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

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 · 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

Events · Greek Food · London · Tonia Buxton

The Real Greek Cookbook Food Blogger Sneak Peek

Recently myself and Blink publishing invited a handful of bloggers I love to follow along to a tasting of almost all the recipes we have in the cookbook. Sammijo – Cook and Pour http://www.cookandpour.co.uk/ – A lifestyle blog focussed on great things to do in London, with an emphasis on food and drink Lauren – Sahara Splash http://saharasplash.com/ – Blog with a focus on… Continue reading The Real Greek Cookbook Food Blogger Sneak Peek

Greek Food · London · Tonia Buxton

We’ve just launched The Real Greek Cookbook!

What’s it all about? All the amazing food from The Real Greek in a cookbook & much more! What’s going to be the focus of the cookbook and what people should expect? Want to have the recipes from your favourite dishes along with simple easy to follow instruction so you can cook The Real Greek at home? This… Continue reading We’ve just launched The Real Greek Cookbook!

Greek Food · London · Tonia Buxton

Behind the scenes of The Real Greek Cookbook

UPDATE: Order your copy of The Real Greek Cookbook now from Amazon. We are over the moon to be launching our new cookbook on July 14th but in the lead up to the big day I thought we should have a look at what happens behind the scenes. There are hundreds of hours of work… Continue reading Behind the scenes of The Real Greek Cookbook