oupe of City boys from one of the UK’s biggest financial services companies headed down to the Real Greek on bankside last week and they went to town on the restaurant’s brand new menu.

They racked up the tidy sum of £1,038 but, unlike the usual features of this column, they were a bit more interested in the food than their liquid diet.

They did, however, match their menu with a set of Greek wines, ranging from a couple of bottles of Silenus white to three Mitravelas bottle, two bottles of Santorini and a couple of the rose Retsorini.

But beyond the wines, dinner was a sober affair. Instead, our diners sampled the spicy octopus, Greek sausages, spicy meatballs and indulged the table’s collective sweet tooth with a full complement of icecream and baklava to follow.