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Opening in spring in Canary Wharf (next door to the floating Hawksmoor in Wood Wharf), a new ultra-sustainable restaurant from the team behind Fallow in St James's. Expect nose-to-tail eating, including a mixed grill of venison (it is named after a native breed of deer) along with vegetables grown on-site using an 'aeroponic' green wall.

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Five Park Drive, Wood Wharf, London, E14 9GG

Roe Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Roe Restaurant in E14, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Roe restaurant.
Paul F
Arrived early and moved my reservation. Sat...
Reviewed 1 months, 2 days ago

"Arrived early and moved my reservation. Sat at the chefs counter so I could watch them work. I placed myself on mains and desserts side of the counter. Staff were very welcoming and the front of house staff genuinely interested in chatting to me as I was a single diner. The options are snacks, small plates and large dishes. I decided on one snack and four small plates as they interested me more than the larger plates, plus I could try more. Drink was a home made quite gentle ginger beer. I had the breaded mushrooms followed by octopus skewer, cuttlefish toast, snail vindaloo and sea bass credo. All the individual dishes were beautifully presented and exceptional flavours For dessert I had two (naturally) one amazing caramelised Banana parfait then their sensational take on a lemon verbena fruit Eton mess. Hard to pick a favourite as all were frankly superb! Well worth the trip. I can see michelin being interested soon! Exceptionally clean unisex toilets and great interactive staff Only minor criticism If you are going to have a chefs counter, talk to the customers even a little."

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What the Newspaper Critics are saying

Evening Standard

Jimi Famurewa delivered the first verdict on the “unfathomably huge” Canary Wharf follow-up to St James’s Market hit Fallow, and it’s a certified thumbs-up: “Roe is both big and clever,” he declared, “one of the defining, gravity-defying openings of the year.”

The sheer size of the place, he says, is “difficult to overstate” – officially 500 covers plus an outdoor terrace – while the fit-out is “the confirmatory Ferrari on the driveway” that fuels hospitality industry speculation about
the business’s accounts.

Triumphant dishes include a “polyphonic riot of pork scratching-strewn cuttlefish toast”; “mint sauce-doused lamb ribs so succulent and yielding they practically fell off the bone under nothing but a hard stare”; and “the deranged brilliance of a flavoursome, puffed flatbread heaped in barrelling, richly spiced pork and snail vindaloo.”

While the Fallow/Roe founders Jack Croft and Will Murray emphasise the sustainability of their cooking, Jimi is more impressed by their “high-low, quintessentially British approach that is classical in sensibility but irreverent in spirit”.

Jimi Famurewa - 2024-05-19

The Guardian

Grace Dent was won over by this new 500-cover operation in Canary Wharf that “is bigger than some former Soviet-era Russian states”, she said, but still manages to hit the gastronomic high notes with a menu that “dances rather daintily and deftly between ‘pub grub’, ‘fever dream’ and ‘Noma’”. 

A “marginally less edgy version of Fallow”, its Mayfair parent, Roe specialises in “massive, assertive flavours” that suit its “football pitch” scale, prepared with “geeky precision” in a “heavily populated open kitchen”.

The menu of “crowdpleasers cooked as you’ve never seen them before” ranges from 35-day dry-aged steak with XO mushroom sauce and burger containing both beef and venison, to pillowy flatbreads with various toppings, “rather terrifying-sounding snail vindaloo with mint yoghurt” and a baked potato dish that Grace vowed to eat every time she returns. 

Grace Dent - 2024-06-02
Five Park Drive, Wood Wharf, London, E14 9GG
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10:30 pm

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