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
We have felt this in our restaurant for some time now. From the end of November we started hosting Christmas parties, serving our yummy Christmas menus, our restaurants got all dressed up in holiday cheer, and our staff-The Real Greek family-is in a vibrant, Christmasy mood! Christmas is a family ‘get together’ holiday, and Greeks… Continue reading Christmas is here!
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
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
To celebrate a summer of sport, we’re encouraging you to NEVER MISS A MOMENT. Big sporting events are made of moments – they’re the things people talk about for years to come. From a last-minute winning goal in the Premier League, to an epic run from Mo Farrah, they’re the “where were you when…” events… Continue reading Eat the original olympic food with no delivery charge while you watch the Olympics with Deliveroo
To celebrate the release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on DVD and Blu-ray & to reward you, our customers, Universal Pictures UK & The Real Greek are partnering together to treat you to a £20 voucher towards food & drink at any of The Real Greek restaurants. Bring in the voucher found in your copy of My… Continue reading Get into The Real Greek Spirit with My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
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
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!
We had our very well attended launch party for The Real Greek Cookbook in Soho on Tuesday July 12th. It was a real Greek knees-up where photos were taken, drinks were poured and suffice to say it all got a little meze! Drop into any The Real Greek restaurant to pick up your copy or… Continue reading The Real Greek Cookboook – All the press in one place
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