This was a first time for me at a restaurant I’ve heard good things about. The Real Greek is on the South Bank, very close to the Globe Theatre, and they serve Greek food tapas style on cake stands, making economical use of table space. They serve the cold mezze first, so we ordered watermelon with feta cheese and pomegranate seeds, home made taramasalata (no artificial colouring) and houmus. A plate of flat bread came with them. High praise in particular for the taramasalata.
For hot mezze we ordered tiropitakia, pretty much like spanakopita, or feta and spinach filled filo pastry. Then came biftekia, or pieces of beef seasoned with herbs, and then lamb kofte. These were all brilliant. The meats were delicate and pink, the pastry succulent, and the minty yoghurt first class.