Greenwich Tavern is a modern twist on a traditional Greenwich pub; and with so many rave reviews I was excited about the prospect of sinking myself into one of its comfy sofas and my teeth into the food.
On a sunny Sunday meandering into this trendy Greenwich pub seemed only natural. The Greenwich Tavern is bright and airy, while the décor is rich and vibrant with modern styles that sit perfectly well within the vintage nature of the building. The style extends throughout but heading upstairs the feel is much more of a sophisticated lounge bar than a pub, with stylish leather sofas and luxurious lighting.
The Ambience and Clientele
The Greenwich Tavern attracts a mixed clientele on a Sunday; a few had clearly had a hectic weekend and were soaking up the sun with a couple of Bloody Mary cocktails while sprawled on the sofas. I'd have to say the atmosphere is a buzz with tourists and couples grabbing lunch and a few drinks, while the very friendly staff glide throughout delivering some delicious morsels to the waiting tables.
The Food and Drinks
The wine list is huge and very well considered, mixing old world and new world wines, as is the case with the beer and cask ales that are sourced locally. A favourite at the Tavern is a Hendricks gin with country apple juice, which suited the ambience to a tee. We were also given free reign with our Bloody Marys to make them as spicy as we wanted, a nice touch.
The smells of the various foods at Greenwich Tavern made it impossible not to sample something from the menu, which looks more bistro than pub. Naturally the Sunday roast was considered before I opted for classic battered pollock, which is probably the best I've ever had! The balance of crunchy batter and sweet succulent fish was right on the mark for a lazy Sunday.
I'd heard good things about the Greenwich Tavern before and for some it's a regular haunt throughout the week. From my experience though, it is the ultimate Sunday pub that ticks all the boxes for comfort and ambience. As soon as I walked through the door my senses were pricked up by its rich aromas and from then on it really was a treat!