Harden's survey result
“For a total dining experience, night out, or even Saturday BBQ”, fans of the “spacious-yet-intimate” E14 spin-off from Ranald Macdonald’s well-known Belgravian applaud its “eclectic brilliance”, and cigar-lovers particularly enjoy the “wonderful humidor and private smoking balcony”. The cuisine can seem “expensive for what it is”, but even some critics acknowledge: “you don’t really go for the food – the entertainment is top-notch, and the great selection of spirits helps dampen any pain from the bill”.
This Boisdale spin-off in Canary Wharf (for a drink, try to grab a seat on the terrace) aims to replicate the Caledonian styling of the Belgravia original, down to the live music and focus on wines and whiskies. When it comes to its traditional, meaty fare, no culinary fireworks were reported this year, but it was consistently well-supported.
“Good fun” (a rare commodity in Canary Wharf) is to be had at this “surprisingly enjoyable” (including at the weekend) Scottish themed venue, whose meaty fare, “great live music and selection of drinks” follow a similar formula to the Belgravia original. “If you can grab a space on the terrace, it’s an ideal place for an after work bevvie too”.
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”.
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
|Wine per bottle||£24.50|
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant Diner Reviews
"I have never experienced such disinterested service. It took ages for someone to take our order and then the service was very slow throughout the meal. The food was decidedly average and we left feeling very disappointed and promising ourselves that we would never go back."
Cabot Place, London, E14 4QT
|Monday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑12 am|
|Thursday||12 pm‑12 am|
|Friday||12 pm‑12 am|
|Saturday||6 pm‑12 am|
|Sunday||11 am‑4 pm|