Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Canary Wharf
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Canary Wharf restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 27 restaurants in Canary Wharf and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Canary Wharf restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Boisdale of Canary Wharf Scottish restaurant in Canary Wharf Cabot Place - E14
“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”.
2. Plateau French restaurant in Canary Wharf 4th Floor, Canada Sq - E14
Atop Canada Place, opposite One Canada Square tower, this D&D London operation is well-known to denizens of Canary Wharf as one of its top expense-account destinations, thanks not least to its stunning views across the development. Those not slaving in the local money mills are less inclined to make the trip (except perhaps for brunch), but Jeremy Trehout’s modern European cuisine is consistently well-rated this year. Top Tip – the adjoining grill is cheaper than the main restaurant.
3. Pizza Pilgrims Pizza restaurant in Canary Wharf 12 Hertsmere Rd - E14
“So delicious and affordable every time!” – the Elliot brothers’ “speedy and cheerful” small chain put in a stellar performance in the last survey as London’s top pizza multiple, pipping rival Homeslice by tiny decimals. “You can see the dough being made on entering: everything is very fresh, and you get crisp, thin pizzas with quality toppings”.
4. Bokan International restaurant in Canary Wharf 40 Marsh Wall - E14
2019 Review: “On a clear day the sights across London are wonderful” on the 37th floor of the recently opened Novotel Canary Wharf. This 65-cover venue still inspires limited feedback, but such as we have praises “beautifully presented dishes, tasty drinks and a great atmosphere”.
5. The Gun British, Modern restaurant in Canary Wharf 27 Coldharbour - E14
“The views alone make it worth a visit” to this Grade II listed Docklands pub operated by Fuller’s. Directly opposite The O2, with extensive conservatory and terrace seating, it’s a “great little spot on the river”, with “upscale food and service”.
6. Vapiano Italian restaurant in Canary Wharf Cabot Square - E14
2017 Review: “Love the concept but it can be a scrum at the counters!” This global Italian fast-food franchise, (founded in Hamburg, with UK branches in Soho, Southwark and Fitzrovia) offers a food court format with salads, pizza or pasta prepared in front of you. It can be a bit of a bun-fight, but it’s cheap, and “the food quality is generally good”.
7. One Canada Square British, Modern restaurant in Canary Wharf 1 Canada Square - E14
2019 Review: In the lobby of Canary Wharf’s top landmark, this is “a business restaurant primarily, so I don’t really rate the atmosphere” (“it’s too bland for anything else”). “However, it works perfectly for a meeting: breakfast and lunch menus are well thought out and the food well put together”. For its purpose “definitely one of the best restaurants in the Wharf”.
8. M at Newfoundland Steaks & grills restaurant in Canary Wharf Newfoundland Quay - E14
Martin Williams’s glossily-glam steakhouses have a touch of Vegas-glitz to their ritzy design, and particularly win nominations as impressive venues for business, boosted by the range of top-quality meat (the highest grades of USDA, Wagyu and Kobe beef) and an extensive wine selection. Since the top man returned to rescue Gaucho as CEO, however, some reporters feel “it’s lost its way since the wonderful early days”.
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