A popular UK restaurant chain is set to open its first Liverpool venue, taking up house in the old Byron Burger.
The Real Greek will open its doors this year on Paradise Street, after Byron moved its home to the former unit of Bill's Restaurant. It joins eight other brands to have taken or extended space within Liverpool ONE so far this year, including Bean Coffee Roasters and leveltap.
The Real Greek aims to deliver an authentic Greek dining experience, serving hot and cold meze, souvlaki wraps and Greek salads, as well as sweet food such as Baklava. There will also be a menu of Greek drinks, from moschofilero to mavrodaphne wine, Mythos beer, and classic aperitifs such as tsipouro and ouzo.
With 162 covers, including 38 outside, the space will be fitted out in The Real Greek’s typical contemporary style, featuring white and blue accents throughout, and showcasing Mediterranean-inspired art and photography.
Nabil Mankarious, Managing Director at The Real Greek, added: “We have always been keen to expand to Liverpool, as it is renowned for its diverse and high-quality hospitality scene, so securing a home for our new restaurant right in the heart of Liverpool ONE is a hugely exciting announcement for us. We are thrilled to be making our debut in this vibrant city, and can’t wait to introduce our authentic Greek flavours to a brand-new audience.”
The restaurant sources core ingredients directly from suppliers in Greece and works with chefs in Athens to keep up with trends that are emerging in the capital. The creative direction in the kitchen is led by Michelin-star chef Nikos Karathanos, alongside celebrity chef, Tonia Buxton.