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    Goddards of Greenwich: Pie and mash ( and eels)

    by Britannia2 Written Mar 23, 2014
    Goddards

    This is a traditional Cockney pie and mash shop - I guess they could be found all over London at one time but seem quite rare now. This was an amazing find - a café with a real London feel to it and mainly catering for older local people but there were one or two tourists such as us in it but all the tourists , like us, were English. I guess its fear of the unknown for non English people but everyone visiting Greenwich must come here once.
    Friendly staff serve a variety of home made pies with mashed potato and either baked beans or peas from a central serving area and then there are a number of tables around the room to eat at. Very clean and decorated nicely. The pies are full of meat and the mashed potato has a beautiful fluffy texture. We did not try the eels but as with pie and mash, eels were a staple of a Londoners diet once. Amazing value.

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    Jamies Italian: Large Italian town centre restaurant

    by Britannia2 Written Mar 23, 2014
    Jamies Italian

    This is one of a chain of famous chef Jamie Olivers Italian restaurants - his Greenwich restaurant has a deli attached and also a coffee shop and it has a nice ambience about it in these parts but the restaurant is really too large for any ambience.
    However a winter Monday night and the restaurant is half full with locals and tourists. The service was good and our waiter friendly - the young lady looking after bookings at the door took an interest in customers and they do well here.
    The food preparation area is on view and it looked fine. Apparently Jamie Oliver had been in earlier to check food stocks and the kitchen preparation areas.
    The toilets were in the basement and quite a trek but very clean and well attended.
    Noise levels in the restaurant was high and I guess when the restaurant is full , very noisy.
    The bill , with coffee and a very acceptable rose house wine was £48 - about the same as provincial England and so good value for the London area. We ate here 17/3/14.

    Favorite Dish: My starter was iced olives - green olives on a small bed of ice and mushed black olives in the centre with wafers to scoop it up. The green olives were a little bitter. Maureen had a beautiful baked mushroom pie.
    For mains I had cannelloni which came with parmesan sprinkled on it before I got it and had the chance to say I did not want it. Maureen had a very nice salmon meal and for desserts just ice cream and sorbet.
    Apart from the minor gripes my food was fine whereas Maureens was excellent.
    Wines were expensive but the house wine we had was very acceptable as was the tea and coffee to end the meal.

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    Union Square Restaurant: Dining inside the Dome

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013
    Union Square Restaurant - O2 Dome

    The Union Square is a modern bar & restaurant with an American look.

    On the menu are starters, sandwiches, grill dishes, main dishes, salads, side dishes and desserts.

    Fully licensed.

    Business hours:
    Bar: Noon - Midnight
    Restaurant: Noon - 9PM

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    Goddards Pie Shop.: Pie and Mash guv,nor?

    by planxty Updated Dec 31, 2012

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    Goddards (new) Pie Shop, Greenwich
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    Update December 2012.

    On a recent trip to Greenwich where I had not been for some time, I was dismayed to find that the Goddards shop I mentioned in my original tip was no longer there. However, all was not lost. Walking round the old covered market, I found that they had merely relocated to larger premises two minutes walk from the original and are now at 22 King William Walk SE10 9HU. This in itself was a bit of a bittersweet experience as the new premises was formerly a pub which I knew and liked and marks the passing of yet another London pub. Despite the new premises history, Goddards is still only licensed for beer, lager and cider.

    I have amended the contact details on this tip to reflect the new location and added a new image to help the reader. I have not eaten there myself but I should think that having been in business for well over 100 years, it is still pretty good and pie and mash at £3:60 looks like a bargain in central Greenwich.

    Original tip.

    Pie and mash is a London culinary institution, and the jokey tip title relates to the "cockney" accent. Simple as it sounds, it is just a pie (traditionally meat) with mashed potatoes and liquor, which is a sort of parsley flavoured white sauce.

    Goddards is something of an institution, and serves the traditional meat pies along with several other varieties as well as other savouries. If you've any room left, they also do excellent fruit pies with custard or ice cream for dessert.

