Davy's Wine Vaults - Greenwich

(30 Reviews)
161 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA
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Main course: £13
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

With an inventive menu of seasonal British food, Davy’s Wine Vaults in Greenwich offers al fresco dining and an extensive range of wines from Davy’s Wine Merchants. A London stalwart for over 40 years, its unique character and charm is inviting, with Davy’s Sunday afternoon lunches and weekend brunches.

The seasonally changing Davy’s Wine Vaults menu bursts with tempting taste combinations. Duck liver parfait with heritage sourdough toast, or Chapel and Swan oak smoked salmon with whipped wasabi crème fraiche and fried capers make flavourful starters.

Vegetarian mains include artichoke and sweet potato hash browns with chanterelles and burnt onions. Chargrilled steaks and traditional fish and chips are among choices from the Davy’s Wine Vaults kitchen.

Artisanal British cheese and chutney make a fitting conclusion, while the Davy’s sommeliers are happy to guide you through its hundreds of alluring world wines. Davy’s Wine Vaults in London is a convenient 2-minute walk from Greenwich Train Station and DLR.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Davy's Wine Vaults - Greenwich
(based on 30 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (5)
  • business (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (19)
  • large parties (7)
  • lunch (13)
  • luxury (8)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (8)
  • trendy (9)
  • value (5)
  • By Owen G from London
    21 June 2015

    I still love ths place but was not the best experience we have had there,after entering the place and having nobody say hello we went to the bar to announce we had arrived,after 30 minutes at the table our order was taken (unfortunately I had to remind them that they had a special menu and event that day ) Father's Day seemed to have slipped our servers mind ! A customer came in shouting they needed to use the toilet ( using words I had to explain to my 5 year old that he shouldn't )and waiting today to see if they are repeated in the school yard ! The food was ok the soup my partner had was so peppered it should have been a item on the description ( we did tell them as it was early enough on the day to see it rectified -but why was it not tasted before serving )? Main course was ok with roast beef but the beef had been rested after cooking so long it was cold .....we didn't bother telling anybody as nobody came back to ask (maybe we had upset them with the soup comments )? We got to dessert but again it felt all a bit of an effort to get anything or attention I had to go to the bar to ask for the menu for my son ......this was our first Father's Day together and don't think the place is suited to families (Father's Day should be left to other places to do that can cater for families ) On such a key day in restaurants I was surprised not to see the manager here .....it lacked any sign of structure,discipline or priority to the day Although ths sounds harsh it is a place I love but come on Davy's this certainly isn't the standards of the city ! Although it asks if I would recommend the place to a friend the answer will be yes but .......it's only from past reputation and this will not last forever

  • By Patricia C from LONDON
    30 March 2014

    Booked for Mother's Day, through Bookatable, so didnt even know what the place was like, just liked the look of the menu. I had the cod with lentils and cherizo, highly recommended. Oh lets face it you cant go wrong with the menu. Just got a bit sticky with the bill when the 5th person in our party arrived late, then it went a bit pear-shaped, but all resolved by helpful manager.

  • By Robert F from Rochester
    5 October 2013

    The quality of the food was very good.The goats cheese and three beetroot starter eexcellent but was so small it could have been eaten in two mouthfuls.....this was the theme......,tasty, but small portions therefore in my opinion not value for money. We was not rushing ....so not a worry ....but service was slow.

  • By Chris J from Headcorn
    12 July 2013

    An enjoyable evening, as usual at Davy's, but not quite the easeful efficiency we have become used to. Was this because it was a bright & sunny Friday evening with many diners & drinkers? We usually meet here on a Wednesday evening when it is a little less frenetic. The staff were as cheerful as ever, but the fish was perhaps a little overdone & the squid starter was tough & chewy, usually a sign of over- cooking. However, when this last complaint was brought to the staff's attention it was immediately withdrawn from the bill - a prompt, decisive & palliative response that restored my faithless in this excellent dining venue. There was then an inaccuracy with our bill that was quickly resolved, but it seemed that Davy's was just a bit off its game on this occasion. I come in from Kent every couple of months to meet with friends from London & eat at Davy's & look forward to normal service being resumed on our next visit.

  • By Jon V from London
    24 May 2013

    Ever reliable venue just out of the tourist heart of Greenwich this historic building provides a first class dining experience for the price. Food is always spot on and the wine list is much better than the average and well priced, not unexpected given that Davy's is an important wine retailer. Some of their best bottles appear in the wines of the month section. Outside eating and burger or fish and chips at good prices are available for quick restauration! Staff are always extremely pleasant. Thoroughly recommended.

  • By Old Liz from LONDON
    1 April 2013

    This a restaurant we have come back to time & again over perhaps 30 years. Any friends we have taken are delighted we have introduces them to it. The ambiance is special; the food always good & the service gets that balance of being attentive without overdoing it. Of course, there's a great choice of wines!

  • By Badge 60 from Kent
    16 March 2013

    Davy's has become the regular spot where I meet up with a couple of friends every couple of months in the evening & it is ideal. The menu is limited enough, without being restrictive, to give confidence that the ingredients are fresh. The food is completely reliable in terms of quality, as is the wine list, which is not excessively 'marked-up.' The service is always prompt & attentive &, of course, knowledgable about their wines. The ambience has something of restrained elegance about it, so that being cheerful or subdued can be experienced without one feeling that one is 'rocking the boat.' Also dropped into the Wine Shop for some advice & was not disappointed. Visited March 2013

  • By Anna from Oxford
    16 February 2012

    Very charming place! The staff were incredibly helpful and even made a surprise piece of cake, that wasn't on the menu for my boyfriend's borthday, which went down a treat!

  • By Jamie from London
    7 August 2011

    We were treated very unprofessionally by the waitress who would reply in one word answers and even threw our dessert menus onto our table instead of handing them out. Had to remind her about a Pimms and a glass of lemonade we ordered 30 minutes afterwards which the response was "Oh yes. But if I use the lemonade for your Pimms, then there is no lemonade for anyone else". Unreal? Never going there again and do NOT recommend it.

  • By Nicescotlass from London
    1 July 2011

    We regularly dine here for the fabulous food and the lovely wine. We have the 3 course deal[$]. I had mushroom bruchetta, ballantine chicken stuffed with tomatoes and then the best ever homemade bakewell tart with ice cream. My friend had the chicken pate, mushroom ravioli and a cheese board. Staff are very welcoming and friendly and its a pleasant place to wait if you arrive first. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Davy's Wine Vaults - Greenwich
161 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA