North Pole Bar and Grill

3.9
367 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Special Occasions
The North Pole has something for everyone and is uniquely a night out under one roof! Start off your evening with a cocktail in the ground floor bar before heading up the spiral staircase to the spacious modern country house style dining room. Modern European cuisine such as breast of duck with a rhubarb compote, fondant potato and red wine jus or fillet of sea bass with vegetable ratatouille and red pepper coulis are available. A special mid-week three course set menu is available at £14.95 for 2 courses or £19.95 for 3. Don’t forget to look up and see the Goldfish swimming in the chandeliers! After your meal you can carry on your evening in the bar until 2am!For special occasions why not hire out the private dining room or even the whole restaurant!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, French, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm. (we can open for lunch any other day for groups)
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm last orders
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Phone number
020 8853 3020
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Nico Gashi
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Private Party Facilities
We have the lovely Red Room in the Restaurant which can be hire for private parties. It holds up to 30 and for a minimum of approx 25 it can be hired free of charge! Otherwise groups in the main room are always welcome. Feel free to hire the VIP Room in the bar free of charge to start your evening off nicely!
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Private Party Contact
Anna: 020 8853 3020
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Parking Details
Parking is available on the street after 6pm.
Otherwise there are parking meters available.
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Public Transit
Rail - 2 minutes from Greenwich BR and DLR station.

Canary Wharf - 12 mins DLR

Bank - 20 mins DLR

London Bridge 10 mins South East trains

Charing Cross - 20 mins South East trains
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Entertainment
DJ's in the bar and club Thursdays - Saturdays.

Shisha Garden is open every day untill 10.30pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
What 367 People Are Saying
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LD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My boyfriend and I ate here after my daughter bought a three course meal, with Prosecco/Bellini as a gift for me via Groupon.
It never seems easy to book on these vouchers but after a few ‘fine print’ discussions about December availability and no Al a Carte menu on offer....., the table was booked and we arrived at the restaurant.
Another query about the voucher-showing as ‘redeemed’ when clearly not and we were handed our menus, shown the items that we’d need to pay a surcharge on and proceeded to order.
Starters were plentiful and delicious. Prawn and salmon Roulade and salt and chilli squid.
Mains were a little disappointing-after such delicious starters.
The mixed grill meats were all over cooked and dry but with delicious rice, whist my spatchcock chicken was tiny... a real shame because it was flavoursome and perfectly cooked.
Our desserts were yummy!
Chocolate fondant with fruit and ice cream and a vanilla creme brûlée, again with fresh berries.
The prosecco was mediocre but I enjoyed both glasses and my partner had a couple of beers at £4 a pint.
Service was excellent and although our starters took a while to arrive - expected as we were there whilst a works’ Christmas party filled the rest of the upstairs seating area- our waiter was spot on.
We were offered seats downstairs in the nicely decorated and large bar.
We enjoyed ourselves!

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Other than being initially very noisy with a baby shower in the adjacent room all good

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WG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Staff did not know what the soup of the day was or the ingredients in it. Spatchcock chicken full of bones and well overcooked, very dry. Dishes do not reflect the pictures online.

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Wouldn't recommend this restaurant. Only 2 other diners, lacked atmosphere, quite pricey, typical pub menu. Advertised as a piano bar, piano there but no one playing.

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RE
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A little disappointed with the food and atmosphere. after ordering the trout which came with a little bit of veg underneath, the additional "sides" like other veg, fries etc were £4 each per portion.

As a 'Piano bar" I expected the piano to be playing with a good atmosphere within the restaurant. Sadly not the case. Piano tucked away in a corner, no sign of a pianist and no atmosphere around the restaurant at all.
Disappointing.

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CL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had a lovely meal with friends, we had two small children and the restaurant was very accommodating for us. We were able to sit away from the main dining area so as not to bother the other guests.

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b
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The restaurant wasn’t as expected. The entrance stairway was dirty and old. The restaurant itself was a mixture of styles that didn’t quite go. The decor was dated and there was no atmosphere. The booths are extremely uncomfortable. The food however was quite good and the staff very friendly. Overall I was disappointed and won’t be going back.

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p
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superh, great food and great service. Will defnitely vist again.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was one of the best cooked and best served lunches we have had in this country. We had two great cocktails (very authentic Margherita) two very good starters and Roast Lamb. Portions were exactly right and everything cooked and presented perfectly. The service was absolutely professional and friendly.
However, this was easy for him as, on this Sunday lunchtime, we were the only ones in the restaurant! Two others arrived an hour later, but it is a shame the North Pole's excellence is not being shared by more!
Highly recommended.

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m
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved it although the pianist was ill that day.

