The Greenwich Tavern

3.9
120 Reviews
£25 and under
British
A warm welcome awaits you at the Greenwich Tavern, where first-class food and drink is a passion and the aim to meet your every need is a promise.

Set on the corner of King William Walk overlooking the beautiful grasslands of Greenwich Park, this all-embracing venue includes a bar and quaint function room ideal for parties and celebrations. The atmosphere swings from lively and merry to relaxed and mellow, due to the distinctive character offered by each of the tavern's two floors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 120 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NetoA
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!!!
Amazing cocktails. Delicious food.
We love this amazing pub
I recommend it

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ChrisH
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Music was a bit loud but service and food was excellent.

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vipJonoln
London
224 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very pleasant staff and excellent Covid protection. Food was adequate rather than exciting. Food in the summer was rather good so overall a recommend.

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Theo
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lush place would highly recommend staff were friendly and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Cocktails were amazing. Food was fab. Will definitely be going again. Great ambience.

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NetoA
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with a delicious food!!!
Best customer service!!!

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OlatzR
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It's a nice pub, the food is tasty and it's very dog friendly - which was great for us as we have a dog. The main downfall is how overpriced it is for a pub.
We wanted to order one drink each but obviously you have to have a substantial meal (each of you). We ordered some nachos (about £14) and a camembert which was nearly £17. My glass of wine was nearly £10 and the negroni another £10. All in all we spent about £58 just to go for a drink.
We would go back again if we were to go for lunch with the family, however, to pop round just for a drink it's way too expensive.

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Saz99
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Plenty of space , lovely outdoor area , quick service

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CharlieM
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The Greenwich Tavern is a nice dog-friendly pub in a great location. We did however feel that the social distancing measures were not adequate inside the pub - some tables were very close together. We had a Sunday roast which was tasty, but the portion could have been a little more generous for the price, and the roasties could have been more fluffy and crispy and golden.

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SAMQ
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food - service was slow but the staff were great and apologetic about long wait.

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Barry
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was nice/o.k we sat at the rear of the pub it was a. breezy cold day and the staff would not close the door as they said they were serving outside...so I had to wear my coat to eat and the kids were cold, not the end of the world but not what I had planned. The food was great and tasted amazing! The service was fine. The price was very expensive for what we had....£18.50 for a roast chicken dinner as said tasted amazing but it was a very small half chicken with 3 small carrots, 1 floret of cauliflower and 2 potatoes and £7.50 for a small glass of red 125ml.

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Nickname
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Tasty sunday lunch but food is towards the top end of what you would expect to pay in Greenwich and drinks off the scale (£6.50 a pint for example).

Nice building and location, does a lot right but is the wrong price for what is offered, especially compared to local alternatives.

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Andyb1982
London
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Disappointed in the roast I am really sorry to say. Brownie was more of a cake and super dry but the cider was alright. No one asked us how the meal was. I know it’s a tough time so I’m sorry for the bad review.

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Tabs
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal with friends although all the wine we wanted was sold out. Food great quality although steak portion size too small for my partner. Sticky toffee pudding was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner had a roast each. She had the lamb and I had the pork. Food was really good and the drinks were a reasonably good price for the area. Staff was amazing

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Aled
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very nice location and pub, and great service, but £18.50 for a small Sunday roast?! Very small amount of veg and only two small slices of beef. Very disappointed, especially when also paying over £6 for a drink.

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JaneD
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Pleasant service, food average at best and overpriced. Best left to tourists who won't be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had the fish and chips. Fish was fresh with nicely cooked batter. The chips were nice, but although they are chunky, it seemed there were few. I therefore thought it was over-priced.

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Catchup
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was lovely to eat out. Great to have a cordoned off section outdoor. Staff were attentive and stuck to Covid rules well. Thank you.

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DaveL
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & good service - prices are a little high but it was a nice treat for us

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AlisonS
London
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't thank you enough for a lovely experience. Staff were really accommodating and made us feel welcome. Were attentive and served us all night. Moved us to a bigger table when it got a little crowded. Basically 10/10 and will definitely come back.

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vipJonoln
London
224 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A warm evening allowed us to use the outside courtyard which is a friendly space. Covid precautions are quite good although one waitress’s mask had slipped a bit but the food servers wore visors. Food is good quality pub grub without much excitement. Beer is expensive but nice quality.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little
Pub

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Charlotte
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and location, tables outside lovely.

