The Real Greek Covent Garden

60-62 Long Acre , London, WC2E 9JE

3 reviews

32 Greek Covent Garden

SquareMeal Review of The Real Greek Covent Garden

Most Brits’ knowledge of Greek food is limited to their holiday gyros & moussaka, washed down with copious quantities of Mythos beer. The Real Greek chain has its work cut out convincing the populace there’s more to it, but its lively contemporary eateries do a game job with an enticing menu that champions the region’s wonderful ingredients – octopus, herbs, honey, olives, pulses & suchlike. ‘Nibbles & mezze’ cover a lot of ground from dolmades & grilled haloumi to smoked aubergine salad or garlic & chilli tiger prawns, though mains are pretty much limited to souvlaki with flatbread. Meagre portion sizes are a serious grumble, so you’ll probably have ample space for pudding. Think carefully before ordering the ‘Greek sundae’, however; there are calorie counts with every dish, & that bad boy has 685.

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9.3

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 9.7

Atmosphere: 9.7

Value: 9.3

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Vicki G. bronze reviewer 18 February 2014

I love The Real Greek! This was my third visit and the food was yet again amazing. Superb value for money and wonderful waiters/waitresses. Will be bringing more friends to sample the Mezze :)

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Vicki G. bronze reviewer 09 January 2014

Amazing food and super value for money using the ‘2 courses for £10’ menu. Would always recommend The Real Greek.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

BoatLady platinum reviewer 11 January 2012

Don't write this off as your average chain eaterie because this venue sets it a world apart! Yes, it's the standard menu and quality you'd expect from The Real Greek: the usual hummous, tzatziki dippy dishes, grilled meats, greek salads etc (in my opinion great as I love Greek food and I love getting to try lots of smaller dishes). And the wine list is short and heavy on Greek contributions (it's not a nation known for enotec-ery!) but there are reasonably priced New Worlds on there too. But here's the thing: this is served up in a fantastic pub conversion with oodles of character and just the right dollop of intimacy. You'll be sitting up at high, narrow tables on old bar stools, surrounded by lots of aged wood panelling, cosily lit by dim, low-slung bulbs but with lots of natural light from the old pub windows. Smiley, efficient service tops it off. In an area where you could easily end up in a tourist trap, this is an atmospheric, reasonably priced gem. Great for when you just can't wait for that table at Great Queen Street, great for a catch-up with friends and great for first dates.

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