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“If you like Greek cuisine - this place is for you”

The Real Greek - Bankside
Ranked #936 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $26
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Edmonton, Canada
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“If you like Greek cuisine - this place is for you”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Me and my husband visited this place twice during our trip to London and both times were highly satisfied. The food is very good, specially want to recommend their flatbread, hummus, Greek salad (big portion is enough for two), pork belly and lamb kefte. The dishes are small so it is better to take 6-7 dishes for two. But for as it was a good thing as we shared all the dished and had a chance to taste lot of great food.
The atmosphere was nice but the service may be a little bit slow. Although the location and the view is great. It is just a few steps from the Tate and the Globe theater at the river bank.
The prices are very reasonable compared to other London places. So we will definitely come back here next time we're in London.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Side-order when the mains are: "The Globe"”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Visited The Real Greek, Bankside, for a quick theatre meal before a show at The Globe.
The food was very good, the wine was lovely.
Service was rather slow - but they were really busy & the waiter was never once impolite or irritable.
Worth a visit.....!

  • Visited August 2013
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London
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“Dumbed down Greek Food”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Food is nothing special but good enough to satisfy a hungry tummy. Lacks in atmosphere but welcoming and service is attentive and friendly. Great for kids and families but not for lovers of serious Greek food.

  • Visited September 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Great location, delicious souvlakis”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have eaten here many times over the past few years and this is the best greek restaurant outside of Greece that we have been to. The service is always friendly, the location of this restaurant is super and especially the souvlakis are yummy and good value. Will definately come back the next time we visit London.

  • Visited August 2013
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Broadstairs
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“Ideal”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Dined at Real Greek, Bankside, early yesterday evening for the first time. What a great location, right by the river. We were seated immediately and served in a friendly and efficient fashion. Waiter was very knowledgable about options available and gave good advice. Cold dishes arrived within good time with the hot foods within a few minutes of our cold choices being eaten. Food was excellent quality and nicely presented. I would DEFINITELY return here when next visiting this area.

  • Visited September 2013
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