Greek restaurant chain expands to nine sites

The Real Greek Bankside

The Real Greek restaurant chain today confirmed that is on track to open the doors of its ninth UK site next week.

With the restaurant interior and kitchen now fitted, the company intends to officially the 75-cover restaurant in St. Martin’s Lane, London, on 6 May 2015.

The group has secured a “prime spot” on the busy street, which is popular with tourists visiting Covent Garden and the West End.

Christos Karatzenis, head of operations at The Real Greek, said: “St. Martin’s Lane is a fascinating street, brimming with character and history and home to numerous attractions — it never sleeps. We’re confident that our diners will love our fresh Greek flavours and buzzing, Mediterranean atmosphere and we look forward to putting our very own Greek stamp on this cultural hub.”

Tonia Buxton, the face of Greek food in Britain and presenter of the award-winning ‘My Greek Kitchen’ TV series, is working closely with The Real Greek team on the development of its dishes.

The chain’s cuisine is based on traditional Greek meze and grilled meats and vegetables. The menu consists of a wide variety of freshly prepared Mediterranean dishes made from fresh ingredients.

The St. Martin’s Lane site will be run by general manager Monika Domanska, who previously oversaw the company’s Westfield restaurant. George Michailidis has been named head chef.

The Real Greek was founded in London in 1999, with restaurants in Windsor and across the capital at Soho, Bankside, Covent Garden, Marylebone, Westfield London, Spitalfields and Westfield Stratford City.

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