The Real Greek - Bankside


Ideally located next to the Globe Theatre and near to the Tate Modern, this popular restaurant serves fresh, authentic mezedes, souvlakis and sharing platters to its buzzing clientele on the banks of the River Thames. Perfect for sightseers and Londoners themselves who fancy a spot of Mediterranean dining, The Real Greek prides itself in providing a wide variety of the finest quality cuisine, based around the concept of Greek 'street food'.You can opt to dine in the outdoor dining area or prop yourself up against the sleek industrial interior of the restaurant itself - a venue suitable for both business and pleasure. This restaurant attracts the attention of anyone walking past and invites you to enjoy a genuine Greek dining experience here!


Average main course: £10.00 (USD12.59) per diner
Average food spend: £25.00 (USD31.47) per diner

Venue Details & Map

The Real Greek - Bankside

Riverside House
2A Southwark Bridge Road
The Borough
+44 (0)20 7620 0162

Yelp Reviews

3.0 out of 5 based on 44 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Real Greek - Bankside

2.0 out of 5 1 August 2016
by Lauren V.

I love Greek food, but this spot seemed a washed out, toned down version of it. Lots of options which will please a large group, or a mix matched group with different tastes, but ultimately the food itself was fairly boring.

I got the halloumi salad which was the healthiest thing on offer, but not very healthy at that - not a shred of lettuce or green in there (despite the menu's promise of a...more

4.0 out of 5 3 July 2016
by Connor B.

Good location, perfect for when it's sunny. They managed to persuade us with tasters outside. Food was delicious, had a series of different dishes (greek sausage, octopus etc). The staff were really friendly and food was well priced.more

2.0 out of 5 26 March 2016
by Priya K.

This is a chain of restaurants, I have eaten here many times. The location is great being along the river thames and near the globe theatre. The service is usually a bit slow, and they always recommend 3/4 mezes per person to share.

The food is ok, nothing special, does lack flavour and seasoning. The dukkah chicken wings is described as coated in homemade dukkah - a spicy mix of ground, dry...more

4.0 out of 5 30 June 2015
by Mary T.

This was my first meal in London! I wasn't expecting to eat Mediterranean food while I was in London, but I am glad I gave this place a try. This restaurant is at a nice location. It is near the Globe Theatre, near the river. We were lured into the restaurant by the samples that the chef was cooking in the patio. My friends tried the grilled pork that they were offering and thought it was...more

3.0 out of 5 18 May 2015
by Matt F.

It's a chain, but it's a nice chain experience only let down somewhat by the food.

The menu is fairly broad leaning heavily towards the mezze side of Greek food. There are no real surprises. Some of the items such as the tiropitakia and salt cod are rich and delicious but more are disappointing; the hummus can't be saved even by some really good if worryingly greasy flatbreads, and their...more

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