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The Real Greek - Bankside

Units 1-2, Riverside House, 2A Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA 0203 544 0824

(((() Mediterranean
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:30 - 23:00. Sunday: 11:30 - 22:30.

A really good atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, and wonderful food. A real treat.

Hilary Dibble 02 November 2017
from London

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Crafting nutritious Grecian cuisine, The Real Greek Bankside blends an authentic taste of the Mediterranean with edgy interior design. A sweeping bar and high tables indoors offset the tranquil al fresco area.

Showcasing robust flavours, The Real Greek menu presents an array of wholesome specialities. Ideal for sharing, tasty hot and cold mezes sit alongside souvlaki served straight from the grill. Favourites from the wide selection include juicy tiger prawns with chilli and garlic butter, or handmade British lamb patties with tahini sauce.

Extending tradition through to the dessert menu, The Real Greek restaurant offers a tantalisingly sweet selection, from Greek lemon cake drizzled with honey-infused syrup, to luxurious homemade baklava. Family-friendly The Real Greek London offers a fun meze and skewer selection, just for kids.

In the cultured South Bank area, The Real Greek Bankside offers a fashionable haunt. The iconic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre sits 4 minutes’ walk away.

The Real Greek - Bankside

Units 1-2, Riverside House, 2A Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA

Contact +44 2076200162
Reservations 0203 544 0824

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Customer reviews for The Real Greek - Bankside

4.2 (((() (based on 228 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (169)
  • lunch (132)
  • views (130)
  • value (96)
  • large parties (76)
  • al fresco (52)
  • entertainment (46)
  • child friendly (42)
  • romantic (42)
  • trendy (26)
  • business (22)
  • private dining (14)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • ((((( 23 November 2017 by Julie Taylor from Bankside

    Hi, we had a FANTASTIC night here (Sat 18th Nov 2017), we never felt rushed we loved the food (was amazing) didn't expect the live entertainment, but it got everyone up dancing the Greek way which was really really good fun! Staff were lovely, price of food was really reasonably priced, would most certainly return, came out of restaurant & had a nice romantic stroll along the Bankside, perfect evening from start to finish. Cannot fault this place, Thank you to "The Real Greek" see you again soon.....Julie & Michael Taylor!

  • ((((( 2 November 2017 by Hilary Dibble from London

    A really good atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, and wonderful food. A real treat.

  • ((((( 28 October 2017 by Mark Johnson from London

    Excellent as always. Great friendly swift service. Good value for money. Excellent location.

  • ((((* 23 October 2017 by Charles Holland from london

    excellent. Service was friendly and helpful without being excessive.

  • ((((( 20 September 2017 by Mark Smith from walsall

    Great grilled meats
    Food all came closely together (meze)
    Very attentive staff
    Reasonably priced

  • ((((( 12 September 2017 by Olivia Swinnerton from London

    Good choice of delicious food. Good service. Reasonable price

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Michael Varney from Londob

    We had a very pleasant and enjoyable meal the food was very nice and the service excellent

  • ((((* 2 September 2017 by Mohan Yogendran from London

    The restaurant which is part of a small chain offered up tasty Greek food, and we took advantage of the lunch specials. Perhaps bordering on the slightly over commoditised, I would still recommend this to others to go to.

  • ((*** 30 August 2017 by Maria Lingis from Uk

    Experience was ok, hoped we'd be able to have a table outside but was told no as we were a group of 5. I'm sure based on it. Or being that busy they could have tried at least. Food was just 'ok' and having asked if the the kalamari was rings and told yes was surprised that when it arrived it wasn't the case,it was grilled and in strips so my sons didn't eat it. Kids portions were very small. And you'd expect their drinks to be in bottles or cans eg they chose mineral water and it came out in a glass as opposed to a bottle,how would I know that was mineral water and not tap water??
    The greek coffee wasn't great, half the tiny cup was thick coffee paste I must've had only two sips before I hit the thickness so very disappointed in that. Also our server was no where to be seen once we had ordered desserts and coffees, she had sat down at the neighbouring table to eat her dinner it seemed as did the whole staff in turn. Not sure it's nice for staff to sit and eat openly whilst customers are sitting next to them especially as their plates were stacked full of food versus our tiny portions

  • ((((( 15 August 2017 by Janet Bailey from Leeds

    The perfect meal - we sat in the outside area which was great as the music was a lot lower (if you don't like loud music avoid the inside area). The food was amazing - so varied and so good, especially the vegetarian dishes. There is a good list of allergens which, as we needed both gluten- and dairy-free, was really useful. Great service and we weren't hurried but could take our time over the meal. Great view of the river from our table. If going to the theatre, choosing the 4.30 pm meal slot gives you plenty of time.

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