Rivington Greenwich

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£26 to £40
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Located in the same building as the Greenwich Picture House, Rivington Greenwich is set over two storeys, with a mezzanine seating 40 people for private parties and a 25-seat terrace. Like its sister restaurant in Shoreditch, the walls are whitewashed, the floors stripped wood and the tables dressed with white linen, and the emphasis is on simple, British dishes cooked with ingredients from small, bespoke suppliers. As well as the main dining area, there is a more relaxed area at the entrance for cocktails and snacks such as Welsh rarebit and eggs Benedict, all to be found in the “On toast” section of the menu, and a bar that spans the width of the room. Rivington sources all its food responsibly from the British Isles and is a true neighbourhood restaurant.
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London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service as always

OT
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Pasta wasn’t very hot. A tad runny even. Also was asked to vacate table very soon after our meal.

C
London
137 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch with a friend at the Rivington Greenwich where we really enjoyed that we could sit outside in the gorgeous weather. The service was excellent and the place has an amazing gin selection - so also started with a Gin cocktail before lunch. We both had some really lovely fish dishes both for starter and main so can only highly recommend this place.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Chicken roast was very over cooked

T
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were both very good. When I expressed surprise at the voluntary service charge of 12.5% the manager immediately changed the bill for one without service charge and I was able to decide the size of the tip to give. I was very pleased and surprised at this response.

VW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a frequent visitor to the Rivington, often eating with a friend before or after a film at the Picturehouse. I usually have a gin cocktail, The dressed crab and a portion of chips.
I love it and the service is always excellent !

w
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good range of food and excellent quality. Can be a bit noisy if the table is close to the bar. Not keen on the fact that dogs are allowed into the establishment.

r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and excellent non intrusive but attentive service. Order anything fish, all four of us had fish and all agreed it was excellent.

d
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks wasn’t too bad but the Service was excellent

L
London
46 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch at the Rivington. You must try the bread it’s amazing.

AN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service and the food was very enjoyable. I was glad to be sitting upstairs as it was quite noisy downstairs. The cost of the meal reflected the standard- value for money and I would re-visit if in the area

D
London
94 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The most fabulous selection of gin and food and wine is excellent. My friend, myself and her 3 year old daughter ate in the garden. The kid's menu is free when 2 adults eat from the main menu, excellent value. We started with the prawns (delicious) and even more delicious were the scallops with green pea puree and bacon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and lovely staff, but a bit expensive.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always. Relaxed and friendly with good good.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends visiting from Hong Kong at short notice last week and it was their youngest daughter’s birthday. I got a booking the same afternoon and the Manager, Andrei, and his team made sure we had a wonderful night. Food was excellent (as always) and they did a beautiful “Happy Birthday” on the little girl’s dessert plate. Our guests were very happy and impressed by the high standard of quality and service. Thanks Andrei and staff, look forward to seeing you all again soon! CLARE W. Greenwich.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is good and restaurant ok. Service great. Average value for money

SM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Grilled spicy chicken tasty but a bit dry. Great moonshot gin & tonic and excellent service. Bit warm for comfort in restaurant.

HC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great local place

BC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good option in Greenwich for years been a good place for dinner.

AD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was done well from food to service and the pace of the establishment. To find fault would be overly critical for this place correctly pitched at their clientele. Compliments to all.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality meat and service. Fin recommendations a bonus. Thank you

l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Revisited one of our favorite London local restaurants. The weather didn't suit for the outdoor gin terrace but ti looked great. Instead we had our drinks inside a the bar with a huge selection to choose from, each paired with the perfect mixer/garnish. Check out the gin hour for special promotions. We ate early on Saturday evening, the service was warm and attentive. A shared starter of potted shrimp is a staple on the menu and always pleases, followed by two mains of lamb and pork. The food was nicely presented and full of flavour. A gin to finish and we left as the restaurant was full for a Saturday night service.

