Greedo has become the go-to morning meeting brunch stop on Lymington’s Gosport Street, offering excellent value with a cosy vibe and warm welcome. Tuck into kedgeree with poached egg or – the kids’ favourite – a stack of American-style fluffy pancakes with maple syrup, blueberries and streaky bacon. The table next to us were enjoying the oak-smoked bacon rolls, generously stuffed with crisp rashers.
Coffee comes in lovely blue or striped dumpy pottery mugs, not too large, and the coffee, from ThreeSixty˚, is mild and smooth. The square of squidgy brownie, which accompanied our latte, was a very nice, gooey touch.
The strong pull here is that you can enjoy brunch all day, but there are more substantial meals like burgers and buttermilk-fed fried chicken, plus a good specials board, which on our visit featured a falafel burger, breaded bubble & squeak with poached eggs and hollandaise, (with some lovely pigs in blankets to go on the side). One of our favourites is the rarebit fondue with brioche soldiers! The short-and-sweet wine list was compiled with the help of local girl (Beaulieu) Helen McGinn, aka The Knackered Mother.
Greedo also offers a 10% Forces discount, and free coffee refills when ordering food – it is doing everything right and has a strong and genuine following.
The driving force behind Greedo is Jane Catchpole, ex superyacht chef, who is working on a growing number of events to attract customers and build publicity. These include pop-ups in a Citroen H3 van, a film night (‘Withnail and I’ accompanied by chille con carne, ice cream and popcorn, for example), mother and baby mornings (play mats, soft toys, Cbeebies, coffee and cake), and wine tasting evenings with Solent Cellar.
By Penny Hopkins, Hampshire editor