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The Greedy Goose

4.4
491 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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The Greedy Goose is set in Plymouth’s oldest building, Prysten House, in the centre of Plymouth. The building alone creates a very special & truly magical ambience, with it’s very own fine water well, a private first floor dining room, and a stunning courtyard, it’s a great spot for you to really be able to make the most of what we have to offer, whether you’re joining us for a light lunch in the beautiful courtyard, dinner with friends or family, a romantic night out, or a big celebration.

The Greedy Goose opened in November 2014 and is the first venture for Francesca & Ben Palmer.

Ben brings years of experience and awards to his kitchen and he specialises in using local, seasonal produce to create memorable flavours. Ben has worked with some of Britain’s most respected chefs, who have all played an important part in his career and achievements.

Please note that we may kindly ask for your table to be vacated 2 hours after your reservation time.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 17:00 - 21:30

Friday & Saturday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 17:00 - 22:00

Sunday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
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Phone number
01752 252001
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Benjamin Palmer
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Catering
The Greedy Goose specialises in using local, seasonal produce to create memorable meals, whilst creating modern, modest & flavoursome dishes.
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Parking Details
The Greedy Goose is ideally situated in the town centre. We are located just behind St Andrew’s church, on Finewell Street, and just opposite The Barbican. The restaurant doesn’t have it’s own parking but there is plenty available close by. There is a pay & display car park located next to the restaurant which is available to non permit holders after 6pm.
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Public Transit
Our closest Train station is Plymouth, only 5 minutes away, and we’re just off of the main bus routes on Royal Parade.
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Special Events & Promotions
We often have special events, to include cookery demonstrations. Please contact the restaurant for further details of these on 01752252001
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 491 People Are Saying
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great value lunch, excellent quality and great cooking. The staff are very friendly and attentive and the general ambience is very relaxing and enjoyable.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was not our first meal to the Greedy Goose and we had another excellent meal which is not always the case in all restaurants. Thr staff were very attentive and gave us good service. . Look forward to seeing you again.

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

As a London foodie I was pleased to hear that somewhere of calibre had opened in Plymouth as it is a City with very few options for a special night out (and half a yard at Cap'n Jaspers sin't always what you need).

I went to the Greedy Goose full of anticipation. This started to wane after waiting half an hour to be seated. Then after ordering, 30 minutes more for the starter to arrive. At least most of the starter. One dish didn't turn up at all and was taken off the bill.

The starter that did arrive was good. But tiny. And it was served in a bowl of raw barley for some odd reason which stuck to the starter and nearly broke my wife's tooth.

The steak sharer main course was expensive and average. You would get better for less at the far superior Hawksmoor.

The shining light of the evening was the Chocolate moose. Delicious. But very small.

We won't be going back.

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2.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I booked a table to celebrate our first night out having had a baby last year. We we’re slightly early and showed immediately to our table. We thought, great! It then took about half an hour to get our drinks order taken, by which time we decided we best get our food order in at the same time. On finishing our meal it took 1 hour to attract the attention of a waitress to ask for our bill. At this point we were told that we needed to go to bar to pay anyway. Not a problem but a shame that we had to wait an hour to be informed of this. Unfortunately having sat at our table at 2000 we did not leave until 2330 by which point we had to hot foot it home to relieve the babysitter rather than going for a nice celebratory drink as planned. The food was okay. On a positive note the portion size was reasonable. However, it just wasn’t that tastey. Both the belly pork and pollock were dry and over cooked which was a real shame. We weren’t the only ones with this opinion a table near us had refused to pay for their starters and another couple had commented that the food had been disappointing on leaving.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Excellent food and service. A little over priced but bearable. The ambience was a little flat, maybe some background music needed.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

The taster menu was magnificent. This is the 3rd time we have visited. It did not disappoint

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We had a great night at the Greedy Goose. Service, food and atmosphere were superb and we really enjoyed our evening. Would most definitely come back when visiting Plymouth and we have already recommended the place to our family and friends who live in the city. Thanks so much to the guys who left us an anniversary card on arrival at our table and then finished the evening with a lovely chocolate message from the chef. Lovely touch and meant so much to myself and wife.

