Canary Wharf Eating Guide
The area in and around Canary Wharf is full of a host of bustling restaurants and cafés suitable for a wide range of diets and occasions. We’ve put together a guide to our favourites.
Chai Ki serves up delicious “modern Indian soul food” in a wonderful setting. In fact, the restaurant has two main areas; the relaxed “Toddy Shop” bar which offers sharing plates, and a more traditional dining area at the back of the restaurant. With seasonal specials and events planned throughout the year, book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Address: Crossrail Place, London, E14 5AR
Telephone: 0207 516 0444
The Narrow, part of Gordon Ramsay’s stable of restaurants, has stunning panoramic views of the Thames and a fantastic array of delicious classics, such as meatballs with pasta and fish and chips, all at reasonable prices. The Narrow also offers a generous ‘Kids Eat Free’ option for children under 12 years old – perfect for families.
Address: 44 Narrow Street, London, E14 8DP
Telephone: 0207 592 7950
Situated on the fourth floor, Plateau is as famous for its marvellous views of Canary Wharf as it is for its delicious contemporary French food. Head chef Allan Pickett ensures a varied menu based on the principle of seasonal eating. Enjoy beautifully presented dishes in the elegant restaurant or opt for the more informal grill. On warmer days, take advantage of the two fantastic outdoor terraces.
Address: 4th Floor, Canada Place London, E14 5ER
Telephone: 0207 715 7100
Directly opposite the O2 is The Gun by Fuller’s; a grade II listed pub overlooking the Thames. Famed for its fantastic views, The Gun offers a variety of delicious comfort food including its popular Sunday roast and pan-fried duck livers. Head to The Gun on Fridays to take advantage of the ‘Free Cocktail Friday’ offer, where guests receive a complimentary cocktail when ordering any two courses from the à la carte menu.
Address: 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London, E14 9NS
Telephone: 0207 519 0075
Situated in Cabot Square is the glamorous Ibérica restaurant and bar. This Spanish spot is perfect for a quick tapas lunch or after-work drinks. Opt for the thriving atmosphere in the bar and lounge area downstairs, or head to one of the mezzanines for a quieter table.
Address: 12 Cabot Square, London, E14 4QQ
Telephone: 0207 148 1565
For filling home-cooked food at a reasonable price, look no further than Mudchute Kitchen on the Isle of Dogs. This homely café serves all-day breakfast alongside sandwiches, cakes, and cooked meals. The whole family is welcome at Mudchute; it’s dog-friendly and there is even a small children’s area for under-fours. With a courtyard overlooking horses and wildlife, you’ll forget you’re still in the city.
Address: Mudchute Park & Farm, Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 3HP
Telephone: 0203 069 9290
Royal China offers traditional Hong Kong Chinese cuisine, with signature dishes created by head chef, Jiang Ping. Located on the Thames Pier, Royal China boasts an incredible view across the Thames. Be sure to arrive early on weekends to avoid the queues.
Address: 30 Westferry Circus, London, E14 8RR
Telephone: 0207 719 0888
A Canary Wharf eating guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Giant Robot; a rooftop food arena on Crossrail Place. Open from Monday to Saturday, Giant Robot not only offers culinary options from Taiwanese steamed buns to soul-warming handmade pasta, but also has four stunning rooftop bars including a 38-tap beer bar.
Address: Garden Level, Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf
Telephone: 0207 719 1325
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