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Chinese. 10 Nelson Road, Greenwich London SE10. Tel: 020 8293 5263

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      29.01.2011 22:28

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      The best place i know in London. Everytime im in London i have to eat there.

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      29.09.2009 16:50
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      Fast food at good prices but with little charm or ambience

      Noodle time is a chain noodle bar based on Nelson Road in Greenwich, its a 30 second walk from the main high street about 2 minutes walk from the waterfront and a further two minute walk from Greenwich Park. It is a prime location and is always busy with locals and tourists alike.

      Noodle Time looks garish when you glare through the window, it has bright orange benches and plastic tables, it also has a huge turnover of customers as its a fast food noodle bar.


      For Greenwich its pretty low rent, but for Greenwich its also really good value, I have eaten here on a number of occasions, the beer is Chinese and tastes great, the fruit juices are created at the bar and taste fantastic, the food menu is fairly decent with around 120 different options. You can have starters, a small selection of desserts and a wide array of Chinese meals.

      I have read a few bad reviews on here questioning the food, but over the years i've never had any problems, I love the egg fried rice and a wide variety of noodle dishes have also hit the spot over the years, I find the menu unadventurous but filling and its cheap too, a meal and drinks for two should come to around a tenner, be aware you must spend over £10 to use a credit/debit card.

      The atmosphere is rushed and staff are efficient in an unfriendly robotic way, although this is understandable as they never stop. This is not the place to come for the buzz it is the place to come for cheap food though.

      For me I sometimes judge a place by how busy it is, and although i've read bad reports on here, the joint is always busy, people are happy to eat quick meals or longer banquets, its not comfortable seating or a particularly stylish venue, but the food is great value, filling and tasty. And for Greenwich its good to have the option to eat somewhere cheaply.

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      29.07.2006 12:39
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      cheap as chop chop, food is crap, staff incompetent. stay home and eat cereals.

      No way. This is the worst restaurant in London. The staff is horrible and nasty, most of the time they serve u chewing weird stuff in their mouth...the waitress will take ur order after half an hour but ur food will be in front of u in 10seconds max( the time to take it out from the rubbish and put it in the micro).
      they have just two types of meet: pork and chicken.
      the noodle are older then the queen, dry and burnt (over recycled). DONT TRY THE EGG.... i found a piece of egg which was a 20 inches long stripe of egg.....desgusting.....they must be old eggs....
      anyway. the butterfly prawn were nice.truly. but they cannot save those disgusting noodle etc. no way.
      go to chop chop.better and cleaner.

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        24.05.2001 19:50
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        I love noodles. I do. I would happily eat them two out of three meals a day (I'm sticking with yoghurt for breakfast thanks, I think the wormy texture would drive me mad before 09:00) if it weren't for my mother's sinister warning ringing in my ears: "You'll turn into a noodle!" Now, I have my suspicions that (chemically and biologically at least) this is highly unlikely; however, she has not been wrong about much yet, and I can't shake the nagging feeling (particularly as she is a nurse) that Mum Knows Best. So I limit myself to just a couple of noodle-based meals per week. Usually one of these is at Noodle Time in Greenwich, whose delights I wish to share with you here (in verbal form only - if you think I'm sharing my noodles, you are very much mistaken). Noodle Time is a Chinese fast-food restaurant. I am sorry to have used the f-f-word there, because it is in no way comparable to the likes of McDonalds et al - the food is always hot, tasty and reasonably healthy, the staff are polite and yes! - the food is even served on a proper grown-up's plate. Let me guide you through the process of obtaining your delicious meal. 1. Enter door. You will know which door to enter by the sign above it saying NOODLE TIME, and the pictures of noodles in the windows. If all you see before you are maritime curiosities, you have walked too far down the road. If you go on a Saturday, you will know which door to enter by the queue snaking out of it (worth the wait, honest). 2. An employee in a blinding orange shirt will show you to your table. Menus are displayed under the Perspex table tops (for you can’t be trusted not to steal a folded piece of cardboard) (just kidding – I guess it cuts down on the number of things you have to wipe after each party has vacated the table). You will be given a list of all the dishes and drinks. Write the quantity of each item you require, and wai
        t for one of the hawk-eyed staff to swipe it up again. 3. I should point out at this juncture, because you will be starting to notice, that the one downside to Noodle Time is that they play atrocious music (quietly, but not quietly enough, ie. inaudibly). Shania Twain seems to be a particular favourite, although we have been subjected to Celine Dion and Panpipe Dreams in the past. Almost too clichéd to be true, but I kid you not. 4. Take a pair of chopsticks. Try your damnedest to snap them evenly. Curse when you fail (because you will). Pick up other items on table with chopsticks. Grab partner’s tie with chopsticks. Generally mess about with chopsticks until waiter returns. Look sheepish. Put chopsticks down. 5. And so the food arrives (usually very speedily). Unlike in most Chinese restaurants, you order a complete meal instead of separate dishes. This normally consists of either noodles or rice with a main course (sweet ‘n’ sour, curry, black bean etc), although they also have bowls of noodle soup only slightly smaller than fish bowls, which certainly count as a meal in their own right. The portions are a perfect size if you also have a starter between two people. All the favourites are here – prawn crackers, spring rolls and their friends - and also the rather exotic ‘cuttlefish buns’ which I have never been brave enough to try. 6. Eat. Yum yum. My personal recommendations would be won ton or prawn crackers to start (not very original but certainly tasty), with either chicken curry and rice, or black bean beef and vermicelli. 7. Relax, maybe pat your bulging stomach, have a fag (a note for non-fumeurs: even though there is a large smoking section, their extraction equipment is top-class and it is NEVER smoky). Proceed to cash desk. 8. Now here is the best part. A meal for two, with soft drinks, is likely to set you back around a tenner. Yes, a tenner. That’s it. (Ad
        d another couple of quid if you have beers). For those not blessed with a mathematical brain, that’s a goddamn bargain. Makes a cheap date, although it’s about as romantic as a day in Bognor. 9. Exit door. You will know which door to exit because it is the one you entered through. If all you see before you are piles of utensils and vegetables, you have gone downstairs by mistake. Enjoy! Spacelamb :) Noodle Time Trafalgar Road Greenwich London SE10 (Nearest tube: Cutty Sark DLR)

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