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The Real Greek - St Martins Lane

54 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4EA

(((() Greek
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Friendly and helpful staff; a wide variety of dishes and good value

Peter Phillips 14 July 2017
from Harrogate

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Combining Greek dining tradition with a chic, contemporary interior design, The Real Greek St Martin's Lane always boasts a bustling, inviting ambience. Serving tastes from across the eastern Mediterranean, the restaurant sits right between the hubs of Leicester Square and Covent Garden, making it a perfect refuelling spot for days out in these areas.

The Real Greek menu showcases traditional Greek cuisine, rich in flavour and perfect for sharing. There is a great selection of hot and cold meze, as well as wholesome grill items including dukkah chicken wings, tender pork belly, grilled octopus and lamb meatballs. Souvlaki wraps come made with soft flatbread, homemade tzatziki, sweet paprika, and fillings ranging from Loukaniko sausage, through to falafel with tahini.

Tempting sweet treats on the Real Greek Covent Garden menu feature more Greek traditions, such as lemon cake with honey-infused syrup, to baklava and Greek sundaes. There are wines and beers from Greece, as well as the famous ouzo spirit to finish.

Offering a great selection of Greek delicacies, and full of Mediterranean welcome, The Real Greek London is 2 minutes' walk from Leicester Square Tube Station.

The Real Greek - St Martins Lane

54 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4EA

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Customer reviews for The Real Greek - St Martins Lane

4.6 (((() (based on 123 reviews)
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  • lunch (74)
  • value (61)
  • romantic (29)
  • trendy (29)
  • business (18)
  • child friendly (15)
  • large parties (14)
  • private dining (14)
  • entertainment (8)
  • al fresco (4)
  • luxury (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 20 July 2017 by Florence Cox from London

    Delicious food - every dish we had was great!

  • ((((( 14 July 2017 by Peter Phillips from Harrogate

    Friendly and helpful staff; a wide variety of dishes and good value

  • ((((( 27 June 2017 by Marie Coste from London

    We went there before going to a musical and the service was efficient and speedy yet friendly. The cold and hot mezze were served extremly quickly and we had to wait a bit for desert.
    We tried the houmous, tzatziki and tarama as cold mezze and the Tarama was amazing (shame that the bread isnmt included when ordering dips).
    As hot mezze we had the lamb cutlets, the octopuss and the halllumi and it was all excellent. unfortunatly I wasn't impressed by the greek salad, which was terribly boring.
    The desert was amazing, greek filo. To die for.

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Julie from Lichfield

    Pleasant restaurant with friendly staff. Good place for a pre theatre lunch. Went for a set meal option and as there were 4 of us and 2 vegetarians, we were able to have a nice variety. Only negative was the new potatoes. Avoid this option. I think they had been pre cooked then blasted in a microwave. Rubbery and really not nice. On the plus side, the red greek house wine was light, fruity and very pleasnt indeed. Great for a hot summers day.

  • ((((* 15 June 2017 by Robyn C from London

    An excellent pre-theatre venue.

  • ((((* 8 June 2017 by A Martin from London

    Overall a good experience. Friendly efficient service despite being really busy. Restaurant seemed a bit stuffy but we got a seat near the front door which made things a pleasant temperature. Clean and tidy. Reasonable choice of food but portions are small (as others have said). We made the mistake of thinking the set menu for £11.95 included a main meal - it didn't! The portion sizes are ALL tapas sizes so we did leave a little bit hungry still. The food we had was tasty and was served quickly. Had the cheapest wine (which wasn't cheap) but it was very drinkable. Great location if you're going to London Coliseum as we were, but book ahead - people were being turned away.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Olivia Swinnerton from London

    Warm welcome, good service, delicious food.

  • ((((* 13 May 2017 by Rose Wells from Brighton

    A perfect location for pre theatre food and service friendly and ( almost too ) efficient. As noted in a previous review the hot dishes for our meze arrived too soon. The clever trick of serving small dishes stacked ' afternoon tea style ' works quite well and allows a large number of small tables in a relatively small space. My ( not small ) husband and I had to plan our departure strategically so as not to disturb fellow dinners !

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Kerry Ansell from Chelmsford

    We booked for 3.30 so it was very quiet. The food was delicious and the waitress friendly and helpful. We felt the hot Meze came out a little quickly after the cold. We were hoping to take our time and worked at not feeling rushed! Other than that not complaints and will definitely return.

  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Ann L from London

    Have dined here many times and everything was excellent, as always. Great service, food, ambiance and we were offered the window table so we could watch the world go by.

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