This week I was able to attend a restaurant in London called The Real Greek (Covent Garden branch) to do a review.
I used to live in North London where there are strong Greek and GreekCypriot communities which means there is a plethora of Greek restaurants spoiling local residents but let me tell you now The Real Greek is up there with the best!
There are 5 other branches in London and each one individual. The Covent Garden branch is small and compact but full of atmosphere with helpful and welcoming staff. I attended with my friend Val.
Victoria the Manageress showed us the menus and explained some of the specials and meze but both Val and I agreed that we would rather leave it up to Victoria to bring us what she thought best. Well that was one of the best choice I have made lately!
It all started quite simply with olives and a dipping plate of bread, Greek olive oil and a Dukkah (a spicy mix of ground, dry roasted nuts and seeds). This and a bottle of dry white wine (Silenus 'Beta' White (Vilana) was a good start to the meal!
And then the food started arriving and more and more plates of food kept appearing on our table!
Finished off with a cup of coffee and a 'doggy bag' of the plates we couldn't finish and a perfect ending to a great meal.
Many thanks to Victoria and The Real Greek for treating us like dining royalty. Val is already checking her diary for a return date with her husband!
|Victoria (on the left) and Val|