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Very good value for set lunchtime menu. Lovely building. Good food. Nice service

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2.0Dined on 6 April 2018

The food was good but the service was not. Fairly rude & unwelcoming atmosphere. Felt very much like the waitress was not interested in us being there despite us being polite & friendly. We've worked in hospitality ourselves for many years previously so do understand that sometimes it can be challenging to keep smiling etc throughout service when tired or whatever but honestly she didn't smile at us once & made us feel pretty uncomfortable. The general atmosphere was uncomfortable & we won't be returning unfortunately.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Wedding anniversary, fancied something different for the occasion, everything was great the food in particular the staff were pleasant, the only point was the table was stuck in a corner against the wall but essentially a good evening many thanks

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Second time that I have booked this restaurant for a pre-theatre menu. It was so good the first time that I visited & this second visit did not disappoint. The food really is exceptional.
If you go when the restaurant is serving either their lunch or pre-theatre menus then the restaurant also provides good value. It is not cheap but very reasonable considering the quality of both the ingredients and the culinary skill that goes into preparing them.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

One of the finest meals I have eaten, it is a celebration of local ingredients. Presented by friendly and welcoming staff. Cooked to perfection. Just a wonderful evening of food and wine.

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

I felt very much at ease in the restaurant and the staff were very attentive, but I wish I had chosen a different main, while the Gaelic coffee was indifferent.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Very impressed, late notice birthday surprise cannot fault the experience. Menu was sublime, staff were friendly, highly knowledgeable & very welcoming. Will be a firm favourite from now on.

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1.0Dined on 24 March 2018

We had been to this restaurant when it was under previous owners but now feel the current staff have got it just right. The atmosphere is relaxed but professional and the food is truly wonderful and tasty. The building itself is stunning. I have been several times now for a Mother's Day lunch and a birthday treat but also a quick lunch and been very impressed on all occasions.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

The Greedy Goose is one of my fav restaurants, excellent, food ,great wine choice,professional friendly staff. The fact they can do a gluten free options if they can on the menu which is a bonus ,this was great for this occasion as my friend is gluten free and was able to eat everything I had except the fishbons. My friend and I had a lovely afternoon and wasn’t rushed to leave as it was a late lunch ,it gave us a chance to catch up loads so thank you Greedy Goose . Will be visiting again soon x

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3.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Having been to the Greedy Goose for its Early Diners' meals many times before I have to say that I was disappointed this time round... No amuse bouche (which was always a lovely start), and increased prices means that the experience is not as special as it was.

The service, likewise, was not as 'fine dining' as I have experienced before.

Sadly, I am less likely to revisit the Greedy Goose, although it was my favourite Plymouth restaurant over the past 3 years.

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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Superb food.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Amazing food- this is the best restaurant in Plymouth without a doubt

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Excellent food and great service. We were slightly late but they were kind enough to hold our table.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

The food was good but the service really let down the whole experience. The food didn’t come out together for the whole party and the waitress did not seem particularly happy to be there. We were seated by the kitchen entrance and the table behind was quite close which resulted in my chair being repeatedly knocked into as staff walked past. It wasn’t what we had been lead to expect for a fine dining experience and is not what it was when it was Tanners.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

We went for a lunch time service and the 5-10-5 menu. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Particularly enjoyed the guinea fowl risotto. The risotto was amazing. Will definitely return next time we are in Plymouth.

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4.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Visited here for the first time this year, usually visit at least 3 times a year. Had the 5£_10£_£5 menu which was excellent. The portions are slightly bigger than the previous lunch deal food and very tasty especially the poached egg and advocado starter.

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

We had an excellent meal for my Son’s birthday! The food was exquisite, the staff are very friendly and professional, the only let down was one young waitress who tried very hard but needs a little more training she passed plates over our heads and the food slid to one side?
We had gone for the seven course taster menu, the other waitress told us exactly what each course was but the young girl just put the plate down and didn’t say a word? But I understand everybody has to learn!

