September 14th, 2012
During the Paralympics, Niko and I had several hours to spare between events. Of course those two hours happened to be lunchtime, so we went in search of a restaurant in Westfield Shopping Centre (Stratford). Westfield itself looks like any other new shopping centre and contains all the same shops you’ll find in every Western city. There’s nothing new or interesting, it’s all the same – very dull and boring. After looking at a few places selling identical steak and burgers we got lucky and spotted The Real Greek. The food looked good and the place was busy.
We started with Taramasalata (freshly made daily with undyed cod roe) and Tzatziki (cucumber, dill, garlic and mint in Greek yoghurt). Note the novel cake tier style of food servings. The cynic in me is inclined to think this means they can squeeze in more people on smaller tables.
Our main courses were Grilled Asparagus (dressed with Greek honey and olive oil),
Grilled Octopus (in olive oil, garlic and oregano)
and finally Tiger Prawns with garlic and chilli.
I think we visited the right place – even though The Real Greek is a chain of 5 restaurants the service was good and the food was delicious.
After a quick coffee
we went back out into the fray…
The Paralympics were packed and the largely British crowd cheered for everyone – it was a sight to behold!
The Real Greek is at: 2 Chestnut Plaza, Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Road,