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.

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
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
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
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 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
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.

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan
Sushi
Japanese
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 Hill

The Hill

89 Royal Hill, Greenwich, 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
South American
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

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