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2018

This was our first here and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had the tasting menu and the flavours, presentation and quantities were all well judged. The atmosphere was quiet, which we like, and the service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Never worth the money, no atmosphere, staff unsociable except waitress, £70 for a steak we shared asked for medium rare came out rare with a handful of chips, we had to pay extra for any sides, drinks were reasonable at £5 for a bottle beer which is average, coffee came out with a burnt taste which means they don’t regularly clean there coffee machine pipes, the guy serving drinks was ignorant, the only good thing was it’s a beautiful building....

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1.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Despite receiving confirmation by email of the booking, my friends & I arrived at the restaurant to find it was shut.
Leaving me very embarrassed & angry .

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

A genuinely special building. The service was superlative. For me, it was the type of menu I have difficulty choosing from as I wanted everything on it!
There is a 7 course tasting menu which I highly recommend. A great wine list with reasonable prices made it perfect.

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2.0Dined on 27 February 2018

Greedy Goose was cold on arrival.Fortunately the dining room was warmer but not warm enough.Food menu not explained properly.Staff tried hard but they were cold
Disappointing evening but willing to give it another try when it is warmer

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

11 course tasting menu was excellent as was the accompanying wine flight. Best course was the egg yolk. Staff and service were relaxed but still wonderfully attentive. Very enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Nice restaurant and lovely food. The five and ten menu is good value we did have the chocolate mousse of the other menu and although it was lovely it was a bit pricey for a pudding.

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

This was our first visit to The Prestyn House since the Tanners' left.
We enjoyed two sorts of white wine with a plate of fish balls as an aperitif, so it was good to get a different nibble. Confit egg, haggis scotch egg good. Mains could have been very good but the two sides let the overall experience down. Triple fried spuds are not our thing but in this instance the actual variety of potato was wrong and the center not fluffy and alienated the outer coat. Cabbage and bacon was pretty to look at but it was kale and so lightly cooked (which with a sweetheart variety could have stood that) was more like a prickly salad. The bacon added just a touch too much salt because the confit duck seemed to have a good bit of it in the liquid (was that the miso factor?)
Cheese enjoyable. With the £5 I would have been happy with cheaper / plainer biscuits. Those black ones look fab but cost. Oatcakes could be a half-way house to Jacob's.
The wine was fab and will have another bottle when we return.
The side dishes need more thought and whilst the cabbage one did represent value and a bit of excitement with the cream in it, it wasn't right with the duck for reasons aforementioned. Maybe a trio of roasted roots or a mixture of different greens stir-fried with dash of sesame oil and a few toasted seeds.
Will return soon.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

We had a nice meal and the setting and service were good. It just feels very expensive for something not that special. The starters were ok- goat curd and torched mackerel, mains were lovely, steak and venison but soooo expensive at £32 and £26 so they should be.... not quite as special as last year and noticeably more expensive. It was also very quiet so very little ambience. We came for our anniversary and had a pleasant eve but will probably go elsewhere next year. Sorry!

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3.0Dined on 15 February 2018

First was told did not have booking.
Then was left for a long time without drinks or menus to look at
When finally Sat down to dine, was told not got any food choices for us!

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Have eaten in alot of great restaurants and do far this is one of my top places to eat. The food is great well recommended

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

We had a superb meal at the Greedy Goose on Tuesday, to celebrate my sister's move to Plymouth. It was truly exceptional. This seemed to be all about enticing the best possible flavour from every single ingredient. Everything was so vivid and delicious, we actually got the giggles out of sheer joy.

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Excellent surroundings and service. Food was superb. Recommended without hesitation.

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3.0Dined on 13 February 2018

I have enjoyed meeting friends for the set lunch at the Greedy Goose for a number of years. The quality of the food remains high and the service is good. However, the cost has disproportionately increased while the choice and quantity has decreased. A friend recently suggested it should be called ‘the Hungry Goose’! We are likely to try other places with good food reviews for our future get togethers.

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5.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Exceptional quality food beautifully presented in the oldest building in Plymouth. Location very convenient for central Plymouth. Lunchtime menu is particularly good value

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Very enjoyable evening

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