    You can also buy pies to take away.

    There is a limited drinks licence (beer and wine - no spirits).

    Considering the tourist orientated area they are in, and the price of some nearby establishments, I genuinely don't know how (or even why) the prices are so low.

    A really good place to refuel when you're on the Greenwich tourist trail.

    Favorite Dish: Meat Pie and mash with liquor - what else?

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    Heap's Sausages: Great location, quaint, friendly, but lacking

    by SurfaceTravel Updated Jun 16, 2012
    Heap

    This shop is primarily a sausage speciality shop, but they also have a small restaurant. We noticed it one morning, looking for a simple place to have an English breakfast, which they were advertising on their board outside. It's a quaint looking place steps from Greenwich Park, and the people working there are very friendly and helpful. Service was fast enough as well. It's nice and bright inside with large windows right on the small lane way and the décor was a nice country style.

    With the exception of the sausages, the food, however, left quite a bit to be desired. The eggs were overcooked and hard, and a "Full English" was only said egg, toast, bacon, and a pretty good sausage. For two of these breakfasts which included orange juice and one coffee, we paid over £16.

    The main complaint is worse, though, and it's one that I've rarely made. It's not very clean. We first sat at the window and noticed that there was still spilt coffee under the place-mat. If you ran your finger just a few inches along the top of that counter and also at the table where we later sat, it came back slightly greasy. Cutlery was stacked in a basket where you help yourself. We each had to go for second attempts to get some that seemed sufficiently clean.

    Favorite Dish: Normally I would prefer a Full English, however here it would be best to simply buy their sausages, which did look pretty good, as were the ones on our plates.

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    Pizza Express: Greenwich branch of UK chain

    by Dabs Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    American pizza

    I didn't do any research on Greenwich restaurants so when I spotted a branch of Pizza Express, I suggested it for lunch as I have enjoyed eating at their other locations. Pizza Express is a chain of upscale gourmet pizza restaurants throughout the UK, it's a midpriced place to have lunch and the pizzas are usually good.

    Favorite Dish: I opted for one of the dullest options, the American pizza (£7.70), pepperoni topping on a wood fired crust. You can create your own pizza or choose one of the 20 or so combinations on the menu, the average price is £7-£8. The pizzas are not big enough to share unless you have a very small appetite, I usually finish at least 3/4 of the pizza, today I was hungry enough to finish the whole thing.

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    Fish and chips: Steps from Greenwich market

    by kris-t Written Feb 4, 2011

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    Fish and chips
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    Fish and chips or fish 'n chips, in Scotland a fish supper, is a popular take-away food, consists of deep-fried fish in batter with deep-fried potatoes.

    Fish and chips have great popularity in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, and considerable popularity in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, the United States, and some coastal towns of the Netherlands and Norway.

    Favorite Dish: In England, cod appears most commonly as the fish used for fish and chips, but many kinds of fish can substitute, especially other white fish, such as pollock or haddock; plaice, skate; and rock salmon (dogfish). In northern England and Scotland haddock redominates.

    If you are on the diet - this dish is not for you...

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    Cafe Rouge: Cafe

    by kris-t Updated Feb 1, 2011

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    Cafe Rouge, Greenwich

    There are 119 Café Rouges throughout the UK .

    The one in Greenwich is a nice place with the frendly service.

    Opening hours
    Mon to Sat: 7.00am to 11.00pm
    Sun: 7.00am to 10.30pm

    Favorite Dish: set lunch Prix Fix menu is available every day from 12-5pm.
    It offers great value at £6.50 for one course or £8.50 for two courses (the menu changes monthly)

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    The Trafalgar Tavern: Since 1837

    by kris-t Updated Feb 1, 2011

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    The Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich

    In Victorian London there was a pub.

    Reopened in 1965 as a pub after having been restored to its Victorian grandeur. And stands again in the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site.

    Nice place were the past can live on in the present.

    Favorite Dish: a variety of twists on the traditional dish...

