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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“souvlaki” (54 reviews)
“flatbread” (67 reviews)
“htipiti” (11 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll 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 yesterday

Came here with some friends for a Friday night dinner reservation. The food was incredible - lots of variety, good prices and very high quality. Everything tasted amazing. It was nice to have live Greek music but it was so loud you couldn't talk to...More

Thank adventuresandnaps
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really lovely lunch on a wonderful wintry sunny day. The lunch menu is very good value and we went for the wrap - better known as a proper gyros and delicious it was too. I also tried the retsina and it was one of the...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended... light live music creates a great atmosphere. Food was great absolutely no complaints...

Thank Milan1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this by chance walking along on a Saturday night and was tempted by the lovely greek cooking smells and the live music. Got a table immediately and was surprised by the large choices of 'Meze' which are small dishes which you order 5...More

Thank fudgegudge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was very spacious and the food was delicious. We were seated in the rather posh area located near on the left hand section (much more quieter). The food was served within good time and freshly made, with reasonable sized portions. One happy customer...More

Thank Tamzin-Joe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there couple of weeks ago celebrate to birthday. Great location,excellent service,friendly and helpful staff, delicious food and very tasty wine from Thessaloniki.Live music was a very entertaining. We had Tonia's filoxenia for two, lamb meatball was scrumptious. Definitely go back again absolutely loved...More

Thank RobZu
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This place is bursting with atmosphere, we visited on a Saturday evening, and absolutely loved the musicians playing Greek music. It created a fun, lively ambience, which was enhanced by friendly staff and fantastic food. Also, the Greek wine was delicious and the coffee. We...More

Thank cherie0
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Got the menu for two. Food is good, service friendly and London prices are fair enough. We were not supposed to eat here, but after a long day walking you just need so calories as you burned them all. Let's try this Greek out then....More

Thank Vincenzo S
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Fancying some souvlaki, I went in here for lunch last week with a friend. Souvlaki's really simple but tasty food. All over Greece you can get a pita wrap filled with marinated meat, fresh salad and usually some tsatsiki, all for a few Euros. Here,...More

3  Thank anonym0us
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I expected better food, it is rather average Greek food. But is a nice place to share meze with friends and the view is beautiful. In good company, you'll like it. If you only go there for top quality Greek food, you'll be a bit...More

1  Thank ontheroadsrl
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13 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 đź‘Ť
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
USD 20 - USD 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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