The Real Greek opened with some fanfare in 1999 with chef Theodore Kyriakou in the kitchen. This, the original version, is in the heart of trendy Hoxton which, back then, had more of an underground edge. Since then Kyriakou has departed and a whole series of Real Greeks has been rolled out across London, changing the concept from expensive but good quality food to Greek tapas which has, I think, diluted the concept. Happily, though, this one has managed to retain its original reputation. The cooking puts modern twists on old favourites like Kleftiko and stuffed lamb, and their souvlaki - kebab, grilled over charcoal embers and wrapped in flatbread - are very popular. The wine list is extensive and peppered with bottles made from Greek grown grapes while cocktails include ouzo-based concoctions, of course. A more affordable sister restaurant, Mezedopolio, next door offers similar modern Greek delights and nibbles to sample. A great taste of Greek cuisine.