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Gin and Lunch at the Rivington Greenwich

If you’re in Greenwich and don’t fancy the crowds around the Cutty Sark, try the Rivington, just next to the Greenwich Picturehouse. Amongst other delights, they’ve just launched a new range of Plymouth Gin cocktails to refresh the thirsty over the summer. A glance at their extraordinarily extensive Drinks Menu confirmed what SEEN suspected: the Rivington knows its Gins.

I kicked off with a Gin and Toic, inviting the friendly staff to surprise me with the choice of Gin. Back it came in a tall glass, garnished with lime and green pepper: Tanqueray Rangpur was the brand, from the Herbaceous list with Rangpur lime, ginger and bay leaf. It packed quite a punch but was delightfully dry. My guest opted for a soft drink: Luscombe Madagascan Vanilla Soda, which was pure ice cream flavour in a bottle. We had sparkling water as well.

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The bread was lovely and warm while we waited for our meals. I had the Catch of the Day; Bream, with new potatoes, caper butter and some purple sprouted broccoli. The fish was creamy and slipped off the bones and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. The caper butter had a lovely tang that contrasted well with the creaminess of the fish. My guest had the Rivington beefburger (plain) with delicious fries that were – and I quote – ‘perfect in their crisp to fluff ratio.’

Our Rivington Burger is the bees knees, go lux and add all the toppings. #RivingtonGreenwich #Burger #GreenwichVillage

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The desserts were delicious. My guest had the Rivington truffles, very rich and perfect with a strong black coffee, while SEEN had the Panna Cotta, mango, chilli and mint sauce; a stunning combination of creaminess and sweetness with just a hint of chilli fire to bring the flavours together. I had a strong espresso to finish with, resisting the lovely waiter’s invitation to sample a gin cocktail launched (pun intended) to coincide with the recent Easter ‘Tall Ships’ event at Greenwich.

Rivington Pudding - Panna Cotta, mango, chilli and mint sauce
Rivington Pudding – Panna Cotta, mango, chilli and mint sauce

The staff at Rivington are most knowledgeable about Gin, stocking a variety of small distillery batches as well as bigger brands. They’re not afraid to experiment with newer types of Gin from America. SEEN notes there’s one called Dorothy Parker American, which she will certainly be trying next time.

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The Rivington is a great destination for those wishing to try modern British Cuisine at its best: well-cooked and unpretentious with hearty flavours. SEEN understands that the fish menu will be big over the summer. You heard it here first.

Rivington Greenwich
178 Greenwich High Road
SE10 8NN