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DT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and excellent service at a very reasonable price. Do not be put off by the lively bar downstairs. The restaurant upstairs offers a quiet and comfortable environment. We will definitely return.

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D
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A good and varied menu, delicious food and friendly service. Highly recommended and we will be going back!

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g
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

A very reasonable restaurant just a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Greenwich.

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal with a superb variety to suit all tastes, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Would highly recommend North Pole Piano Restaurant and hope to return sometime soon.

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IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, very quiet which was unusual, service was very good and friendly, and a great bottle of wine with the meal.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely cosy and friendly restaurant our waitress was very helpful and friendly would highly recommend this restaurant to all...will be trying the sunday roast next time

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LL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

No problems - very good choice if menus - nice interior - staff helpful. It was quiet for a Friday evening - we arrived around 7 so was pleased with the ambience and nice atmosphere. The food was very good and they accomdated my request for amendment to a dish with no problems. The portions are very generous.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely Father's Day meal very good value smashing food

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IS
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second visit just as good as first. Surprising Fine Dining restaurant in Deptford end of Greenwich.

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ES
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, lovely surroundings .. very attentive staff, food was fabulous with vegetarian options and a good choice of wines ... we had a lovely time celebrating my husbands birthday, topped off with an unexpected and much appreciated complimentary glass of Prosecco ...

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TB
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food, and efficient service. One of Greenwich's hidden culinary gems.

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SW
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very quiet night when we dined. Restaurant surprisingly nicely furnished and decorated after climbing the rather shabby staircase. Service was friendly and attentive and food all good.

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A
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had a great Sunday Lunch, food was good, service excellent. We had my 3yr old granddaughter with us and the waiter was really patient and kind to her. Would definitely recommend for a lovely Sunday lunch , near to Greenwich town too!

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LN
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a lovely restaurant hidden above what looks like a fairly basic bar. Please pay it a visit! The food is lovely and it’s exceptional value. Good for anything from a get together with friends to a special occasion.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This beautiful neighbor hood gem has everything a foodie could want - amazing food, fantastic service, gorgeous surroundings and unbelievable crafted cocktails! This is fine dining without the pretensions or price.

The portions here are large and you wont leave hungry. All food was seasoned perfectly and was fresh and presented immaculately. Its Michellin star quality!!! Cocktails are a must order!

B the head waiter is incredibly knowledgeable about the food, drinks and history of the building and surrounding areas, he is a credit to the business and someone I would employ in a second.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were out for a meal after my husband had run the London Marathon. The food was lovely and the meal was a reasonable price. The waiter was really attentive and get refilling our water glasses. An enjoyable evening out

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VF
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Poor for vegetarians. Both vegetarian options on the menu contained Parmesan, which is not vegetarian. I specifically requested my pasta without Parmesan on top only for it still to come topped with Parmesan. My companion had then finished their meal by the time my replacement was brought out.

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w
London
21 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very average experience...

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal. The only issue was it didn’t cater for gluten free. But otherwise the food was excellent every course There was 4 of us and we all said the same. Best meal in ages. Better then some top london places we have been too

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SA
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely 3 course meal at The north pole piano restaurant on Saturday evening. We were able to choose our own seats right beside the pianist who was absoluty outstanding. Food & service was also very good indeed.

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J
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant, enjoyed our meal, friendly.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked a table for ten people for a 50th birthday celebration six weeks before the event , on the afternoon of the special occasion I was left a voicemail informing me that my booking had been cancelled due to
the restaurant not opening that evening . To say I was disappointed and frustrated is an understatement. One birthday celebration ruin .

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M
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great evening. Piano music being played nicely in the background.

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was Amazing!!!
Only negative was we had a long wait between starters and mains but other than that was an amazing night. Will definitely be going back!

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and we enjoyed the live piano

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

The food was over priced and not very tasty. We ordered the vege lasagne which was basically cheese and veg. The fish cakes didn't seem to be freshly made. And the cocktail tasted like fruit juice. Service was great until we had to pay the bill, which took atleast 20 minutes, we eventually paid at the bar. It had good ambience for a date but it was awfully quiet for a Friday evening, eventhough the reviews had boasted a busy atmosphere and that you must reserve tables.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I gave my husband a dinner date treat on his birthday at North Pole piano restaurant open table and he enjoyed every minute we spent. We had the three course meal option, delicious and professional presentation which was absolutely worth it. The waiters are nice and Friendly also. Definitely will be recommending it .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant serves great food and the staff are extremely polite. The restaurant is comfortable and the tables are sensibly spaced.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exelent place ,tasty food

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OT
Perth / WA
20 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for the 3 course set menu which was very nicely presented. Food was alright, not amazing, drinks brought up from the bar downstairs were ok. Overall very good value and a successful choice for a cold winters midweek meal.

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