June 2015 Boisdale of Canary Wharf added a brand new Mojito bar and Cuban garden terrace.
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The Canary Wharf spin-off from the Belgravia original is a popular expense-accounter choice thanks to its views, meaty Scottish fare (“not complex but good”), spacious interior and Thames-side cigar terrace. It does have its critics though, who say it’s “hyped”, or “OK but nothing special”.
Canary Wharf spin-off from the famous Belgravia Caledonian that’s “a little on the expensive side”, but often tipped especially for business, thanks to its “excellent” steaks and seafood bar, “great range of drinks” and “spacious” interior; “cigars outside a bonus” (if you like that sort of thing).
A “slightly bizarre” traditional find amongst the shiny towers of Canary Wharf, this “spacious” twin of the famous Belgravia Caledonian wins praise for its “surprisingly good” fare; regular jazz adds to the possibilities for business entertaining.
“Panoramic views of Cabot Square” underpin the “power-lunch” (or “power dinner with jazz”) appeal of this Caledonian-themed restaurant, where “great steaks and burgers” are the stock-in-trade; no huge surprise, though, that it can seem a bit “investment banker-pricey”.
The second floor restaurant and live music venue presents jazz, blues and soul throughout the week, from light instrumental acts on Mondays and Tuesdays to sell out blockbusters at weekends and relaxing easy listening on Sunday afternoons.
The first floor bar, grill and terrace offer an affordable English brasserie style menu with focus on classic pies, Scotch eggs, sausages and burgers, not forgetting light dishes and salads. The a la carte selection in the main restaurant is well known for Aberdeenshire dry-aged steaks, Highland game, Hebridean shellfish and Scottish treats such as Loch Ryan native oysters, Dunkeld smoked salmon and roast Macsween's haggis served with obligatory mash and neeps.
For whisky and cigar lovers, Boisdale of Canary Wharf offers an outstanding variety of malts and blends from Scotland and around the world, as well as a wide selection of hand-rolled Cuban cigars, including rare vintage and pre-embargo sticks which can be enjoyed in the Library or on the terrace.
Please note that ticket charges may apply for second floor* dinner bookings.
Monday and Tuesday from £4.50
Wednesday and Thursday from £7.50
Friday and Saturday from £10.00
For further details & list of music acts, please visit the restaurant website www.boisdale.co.uk or call the venue.
*If not specified, all bookings are made for the second floor restaurant
THE GALLERY ROOM
The 2nd floor of Boisdale of Canary Wharf is home to four private dining rooms, perfect for dinners, meetings, brainstorming and working lunches. The rooms have superb views of the City of London skyline, offer complete privacy and can accommodate 12 to 40 guests.
If your party size is over 12, please contact Alexandria Wood to discuss the options available, including private dining, on 020 7715 5815 (email@example.com).