If you’re new to South London and are excited to explore the area, make sure Greenwich is at the top of your to-do list. The bustling suburb is home to a hive of markets, maritime history, beautiful parks, riverside walks and great spots to eat. We have happily provided you with a list of our favourite eateries to help you get settled in…
In beautiful Greenwich Park look for the octagonal building of Pavilion Cafe. Located by the Royal Observatory it’s the perfect stop-off after a spot of stargazing. The restaurant was constructed in 1906 and is topped with a dovecot and a weathervane of Admiral Nelson. A great spot for a snack with alcoholic and soft drinks also available. You can find Pavilion Café at Greenwich Park, Charlton Way, SE10 8QY
After visiting the neighbouring Cutty Sark, step back in time at this seventies-retro cafe with vinyl records and a vintage vibe. An excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans, with many meat-free and plant-based meals. You can find Red Door at 10 Turnpin Lane, SE10 9JA
Champagne + Fromage
This utterly romantic restaurant is a favourite for date nights. It serves what its name suggests, and you won’t need anything else. This is a slice of fine Parisian dining in Greenwich, where you’ll dine on a wide selection of Champagnes and untold cheese pairings. The charcuterie boards are designed for sharing along with a selection of cheeses, of course. You can find Champagne + Fromage at 34 Church Street, SE10 9BL.
The Hill Parkside Cafe & Terrace
Hill Parkside Cafe & Terrace has a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Greenwich and Blackheath, especially for people who love sustainable food. Located in the National Maritime Museum with views over Greenwich Royal Park, the cafe is part of the Benugo group. You can find The Hill Parkside Cafe & Terrace at Park Row, SE10 9NF.
Our favourite Italian restaurant in Greenwich, this is the place for pizzas and Mediterranean dishes. Serving Spanish and Italian fare with a Latin American twist alongside Ecuadorian and Peruvian dishes, including Valencian paella, Peruvian ceviche and empanadas it’s got to be south London’s most cosmopolitan bar. You can find The Hill at 89 Royal Hill, SE10 8SE.
Where Scandinavia meets Japan, this relaxed pad has fresh and airy white interiors and the chain’s traditional Japanese sharing tables. The minimalist design teamed with quality ingredients feels like it should be expensive, but you won’t need a second mortgage here. The large sushi platters are fun for sharing with friends, and booking is necessary. You can find Sticks’n’Sushi at 1 Nelson Rd, LSE10 9JB.
Impress your new neighbours by taking them to one of the most underrated places to eat and drink in south London, Pho Street. Serving pho – the classic Vietnamese vermicelli noodle soup – the owners offer all the usual classic options plus many more exotic versions for Vietnamese aficionados. You can find Pho Street at 17 King William Walk, SE10 9JH.
Queen du Vietnam
If you’re at a concert at the O2 and feeling peckish this gem is a real find. Started by a group of foodie entrepreneurs who were all passionate about East Asian cuisine, the venue opened in 2019 and has been serving Hanoi food since. You can find Queen du Vietnam at 155 Trafalgar Rd, East Greenwich, SE10 9TX.
The Prince of Greenwich Museum Pub
The Prince of Greenwich (until recently the “Albert”) is a classic British pub. The pub doubles as a museum so there’s always something interesting to chat about over a refreshing beer. You can find The Prince of Greenwich Museum Pub at 72 Royal Hill, London SE10 8RT.
Red Cow Carvery
You’ll have to queue to get into this pop-up in Greenwich Market. It’s one of the best places for meat-lovers with all dishes slow-cooked and seasoned to perfection; and served piled high in a cardboard box! You can find Red Cow Carvery at Greenwich Market Space 11A, SE10 9HZ.
The finest fish and chips in London. The Turkish-Cypriot chip shop was voted the best restaurant in London by TripAdvisor users in 2016 and has had a queue ever since. You can find Golden Chippy at 62 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8LF.
For vegetarians and vegans, this is the place for brunch. Drop in for a slice of cake and a cup of tea, or their American-style pancake breakfast. This charming cafe prides itself on polite, well-trained staff who go the extra mile to really make teatime special. 76 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT.
Goddards at Greenwich
The iconic Goddards has been serving customers traditional British fare since 1890. Classic pie & mash with jellied eel is a local favourite, and with the original family still at the helm, they’ve had years to perfect their jellied or stewed eels. For less adventurous diners try the equally scrummy beef and ale pie. You can find Goddards at Greenwich at 22 King William Walk SE10 9HU.
Get yourself ready for a night of good food in Greenwich, and reap the benefits of your thriving new location. If you are yet to move to the area and are seeking help with the moving process, get in touch with our team here at Mitchells Moving Company. Give us a call on 0800 023 4610 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for help and advice.