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The Real Greek - Bankside

Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
+44 20 7620 0162
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“souvlaki” (53 reviews)
“flatbread” (72 reviews)
“meze dishes” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here many times but tonight it was not good: lamb cutlets were mostly fat and the kalamari and octopus were burned black and cold

Thank Helle Damgaard A
Reviewed 6 days ago

It may not be as authentic as the claims, but it sure tasted good. The service was also nice, but unobtrusive. And you can't beat the view of St. Paul's and the City. If you're at the Globe, I think it outdoes the theatre's own...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for quick dinner before going to the globe. Right next door. Nicely served food and tasty. Not too expensive.

Thank lf174
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have spent several summers in Greece and I feel I have a slight knowledge of Greek cuisine. At this restaurant I found the Taramasalata and homous were fine. Vine leaves fine. Greek salad miserable and blunt. Scuers dry as a bone...tbh disgusting..both lamb and...More

1  Thank gregorypaunewman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Greek is an adventure! There are so many authentic dishes that we ordered one of the combination dinners to get a taste of many things. We share a total of 8 dishes and all were good. We arrived at 6 and by 7...More

Thank csw9622
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable leisurely after-theatre conversation that lasted several courses beginning with delicious starters (humus, pita, olives, etc.) with 2 friends/colleagues on a weeknight in late July 2017. We were able to linger well past dinner (@ 530-930 PM) without any pressure to "turn over" the table,...More

Thank shakespe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a meze dinner on my husband's birthday having spent the day entire sight seeing in Central London. It's in a superb location overlooking the Thames. It's advisable to pre-book a table as they get very busy. Can't fault it in any way....More

Thank Anabel I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there on a Saturday evening and waited only a bit to be seated. I had a combination of the good hummus, great spicy feta cheese, fava beans, grilled aubergines and calamari! Will go there again for sure!

Thank Teo_Maran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...of location, price and taste. Food is really good, lots of it too and the price isn't silly, considering it's right on the river. See you next week (again).

Thank seventieskid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Real Greek restaurant is ideally situated on Bankside, just by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Sitting outside in the semi-enclosed dining area on a sunny day is a great experience. Tasty, fresh Greek food is imaginatively served in the kind of tiered 4 layer serving dishes...More

Thank Jill J
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12 December 2016|
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Response from Carole L | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you will have a problem I am sure you will be made welcome & able to enjoy their beautiful food & fabulous location 👍
6 August 2016|
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Response from Alastair M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they have vegeteraian options but cannot swear to gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7620 0162
  • E-mail
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 WE Friday & Saturday evening from 7:30pm
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