Greenwich town centre’s former Costa to become Pasta Evangelists

Plans are in for an Italian pasta takeaway to open at the former Costa Coffee outlet in Greenwich town centre.

Pasta Evangelists have applied to open as part of strong growth across the UK with their delivery service.

Proposed facade

In 2023 a substantial warehouse was opened in Acton to produce food with 40 dark kitchens also in operation. There was talk of opening on High Streets – which now seems to be moving forward.

The company was founded in 2016 and  also offer meal kits with a franchise business model.

Set to open on right within metres of Cutty Sark

However despite the move into having a physical town centre presence, it appears to be for pick-up and takeaways only.

This isn’t the only well known brand to open in the area. Just over the road has seen the former Gourmet Burger Kitchen become Slim Chickens.



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    5 thoughts on “Greenwich town centre’s former Costa to become Pasta Evangelists

    • The Slim Chickens is fairly limited in its selection but the staff are very nice and there’s a surprising amount of (non-air conditioned) space on the upper floor. Pasta Evangelists are quite good and it’s a shame they’re not going in for a a restaurant as it would be a real bonus for decent food in the area.

    • I agree Charles. A restaurant would have been welcomed for tourists and local residents.
      That said a take a way is also good and will give people an additional choice of food to order.
      I wish Pasta Evangelist every success for the future.

    • I would have preferred something unique but looks like no independents can survive in the current economic climate. All town centers are looking the same these days.
      Shame that this new restaurant will not offer sit-in.

    • Takeaway pasta for when boiling a pot of water and throwing in a few shapes is too much trouble. Pfft.

    • do not like cook or eat pasta. But there are a lot of people who do including people who work long shifts who want to pick up something quick on the way home. Along with the many students in the area..
      Makes a change from a fried chicken
      Kebabs and burgers.


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