For most of us, an increase in temperature means a decrease in calorie in-take as we worry about losing winter weight and squeezing into last summer’s clothes. But how do you avoid starving or stuffing yourself to maintain a healthy diet when eating out during warmer months? Why not head to The Real Greek. Pioneers in transparent nutritional information, this collection of fun and authentic Mediterranean meze bars was the first to offer a calorie count for every dish on the menu. Real Greek diners can totally relax about what they’re eating and trust in one of the world’s healthiest cuisines, rich in unsaturated fats from fish and olive oil.
With seven restaurants across the capital, the food at The Real Greek is all about sharing. With an extensive range of cold and hot meze; alongside grilled souvlakis; salads; and sides, the excellent value menu encourages diners to explore a real mix and create their own feast. Honest and simple, every dish is freshly prepared.
For the calorie-conscious, great meze choices to share include crudités (37kcal) with tzatziki (146kcal); melitzanosalata – a light and fragrant blend of smoked aubergine, garlic, shallots and lemon (210kcal); grilled kalamari in a sticky Greek honey and paprika marinade (247kcal); bifteki – light and succulent handmade British beef patties with spring onions and minted yoghurt (253kcal); and grilled halloumi served with house-pickled cucumber and red cabbage (223kcal).
For those who enjoy souvlaki to eat in or takeaway, The Real Greek grills the very best British meat or Greek halloumi over charcoal, before wrapping it in signature flatbread alongside plenty of tzatziki and tomato relish. The halloumi and vegetable souvlaki is just 402kcal, with the chicken being a delightfully low (480kcal). For a simple side, choose the cos salad tossed in a fruity sultana dressing (42kcal).
Bursting with sun-filled flavours, The Real Greek provides an invigorating culinary vacation from the exhausting rush of the capital, and thanks to a calorie-counted menu, diners can enjoy all the benefits of a holiday without worrying about their weight.