The best Greenwich restaurants

Aside from its colourful history, Greenwich is also a great place to dine out. Whether you’ve got the family in tow or it’s a grownups only affair, these Greenwich restaurants have plenty to offer.

Updated on 21 August 2019

The London borough of Greenwich is an area which is steeped in history, best known for its past as one of the capital’s thriving maritime hubs. Some institutions from days gone by remain, such as the Old Royal Naval College and 19th century ship The Cutty Sark. There are more modern attractions too though, such as the O2 Arena (formerly known as the Millennium Dome), while the Thames-side location and expansive Greenwich Park, which houses the famous Royal Observatory, are further reasons to visit.

Aside from its interesting history, Greenwich is also an area that’s home to a slew of great restaurants. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to eat in the O2 before seeing your favourite singer belt out their greatest hits, or you’re on the lookout for a family-friendly restaurant which will welcome the little ones with open arms, our pick of the best Greenwich restaurants should have what you’re looking for.

You can get started on our pick of Greenwich restaurants below, and remember that every venue that has been included has been hand-picked by our team of professional critics. From vegan fast food to meaty burgers, and family-friendly haunts to boozy Champagne afternoon teas, our list of the best Greenwich restaurants should have a little something for everyone.

Beer + Burger at the O2

Beer + Burger at the O2

Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX

Burgers and beers go hand in hand like Kim and Kanye or salt and pepper and at this casual spot you can find both. There are 20 taps of craft beer to choose from, as well as a selection of stacked beef burgers topped with the likes of cheese and bacon. Non beer drinkers shouldn’t feel excluded, as there’s also a selection of house wines to choose from, as well as Prosecco for classy folk. 

Under £30
Burgers
Champagne + Fromage Greenwich

Champagne + Fromage Greenwich

Church Street, London, London, SE10 9BJ

This cosy restaurant (which has Covent Garden and Brixton siblings) does exactly what it says on the tin, serving up a selection of grower Champagnes and exclusively French cheeses. Stop by here for a Champagne afternoon tea which features a tower of traditional macarons and a selection of cheeses, or visit later in the day when you can enjoy cheese and charcuterie boards and salads, as well as desserts such as cheesecake made in house.

Under £30
French
Wine Bars
Greenwich Tavern

Greenwich Tavern

1 King William Walk, London, SE10 9JH

Stretching across three storeys and featuring an outdoor terrace which overlooks Greenwich Park, this tavern is a good choice for a family day out or a gastropub dinner. There’s brunch and Sunday lunch at the weekends, while the main menu consists of a series of crowd-pleasers – think Cumberland sausages and mash, or mussels in garlic and white wine sauce served with fries. To quench your thirst, there’s an international wine list and plenty of lagers.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Hook at the O2

Hook at the O2

Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX

Serving the British classic of fish & chips, Hook is a real catch. Begin your meal with small plates such as fish tacos and hot chicken wings with garlic truffle mayonnaise, before tucking into the signature serve. If you’re not in the mood for fish & chips though, there are other options too – vegan tacos for example, or fried chicken coated in panko breadcrumbs which is served with Korean barbecue sauce and seaweed salted chips. 

£30 - £49
Fish and Chips
Sticks

Sticks 'n' Sushi Greenwich

1 Nelson Road, London, SE10 9JB

Part of the Sticks n Sushi mini-chain, this Japanese restaurant is a celebration of all things fish, which is just as well considering its proximity to the Cutty Sark. When visiting, you can dive into California or black cod daikon sushi rolls, while those who aren’t in a fishy mood can opt for beef tataki or fried cauliflower topped with black truffle. There’s a kids menu too, while the sharing platters are great for groups.

Sushi
Japanese
Byron Greenwich

Byron Greenwich

East Pavilion Greenwich Promenade, London, SE10 9HT

Boasting sites across the UK, Byron is an affordable burger joint which takes its inspiration from the casual diners found across America. The Greenwich location comes with a terrace that overlooks the River Thames, while the reliably decent menu features a range of burgers, including classic, cheese and double bacon options. Pad out your bun with sides such as halloumi fries and mac ‘n’ cheese balls, and don’t miss the sticky triple chocolate milkshake either. 

