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Top 10 Best Bars & Restaurants at The O2 Greenwich, London

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Consider the wealth of musical talent that has played live at The O2 in London: Arctic Monkeys, AC/DC, Barbara Streisland, Beyonce, Basement Jaxx, Bob Dylan, Britney Spears, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Guns n Roses, Jay-Z, Kasabian, Kings of Leon, Killers, Madonna, Metallica, Paul McCartney, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Westlife and Whitney Houston, to name but a few. You can see why it's known as the best entertainment venue in the world, and that's just the music. Consider all the sporting and entertainment shows at The O2 Arena as well. That’s a lot of fans and a lot of hungry mouths to feed and water. Luckily, there are plenty of great bars and restaurants at The O2 for a pre-concert or pre-show meal. We've chosen ten of the best.

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Image of Las Iguanas The O2

Greenwich
Bar / Restaurant
South American

Latin America is represented by a fair amount of restaurants in the dome, but none are quite as colourful and quirky as Las Iguanas. The decor, the cocktails, and the staff are all buzzy and full of life. The Latin-inspired menu - which has recipes from the 16th century apparently - brings together the spicy worlds of Spanish, Portuguese, African and Latin American cuisine. The ingredients are all carefully sourced too, with the restaurant boasting GM free food and quality ingredients.

Image of All Bar One at The O2

Greenwich
Bar
Bar

The largest venue of popular drinking and dining destination All Bar One can be found at The O2, Greenwich. Comprising 1,283 square metres, the venue is set across three floors and can accommodate 400 covers. Located in the main entrance of The O2, it's only a short walk from North Greenwich tube station. Whether you're grabbing a bite to eat pre-show, carrying on the revelries after a gig or celebrating a special occasion, All Bar One at The O2 is the ideal destination. Indulge in a fresh menu of delicious dishes and drinks alongside new features including a cool Cocktail Mixology Table, a Wine Tasting Table, and an Espresso Bar.

Image of Chiquito

Greenwich
Restaurant
Mexican

'South of the border' passion is always served up at Chiquito. A menu of bold Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine is prepared however the diner likes it. Burritos, sizzling fajitas and tacos can all be customised for vegetarians or those wanting more spice. A kids menu, games and entertainment add to the family-friendly vibe, and there is a great range of exciting cocktails, mocktails, wines and tequilas.

Image of Gaucho at the O2

Greenwich
Bar / Restaurant
Steak House

A restaurant perfect for carnivorous nights out. If you're going to a live gig later in the evening, you're going to need some energy food. The magnificent cuts of juicy Argentinean beef served at Gaucho come in any size that your imagination can conjure up, topped off with original marinades and sauces. Add a couple of bottles of hearty South American wine - Malbec, surely - and you've got a recipe for success and chaos. Go on, treat yourself. It's a special night after all.

Image of NY-LON Lounge Bar

Greenwich
Bar
Bar

Tucked away inside London's O2, NY-LON is a stylish lounge bar which offers the kind of first class service that you'd expect from a venture by Delta and Virgin Atlantic. Serving elegantly presented local favourites, NY-LON offers diners the choice between London and New York inspired small plates and sharing boards. Aviation cocktails like the 30,000ft, Slipstream and Transatlantic will elevate your pre and post-show drinks to new heights, but be sure to book ahead if you want a table.

Image of Alphabet City

Greenwich
Bar / Restaurant / Club

Beyond its private entrance, Alphabet City is a playground within a playground, discreetly overlooking the main atrium of The O2. The first floor offers stylish and informal dining and the upper floor opens in to a wide, open lounge featuring a long bar, a stage for live music, comedy and performance, a world-class sound system, DJ booth and floor-to-ceiling screens. Alphabet City is a stylish hang-out for pre show drinks or post-show parties until the early hours.

Image of Rodizio Rico

Greenwich
Restaurant
Brazilian

Rodizio Rico restaurant's unique dining experience sees experienced passadors (meat carvers) serve churrascarias - translated as "barbecue" in Portuguese - in true style, travelling from table to table slicing supreme cuts of meat. The meat selection is extensive, including a variety of beef cuts from picanha to silverside, leg of lamb and authentic specialties such as chicken hearts. Every dish yields the most succulent meat bursting with flavour. Rodizio Rico restaurant is truly one of the most individual dining experiences in London with its big, Brazilian meat buffets and a festive, fun setting brimming with Brazilian flair.

Image of TGI Friday's

Greenwich
Bar / Restaurant
American

The highlights of the eating experience at TGI Friday's are the enjoyable chicken fajita and the ice cream cocktail; clearly it is true that with the exception of a Jack Daniel's glaze, the addition of alcohol to anything improves it. One thing is also sure: with the giant portion sizes, no one will ever leave TGI's hungry. And we would not hesitate in saying that it was up there with the best service ever. The restaurant is usually busy, principally large groups of 16-25 year olds, with a smattering of families.

Image of American Sports Bar and Grill

Greenwich
Bar / Restaurant
American

London's premier sports bar is situated in the heart of The O2. This bar boasts 60 40" plasma TVs all screening live sport, so you won't need to move an inch to watch the best in football action. The venue is big enough and can be adapt for any private events or group gatherings such as cocktail & canapé receptions, private dining or after parties. The venue is plit over two floors. The first floor overlooks the main atrium of The O2 and offers a more mature and sophisticated environment.

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