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The Spread Eagle, Greenwich, London

It would be safe to say that South East London is not famed for an array of great restaurants.  There are, however, a handful of places which have acquired a reputation for being actually quite good.

Among them is the Spread Eagle in Greenwich.   Since its refurb a couple of years ago it has lost a little of the beautiful, creaky, old world charm and cosiness.  The food is still French and delicious.   It is perfect for Sunday lunches with the grandparents.  Indeed, we’ve been with Jack and various relatives at regular intervals since he was just a few months old.

To their credit, the staff have always been nothing less than welcoming, friendly and accommodating.  The well-placed tables mean that there is plenty of space for a buggy by the table if your baby isn’t ready for a high chair.

The first couple of times Jack helpfully took a nap while we ate.  The third time, he was on solids and good form.   I suspect that the food might be a bit rich for a toddler, even one on adult food, but it’s worth a try.

The toilets are a touch cramped and not particularly great for baby changing, so be prepared with a decent changing mat.   The relaxed atmosphere does go a long way to make up for this shortcoming though.  If you’re a South East Londoner, a decent restaurant – especially one which is good with babies and toddlers – is a jewel to be treasured.


Stylishness: 2.5/5

Friendliness: 4/5

Feeding Facilities: 3/5

Changing Facilities: 1/5

Food: 3/5

Overall rating: 15.5/25   ££


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