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OliviaW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience2

First of all our waitress was lovely and made us feel really comfortable. However the manager looked down on us and had created a rule that over 21’s cannot drink past 9’o clock in the evening. I’ve never been out for dinner/drinks and heard of this rule. Our waitress was really nice about the situation but the ‘made up’ rule made us feel very uncomfortable and we just wanted to leave even though when there were many other people drinking when we left. There was only 4 of us and only 3 of us were drinking however we were treated like we were a problem.

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LatoyaH
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was a lovely experience for a Friday evening!
Although we are still in a pandemic and a lot has changed - it was nice to do something normal!

The Greenwich Tavern
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hi Latoya, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We hope you had a nice time, and we're glad to have played a part in getting back to normality - although we appreciate it's still very strange times with all the visors and distancing measures! Hopefully things will settle down sooner rather than later so we can get everything back to normal, and we really hope we'll see you at the venue again in future!

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vipJonoln
London
224 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice warm evening so we got to sit outside. The waiting staff wore visors but not many masks seen for guests. Spacing is good so pretty good for the plague years! Very nicely cooked pub food and a reasonable selection of beer.

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BobbieB
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good practices in place for COVID. All staff are wearing visors. Its clean and the atmosphere is calming and upbeat.

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AlexD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A nice place in a lovely location. It's worth trying it

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Nicole
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a table outside. This pub enjoys prime position just outside Greenwich park. Pooches are welcomed with water and doggy biscuits. My little puppy enjoyed ppl and dog watching. Service is great. Food can be improved - no discernible truffle flavour in the truffle and parmesan chips, with a modest sprinkling of cheese. No Sunday Roast either which was a bit disappointing. Chicken and avocado salad was very good.

The Greenwich Tavern
Responded on July 16, 2020

Thank you Nicole - we're glad you were well looked after! Unfortunately we're not offering roasts at the min for a few reasons. We're only able to offer a smaller menu as we're only able to have a limited no. of chefs at any one time due to social distancing (we've only got a small kitchen!). As roasts aren't typically in high demand during summer we decided to keep these off in favour of more popular dishes. Our roasts will be back once restrictions are eased! Hopefully you'll be back then!

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Private
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Cheap food and poorly made cocktails, all incredibly overpriced, will not return.

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SGeo
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Only good for tourist or very local families. If you live outside of Greenwich and you're a driver don't bother. Parking is £1 per 20 minutes!!! Even on Sundays. Not worth it. Ended up driving to a different pub.

The Greenwich Tavern
Responded on July 16, 2020

We feel it incredibly unfair that you have decided to leave this review on our venue's page considering you didn't actually visit us. The issues raised are through no fault of the venue, so we cannot understand why you have decided to leave the review on our page, thus damaging the reputation of our small, independent business. This issue should be taken up with Greenwich Council. Please think about the implications of your reviews. We would appreciate if this could be removed from our page.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my family during a family vacation, after having tried the place some time ago. It is the nicest pub next to the park, we had a lovely meal and staff has been friendly and careful.
Loved it and will come back!

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LauraR
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a mother’s day lunch here and it was perfect! The food was delicious and really nice environment. Would definitely come back again and Dad wants to come back for Father’s Day!

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peanut31
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely relaxed atmosphere for our table of 7..
we also left a pot with money on which was returned the following day with no problem at all. Thank you staff. The food was quick and tasty. Sunday roast was delicious.

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vipKandA
London
88 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely pub, lovely location and good quality ‘home cooking’ fare. Nice and relaxing, lazy afternoon.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really nice family Sunday lunch, but dont eat too late or the roast beef may have gone!

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Maxisdogue
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and very dog friendly. Lovely interiors, great location and good food.

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Mop21
London
58 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our party of 6 booked for a late lunch on a Monday. We arrived slightly early and a table was free. The service was brisk, polite and efficient throughout. The selection of drinks available was fine for us. Some of us had starters, all had main course and some had desserts. All the food was well presented and arrived reasonable quickly. For such a 'tourist trap' location (next to the entrance to Greenwich Park) I thought the bill at less than £150 was very good value. There were no complaints and we would certainly return.

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HelenaT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our meal was somewhat marred by our booking being incorrectly recorded for 2pm, when we'd booked it for 2:30pm, so when we asked for our table at 2:30pm we were briskly told that the table had been given away (despite making ourselves present at the bar at 2pm...)
Once that was resolved, the rest of the experience was fine.

FAQs

The Greenwich Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Greenwich Tavern is rated 3.9 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.