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The Real Greek is offering 2 for 1 on all souvlakis and mezes until April 9. Just print this voucher and enjoy!

(NB. Not available on after 7pm on Friday or Saturday nights)

I have never eaten there before, but I love the simplicity of Greek food, although a chain loses the charm of the usual family-run Greek restaurant.

To the chain’s credit I did enjoy a Greek coffee there, sitting outside on their stools reading the paper, and it was strong and earthy, just how it should be.  

The Marylebone branch is just off the High Street, on 56 Paddington Street, W1U 4HY (0207 486 0466).


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I have never eaten here but I walked past it on Sunday, the first day of summer. Outside it was surprisingly, gorgeously warm but the restaurant looked dark and cool. The interior (from my position peering through the window!) was very modern with dark wooden polished tables and slabs of glass.

Here is a link to a detailed review of their tasting menu, along with photos and a blow-by-blow account of each course, by a punter at My Village.com.

Particularly intriguing is the first dish described: “Seared foie gras, baby artichokes with a delicate pineapple sorbet and a salad of wild leaves with a sheet of peppered sugar”.

Sounds delicious. Still, I had to settle for a white chocolate magnum. And I have to say in the sunshine in the park it tasted pretty damn good.

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fish-and-chip-smallWe wanted a quiet, cheap meal last night so we went to the Golden Hind for fish and chips.

It was packed – upstairs and downstairs – with everyone from rowdy guys on a night out to friends having a meal and a chat.

There are three great things about the Golden Hind.

First, the fish comes grilled or fried in batter. So there is a healthy option.

Second, its bring your own bottle with no corkage fee (I’m ashamed to admit I took a £2 Tesco bottle of Bucks Fizz bubbly)

Third, its cheap

The food was delicious, my grilled skate wing slided off the bone while the salad was fresh and the chips home cooked. It only came to £23.90 for two (that is £7.40 for cod, £8.10 for skate, £1.70 for chips ect) including good old-fashioned steamed Spotted Dick for desert, which was drowned in hot custard.

The restaurant has also been around here since 1914. Now it is owned by Mr Christou, who is Cypriot, and works on the shop floor making sure everything runs smoothly.

Here are some details:

73 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U
020 74863644

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