Food for thought in Greenwich
Evening meals are served in the lounge at Holiday Inn Express Greenwich but if you fancy eating out, we hope our handy guide to local restaurants will provide some inspiration!
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
02 Arena &
45 Greenwich Church Street
Phone: 020 8858 3920
Freshly made, delicious burgers - The Gourmet Burger Kitchen is not just a great place to keep the kids happy!
The selection of burgers will cater for all hungry stomachs, with plenty of veggie and gluten free options too. You can choose from all the classics and even some exotic additions for something a bit different.
The wild boar burger will be sure to tempt the adventurous burger fan. If you can't find your perfect burger you have the option of creating your own masterpiece.
Accompaniments come in a wide range of side dishes; onion rings, coleslaw, BBQ beans, chunky fries as well as some great salads. You can check out their menu here along with the additional kids menu on offer. Gourmet Burger Kitchen ticks all the boxes.
02 Arena &
4 – 6 Greenwich Church Street
Phone: 020 8293 5071
Looking for a suitable place to eat with hungry bambinos in tow is never easy, that's why Pizza Express in Greenwich is a fantastic child-friendly choice.There is a Pizza Express in the O2 Arena and also smack dab in the heart of Greenwich, for maximum convenience.
Both restaurants welcome kids with open arms, with a varied menu for the junior members of the family. For vegetarians, there is no shortage of choice either, and if special requests are needed, your waiters are both friendly and understanding. No small detail either is the food which is delicious.
Your orders arrive quickly as they only take as long as the chefs need to make them.Just as well if you have hungry kids to keep happy and happy they will be as they are able to watch the skilled chefs toss fresh pizza dough through the open kitchen.
Failing that, there are kids' toys to keep any active mind entertained.
Cosy for Couples
89 Royal Hill
Phone: 020 8691 3626
Nestled in a beautiful part of Greenwich, The Hill is another treasure worthy of those brought back by the Cutty Sark. Located close to Greenwich Park, at the bottom of Point Hill, is this wonderful little restaurant.
As you walk in you are greeted by warm, friendly staff that treat you as one of the family. Cosy décor adds to the relaxed, welcoming feel of The Hill as does the tasteful live music. The Eclectic Mediterranean inspired menu has influences from Latin America, Italy and France and is always seasonal and well considered.
Well known by the local for the signature Argentinian steaks, which are incredible, The Hill continues to serve dishes of excellent quality with plenty of flavour including vegetarian or gluten-free options. Each beautifully presented, packed with aromas that will have your taste buds bubbling.
In summer make sure to take advantage of the lovely garden, accompanied by a great wine list and selection of beers.
For those with a sweet-tooth you might find it hard to leave after tasting the wonderful home-made desserts. From their ice-cream, almond tart, cheesecake and of course the tiramisu you might find yourself wanting to come back to The Hill as soon as you can.
Phone: 020 8269 2401
Nando's offers yummy food and a fun atmosphere. A great place just around the corner, the food is yummy and their special sauces too make every item just that little bit better.
Nando's is a perfect blend between fast, convenient food and comfortable, relaxing restaurant.
17 Colomb St
Phone: 020 8293 5464
Gurkha's Inn is not your typical 'curry house'! Each dish from this Nepalese restaurant tastes fresh, juicy and well cooked.
With a wide selection of northern Indian curry to choose from, good sized portions, friendly staff and above all amazing value you can't go wrong with Gurkha's Inn.
Davy's Wine Vaults
161 Greenwich High Road
Phone: 020 8858 7204
Davy's Wine Vaults is a pleasant little place is a tasteful, cosy interior with sloping floors, wood-panelled walls - great to linger in for groups or couples alike. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect to have a conversation over delightful food.
The traditional menu is compiled with great varied and fresh ingredients giving a first class dining experience for a very reasonable price.
Davy's Wine Vaults offers tender steaks, fabulous pastas, delicious vegetarian options and melt in the mouth seafood, particularly the halibut.
Naturally they have an extensive wine cellar and the knowledgeable staff are more than happy to suggest the perfect wine to pair with your meal.
