Greek Food · London · Travel

Have yourself A Bournemouth Picnic

Summer is finally here and hopefully it sticks around! But unlike a Greek summer, summer here in the UK is short and goes by in the blink of an eye – so best take advantage of it while you can. One of our brand new restaurants, The Real Greek in Bournemouth is just a 5-minute walk… Continue reading Have yourself A Bournemouth Picnic

Events · Travel · Travel Guide

Beautiful Thessaloniki or ‘Our Annual Trip to Greece’

Every year to ensure we stay true to being The Real Greek, we take all of our managers on a trip to a different part of Greece. The purpose of this is not only for them to relax, eat and drink the Greek way, but also to be inspired by real Greek culture and be… Continue reading Beautiful Thessaloniki or ‘Our Annual Trip to Greece’

Greek Food · London · Travel

Watermelon Month at The Real Greek – Karpou’zi

Close your eyes. Think of yourself as a child. You are on a beach with golden sand. The water is calm, all shades of blue, with light green and turquoise hues. The sun is scorching your back as you sit cross legged on the waterfront. You are holding a huge half-moon shaped slice of fresh… Continue reading Watermelon Month at The Real Greek – Karpou’zi

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

Athens · Travel · Travel Guide

Where to find decent craft beer in Athens

This blog post goes out to Monika (you might have seen her flittering between The Real Greek St Martin’s Lane and Marylebone). Once a year, our full management team convenes somewhere in Greece to gather our thoughts for the year ahead and soak up some much needed sun. I know, I’d be jealous too.  One… Continue reading Where to find decent craft beer in Athens