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Cutty Sark Tavern

Bars and pubs, Pubs Greenwich
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(17user reviews)

It's a case of location, location, location at this river-view hostelry with draught beers and bags of atmosphere.

Ah, the transformative power of the River Thames. Were it a couple of miles inland, the Cutty Sark would be a charming but otherwise unremarkable pub, recently the recipient of the current style of Young’s makeover: a lot of Farrow & Ball putty colours, better-than-average grub and a decent, if unadventurous, selection of ales and wine. But add the mighty Thames and it becomes three floors of bow-fronted Georgian magic, with the top-level room in particular giving fantastic river views both up- and downstream. Secure a window seat, or a table on the cobbled street outside, and imagine yourself in one of the nicer scenes from ‘Our Mutual Friend’.

By: Chris Waywell


Venue name: Cutty Sark Tavern
Address: 4-6 Ballast Quay
SE10 9PD
Opening hours: Food served 11am-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-9pm Sun. Food served noon-9pm Mon-Fri, Sun; noon-10pm Sat
Transport: Tube: Cutty Sark DLR or Greenwich DLR/rail
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £60.
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 2 star:0
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If the sun is shining, head over to this eighteenth century tavern, find an outside table and enjoy. Enjoy everything - the food, the ambiance but most of all the location. Sitting virtually on the Thames, you will look across to the O2 and the high rise city banks. A spectacular view. Not many people walk past which is a big plus. You can hear yourself talk. You are not jostling for space. Mind you, I am talking a Wednesday late September at 1:30. It might be a totally different story on a Saturday or Sunday in high summer.


Really cozy little place, with wonderful food, great service and warmly welcoming atmosphere. I had the duck croquettes, steak and the chocolate tart- I have no complaints or criticisms at all. It was a beautiful meal! Definitely worth returning too!


Beautiful pub on the riverside, moments away from Greenwich village. The pub has an elegant interior across multiple floors and serves delicious pub food, of a high quality. A great spot to grab a drink or bite to eat, day or night and can accommodate a cosy fire side vibe or alfresco summer dining.



We just stopped to check the menu and a lovely member of staff convinced us to stay and we did not regret it at all.

The view is stunning and the service was great.

We only ordered sides, but the food was amazing - my friend praised the chicken wings as one of the best she ever had. If we hadn't plans we would have stayed a lot longer.  


I've been to this pub a few times and the location and view are breathtaking.  Its a smart pub with nice decor, but the service and food are not the best Ive ever had.

The service is slow and the staff seam uninterested and unengaged - which is a shame as the pub is so nice. 

The food was ok - I had the fish and chips and it was nice but not perfect. Its gastro pub prices but not with the high standards of food from a gastro pub. 

Its nice for a pint and to sit outside and admire the view of canary wharf - but apart from that I wouldnt travel too far to visit! 

What a location. With fresh fish from Billingsgate market where better to enjoy a nice fish and chips followed by a drink sitting on the Thames side wall overlooking London

What's not to love. Right on the river so great in the summer, warm and cosy inside in the winter (plus selection of blankets for when it's really nippy), great food and the most indulgent sausage rolls and pork pie bar snacks I just can't resist.

Family favourite, dog and family friendly. Year-round appeal from lovely Valentine's evenings, family celebrations, to sitting at the sunny tables outside in summer-time watching the Thames flow by. Fantastic food, great venue for get-togethers in a picturesque location. Difficult parking but quaint cobbled streets.

We had a fabulous meal here last Saturday evening. The Cutty Sark have really improved the dining experience at this great Youngs Pub right on the river front in Greenwich. The pub is really old and has a naval decor. We had a set menu with beer tasting. The guy who provided us with the information of the beer was so engaging we had various craft beers and also some Youngs beers. The Food was brilliant pub fayre and the service is exceptional. A perfect hang out for a cold January night.


Great pub away from the Greenwich crowds, with a mean Sunday roast and plenty of drinks on tap. In the summer, sit outside for a fantastic view up and down the Thames.

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