8 Nelson road
Phone: 020 8858 7808
For sushi lovers Aji-ichiban is a must, with very pleasant serving staff serving outstanding, affordable food.
Aji-ichiban is a truly authentic Japanese restaurant offering a great range of sushi is on offer, as well as sashimi, various noodle dishes (ramen, udon, soba, tonkotsu), dons (rice dishes) and has some of the best noodle soups found in London.
Remember to try the warm sake to wash down your lovely meal. Packed with unique, zesty flavours, this unassuming restaurant could be missed by passers-by but it would be a real shame to miss.
Gaucho at the O2
Phone: 020 8858 7711
Spread over three floors this luxurious chandelier-strewn restaurant located in the O2 Arena, is a truly modern, stylish and vibrant Argentinian Steak House.
Gaucho at the O2's atmospheric design and lift up to the restaurant floor matches perfectly with the exquisite food and highly professional service. Being a steak house, beef is the name of the game, and it is on top form.
Staff will delight in explaining about the different cuts of meats, which would best suite your pallets and which sublime sides would be the best accompany.
All the cuts are exceptionally cooked to taste; tender, juicy and succulent guaranteed to have your taste-buds dancing from the very first bite. There are plenty of beautiful wines to quench any preference, and the deserts are just as excellent as the steaks.
From the opulent interior, melt in the mouth mains and courteous staff that will go out of their way to make your meal as special as possible, dining at Groucho will certainly be a memorable occasion.
19 Greenwich South Street
Phone: 020 8265 5060
If you are in Greenwich for whatever reason, Inside should be on your list to seek out. The friendly ambience is subtle and warm. A really fine European restaurant in Greenwich, it is a small place with simple, muted décor that gives a wonderful feeling of space to the venue.
However it is the food which is the real stand out. Inside has a fantastic blend of simple and sophisticated dishes and while there aren't pages of choice on the menu there you will still be spoilt for choice.
The food is perfectly presented and equally well cooked so that clean plates will be a common sight. There are superb starters such as the Scottish Girolles and fresh pasta, mains of salmon, chicken confit, pan-fried halibut and the duck which are always above par.
When it comes to deserts, the chocolate brownies are magnificent. The wine list is excellent and the beers are from the local Meantime Brewery.
Topped off with attentive staff, Inside offers a first class dining experience and a lovely evening.
Spot of Lunch
Jamie's Italian Greenwich
17–19 Nelson Rd
Phone: 020 3667 7087
Jamie's Italian Greenwich is bustling, fun place to stop for a bite. Taking pride of place in a Grade II listed building the light, airy feel is created by the glass ceiling and quaint nautical mementos – a perfect setting to relax and enjoy your lunch.
Service is great, attentive and knowledgeable and the chairs are highly comfortable. Adding to the airy presence is the well laid out, spacious interior which makes it easy to manoeuvre any of the kids' prams.
A great selection of food is on offer, always made from top notch ingredients, the freshly made pasta is a particular highlight. Alternatively, relax with a coffee in the comfy deli.
For the young ones they will love using the 'view-master' to read the kids menu which has two course and unlimited organic cordial drinks for £5.95. There is also a double sided menu / colouring chart to keep them busy.
With beautiful food, fun bar, comfy seating and a brilliant deli, Jamie's Italian Greenwich has it all.
Royal Teas Café
76 Royal Hill
Phone: 020 8691 7240
Hugely popular with locals, after your first visit to Royal Teas Café, you'll understand just why that is. It is a delicate, quaint British tea room stocked with a wonderful array of teas, fresh ground coffees, lovely vegetarian food and of course the homemade cakes!
To call it small might be an understatement; if you're lucky to get in and join the locals in this cosy little gem you'll be very happy that you did. Well worth the extra effort to leave the tourist trail to hunt it down.
After exploring Greenwich Park there is no nicer place to sit outside on a warm, sunny day with your cream tea, scone and a good book - pure joy.
The food is simple, straightforward, tastes great and above all is a fab price. The only tough decision now is what gorgeous cake to have!