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The Real Greek - Bankside

#905 of 17,868 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
+44 20 7620 0162
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had late lunch here on Saturday, table was ready within 5 minutes. Slow to take the drink order but it didn't bother us as were happy to chat. Starters were excellent and our main courses were very good, disappointed that they ran out of rice and could only offer new potatoes or chips and didn't tell us until all the... More 

Thank EssexLizzie
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here late on Saturday afternoon. We hadn't booked but we were seated straight away. The restaurant is large and they seated a lot of walk ins while we were there although those arriving closer to 6 were given a time frame when they would need the table back by. Tables were close together but we did not feel... More 

Thank tink01
Norg, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly welcome. Fast with drinks slow with food. Second round did take a long time to bring. Location is good.

Thank spidernorg
Chatham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 2 at The Real Greek on a Saturday Night. The food was good but the service was rubbish. We were told our booked table had been given away on arrival and would have to wait at the bar. Our server wasn't the happiest person and was reluctant to bring us our starters and mains at the... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend the place by friends, for our visit to London. Arrived just before our booking at 7 and seated in the far corner of the restaurant, (on a dirty table stuck in front of a fire exit!!). We left just before 7:20 after being ignored by all staff. Tried to be patient but when manager who seated us, squeezed past... More 

Thank Phil S
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat by the river. Lovely food and lovely views, what more could you want. Service was good and they were great with kids.

Thank Gavin B
Lechlade, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to book a table for valentines date. What a great place, the food was stunning, service was steady but not pushy, quite laid back. The way I like it... We sat outside under cover with the heat lamps in the ceiling, there were blankets available if needed. This restaurant is right on The Thames, great view from the south... More 

Thank rwath1979
Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was delicious :) I loved the atmosphere too! The Greek music was lovely and the view is magnificent.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Sunday night. The location, I would imagine, would be lovely in the summer when you can sit outside overlooking the river. We choose the set Peloponnese menu which consisted of 7 or 8 tapas style dishes. They were presented on nice tiered stands but both stands came out together, so by the time we had... More 

Thank Nicole D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I shared a lunch here after seeing an exhibition at the New Tate. We didn't choose the bargain lunch menu, but lots of other dishes, which did not disappoint. Service was excellent, and the taramasalata and prawns with feta were outstanding.

Thank Alice M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $25
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighborhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7620 0162
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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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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