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“Absolutely fantastic 10 our of 10...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Real Greek

The Real Greek
56 Paddington Street, London W1U 4HY, England (Marylebone)
020 7486 0466
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Ranked #1,642 of 17,052 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Description: Situated on Paddington Street, close to Madame Tussauds and the Hellenic Centre, The Real Greek Marylebone is located perfectly for escaping from the hectic shopping mecca of Oxford Street & Bond Street, being just a 7 minute walk away. With its modern, rustic and intimate interior mix and friendly staff, it is the ideal place to share a lovely meal with friends and family. Mezedes, Souvlakis, and Sharers are just some of the amazing variety of dishes available and with a wide selection of wines to complement the tastes and textures of the food, one can only emphasise that Marylebone is an experience not to be missed!
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Absolutely fantastic 10 our of 10...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Me and my partner called in on the spur of the moment because we liked the look of the place and also the fact that we had never tried Greek food before.

We were very pleasently suprised about relaxed manor of the restaurant and how friendly & helpful the staff were.

The male waiter help us to make our food choices as it was first Greek experience.

The price of our whole meal was very reasonable and the portions were just enough as to not over fill us.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic, relaxed and delicious!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Never had greek food before this, turkish was the closest I had tried was pleasantly surprised! Staff could have not been more helpful and knowledgeable, helped us chose our menu wisely. Waitress and waiter were attentive but not pushy service was fast however not fast food! All fresh ingredients, I find this rare nowadays. Strongly recommend the souvlakis and definately give the lemon cake a whirl after!! Also very very rerasonably priced especially for the area! (No smashing plates though thank god)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Harpenden
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119 reviews 119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“OK food, poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Firstly the food. Pretty OK but small portions of both the hot and cold meze. Bit annoying to have to pay for bread to go with them and the bread was only a small portion. But generally a nice meal to eat.

Service though was dire. Ordered drinks, nothing came, reminded the waiter. He said sorry I forgot. Waited and waited for about 25 mins for him to take the order. He started to take it, stopped to talk to some people coming in (even though another waitress was talking to them), came back, started again. Got distracted a second time by talking to more people coming in. It was as if we were not important. Won't be going back

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good Greek food, great location, excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

I visited this place on a spur of the moment, as I was hungary for something a bit different for lunch. I was pleasantly surprised. The chunky greek salad with a good, but not overpowering, greek dressing was just what I needed. The menu is loaded with choices, and they do have a special for two if you so desire. Overall, nice place, good prices and good fresh food. What is not to like!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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55 restaurant reviews
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175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and lovely staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Ate here with a friend last week and really enjoyed the food. The mezze come served on three tier type cake stands which means you have room on the tables to move- an ingenious idea! The hummus and tsatsiki were both delicious as were the flat breads. A greek salad was chunky and hearty and pretty much everything we ate was first class- haloumi, squid, chicken skewers, all just yummy and munchy! We left very full!
Staff are really warm and friendly- as others have mentioned- this is part of a chain but it feels like a local neighbourhood sort of a place.
I am going back tonight- I think this place could become a regular!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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