Had a wonderful meal, the burger is awesome and although the food is top quality, not expensive. Its also right next door to the Picturehouse in Greenwich so perfect for a drink after the flicks.
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Posted: Mon Oct 17 2011
Sister to the edgier Shoreditch original, this Greenwich branch of Rivington Grill has an appropriately maritime feel, with brass railings and mirror-lined mezzanine. Both restaurants carry a meat- and fish-focused menu, though with far more vegetarian choices here.
Even at sunset on a summer’s evening, both the main dining room and the mezzanine were gloomy and devoid of atmosphere, but our eyes lit up on perusing the menu. The likes of ‘smoked mackerel, samphire and cucumber pickle, potato salad’ sounded simple and delicious. There’s a good range of wines by the glass too, but that’s where our fun ended.
Listless service and expensive, below-average food made us feel as gloomy as the interior. After wrestling the tough outer skin from the bone-in smoked mackerel, the ice-cold fish turned out to be flavourful, even though overshadowed by a pleasingly salty pickle. To follow, the buttery, crumbly pastry of a half-filled pie was better than the few mouthfuls of chicken, ham and leek it contained, and a side salad of heirloom tomatoes and lovage outshone a tough, overcooked lamb chop.
A £7.75 cheese plate with three tiny nuggets of fridge-cold cheese compounded our misery. We left disappointed, and £60 a head poorer.
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Rivington Grill 178 Greenwich High Road
- Venue phone:
020 8293 9270
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Breakfast served 10am-noon, lunch served noon-5pm Thur-Sun. Dinner served 5-11pm Tue-Sat; 5-10pm Sun
Tube: Greenwich rail/DLR
Main courses £11.50-£32.50. Set lunch (Sun) £19.75 3 courses
- 178 Greenwich High Road
- 020 8293 9270
- 178 Greenwich High Road
- Rivington Grill
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We came in in a group of 10, we were served bread which we thoroughly enjoyed. This set our expectations really high for the main course. If the bread taste this good then the main must be amazing. We were completely let down and disappointed. The starter was served beautifully and by then our hope we're pretty high. Half of us ordered rib eye steak ranging from rare to well done. All steaks were cold and very chewy. Not to help that they didn't supply us with steak knives so alot of efforts went into slicing it. One steak wasn't served until everyone had finished eating. But after speaking to a waitress they deducted that from the bill. The lamb shank was tough and did not fall off the bone as a slow cooked shank should. The steak pie was too oily to finish, even the pastry couldn't soak it up. Really put a downer on everyone's mood. I've been desperate to try this place for a long time and was really let down. Honestly would've enjoyed dinner more around the corner at frankly and bunny's or nandos. Maybe we tried on a bad night but would risk trying again.