Friday, 14 April 2017

Glorious British Pub Grub; Richard I, Greenwich


















One of the things I have missed a little whilst being in Germany is a classic British pub. Now please don't take that as I spend every night or even every weekend in a pub when I am at home. That couldn't be farther from the truth! But there is something almost cosy and homely about a traditional pub, which is why when I visited Greenwich whilst I was in London I was totally over the moon when we found this absolute gem. My fried W decided that it would be more fun for us to take the water boat on the Thames down to Greenwich instead of just taking the DLR and I would definitely say it made our mini day trip more special! Richard I was about a ten minute walk from the train station and was the perfect mixture of almost country chic and a traditional pub. With the beautiful outside seating area being full when we arrived, we took one of the cute tables by the door.

The menu was absolutely full of exciting choices, from fish and chips to various types of roast. I decided to go for the Beef Brisket Poutine. The chips were thick cut and the skin was perfectly crisp and juicy, combined with the gravy which had an amazing flavour I was really impressed. The portion was also huge, I think I manage just over half, but they let me package it up and take the rest home.

W went for the Beef Roast which I think was a Sunday special. It came with all the trimmings and I even managed to persuade him to let me try the Yorkshire pudding (v. surprised he agreed, I am normally very protective of my Yorkshires...) which was pretty crispy and nice. We both drank Camden Pale Ale which was a great accompaniment to the traditional food, I think living in Germany has helped broaden my beer/ale horizons and I'm now open to trying all kinds of different ones. We shared a side of Rainbow Carrots which were pretty standard but still nice.

With their takes on many British classic dishes, Richard I has to be one of the nicest traditional pub experiences. Prices for a main dish range from around £13-17, so whilst not being the cheapest, it was great for a treat and a cosy evening. The staff were all so friendly and chatty and the atmosphere was great. We stayed for hours till we were the only people in the restaurant section although both the outside area and main pub were bustling when we left around 9pm. I would definitely recommend popping in, whether it is just for a drink or food too if you are ever in Greenwich.

Editing these pictures is making me slightly hungry, I really don't know how food bloggers do it regularly. Hope you liked the slightly different style of post from me, but this place was too good to keep a secret!

XOXO
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8 comments

  1. I love the Richard I. It's a toss up between it and the Gypsy Moth for my favourite Greenwich spots! xx

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    1. I'll need to remember that one if I'm ever back :) Thanks for reading xx

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  2. There's not much like a classic English pub! The poutine looks perfect here - need to try it for myself!

    Milly
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  3. I completely get what you mean about the traditional English pub being cosy - it's kind of comforting every now and again, especially when you're been abroad and haven't had access to them! Damn that yorkshire pudding looks GOOD.

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    1. It was! You never really realise how much you appreciate a food until you can't get it anymore! Thanks for reading xx

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  4. I was just reading the facts about u post omg I didn't know goldfish can live upto 9 years I have a massive tank of fish but the longest they last for was like 3 years :/ :( and I went to all girls school from the age 14 too lol. I love a nice pub meal for me is normally steak and for my partner sunday roast. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Dominica from London, www.dominicas.uk
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    1. I think it was a very hardy goldfish! I'd love a big tank of fish when I get my own house, there is something so relaxing about watching them swim about! Thanks so much for reading :) xx

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