Oh Greenwich, it’s home to the Cutty Sark, the mahoosive National Maritime Museum, and of course, the O2. Yep, while most of us only ever venture over to Greenwich when one of the big celebs are singing their heart out in front of thousands, we’re always looking for a bite to eat last minute (that isn’t a chain!). So, we’ve rustled up a few of our favourite so you too can be wined and dined in Greenwich, bon appétit!
Making its mark across the pond from Denmark, Sticks’n’Sushi redefines what has become today. Whether you’re a fan of fish or not, Sticks’n’Sushi has become a go-to fashionable restaurant which is probably why we’ve been seeing it crop up on our Insta-feed. Its Greenwich venue is the first in the UK so it’s best to book in advance if you’re wanting a taste of their mahoosive sushi sister platter, daikon with shrimp, seared salmon, mackerel, scallops, tuna, sea bass with truffle oil – the list goes on.
Great for: Sushi, duh.
Serving up the most divine rustic fare and fizz going, Champagne + Fromage brings a little je ne sais quoi to Greenwich shores, with a gorgeous authentic French menu paved with a selection of grower Champagne, tartines, cheeses, charcuterie and more!
Like walking into a dream, the quirky space makes for a perfect spot to cheers before heading to the o2, or, alternatively, join them for a Champagne and cheese tasting that’ll leave you giddy. With more than 50 French soft and hard cheeses to choose from, and Champagne popping at record speeds, this homely eatery sits high up on our restaurant bucketlist.
Great for:Well, Champagne and cheese to be quite honest!
InterContinental London – The O2 isn’t just for its luxury suites, it’s also known for its range of elegant restaurants and bars filled out with a celebrity or two. (Side note, check out who’s playing at The O2 in advance, let’s face it, there’s likely to be dining here.) Whether you’re after a room or not, indulge in innovative modern European cuisine courtesy of Michelin-guide restaurant, Peninsula, offering a premium dining experience for all. Or join in an interactive dining experience at the Market Brasserie, inspired by the original markets of London. Have a spot of afternoon tea in the Meridian Lounge equipped with freshly homemade pastries, fine teas and aroma coffees. Before you head off to The O2, stop by Eighteen Sky Bar for some delicious cocktails and stunning views of the city’s skyline.
Great for: The freakin’ views.
Holding the same fort as Greenwich Picturehouse, Rivington is a stalwart part of the neighbourhood, revelling in best of British fare and seasonal ingredients sourced from the British Isles and Ireland. Presented in a lofty, airy space, the restaurant makes for a idyllic space for parties, gatherings and the likes and is a short walk away from the University of Greenwich, Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum – #locationgoals!
Great for: Gatherings a’plenty and British fare.
On the ground floor of Craft, you’ll find a cafe serving all-day brunch and sourdough pizzas, but once you venture upstairs to the first floor restaurant, you’ll find first class service, stunning views and well, blooming good food thrown in too! Dedicated to using British produce, Craft sources their meats from local farmers, they roast their own coffee, smoke their own fish, cure meats, ferment the veggies, and even keep bees. You guessed it, the veg is even grown on the Peninsula Jetty!
Great for: Their sharing Highland T-bone steak, mmm!
This elegant Basque Kitchen-cum-wine bar allows for a contemporary take on the Basque cuisine, mixing it up on the menu with small and large plates. The range of wine bubbles with choice, as does the selection of craft beer, both of which can wash down the gorgeous Txuleta cut of basque beef, or other modern interpreted dishes. The restaurant sits just three minutes from the o2 Arena at Greenwich.
Great for: Enjoying a brimming wine and craft beer selection.
This lovely little nautical themed offering sits right on the river, giving any Greenwich lover all the #viewgoals they need. They serve up hearty dishes, luscious libations and all the panoramic city views you need. Plus, every Friday night they have epic live music including a rotational selection of talented jazz, blues and soul artists.
Great for: Views and tunes