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The Real Greek & Mezedopolio

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About The Real Greek & Mezedopolio

This traditional Greek restaurant is perfect for a light bite while out trawling through the shops of Islington. Serving only meze, there is also a nice array of drinks to compliment the greek bread and dips.



Greek flat bread
- Grilled, served hot, with a crunch, and brushed with olive oil and garlic £1.75
Olives from Rovies
- Members of the local co-operative have picked them by hand just for us £3.50
- A big burst of flavour, made with cod's roe... and it won't be the neon pink kind £3.80
Little dolmades
- The youngest vine leaves, stuffed with rice, Corinthian sultanas and pine nuts £3.50
Gigandes plaki
- Giant beans, slow cooked in a roasted tomato and herb sauce. We cook them overnight £3.50
- A zingy dip of cucumber, mint, garlic and Greek yoghurt. £3.20
- A coarse dip of feta, char-grilled peppers and roast onions £3.50
- Fresh, crunchy triangles of filo pastry, filled with gooey feta, spinach, leeks and dill £3.75
Feta from the barrel
- Beech-aged, dressed with olive oil and oregano £3.60
Crisp cheese balls
- Mixed Greek cheeses, roasted red onion and herbs, deep fried £3.50
Santorinian fava
- A smooth, dip of split peas, spring onions and oregano. £3.50
- Grilled with olive oil, oregano and garlic £5.50
Salt cod
- Fresh salted cod, deep fried in a really light batter £5.95
Charcoal grilled crevettes
- Juicy ones in a marinade of Eastern spices and herbs £6.25

- For 2 for 4
Vegetarian meze sharer
- Gigandes plaki, Htipiti, fava, tzatziki, dolmades, tiropitakia, flat bread £13.25,£26.50
Fish meze sharer
- Taramosalata, grilled octopus, salt cod, grilled crevettes, grilled fish, flat bread £19.75
The real Greek meze taster for 6

Can't decide? A taster of all of meze flavours, comes with flat bread (for six) £31.90

Main Course


- A single skewer of tender marinated lamb, chicken or pork £3.75
- The Real Greek burger (but no bun), with minted greek yoghurt and chips £5.75
Country style sausage
- Home made sausage with sweet Eastern spices. Served with chips £5.25
Lamb cutlets
- Top notch lamb cutlets on the bone, with chips £6.25

- A great way to try all the meats, these come with chips or salad on the side
for 2 for 4
Souvlaki sharer
- Try the lamb, chicken and pork. Three wraps for two people, six wraps for four £18.70 £36.75
Skewer sharer
- Try the lamb, chicken and pork. One of each for two people, two of each for four £14.60 £28.75
The Real Greek grill sharer for 4
- For those with an appettite. Charcoal-grilled skewers of lamb, chicken,
and pork, bifteki, country sausages and lamb cutlets. £37.50

- Hand-cut and made fresh everyday £2.75
Real Greek tomato dip
- Roasted tomatoes, sweet peppers and garlic £0.75
Minted Yoghurt
- Made with ewe's milk £0.75
- A cheese dip, made with yoghurt £0.75
- A warm salad of the season's best green leaves, beetroot and fete £3.75
as a main course with country style sausage £7.45
Cos lettuce
- Tossed in olive oil, lemon, and dill to bring out it's natural sweetness £3.50
as a main course with Scottish smoked haddock £7.25
Greek salad
- Really good tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta £3.75
as a main course with warm grilled chicken £7.45


- A sweet bite of light, crunchy filo, and walnuts from Arcadia £2.50
- A little parcel of angel's hair pastry, pistachio with a honey citrus syrup £2.50
Greek Yoghurt
- With thyme honey and walnuts or a seasonal fruit compote £3.50
Greek delights
- Delicate sweets from the island of Syros,
scented with flavours like nuts and rosewater. £1.50
Chocolate cake
- Rich moist and dark £4.50
Seasonal fruit tartlet
- Shortcrust pastry, frangipan and at moment we're using peaches £4.95
Dessert sharer
- Greek yoghurt, baklava, kataifi and chocolate cake £7.25
Home-made ice creams and sorbets
- Good cream and free-range eggs, ask what flavours we have today £2.75

add a scoop of ice cream to any dessert you order £0.75

- Greek coffee
Short, strong and perfect with baklava.
- The Greeks leave it for a minute or two before they sip it £2.25
- Americano, Espresso £1.95
- Cappucino, Latte, Doppio £2.15
- Tea £1.75
Choose from English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint and Chamomile

Additional Information


14-15 Hoxton Market, N1 6HE

Nearest tube:

Old Street

Average Price:

£35 and under

Opening times:

Restaurant: Mon - Sat 12pm - 3pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm
Mezedopolio: Mon - Sat 12pm - 10.30pm

Dress Code:


N.B. Bookings can no longer be made for this restaurant through London Online

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