The Real Greek

Restaurants , Greek South Bank
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This large Bankside restaurant is one of this chain's nine outposts - eight of which are in London. This one's right next door to the Globe theatre, so it does well with the tourist pound. Outdoor seating fills up quickly on sunny days.

The focus is on Greek rather than Greek-Cypriot dishes, with the various sharing menus named after the nation’s provinces. Rather than typical Cypriot pitta bread, you’re offered the far superior fluffy flatbread of the mother country. It's mostly mezze, so expect dishes such as tzatziki, taramasalata, dolmades, lamb kofte and beef meatballs with a feta dip. 

Greece dominates the wine list too, though Italy and France bulk things out a little. Beer comes by way of Kronenbourg, Moretti and Mythos.  

Venue name: The Real Greek
Address: Riverside House
Cross street: 2A Southwark Bridge Road
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11pm daily
Transport: Tube: London Bridge tube/rail
Price: Tapas £4-£7. Set meal £25.95-£29.95
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Samantha H

One of the dips was real apology, they just offered us more.  Which obviously we didn't want! Disappointing! 


Really disappointing. First thing we were told when we entered it was that they had run out of salad, every kind of salad. Not a piece of tomato in sight. Really greasy, small portions, we ordered retsina and got standard white wine. And to top it all, really terrible service, long delays and quite rude, and the restaurant was half empty when we visited, hardly rush hour.