We’d heard good things about The Hill restaurant in Greenwich (mainly from a prolific local tweeter who we suspect may work there however!). So, after an afternoon on an (unrelated) graffiti cleanup we went for dinner one Saturday. After tottering about in heels for a while (me that is, not the Boy) The Hill was a welcome sight on the corner.
The atmosphere was buzzing and it was good that they had an excellent pianist on hand to sooth the vibe, otherwise the chatter may have been overwhelming.
We hadn’t booked, but managed to squeeze onto the last table left which was already furnished with olives. We waited a little while before anyone came over to take our order but we chose to overlook this - they were pretty busy. After ordering we were given a delicious complimentary basket of warm breads so it didn’t matter too much that my starter took a while to arrive. My Caprese Salad was fresh and tasty and also rather large, which I wasn’t expecting. All good so far.
And then we waited. And waited. And…there was a “smash!” from the kitchen. Hmmm. Hope that wasn’t my dinner. Then the manager came over, incredibly polite and apologetic, and explained there had been a mix-up and our meals would be just a little longer. He offered us a complimentary drink each, which was a lovely gesture and was so nice about it we honestly didn’t mind.
I went for the Medallones al Champignon - Fillet medallions of Argentine beef and mushrooms in a red wine sauce. They were definitely worth the wait, absolutely DELICIOUS. I could have just kept on eating (and the portion wasn’t small!). I can’t remember what my other half had, I think it might have been steak, but I can remember that I stole some of that as well!
The only slight disappointment was the Ladies. Not a big deal - they were perfectly clean - but compared to the lovely decor in the restaurant they were surprisingly outdated and tatty. So, bar the odd mishap in ordering and if you gave the ladies a lick of paint, it truly would be a top-class restaurant. Highly Recommended.