The top Greenwich restaurants you need to try now

Have you ever wished you had a local friend to guide you through the best eats in town? Well, consider me your virtual foodie friend if it’s Greenwich you’re talking about! Thanks to my parents living in the area for a long time, I’ve tried nearly every place to eat in the area.

I’ll share my favourite haunts, the dishes that made me weak in the knees, and the stories behind the chefs and restaurateurs who are shaping Greenwich’s food landscape. It’s time to experience this place like a true insider.

Sticks’n’Sushi 

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Location: 1 Nelson Rd., London SE10 9JB, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 3141 8220

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Pricing: £££

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Tucked right by the legendary Cutty Sark, Sticks’n’Sushi is where Japanese sushi meets Danish design in a culinary love story. 

The menu here reads like a greatest hits album of sushi and yakitori (that’s grilled skewers BTW), making it impossible not to find something to swoon over. A must-try is the avocado and cucumber roll crowned with salmon tartare and trout roe. 

Plus, if you’re a fan of communal dining, the restaurant’s generous Japanese sharing tables and platters turn any meal into a joyous gathering.

Champagne + Fromage  

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Location: 34 Greenwich Church St, London SE10 9BL, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8853 3106

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Monday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday to Thursday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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The name says it all: this is a place where champagne flows as freely as the conversation and the cheese is as varied as it is delicious. With around 50 types of cheese and a selection of champagnes from both grand marques and smaller growers, there’s always a new pairing to explore.

Not a fromage fanatic? No problem! Their menu also includes delicious tartines, duck confit, escargots, and a selection of charcuterie boards. 

And don’t forget the delectable desserts like macarons and canelés, and an indulgent champagne afternoon tea!

The Hill 

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Location: 89 Royal Hill, London SE10 8SE, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8691 3626

Operating hours:

  • Tuesday – 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Sunday – 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Pricing: ££

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If you’re tired of the same old gastropubs and fancy fusion joints, The Hill is a breath of fresh air. Their menu is a glorious mishmash of Mediterranean and Latin American cuisine. 

But what makes them stand out is their tamal de cerdo. It’s a Peruvian speciality featuring steamed corn dough filled with pork and wrapped in banana leaves. But if you’re a fan of seafood, try their the patataschca – a whole seabass steamed with tomato, onion, garlic, and ginger.

And don’t miss their daily tapas specials! They’re always a steal and a great way to sample a variety of flavours.

Sefa Restaurant

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Location: 129-131 Trafalgar Rd, London SE10 9TX, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8269 0233

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday – 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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This Turkish gem tucked away in Greenwich is a foodie paradise that’ll transport your taste buds straight to Istanbul.

Sefa’s grill game is strong, with succulent lamb chops, juicy chicken shish, and melt-in-your-mouth kofte (Turkish meatballs). Pair them with fluffy rice and a refreshing salad for a truly satisfying meal.

But if you’re feeling adventurous, try the testi kebab. It’s a dish cooked in a clay pot and theatrically set ablaze at your table. It’s a feast for the eyes (and your stomach).

Lokanta Bar and Grill

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Location: 11 – 13 Greenwich Church St, London SE10 9BJ, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8858 2348

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Wednesday – 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Thursday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 12:30 AM

Pricing: ££

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Lokanta’s charcoal grill is what they’re known for. They transform lamb chops, chicken shish, and adana kebabs into mouth-watering feasts.

Now, you can wash down your feast with one of Lokanta’s signature cocktails. The evil eye, with its mix of gin, pomegranate liqueur, and lime, is a crowd-pleaser, but don’t sleep on the green village, a refreshing blend of vodka, elderflower, and cucumber.

They even frequently run special deals, including a three-course meal with drinks via Groupon, allowing you to enjoy a sumptuous feast at a great value. This deal includes popular items like chicken wings, a lamb burger, and a delicious chocolate fondant for dessert​.

The Oystercatcher

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Location: Kings Lodge, Victoria Parade, Greenwich SE10 9FR, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8161 8225

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Saturday – 11:0 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sunday – 12:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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As the name suggests, oysters are the star of the show here. You can slurp down freshly shucked oysters from their raw bar, or dive into their seafood platter for a taste of the ocean’s bounty.

Not a fan of oysters? No problem! Oystercatcher’s menu is brimming with other seafood delights like grilled sea bass, pan-fried scallops, and hearty fish pie. Landlubbers can also find solace in their selection of steaks and vegetarian options.

Looking for a boozy weekend treat? Their bottomless brunch is a popular choice since they offer unlimited prosecco or bloody marys with your choice of two or three courses​ (starting at £38). 

