The Real Greek Souvlaki & Bar - Clerkenwell

About The Real Greek Souvlaki & Bar - Clerkenwell

The Real Greek Souvlaki & Bar opened just north of Smithfield Market in April 2003, the welcome offspring of the much-loved The Real Greek down the road in Hoxton. In modern, buzzy, congenial surroundings, all sorts of Londoners and tourists gather to pick ’n’ mix their way through delicious mezedes and souvlaki - the Greek version of street food. The kebabs - pork, lamb, chicken and a superb spicy sausage - are all very good and juicy; the authentic Greek -imported flat bread, nicely oily and dense. Favourites include the gigandes plaki (big oven-cooked beans) and tender dolmades. The wine list is completely Greek, and sold in carafes. Just like in Greece. Very good value.

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Meze are small dishes, freshly prepared everyday in our kitchen. A combination of dishes is ideal for sharing amongst your table, or as an appetiser before the Souvlaki and grills. Traditionally, Meze are eaten with hot flat bread.

Hot flat bread (traditional grilled flat bread, brushed with olive oil and garlic) - £1.75
Greek olives (handpicked from the cooperative of Rovies) - £2.25
Gigandes plaki (slow cooked giant beans, prepared in a roasted tomato and herb sauce) - £3.50
Hand-rolled dolmades (young vine leaves stuffed with rice, sultanas, and pine nuts) - £3.50
Htipiti (a feta cheese, char-grilled pepper, and red onion dip) - £3.50
Tzatziki (an authentic dip made with cucumber, garlic and Greek yoghurt) - £3.20
Tiropitakia (warm filo pastry triangles stuffed with feta cheese and spinach) - £3.75
Taramosalata (the classic Greek dip made with cod's roe) - £3.80
Santorinian fava (the Greek humous - a rich dip made with split peas, spring onions and oregano) - £3.25
Crispy cheese balls (mixed Greek cheeses, roasted red onion and herbs) - £3.50
Salt cod (home-salted pieces of cod cooked in a light batter) - £5.95
Grilled octopus (charcoal-grilled octopus with olive oil, oregano and lemon juice) - £5.50
Melitzanosalata (smoked aubergine, tomato, spring onion and coriander salad - available from June to September) - £4.20

Main Course

Souvlaki menu:
Served as single or double,
Lamb souvlaki - £5.85/£9.90
Pork souvlaki - £4.85/£8.10
Chicken souvlaki - £5.25/£8.75
Spicy beef 'soutzouki' sausage - £4.85
Fish souvlaki - £5.85
Seasonal vegetable souvlaki - £4.85

Also from the charcoal grill:
Traditional souvlaki (a single skewer of tender, marinated lamb, pork or chicken) - £3.95
'bifteki'(steak haché simply served with minted yoghurt - the real Greek 'burger') - £5.20
250g/8oz smoked pork chop - £7.10
Rib eye steak served with a warm salad of watercress, grilled peppers and garlic - £8.25


Desserts & pastries all - £3.50
All our desserts and pastries are made daily in our kitchen.
- Greek yoghurt with thyme honey and walnuts or with seasonal fruit compote
- Baklava
- Kataïfi (a pastry stuffed with pistachio nuts, soaked in honey syrup)
- Chocolate cake
- Home made ice-creams and sorbets

Loukoumia (sweet Greek delight) - £1.50

Additional Information


140-142 St John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 4UA

Nearest tube:


Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Mon-Sat 12.00pm-11.00pm

Dress Code: