José heads east to Canary Wharf

Tapas master José Pizarro is opening his fourth and smallest venue in Canary Wharf. Little José launches on April 6 at Street Feast’s new rooftop venue in Crossrail Place.

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Little José will offer plates such as an Ibérico pork meatball sub with manchego; crispy fried squid ‘boca’ with aioli; spicy prawn fritters with lime mayo and a daily-changing tortilla, washed down with cava, wines, sherries and gin & tonic.

The latest Harden’s Survey eulogises the original José tapas bar in Bermondsey Street as a “must-try” with “Barcelona-quality” dishes. It was followed by Pizarro Restaurant across the road and José Pizarro Broadgate, also favourites on the Survey.

Pizarro himself says of the new opening, “My customers love José, with its cosy feel and its simple small plates. I wanted to recreate that vibe here at Little José – but also take the traditionally boring lunchtime sandwich and give it a 21st-century makeover.”

Joining Little José at Street Feast Crossrail Place will be Yum Bun, Bob’s Lobster and ThunderBird, a new one-stop chicken shop from BBQ Lab. There will also be a 360° Island Bar for cocktails and a 38-tap craft beer bar.


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