Sharing the joy of cooking, eating and living in London. From Ireland, now living and loving it in South London with a food loving French man Mr.Moustache.You can read about our fun on www.cuisinegenie.ie I hope you enjoy it.
Published July 7th 2012
You might be there for the cellar supplies… but there's a treat in-store in the kitchen
It's final countdown to the Olympics now, you can just feel it in the air can't you? Chances are if you are lucky enough to have tickets to the Games you could be paying a visit to the newly Royal Borough of Greenwich, which hosts the Equestrian events. If, like me, you're one of the unlucky ones (and I believe there're 1, 000s of us) Greenwich is still worth a visit for its beautiful historical sights. You'll even be able to watch all the action on the big screens in the Old Royal Naval College. I'm lining up with my picnic blanket already. I love Greenwich. It's near enough to get into central London quickly and far away enough to escape the madness of it.
Feeling peckish while you're there? Here's one of my local favourites.
Davy's Greenwich is part of a chain, but don't let that put you off a visit. Most tourists turn left as they come out of the train station and head straight to Greenwich town centre. Take the footpath less travelled to the right for this locals' favourite wine bar and restaurant. A brief menu of European cuisine is served in the intimate restaurant area. A perfect spot for a glass or two of wine, some nibbles and if you fancy a full lunch or dinner they'll look after that too.
Dishes include the mushroom and 'real' burgers which will keep vegetarians and carnivores pleased alike. A personal touch is provided with the complimentary amuse bouche from Head Chef, David Kirby - always a winner and leaves us longing for a larger portion of it on the menu, please! For a taste of traditional British cooking at its best, try the fish and chips. Crispy batter envelopes the fish of the day, accompanied by a little pot of peas which are just the right consistency of mushiness.
Do try and visit on Sundays for a full roast with live music (1 – 4pm). And don't try their home brewed 'Old Wallop' beer if you've a busy day ahead of you – it certainly lives up to its name.
Price range: £20 - £40, Starters £5.50 - £7.50, mains £10 - £15, cheeseboard £3.50 – £6.95, desserts £4.95-£5.25. Menu offers are also available on an ongoing basis, please check in advance.
House wine: Glass £4.75, bottle £17.75
Insider knowledge: The restaurant is housed in a former wine wholesaler, so yes the sawdust and barrels are genuine and not just for decoration.
Visit: Historic Greenwich is on its doorstep. The Royal Observatory, Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum are all within 10 minutes walking distance.
Visited Davy's at Greenwich with 3 friends for the second time yesterday. It was supurb. The food, wine and beers, atmosphere and service was first class. You won't find anything better elsewhere. We'll definitely be back. Maureen in Harrow.