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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” (49 reviews)
“hummus” (76 reviews)
“meze dishes” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Units 1-2 | Riverside House, London SE1 9HA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked a table here on the 16 june 2018 and came with four friends. Great location and easy to book. But food was poor and service was not friendly.

Thank Al J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked to come here on a recommendation and we are so glad we did! The food is beautiful, the atmosphere is lively and fun and there is a great feel the the place. We went on a Saturday evening so there was live music...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All around nice place, very helpful staff and manager, food, however could be slightly better, especially cod in batter (soaked in oil) could be so much better if it was drained on the kitchen paper before serving, also lamb skewers seemed like they waited for...More

Thank Arek H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We met here for an early Saturday evening meal in Summer. The food was excellent, the staff polite and attentive and the overall experience was very good. the menu is varied and the sharing principle is a lovely way to spend an evening. We had...More

Thank tjthomas1504
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice setting, great service . Ordered from the lunch menu which was very good value and tasty. Lovely wine also . Very attentive service

Thank sdl1010
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excuse the late review but I felt I needed to write something. Let me just l say firstly that I used to love this restaurant. The food, the views and atmosphere all normally fantastic. Have been many times. This is why I picked it for...More

Thank Megan R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Five of us visited and had the loveliest meal. Chose two meze each to share with two large Greek salads and some flatbread. Perfect amount of food to pick our way through whilst chatting and drinking gorgeous wine. Our waiter was a star and the...More

Thank Zoe K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had authentic Greek food, well cooked and presented. Nice location, polite staff and honest prices. Highly recommended.

Thank Vincenzo C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so glad to have stopped at The Real Greek. Our first time at this chain, and certainly not disappointed. We were seated quickly outside, and our waiter was friendly and helped with our menu choices... and how to pronounce them! We went for...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lunch! Food was good and fast, and the general atmosphere was very nice with greek songs all around. Service was great, our waitress Johanna was also greek and friendly and she gave us very tasty recommendations! We had a set menu each, which we...More

Thank Stuart G
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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$13 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View
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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