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The Real Greek - Bankside

#902 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
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Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
+44 20 7620 0162
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stop here when we're in the area. The views are lovely when you sit outside, even in the cold it's nice due to the blankets you can use! Food is always good, never had a bad meal. Service can sometimes be a bit slow!

Thank Emily R
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited, without a reservation on a busy Saturday night but they managed to squeeze us in. This was the first time we have visited the Real Greek but it will most definitely not be the last and I am sure we will now visit every time we are in London. The atmosphere and ambience is as close to a... More 

Thank ONeill71
Sutton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location, review view, decent food except couple of disappointments. Flafel portion size is bit smaller. Waiters were not too keen to check if we are looking to order more or want anything. They all seem to be trained walk away without having a look at your table :-) I will probably try different one next time!

Thank Thanga
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch here - great choice of meze dishes so just had a selection of those. Very tasty food, good service and nice view of the river.

Thank Claire T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service Great food Loved it It was well worth the walk down from Waterloo Station 😀 I will certainly come back again

Thank Nens H
Redditch, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is really tasty and the wine options good. £75 for 4 of us and we were full! We went for £35 for two set me and a few options. Good entertainment as well although other patrons didn't seem to appreciate the authenticity of the music like we did!!

Thank Outdoor-Eater
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant to eat great Greek meze and unwind. We like visiting on the nights with live music-great fun-and we love the food. This is definitely our favorite Greek place.

Thank manoloWoo
Athens, Greece
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Real Greek is at an amazing location. We visited Bankside, Tate modern and decided to eat here since we had been to Windsor's Real Greek and we loved it! This is a much bigger restaurant, busy as well, but very welcoming. The food was really good, we tried some new plates and they were great.

Thank banananna4
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stale and hard - complete rubbish. The only reason I didn't make a fuss was because I was treating two friends. Basically it was a rip off.

Thank ennis2017
Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As Greeks we decided to try Greek food in London. We sat on the terrace, service was very fast and the food was great! We loved the lamb meatballs, the skewers and the dolmades. Wish we had a Real Greek in Greece!!!

Thank alinatsi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$26
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 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
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 Friday & Saturday evening from 7:30pm

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