The Real Greek

Restaurants , Greek Spitalfields
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The Spitalfields branch of a chain specialising in Greek food. 

Venue name: The Real Greek
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Address: 6 Horner Sq
London
E1 6EW
Cross street: Old Spitalfields Market
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-8pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail
Price: Main courses £4.95-£6.25. Set menu £23.95-£27.95 8 courses
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Izzy K
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Although the restaurant isn’t, as promised on their website, reminding me of Greek taverna, it’s a good place to discover Greek cuisine. There’s a lot of interesting dished to choose from and to share, as they are all served as meze.

The flatbread that came with the nibbles was delicious. It went very well with Green Peas Fava – a Greek take on mushy peas and the smoked aubergine mash.


The deep fried salt cod in beer batter was tasty, but far too salty for my taste. The prawns with feta in tomato sauce were OK, but nothing special. Haloumi and veg were what you expect, but with a very generous amount of cheese, which instantly made me super happy. The freshly fried filo parcels with spinach, feta and leek were on a thick side, but still with lovely crunch. I didn’t taste any leek, though.


I don’t remember ever drinking a Greek wine before, so I tried their Retzina. It was the weirdest flavoured white wine I’ve ever tried (maybe apart from Chinese rice wine). It wasn’t very tasty and a flavour of alcohol was very prominent, as if it was spritzed with vodka.


I’m not sure I like the idea of the calories being mentioned by every dish. I tried to ignored them when ordering, but when I looked at them in the evening, it turned out that 4 meze with bread and a glass of wine almost come to a daily calories allowance, so watch out.

Francesco

My Girlfriend and I went to this restaurant for lunch a couple of ago ago after strolling in Spitafield Market. I am not a fan of chains at all but I went for it. The food overall was pretty good. The Babaganoush was excellent served with some fried flat fresh bread (No idea how Greek that was) but was very tasty. The Salt Cod, Grilled Octopus, Grilled Kalamari and Loukaniko Country Sausage yummy. The salt cod melted in my mouth and the Kalamari were very BBQ. Although full of flavour the octopus was a bit Chevy and the Loukaniko was very gamy and it tasted more like mutton then pork but improved with the relish. The price was decent. Probably I will go back!