Under £30
Burgers
International
The Gentleman Baristas at The O2

The Gentleman Baristas at The O2

Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX

Open for coffees and all-day brunch, this outpost of The Gentleman Baristas (which has a handful of sites across London) is a good shout if you’re after your next avocado fix. Classic brunch dishes include poached eggs or avocado on toasted sourdough, while sweeter options include a pancake stack topped with bacon and maple syrup. To wash it all down, sip on the on-trend likes of a matcha latte or a red velvet hot chocolate.  

Under £30
Thunderbird Fried Chicken at The O2

Thunderbird Fried Chicken at The O2

Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX

If you’re looking for a casual eat before watching an O2 show, Thunderbird Fried Chicken is a good shout. The brand originally started life as a street food concept, but now has this bricks and mortar restaurant which turns out wings, buckets and buns alongside milkshakes and beers. Some menu highlights include the Chipuffalo (fried chicken, buffalo sauce, chipotle sauce, pickles, blue cheese) and the meltdown fries, which are topped with jalapenos and miso cheese. 

Under £30
Craft London

Craft London

Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0SQ

Part of Stevie Parle’s restaurant empire (which also includes Soho’s Pastaio and Clerkenwell’s Palatino), Craft is a three-storey space comprising a cafe, cocktail bar and restaurant. In the main dining room, you can explore a menu of dishes which are made using fastidiously sourced ingredients – think steak tartare to start, followed by whole bream in lemon and caper sauce which is served with barbecued hispi cabbage and white beans, and salted caramel tart for pudding.

£50 - £79
Modern European
By CHLOE at ICON at The O2

By CHLOE at ICON at The O2

ICON at the O2 Unit 9, London, London, SE10 0DX

Originally an import from America, this is now the third By Chloe site to open its doors in the English capital, following Covent Garden and Tower Bridge. By Chloe offers an entirely vegan menu of fast casual dishes such as a guacamole burger and Italian ‘meatballs’ made from mushrooms. There’s also a dedicated ‘London By Chloe’ menu section, which features vegan takes on classics like fish & chips, a tuna sandwich and sticky toffee pudding. 

Under £30
Vegan
International
Rivington Greenwich

Rivington Greenwich

178 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 8NN

Family-friendly Rivington can satisfy most cravings, offering weekend brunch and a hearty Sunday roast alongside its a la carte, while the terrace (only open during the summer) is great for a spot of al fresco dining. On the menu, expect to find a run of dishes which celebrate British produce; kick things off with Cornish crab on toast, before tucking into Welsh lamb chop with potato gratin or fish & chips served with mushy peas.

£30 - £49
British
The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark

4-6 Ballast Quay, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PD

Taking its name from one of London’s most famous maritime vessels, this cosy pub is now overseen by the Young's group and serves up beers, ales and wines from a well chosen list. The menu majors in above average pub grub, which means you can expect to enjoy the likes of a Devon crab and cod cake or an 8oz ribeye steak that’s been aged for 28 days. There are hearty roasts on Sundays too.

Under £30
Gaucho O2

Gaucho O2

O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0DX

While Gaucho’s blingy interiors (including cowhide print chairs) may seem a bit 2009, its menu is bang up to date, featuring quality Argentinian steaks. Before heading off to see your favourite popstar, you can tuck into various cuts of free-range steak, as well as corn-fed chicken breast, Atlantic cod or pea and mint tortellini. Carry on the indulgence at dessert with a salted dulche de leche cheesecake, while sipping on wine from the exhaustive list. 

£50 - £79
Steak
Argentinian
The Old Brewery (bar)

The Old Brewery (bar)

The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9LW

A brewery may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a chic place to have dinner, but this bar and restaurant, which is set inside a former Victorian brewhouse, is rather chic. There are 60 beers to choose from, while the menu consists of British pub classics given contemporary twists – think bangers and mash with onion rings and IPA gravy, followed by sticky toffee pudding with pistachio ice cream.

Bars
The Hill

The Hill

89 Royal Hill, London, London, SE10 8SE

This charming Mediterranean features vibrant artwork lining the walls and a patio garden where guests can relax in the warmer months. The menu features classic Mediterranean fare such as traditional paella and grilled Iberian pork fillets, while if you have got the little ones in tow, they can enjoy spaghetti in tomato sauce and cinnamon dusted churros for dessert. The considered wine list traverses Europe, while there are a handful of fun cocktails available too.

Mediterranean

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