Our story

A little bit about us


The Greedy Goose opened in November 2014 and is owned by Francesca & Ben Palmer. Francesca will be there to welcome you at the front of house with her team of friendly staff, while Ben and his brigade of chefs look after the kitchen, preparing modern, modest and flavoursome dishes.

Ben brings years of experience and awards to his kitchen and he specialises in using local, seasonal produce to create memorable flavours. Ben has worked with some of Britain’s most respected chefs, who have all played an important part in his career and achievements. He was also a quarter finalist on MasterChef: The Professionals, in 2011.

The Greedy Goose has retained two AA rosettes, since being awarded them in November of 2014; just weeks after opening. 


- A very special setting -

The Greedy Goose is set in Plymouth’s oldest building, Prysten House, in the centre of Plymouth, it is grade 1 listed, and dates back to 1487. The building alone creates a very special & truly magical ambience.

With it’s very own fine water well, a private first floor dining room, and a stunning courtyard, it’s a great spot for you to really be able to make the most of what we have to offer, whether you’re joining us for a light lunch in the beautiful courtyard, dinner with friends or family, a romantic night out or a big celebration.


- A peak inside THE GOOSE -




We are thrilled to announce the opening of our sister site in July 2018. The Sardine Factory Restaurant! Our latest venture is set in the beautiful seaside town of Looe, where Ben grew up. 

Ben's excellent reputation has grown over many years and this has led to various offers to head up other kitchens from around our region, but one venue that has tempted Ben into the kitchen is the Glazebrook House Hotel in South Brent, just outside of Plymouth.

Having worked at the Glazebrook House Hotel, before opening the Greedy Goose, Ben knew the potential it had to be one of the best hotel & dining experiences in the South West, if not the UK. So, in 2017 Ben became the Chef Patron of the Restaurant at the Glazebrook House Hotel.