch of the Real Greek with picture windows overlooking the Thames next to the Swan has been around for quite a few years. I remember a few years ago when all the branches promoted the souvlaki, a sort of kebab on seers in a wrap with chips and a Greek beer on tap. Back in the more distant past... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Today was my first visit to this restaurant and it certainly will not be my last! What a tasty lunch menu, and all for £8.95 per person! There was a choice of the Greek Trio or the Greek Skewer plate. We chose the Greek Trio and shared the following between the two of us: Greek Flatbread and crudites with Hummus,... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went in a large group. Lovely location by the river, cheerful friendly service and incredibly reasonable price set lunch menu at only £8.95. I love the way they present the food on three plates on a 'cake stand' - you choose your own top. middle and bottom to make up the meal. I had - and can recommend -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Dined with my mom after a visiting Tate Modern and what a great experience that was!!!! It was a nice day so we waited a few minutes at the bar before we were seated outside at the terrace. The view was amazing the service very pleasant and the food to...die for!!!! Definitely will be back

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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 - 30
  • 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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