Eat and drink

The Old Brewery

The Old Brewery, located next to the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, is a relaxed café during the day and a lively restaurant in the evening. There is also a cosy bar that serves hand drawn Meantime beers and a large alfresco courtyard.

The café, restaurant and bar are run by the Meantime Brewing Company. The brewery is a fine example of a historic building restored to its original function. There has been a brewhouse near to the site since 1717. It supplied the sailors cared for by the Royal Hospital for Seamen with their daily allowance of four pints of small (or weak) beer.

Opening times: The Old Brewery is open daily

Café 10.00 – 17.00
Restaurant 18.00 – 23.00 Mon to Sat
  18.00 – 22.30 Sun
Bar 11.00 – 23.00 Mon to Sat
  12.00 – 22.30 Sun

Evening reservations for up to 6 guests can be made online. For more information visit and to book for larger groups call 0203 327 1280 or email

King William Undercroft

The King William Undercroft, with its elegant columns and vaulted ceiling, provides the perfect space to enjoy a delicious lunch or cream tea if you are visiting as part of a group.

It is located beneath the Painted Hall and was originally designed as a dining hall for Greenwich Pensioners when the ORNC was the Royal Hospital for Seamen. It has provided a venue for entertaining and dining since 1750s and today it is run by Ampersand.

Reservations for a minimum of 10 guests to a maximum of 120 can be made. Please note at least 5 days notice must be given for bookings of this exclusive space.

For more information on group visit packages see To make a booking for group catering call 020 8269 2131 or email

Picnic on site

If you have brought your own packed lunch or want to eat food from The Old Brewery or Greenwich Market outdoors, why not sit on the lawns of the ORNC and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

All we ask is that you help us to keep our grounds tidy and throw away your litter in one of the designated bins.

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