FR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The area has an identity crisis- bar- food tables- hot upstairs - no loos upstairs - and sad chill specific jazz by a poor singer -
The food was only ok- the lamb chops ordered medium- v rare- sent back- burnt chips up next -clearly cooking from frozen doesn’t work - the barrate was so cold you couldn’t taste it -
They took the returned food off the bill but such a disappointment

JF
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was celebrating my birthday here with my husband before going to an event at the Cutty Sark later in the evening. We arrived shortly after they opened and were greeted warmly and able to choose our table.

Our aperitifs were good and my husbands G&T was good value for £6. We ordered house wine to go with our meal and it was delicious but only realised it was £30 when we received the bill.

I ordered scallops, bacon with a pea purée and a side of buttery mash. All delicious and not too filling but I would have preferred it hotter. Decided not to return as thought it would probably be put in a microwave to reheat. My husbands monkfish and prawn masala with coconut rice was tasty but not outstanding.

My dark chocolate tart and clotted cream was wonderful and I would definitely recommend.

If we were in that area again and wanted a non-chain restaurant meal we would return.

DA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive service in a pleasant atmosphere on the mezzanine level. Fish of the day was a very tasty bream.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The food was terrible. Toast overdone to the point of being biscuit-like. The beans and egg on the English breakfast looked congealed as if they had been sitting for hours and then microwaved.
On the plus side the young lady that served us was very polite, friendly and apologetic.
We returned the food and were not charged. Won’t be going back.

H
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was implementing some training when we got there but were running over. They didn’t open the doors for our booking until 15 minutes after it was meant to start, about 30 minutes after the notice on the door said they would be finished with training. No member of staff came out to explain they were running late, we were just left sitting and waiting outside, and no one apologised when we did finally get let in and seated. Overall that’s quite poor service and something that basic manners and service should have addressed easily. We accept that training needs to happen but then let people book reservation times that interfere with the training so that the training can be done fully without being rushed and the reservations are maintained.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice lunch, we were celebrating my Mom’s birthday. We had a great time and the food was very good. Really appreciated they had a kids’ menu.

VW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again I enjoyed a very pleasant pre-cinema meal at the Rivington with a friend. On this occasion our experience was enhanced by the input of our waiter Who was able to describe two of the dishes in great detail when required and clearly has a real interest in the food served himself.

JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent the Rivington as a family for special occasions. I go with girlfriends for lunch. We pop in for a one course meal before the cinema or between movies. It’s a great place. Excellent service attentive & helpful very pleasant staff (May I mention Andreas especially). The food is excellent. The chef uses locally sourced & season ingredients & the menu changes whilst the good favourites remain. The wine is rather pricey & I’d recommend they served different Riojas

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My starter of prawns was not great, but my steak for mains was delicious. My boyfriends potted shrimp starter was good but his main of lobster mac and cheese was disappointing. Maybe down to personal taste but menu seemed a bit bit or miss. Hasn’t put me off going back again though. Service was fab!

LF
Surrey
55 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice venue and whilst the breakfast was really filling, it was on the expensive side

r
London
28 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food, great staff, lovely selection of gins!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Many thanks to Oliver for his help in managing our experience.

PC
London
23 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An enjoyable dinner and it is a nice restaurant/bar in a convenient location. Only slightly poorly presented starters, squid and prawns kind of plopped on a small plate! and the burger was bland let it down. But otherwise everything else was very nice and tasty. The waiter was also very attentive and helpful.

B
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal

r
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great overall experience- lobster mac and cheese disappointing (didn’t find any lobster) but monkfish masala lovely, superb staff and great attention to detail.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location in Greenwich to dine! Food was great! Service was awesome and an overall pleasant experience. Would highly recommend, even though a reservation in advance would be best on weekends.

Good place to eat for families with children, also.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Would highly recommend The Rivington. Lovely restaurant with friendly and knowledge staff - very family friendly. My only gripe would be that the prawn and monkfish dish had more prawns then monkfish - aside from that it was fab.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Basic food. Restaurant smelled of fish and was way too hot

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