The Spread Eagle
|Address||1-2 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, SE10.|
|Telephone||020 8853 2333 (reservations)|
|Hours||12:00-15:00; 18:30-23:30 (7 days a week).
Last orders: 22:30.
|Misc||Photographs of the restaurant|
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Founder and proprietor: Dick Moy
The Spread Eagle--Greenwich’s premier restaurant--is opposite Greenwich Theatre in buildings which have a fascinating history--having in the 18th and early 19th century been the terminus for the coach service from Greenwich to London and to the Kent coast.
A mainly French menu with some old English favourites.
The review in Eating out in Greenwich and Blackheath holds as true today as when it first appeared in 1967:
This is the most welcome addition to the local gastronomic scene...Even apart from the food, the décor--a loving reconstruction of a late Victorian pub--is a pleasure to visit, while the friendly personal service adds to the unique impression of the place...The standard of cooking is excellent, the portions generous in size...This is a very personal place and the service is attentive but not fast, since individual preparation is an essential part of it. Go prepared for a leisurely and enjoyable evening: relish the décor in addition to the food; leaf through the splendid visitors’ book--and sign it; admire old photos of Greenwich, the barrel organ, the splendid old pub bar.
The food and most of the staff are French. The restaurant--well reviewed in all current “good food” guides--insists on using fresh ingredients and cooking almost all dishes to order. Its menu is frequently changed and offers both table d’hôte choices at £17 and à la carte dishes--service being included in all prices.
The restaurant is part of a complex of activities run by Dick Moy, entrepreneur, gastronome and all-round bon viveur, which include:
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