EatFan Greenwich Peninsula

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Location: 44 Chandlers Ave, London SE10 0GE, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 3475 2141

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM

Pricing: ££

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EatFan’s menu is a whirlwind tour of Asia, featuring dishes from China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. You’ll find everything from classic kung pao chicken to fragrant Thai curries and fresh sushi rolls.

Plus, they even have a plethora of plant-based delights like crispy tofu stir-fries, vegetable curries, and even vegan sushi rolls.

Need a quick and delicious midday meal? Their lunchtime specials are the stuff of legend, offering generous portions of their most popular dishes at wallet-friendly prices.

Madre Pinzeria Italiana

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Location: 5 College Approach, London SE10 9HY, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8858 7217

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday – 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Pricing: ££

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Forget what you know about pizza. Madre specialises in “pinza”, a lighter, airier, and more digestible version of the classic pie. Made with high-quality flours and a unique fermentation process, it’s a revelation for your taste buds.

From the classic margherita to gourmet 3 with truffle cream and speck, each pinza is a masterpiece of flavour. The secret lies in the fresh, locally sourced ingredients and Mamma Maria’s time-honoured recipes.

They also offer takeaway options, so you can enjoy your pinzas at home. What’s even better is they partner with local charities and even donate a hot meal to a homeless person every day.

Taksim

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Location: 7 Blackheath Hill, London SE10 8PB, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 3489 6960

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Pricing: £

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Taksim’s menu is a mix of Turkish delights, from sizzling grilled meats to creamy hummus. Their adana kofte (spicy minced lamb kebab) is a crowd-pleaser, as is their succulent lamb shish.

They don’t leave vegetarians out in the cold either. Their menu also boasts a variety of vegetarian dishes like Imam bayildi (stuffed eggplant) and falafel, each bursting with flavour and freshness.

Don’t skip the mezze! These small plates are packed with flavour and perfect for sharing. Try the cacik (refreshing yoghurt with cucumber and herbs) or the patlican soslu (smoky eggplant dip).

Heap’s Sausage Café

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Location: 8 Nevada St, London SE10 9JL, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8293 9199

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday – 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Pricing: £

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Heap’s Sausage Café crafts its own award-winning bangers using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients. From classic pork to wild boar and chorizo, their selection will make your head spin (and your stomach rumble).

While their sausages are the undisputed stars, their menu goes beyond the bun. Tuck into hearty sausage rolls, creamy mash topped with gravy, and their classic sausage bao that features hick sausages nestled in a soft bap

Ever wondered how the sausage gets made? Just grab a table at the back of the café and watch the sausage-making magic happen right before your eyes. It’s dinner and a show!

Banh Mi Leo

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Location: 19 Lovibond Ln, London SE10 9FY, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8293 4389

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Pricing: £

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Banh Mi Leo is renowned for serving some of the best bánh mì in London. These Vietnamese sandwiches are crafted with care, featuring crispy ciabatta bread filled with options like chicken, grilled pork, and beef stew.

While the bánh mì steals the spotlight, their menu also offers more. The selection includes Vietnamese noodles, rice dishes, and delectable vegan spring rolls, which honestly makes them a great spot for both lunch and dinner.

The Golden Chippy

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Location: 62 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8LF, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8692 4333

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Pricing: £

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Tucked away on Greenwich High Road, you’ll find The Golden Chippy, a family-run gem that’s been frying up a storm and winning over hearts for years.

Forget those soggy, greasy chips and bland fish you’ve encountered elsewhere. Chris Kanizi and his dedicated team at The Golden Chippy have been on a mission to bring back the “old school” charm of fish and chips, using only secret batter recipes passed down through generations.

They’re refreshingly affordable too. A standard cod and chips meal costs around £7.20, while a large portion is priced at £9. This combination of excellent quality and reasonable pricing ensures that you get great value for your money

The Pavilion Cafe

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Location: Charlton Way, London SE10 8QY, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8858 6956

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Pricing: £

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Housed in a charming 1906 building with a dovecote and a weather vane featuring Nelson peering through his telescope, The Pavilion Cafe oozes character and history. 

While the views might be the main attraction, the food is no slouch either. Their menu features classic British fare like beer-battered fish and chips, hearty burgers, and stone-baked pizzas. 

With a spacious garden area, the cafe is also ideal for families who want to enjoy their meals outdoors. Plus, they’re dog-friendly, welcoming your four-legged friends on the paved areas. 

Pho Street 

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Location: 17 King William Walk, London SE10 9JH, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8858 6956

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Pricing: £

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Pho Street is renowned for its namesake dish, pho, which is available in several variations including a signature lobster pho that’s sure to impress. 

But there are also other popular items including their banh mi baguettes that are packed with fresh ingredients, taro fries, and bao buns. 

Whether you’re a carnivore craving beef pho or a veggie enthusiast opting for tofu, this place has your back (and your belly).  

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