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The Real Greek

publication date: Mar 5, 2012
author/source: Anne Coates
The real Greek logoAnyone who's ever been on holiday to Greece or the Greek Islands will know how relaxed the Greeks are about children in their restaurants.

The Real Greek Restaurant
has transported this ambiance to London's Bankside where when the weather suits you can eat outside and watch the Thames flow by. Their motto of "Food is for sharing..." and our favourite way to eat is to order a selection of hot and cold meze from a wide choice of dishes. This is a great way to introduce children to different foods and although they do have a children's menu (£5.95 and includes a drink and an ice cream or sorbet), I'm sure most younger diners would prefer to sample their parents' food.

The real GreekThe menu changes so this time we tried the Beetroot, Feta & Lentil which was delicious along with Babaganoush a classic Mediterranean dip with aubergine, tahini and garlic to accompany our flatbread and crudité and Tiger Prawns and of course a dish of olives. The vegetable dishes are all priced at just over £4 while the meat ones are around £6. And if you are watching your waistline, each dish on the menu shows the number of calories

One of the great things about The Real Greek is the promotions they run – currently a meal for two including a drink each for £20 (Sundays to Thursdays). You can get these by registering on The Real Greek website.

The Real Greek Bankside (SE1 9HA) is open Monday to Saturday 11.30am to 11.00pm, and Sunday 11.30 to 10.30.
Tel: 020 7620 0162

The are six other Real Greek restaurants in Hoxton, Marylebone, Covent Garden, Westfield London, Spitalfields and Westfield Stratford City.