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The Real Greek brings the taste of Greece to BOURNEMOUTH!

The Real Greek will be opening in Bh2 Bournemouth on Monday 15th May, bringing all the flavours and authenticity of Greece to the town! The new restaurant will recreate the atmospheric experience of eating in Greece, and is the biggest The Real Greek restaurant to date, seating an impressive 200 people across two floors! Our Taratsa… Continue reading The Real Greek brings the taste of Greece to BOURNEMOUTH!

Greek Food · London

Dine on Beef Sofrito with ITV’s The Durrells every Sunday

The Real Greek are celebrating the new series of The Durrells. To mark this special occasion we will be serving Beef Sofrito – a tasty traditional dish of tender, melt-in-the-mouth beef with a delicious, intense garlic and vinegar based sauce, served with chips, every Sunday until 28th May 2017. In the new series, money is still tight and Louisa… Continue reading Dine on Beef Sofrito with ITV’s The Durrells every Sunday

Events · London

Run the 2017 London Marathon and get a Free Greek Plate Meal

If anything helps smash you masochist marathon runners through The Wall last year, it was the promise of a FREE Greek skewer plate to all those that showed us their 2016 Finisher’s Medal. We’re happy to announce we’ll be rewarding all finishers again this year! It’s the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April, and if… Continue reading Run the 2017 London Marathon and get a Free Greek Plate Meal

Events · Greek Food · London

The Real Greek x HOTBOX collaborate for an Easter Lamb Smokehouse Souvlaki

Easter is one of the most important religious holidays for us Greeks. People go to church a lot, fast during the Holy week leading to Easter Sunday and the 40 days before that. Our #40daysofveg action was all about that! Traditionally we dye red eggs on great Thursday, attend the ‘Anastasi’ service on Saturday, and enjoy… Continue reading The Real Greek x HOTBOX collaborate for an Easter Lamb Smokehouse Souvlaki

Greek Food · London

Click and Collect To Save At The Real Greek

Let’s count the  many reasons why you might decide to order takeaway from a restaurant. You’re under the pump and can’t drag yourself away from your desk for your proper lunch break The weather is too perfect to spend indoors so a picnic is in order You don’t want to go out but can’t be bothered to cook You have a… Continue reading Click and Collect To Save At The Real Greek

Events · Greek Food · London · Tonia Buxton

Join us for #40DaysOfVeg at The Real Greek

The most ancient period of the Orthodox Church is surely Great Lent or ‘Sarakosti’ in Greek. The word ‘Sarakosti’ actually means ’40 days’ which is what we’ll be focusing on up until Easter here at The Real Greek.  It was established in the 4th century and while originally it lasted 6 weeks, it later changed… Continue reading Join us for #40DaysOfVeg at The Real Greek

Events · Greek Food · Travel

Clean Monday at The Real Greek

Clean Monday indicates the start of the 40 day Lent period of the Orthodox Church. In Greece, that period is called ‘Sarakosti’ and actually means ’40 days’, and it ends at the beginning of Easter. Clean Monday also signifies the end of the meat eating period that is the ‘Apokries’ – the equivalent of our Greek… Continue reading Clean Monday at The Real Greek

Athens · Greek Food · Tonia Buxton · Travel

Cookoovaya – The Best Fine Dining in Athens

This is the collaboration of five famous Greek chefs,  Spiros and Vaggelis Liakos (of Base Grill and Travolta), Nikos Karathanos (with two Michelin star awards from Hytra),  Periklis Koskinas (previously chef at Alatsi and the  unforgettable creator at Milos) and Manos Zournatzis (previous chef and co owner of Cucina Povera). These are the same guys… Continue reading Cookoovaya – The Best Fine Dining in Athens

Athens · Travel · Travel Guide

14 Tips You Should Know Before Visiting Athens, Greece

We recently returned from our annual research trip to Greece. This year we returned to Athens to check out the food and drinks scene in the capital. The Real Greek team are made up primarily of Greeks so who best go to for a concise list of what they think every visitor to Athens should… Continue reading 14 Tips You Should Know Before Visiting Athens, Greece