    Greenwich whitebait served with brown bread, lemon & paprika mayo £7.00

    Confit pork and chicken liver terrine served with toffee apple & beetroot £7.95

    Rib eye steak served with mushroom, watercress, cherry tomatoes (peppercorn or mushroom sauce) - choice of chips, mash or green salad £17.00.

    A discretional 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill

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    Green Village Restaurant: Back to the 60's

    by Britannia2 Written Dec 12, 2009

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    Green Village Restaurant

    We were short on time on a December 2009 trip to Greenwich and basically called at one of the first restaurants we came across. The Green Village restaurant is a real trip back to the 60's - awful garish prints on wallpaper that was probably put up in the 60's and an equally old carpet. The fish tank is in desperate need of a clean and you can only just see the fish in it. There is also something missing - Londoners. Just before Christmas the town was busy but we shared this fairly large restaurant with just three people from Germany and three people from the far east. So you get the picture...........that's the background to this rather dated restaurant and the photo below will also give you an impression of what it is like.
    However it not all bad - the one waitress was friendly and helpful and the service good. In the equally dated rest room I saw the chef wash his hands thoroughly and a brief glimpse at the kitchen showed it to be clean and acceptable.

    Favorite Dish: And the food. Well not bad - I had steak and kidney pie with chips and vegetables. The pie was home made and the crust a nice texture. The chips were fine and the carrots and cabbage were fresh and not frozen. My sons fish however was clearly from a packet and not great. The German tourists at the next table had Chicken Tikka Masala and seemed to enjoy it. `
    So what the restuarant lacks in style it does make up certainly with waitress service and some of the food served.
    Acceptable if you are say in a group where a good variety of food is required.

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    Pizza Express: Pizza Express

    by jo104 Updated Jul 28, 2009

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    After our vt meeting we wanted a spot of dinner so Pizza Hut hit the spot.
    I shared a salad and pizza although the salad with roasted meditteranian vegetables was not as delicious as I expected and it was a bit on the small side next time I will stick to the shredded chicken salad. The salads come with a small amount of pizza base bread.

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    The Greenwich Union: Enjoy some Ale in an English Pub

    by jo104 Written Jul 28, 2009

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    Nhcram advertises the pub
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    This pub serves a variety of beer from Bavarian wheat beer to a Vienna style larger.
    The beer is from the meantime brewing house and they even have fruit beers.
    They sell food here and have a lovely beer garden out back, as you can see from the picture its a little sun trap. It is also a bit off the beaten track so well done film (Paul) for his recomendation.
    Open 12 noon to 11pm

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    Fan Museum Orangery: Fan Museum Orangery

    by jo104 Updated Jul 27, 2009

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    They serve a cream tea here in the Orangery from 3pm Tuesday to Sunday
    We arrived before tea time but it looked very nice inside. I expect that tea would be english scones with jam and clotted cream washed down with a lovely cuppa tea.

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    Cutty Sark Cafe: Takeaway food

    by Dabs Written Aug 13, 2008

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    We didn't have a lot of time to spend in Greenwich so we decided to get takeaway food and eat it in the park before heading up to see the Observatory. There are a few tables to dine in but the space is fairly cramped and we were just as happy to find a park bench and eat outside.

    Favorite Dish: The others all ordered fish and chips and I got a lamb kebab. All of it was good although mine was closer to a gyro than a kebab and it came unassembled and I ended up with 1/2 of it on my lap as I was trying to put it together.

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    Paul: For a Sandwich

    by lina112 Written May 25, 2007

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    Paul��s

    After visiting the musuem i was tired and very hungry, on the 1st floor of the museum there is a cafeteria called Paul where i had a fantastic ham and cheese sandwich with a soft drink. There are a selection of soft drinks, coffee, teas, sandwiches, crisp, muffins and cakes for a very resanoble price.

    Después de visitar el museo estaba cansada y algo hambrienta y encontré en la primera plata la cafetería Paul, me tomé un sandwich de jamón y queso con un refresco de naranja. Tienes donde elegir entre refrescos, cafes, te, sandwiches, patatas, magdalenas y pasteles por un módico precio.

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