Best Bars and Restaurants Near the O2 Arena

Pre-show dining, post-work drinking & weekend brunching near the O2

Enjoy delicious food and drink at some of London's best independent bars and restaurants by the O2 Arena, Indigo2 and Greenwich Peninsula's newest venue, Magazine London.

There are countless opportunities to enjoy mouthwatering food and drink near the O2, from a global food hall and bar, and Spanish tapas by the river to pub grub at The Pilot and Pan Asian dining in the heart of one of London's newest neighbourhoods.

Take a look at these sensational places to eat and drink near the O2 at Greenwich Peninsula, and get your taste buds tingling. Why not check out the special offers too?

Why visit bars and restaurants near the O2 Arena?

Around every corner of London, there’s another tasty treasure to uncover, from quirky cocktail bars to fresh bakeries. Just a stone’s throw away from the O2, the restaurants and bars at Greenwich Peninsula offer everything from fine dining to street food, riverside restaurants to outdoor Summer seating. So, why visit the bars and restaurants around the O2 over other places in London?

Top reasons for visiting restaurants near the O2

Enjoy everything from breakfast to dinner

There’s plenty of things to do around the O2 before or after you’ve sat down for a meal. Are you seeing a show at the O2 Arena? Do you want to shop ‘til you drop at the ICON Outlet? Perhaps you want to immerse yourself in London’s vibrant culture by visiting NOW Gallery?

Make an evening of it

If you’re booked to see a show at the O2, the restaurants and bars in Greenwich Peninsula are in the perfect location as you can arrive at the venue with plenty of time to spare and sit down for a tasty meal or glass of wine first.

Types of food and drink around the O2

The bars and restaurants near the O2 Arena are diverse, each bringing their own unique flavour, style and aesthetic to the area. When you visit the O2, you can enjoy nourishing breakfasts, hearty lunches and delicious dinners.

When it comes to restaurants near the O2 Arena, you’ll never be stuck for choice. With cuisines such as British, Spanish, and Italian, our mouths are already watering! Will you choose the sensational EatFan for a Pan-Asian delight or Rico Sabor for a Latin American twist.

From refreshing cocktails after a tasty meal at Greenwich Kitchen to fresh coffees at Coffee Couch, there’s also plenty of places to find drinks near the O2. Whether you need an oat latte to give you a boost of energy before work, a refreshing soft drink after walking the dog, or a couple of drinks at The Pilot before watching a show at the O2, you’ll find a new bar or cafe around every corner.

Food and drink near the O2 for everyone!

Are you adventurous and love trying new cuisines? Do you come from a long line of fussy eaters? Perhaps you have dietary requirements to cater for. No matter who you are, there’s food and drink near the O2 for everyone!

For those who love a sit down meal, you can spend hours chatting with friends or family at Santo Cafe & Bar. If you prefer on-the-go snacks, you can grab a pastry from a cafe or enjoy market-style dining at Canteen Food Hall and Bar. In the Summer, soak up the sizzling sun with a glass of wine or quirky cocktail, and in the Winter you can wander around Greenwich Peninsula with a hot chocolate in hand. There really is no limit to who can enjoy the many bars and restaurants around the O2.

Bars and restaurants

Have you spent the day shopping at the ICON Outlet and need a refreshing drink before you head home? Are you getting ready to sing at the top of your lungs to your favourite artist and want a pre-show meal? Trying to find the perfect brunch spot in London for you and your friends this weekend?

Whatever you’re doing and whoever you’re with, you’ll find a range of food and drink near the O2, including quick and easy eats, contemporary cocktail bars and places with a charming river view. Browse our list of incredible bars and restaurants near the O2 Arena and prepare to dine in style!

Is food and drink near the O2 Arena expensive?

While there are plenty of fantastic food and drink options around the O2 area to suit every budget, some bars and restaurants near the O2 can be pricey, particularly on show or event days. We don’t believe that should stop you from being able to brunch, sip cocktails and enjoy tasty treats in London though, so if you’re looking for cheap places to eat and drink near the O2, check out these amazing offers and discounts.

From special lunchtime offers to discounts for residents in SE10, learn more about how to enjoy food and drink near the O2 without breaking the bank.

When is the best time to eat?

If you want a long, lazy lunch or quiet drink after work, the best time to eat near the O2 Arena and surrounding areas is on non-event days as you won’t have the crowd of concert-goers joining you.

However, if you’re looking for a fun-filled evening of entertainment, you may decide to book tickets to an O2 show and visit Greenwich Peninsula for a pre-show meal. It’s best to arrive as early as possible as bars and restaurants near the O2 fill up quickly on event days. Plus, many of them won’t allow you to book in advance if they are expecting it to be busy.

Our top tip? Turn up as early as possible and tuck into a freshly prepared meal at one of the local restaurants, beating the queues. If you have time on your hands, you can always play a fun game of Crazy Putt Adventure Golf, enjoy some downtime at the Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range or follow the Art Trail before the show!

Haven’t booked any tickets yet? Check out What’s On at the O2 and get booking!

Where are the best bars and restaurants?

Greenwich Peninsula has a fantastic range of places to eat and drink near the O2 Arena, from pizza restaurants to cafes. Whether you fancy a locally roasted coffee to go with your brunch or want to soak up the sun on a rooftop terrace whilst sipping cocktails, we have everything you need right on the O2’s doorstep!

With so many food and drink options available to you, all you need to do is decide where to go. Take a look at the map of Greenwich Peninsula to learn more about what’s near the O2, including restaurants, bars and other exciting attractions such as art installations. Fallen in love with Greenwich Peninsula? We can’t wait to see you soon, whether that’s for the afternoon or as a resident.

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