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The inviting orange window of Noodle Time in Nelson Road, Greenwich, promises 'good food and good value for money', which pretty much sums up this hidden gem of a noodle bar.
Diners are greeted by walls decorated with the mainstay of Noodle Time's extensive menu- various types of noodle (including, oddly, pasta bows) in glass cases.
On the menu, built into the table tops, it's a struggle to find anything that costs over £6, with your average portion of noodle soup coming to around £5.35.
The portions themselves are satisfyingly huge. Don't be fooled by the low prices- the wonton soup comes with oodles of noodles and is not a starter. The portion size is no bad thing though, as the food is always tasty- the dumplings and vegetable parcels are great, and the seafood noodle soup with Thai sauce is a particular favourite of mine.
The only less than brilliant dish I've had was the deep fried whitebait. It doesn't come with a sauce, just a few peanuts and it gets to be a pretty dry experience after the first half of a mountainous plateful. Other than that however, their menu offers a delicious range of food for everyone from vegetarians to raging carnivores and everything in between.
The service is fast and efficient and paying at the till on the way out makes splitting the bill a relatively painless experience.
Noodle Time is the sort of place that's at its best as a tasty, inexpensive meal out with friends. One piece of advice though, make sure you're pretty ravenous beforehand if you plan on having a starter!
To get there from Cutty Sark DLR station, turn left out of the station then right out of the arcade of shops and follow the road around to the left.