Wood Wharf River Bar and Grill
“I was having a walk by the river at the weekend and saw that the units below Wood Wharf at the end of Horseferry Place has a sign informing us that the River Bar and Grill will be opening there in May this year. Do you know anything about it? I’ve a grave feeling it might be another Greenwich Inc outlet,
The Phantom replies:
You’re not joking about the secrecy, Jeremy. I can’t find anything at all about it. I’ve checked out the licence applications at Greenwich Council, but it doesn’t seem to be listed (though to be honest, it’s not very easy to work ones way around that section of the website.)
I can’t see anything about it on Greenwich Inc’s site either – but that doesn’t mean anything. Take Raan, for example – a really rather good Indian restaurant that was bought out by Inc and is now a very average all-purpose O2 eaterie – no mention of the changeover anywhere I’ve found – I discovered the swap when I went to eat there…
I don’t know if it will be an Inc joint or not. But I tend to take the view that there was nothing there beforehand, so a non-empty reastaurant/bar/brasserie is a good thing, whoever runs it, especially in this financial climate. I actually think in this case that it could be a good thing. I disapprove of good places being taken over and turned into dull places but anywhere where there was nothing before is fair game.
Anyone know anything about this?