The Real Greek, an authentic Greek restaurant, will open its first Liverpool location at Liverpool ONE, as announced by Grosvenor.
The Fulham Shore-owned brand, which occupies a 3,900 sq ft unit on Paradise Street, is the eleventh F&B and leisure operator to commit to the destination this year, bringing the total area of F&B and leisure space signed or opened at Liverpool ONE in 2023 to 156,000 sq ft.
In addition to The Real Greek, Turtle Bay, a popular Caribbean restaurant and bar, has reaffirmed its commitment to the project by expanding its existing Hanover Street location to create a 3,700 sq ft flagship.Loretta’s Parkside Tavern, an independent café cocktail bar in 1,600 square feet on Chavasse Park, has also recently opened.
Gravity MAX (100,000 sq ft); Flight Club (10,000 sq ft); MOJO (3,500 sq ft); Byron (3,200 sq ft); Leveltap (6,500 sq ft), Liverpool’s first dedicated esports venue; Joe & The Juice (1,800 sq ft); leading independent coffee shop, Bean Coffee Roasters (4,400 sq ft); and School Lane Hotel (17,400 sq ft). The calibre and diversity of the operators reflects Grosvenor’s commitment to attracting the best names in hospitality, both globally and locally, and represents a strong vote of confidence in Liverpool ONE.
Rob Deacon, Asset Management Director at Grosvenor, commented:
“The Real Greek is an excellent addition to Liverpool ONE’s diverse selection of F&B operators, offering yet another unique option for our visitors. Along with the fantastic brands to have committed to the destination this year, including Gravity MAX and Flight Club, The Real Greek’s debut is further compelling evidence of the sustained demand for Liverpool ONE among leading operators.”
The Real Greek will provide an authentic Greek dining experience, serving cold and hot meze, souvlaki wraps, Greek salads, and sweet Greek treats like baklava. Diners can also order Greek drinks like Moschofilero, Mavrodaphne wine, Mythos beer, and classic aperitifs like Tsipouro and Ouzo.
The space, which will have 162 covers, including 38 outside, will be decorated in The Real Greek’s signature contemporary style, with white and blue accents throughout and a variety of 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 additions come as Liverpool ONE continues to see strong performance across its food and beverage and leisure brands, with grab-and-go and restaurant sales increasing 18% and 7.2%, respectively, in September compared to the same month in 2022.