Anyone else fed up with all this ice yet? I can deal with snow but the ice is a whole other story. Anyways, it’s been a week since I went to The Real Greek at Bh2 Leisure, and I thought it would be perfect timing to share my thoughts on the food and service that night.
I was kindly invited along by Bh2, the amazing leisure centre in the heart of Bournemouth town centre which is home to a very swanky new Odeon cinema and countless bars and restaurants, including The Real Greek. It’s the perfect one-stop shop for an afternoon or evening in town.
I’ve never been to The Real Greek before, so was super excited and curious to go when I got the email from the lovely Emma who heads up Bournemouth Bloggers, and also blogs herself over at evenangelsfall.com
I was very late to the restaurant thanks to some pretty abysmal public transport issues, but when I finally got there I was greeted by two lovely staff members who took me to my table where Emma, and two other Bournemouth bloggers were already seated, Louise and Harrison (links to both their blogs when you click on their names).
Our wonderful waitress Hannah asked what I would like to drink and of course I couldn’t say no to a prosecco to kick the night off!
The starters were amazing. Beautiful and fresh warm flatbreads with a variety of dips including Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata, Spicy Feta and Taramasalata. There wasn’t one dip I didn’t like and I could have happily sat there all evening eating those breads and dip!
But our main course was next and we needed to save some room for that. What we did following recommendations from Hannah, was order 3-4 smaller dishes each so we could pick and mix. Of course I had to be the difficult vegetarian and order my own dishes but the others were fine with that.
I went for the Beetroot, Lentil and Feta salad which was probably my favourite dish as I love lentils (I know they’re a kind of ‘bland’ food) but the beetroot and feta were so full of flavour with just the right amount of spice and tangy lemon dressing – it was gorgeous.
My next dish was Falafel which I of course had to order as it’s one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, and I couldn’t resist as I LOVE falafel in wraps etc. This dish didn’t disappoint one bit. So moist and packed with flavour and served with a spicy yogurt and tahini dip, I really enjoyed them.
My final dish was easily my least favourite but it’s not through any fault of the restaurant; it’s down to my lack of vegetable knowledge – yes really. I went for the Grilled Aubergine with Garlic Tomato Sauce.
I thought I liked aubergines…turns out I had confused them for courgettes, and that actually I’m not a big fan of aubergine AT ALL….But the sauce was lovely!
There was also Halloumi fries which we shared and which were gorgeous, plus halloumi and veg kebabs that were also really nice.
Just when we thought we couldn’t eat anymore, we were brought desserts. A mango sorbet and a lemon sorbet plus a Caramel and Pecan Cheesecake...oh my word the lemon sorbet was out of this world!
I don’t think I’ve ever tasted anything so zesty and refreshing. And the mango was delicious too. I couldn’t resist trying some of the cheesecake (which unsurprisingly was also gorgeous), before my waistband gave up on me and I had to admit defeat!
It was such a lovely meal, the restaurant itself is beautiful and overlooks our lovely Bournemouth gardens, and I could not fault the service one bit, especially our friendly waitress Hannah!
Thank you so much to The Real Greek for wonderful food, to Bh2 Leisure for inviting us, and to Emma for arranging. I had such a lovely night with my Bournemouth blogger buddies and can’t wait to do something similar again soon!