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Cheap Food in Greenwich, Greater London*

Corner eateries, quick bites and the local chippy

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  • Cafe Sol - This 'Mexican' restaurant is nearly always busy. Its success is a continual mystery to those who have eaten there. Overpriced and bland. The Mogul - A little marvel. This Indian resaurant has a bright light upstairs seating area and an atmospheric downstairs for the after pub meals. Good food in pleasing surroundings. Not as cheap as your corner take away but good for the price
  • The original chef from Escaped is back. Green Pea has taken over half of a pub in East Greenwich, South side of Trafalgar Rd, just down from Arches leisure centre. Veggie food superb, non-veg just as good. He's doing a veg-only night on Tuesdays (I think). Bloody marrvellous
  • Vietnam on King William walk does a great 'eat as much as you like' menu on most days apart from Saturdays. The staff are good, the food is superb and great value for money. We all say we should try other restaurants but keep coming back to this one...
  • GODDARDS Pie and Mash It has a website, Yummy the cheese and onion pie is so cheesy and the crumbles are scrummy, I even got an apricot crumble in there once. and cheap really cheap.
  • Greenwich has two or three chinese restaurants which are really good. Also pizza express is good.
  • The North Pole on Greenwich High Road. What amazing food. Beautiful dining area, and at reasonable prices too. Take a trip, also go downstairs to the bar, or the chill out south pole. Both fab, comfy and just BRILLIANT
  • Greenwich has always disappointed me wheen I have eaten out. Last place took the piss, Café Sol. Cost £28.93 and the food was as bland as something you might find in a shopping mall in Yorkshire. Really poor. And the tip was included in the price. Shan't be going back there.....
  • The Escaped Cafe had already closed down when I moved to Greenwich in July 2000. It appears that the premises are about to reopen as two separate establishments; Curry Hut and Ultimate Pizza
  • Noodle Time is great - you can stuff yourself from arse to beak and still spend less than a fiver.
  • Check out 'Chibchas', Trafalgar road – very civil tapas bar, live music Saturdays.
  • Hehehehe... Goddards Pie shop! WICKED!
  • Escaped Cafe, Blackheath Rd end of Greenwich South Street, Best veggie food for miles mate.
  • Tai Won Mein noodle house near the Cutty Sark is excellant and VERY cheap. The most expensive thing on the menu is about £3.65.
  • Ah! now you're talking. Blackheath has among the best Resaurants in South East London - not hard perhaps but several of them give the west end joints a run for their money: One Lawn Terrace - Excellent, Conran-esque, fab bloody marys, even fabber breads. The dishes have a rather oriental slant but retain the modern-British theme. Built in an old print works so interesting surroundings and some items by local artists on sale. Thyme - hard to find (it's by Westcombe Park Station) but well worth it, the duck is fabulous as is the small but well chosen wine list. Sells work by several south coast artists. Laughing Budda - A superb chinese restaurant, try the crispy lamb for a real treat, if you're a veggie the mange tout in garlic sauce or the beancurd with straw mushrooms should keep you from tutting as your carniverous friends tackle Drunken fish stew of the awesome lemon chicken. Bella Vista - Italian, large, popular, tasty. Have the veal you will not be disappointed. Barcave - Wine bar with a good range of food, lovely terrace at the back - a suntrap in summer. Cactus Pit - Go when you are drunk and it is excellent, has a tacky nightclub underneath, excellent Fajitas, sloppy service El Pirata - Charming Tapas Bar, very good calamares and meatballs
  • The Lord Hood next to Up The Creek does top sunday lunches very cheap (about £2.50 to £3.00)
  • Ones which count: Good noodle place just by the Cutty Sark. Saigon Thai is good. Gachon's for French. New Thai opposite there is good too.
  • Ones which don't: Cafe by the Observatory blows a wonderful building and better location by coming on as motorway service station clone once you're inside. Two quid for a pre-pack sarnie.
  • Meanhwile: Burger King tries hard to fit in and fails.
  • Try the Thai food Stall right at the back of the market: very nice dishes at good prices, always a queue there on Sundays. It's called the 'Thai Food Stall' is situated within the bric-a-brac market opposite the Hotel Ibis on the south side of the railway line. The Stall is right at the back of the market and they served stirfry rice and noodles, curry and stirfry meat dish and assorted snacks. If you go down and cannot find them just ask a stallholder to point you in the general direction.
  • The best place to eat (possibly the best chip shop in London) is 'The Pier' fish restaurant. It's GORGEOUS, and does Kebabs too!

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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