The Greenwich area in London is often forgotten by tourists because of its location slightly out of the center, but there is so much to see and do. Visit the Royal Museums, explore on board the Cutty Sark tea clipper, or browse the stalls at Greenwich Market. In addition, Greenwich is home to a huge variety of dining outlets from food trucks to cozy pubs and casual restaurants. Here are our recommendations for the best local foods to try in Greenwich.
Greenwich is home to the Meantime Brewery, a local brewery that offers guided tours and craft beer tastings. The company was founded in 1999 and even though it was bought by Asahi Japan in 2016, Meantime still produces all of its beers at the London site. During the tour, you can learn about the brewing process and then spend time trying the beers afterward.
The Fudge Patch
Located inside Greenwich Market you’ll find the Fudge Patch, a small shop which is one of the few places in the UK that still makes fudge by hand. When visiting the store, you can try samples of different flavors, and watch as the staff handmake giant slabs of fudge in front of customers. As well as flavors such as salted caramel and vanilla, they also make a vegan version that is made with hemp milk instead of dairy products.
Hidden down a small side street near Greenwich Park, Heap’s is a small restaurant and shop specializing in high-quality sausages made inhouse by the owner and chef. Here, purchase sausages to take home or eat in at the restaurant and enjoy classic British dishes such as sausage and mashed potatoes or try some gourmet hotdogs.
Goddard's Pie Shop
If you are looking for traditional British food, you won’t go wrong at Goddards, a family run business that has been making pies in London since 1890. Their specialty dish is the most traditional on the menu, a minced beef pie with mashed potato and liquor. Other pie fillings include steak, chicken, and vegetables. If you’re brave enough to try some very traditional London food, they also sell jellied eels!
The Golden Chippy
This independent fish and chips shop on Greenwich High Road made the London news in 2016 when it became one of the highest-rated London restaurants on TripAdvisor! This small family-owned restaurant only seats 12 people inside, but it is extremely popular with visiting tourists. The fish and chips here are particularly tasty thanks to the owner creating his own batter and only using the freshest fish.
A shabby chic café with a retro atmosphere, Red Door near Greenwich Market is the place to be for scrumptious locally made cakes with flavors and fillings to include banana, walnut, and carrot. Wash down your slice of cake with a cup of tea served in a vintage china cup, with tea leaves sourced from Greenwich based boutique tea company, Little Sparrow.
Another independent Greenwich café situated on Royal Hill, Royal Tea is a popular brunch and lunch spot for locals serving cooked breakfast dishes, and salads and baguettes for lunch. The prices are very reasonable for London and there is also a large selection of cakes, teas, and coffees to order.
The Fan Museum
Afternoon tea is a quintessential London experience that everyone should try during their stay. Don’t worry if you don’t have the budget for tea at the Ritz, and check out the Orangery tearoom overlooking a secret garden at the Fan Museum in Greenwich, a delightful spot that most tourists don’t know about. The afternoon tea costs just £12.00 per person which has to be one of the best value teas in the whole of London.