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The Vanbrugh

) #6,524 of 18,123 Restaurants in London ££ - £££ , British,
91 Colomb Street, London SE10 9EZ, England
+44 20 8305 1007
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
91 Colomb Street, London SE10 9EZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always found this pub welcoming. Walk in, be greeted, order Pints, relax with your mates.Feel free to grab a board game from the shelf if you fancy. There is a garden at the other end of the pub. In summer, it is a...More

Thank joshikdx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly helpful staff. Wonderful food. Great choice of interesting and delicious ales. Great atmosphere. All round outstanding pub. Great vegetarian options but the canivores are happy as well.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to lunch with a friend. The The pub was empty which was a telling sign of things to come. We were greeted by a rather strange bartender who mumbled and thought that saying sarcastic things to his guests with a sign of good...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Visited the Vanbrugh with friends for evening meal, service was good staff friendly and efficient, we were so pleased to find a non corporate pub where food is cooked freshly as you order and kitchen is visible. Food was delicious. We were pleasantly surprised by...More

Thank johnpocklington1
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good but Awful service. It felt like we were an inconvenience to be in there eating. The pub was empty of diners except us. We even had to collect our own food from the kitchen as the staff couldn't be bothered to bring...More

Thank marie b
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Vanbrugh has everything you would want in a local: warm welcome, good beer, good food, live sport on TV and occasional live music. Family and pet friendly, with a nice conservatory and small garden. Very good Sunday lunch - worth booking.

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is indeed a hidden gem. Great beer, nice attentive staff and food that keeps on getting better. Highly recommended.

Thank mike c
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding reception in the private function room at the Vanbrugh. The evening was very laid back, just as we had planned, the food was lovely and there was plenty of it. Kassie was brilliant from the moment we first enquired up until...More

Thank Chloë G
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was our first visit and the place has a warm feeling. The waiting staff were friendly. Our drinks came quickly. My haddock was very nice. And the other diners had beef and pork roasts. You certainly get a plateful and all was very good...More

Thank Jacko070
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I live about 5 minutes away from this lovely little pub. I don't eat here too often but whenever I have I've enjoyed it. Good selection of beers, ales and wine. If you fancy getting out of the centre of Greenwich I'd recommend here.

Thank Joshua B
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the
very concept of global time was established at Royal
Observatory, just one of several buildings of
architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole
of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park
and a number of related buildings (and one world
famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World
Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Colomb Street, London SE10 9EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Greenwich
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8305 1007
  • E-mail
The Vanbrugh is a quaint yet quirky backstreet pub situated only a short walk away from the heart of Greenwich. If you're looking for a welcoming and relaxing place to meet with friends, family or colleagues then our picturesque garden, cosy cabin and warm friendly atmosphere makes us the place to come. Offering freshly-prepared exceptional pub food, accompanied by a selection of fine wines, premium lagers and real English ales, the Vanbrugh is perfect to meet for lunch or to relax over dinner in the evening.
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