Posted: 03 Mar 2017
Category: Area Guide
Our top cafe & restaurants in the SE10 neighbourhood
Whether you’re looking for authentic Italian wood oven pizzas or sampling the best Eritrean food London has to offer, Greenwich is your girl. She’s specialising in wholesome and welcoming neighbourhood restaurants. Read on for our top picks.
This Eritrean restaurant often graces the top of the TripAdvisor leader board. Yes, you heard correctly. This modest eatery regularly beats thousands of top London restaurants to earn the title of the “best restaurant in London”. It serves delicious Eritrean food, including stews, lentil dishes and freshly cooked injera bread. Make a beeline to Woolwich to try it for yourself.
Address: 73 Woolwich New Road, Woolwich, SE18 6ED
Telephone: 020 8855 0369
Goddard’s at Greenwich
This family run pie and mash shop is a Greenwich institution. If you’re in the area, it’s not to be missed. Fresh pies are made daily and include such favourites as steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom and traditional minced beef. There’s also the veggie soya pie, if you’re not a meat and two veg kinda guy/gal.
Address: 22 King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9HU
Telephone: 020 8305 9612
Buongiorno regazzi, it’s ice-cream time! As if you needed persuading? Venture to Black Vanilla for a taste of Italian gelato. Freshly made each day on site, and with a plethora of mouth-watering flavours to choose from. Friendly assistants are on hand to offer samples and recommendations. We love nothing more than the more-ish salted caramel.
Address: 5 College Approach, Greenwich, SE10 9HY
Telephone: 020 8858 3283
This easy-going Italian is our go-to for authentic wood oven pizzas. The bases are thin and flavoursome with a trademark char, and the milky mozzarella is worth writing home to mamma about. There are some great offers to enjoy here, from £5 selected pizzas and pastas on Mondays, to weekday lunches for £10.90 (two courses).
Address: 43 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BL
Telephone: 020 8858 2668
Sat on top of the hill in Greenwich Park, Pavilion Café is a great place to enjoy the magnificent views over the capital. Whether rain or shine, it’s a beautiful spot. You can sit outside to enjoy the natural light, or make your way to the mezzanine level for an elevated view. Pizzas, sandwiches, baked potatoes and slabs of cakes are available.
Address: Next to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park
Telephone: 020 8853 4777
If you like a sizzler, then look no further than Martin Heap’s café and shop. All sausages are made at the on-site butchery and kitchen using natural casings, delicious cuts and quality spices. Get these bangers in a roll, on top of mash or with a hearty breakfast. It goes without saying that these sausages are extremely good.
Address: 8 Nevada Street, SE10 9JL and 334 Creek Road, SE10 9SW
Telephone: 020 8293 9199
What’s not to love about this charming local café? It serves wholesome sandwiches, breakfasts and freshly baked cakes, as well as providing you with your Allpress coffee fix. The staff are warm and welcoming, and the café boasts a children’s play area.
Address: 241 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8NB
Telephone: 020 7998 8583
Brothers and founders, Andres and Alyvar Villamagua, credit their Ecuadorian grandmothers’ influence for their delicious food. Their culinary ethos is simple, quality ingredients, cooked with passion. You can expect a mouth-watering Mediterranean menu with Latin American accents.
Address: 89 Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8SE
Telephone: 020 8691 3626
Rivington Greenwich is the sister restaurant to it’s cool Shoreditch sibling. It’s well known for its delicious modern British cooking and Gin menu as long as your arm – j Seriously. They stock 130 different brands. The decor has a distinctly maritime feel and a large terrace to while away long summer evenings.
Address: 178 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8NN
Telephone: 020 8293 9270
Al Pancino at the Spread Eagle
As the name suggests, this is an Italian restaurant with character. It’s sat within the historic Spread Eagle building and serves some of the best sourdough pizzas west of Naples. As if you need another reason to visit, all pizzas are £7 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Address: 2 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, SE10 9JN
Telephone: 020 8853 4797
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