17 Things You Need To Eat And Drink In Canary Wharf Right Now
There’s more to life than Pret.
Breakfast at Sticks’n’Sushi
Sticks N Sushi
This Japanese-Danish fusion restaurant, recently opened in Crossrail Place, also serves an intriguing breakfast menu, including soy-smoked salmon and cream cheese on rye bread.
Mozzarella at Obica
Obica’s mozzarella makes it from the restaurant’s farms to its Canary Wharf branch in less than 48 hours. Try their smoked bufala affumicata.
Latte at Taylor St. Baristas
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Their laid-back service and lengthy queues may be a marketing ploy, but there’s no doubting Taylor St. Barista’s coffee – or their intricate latte art. If you’re feeling especially loyal, they even have their own retail bond.
The All American at The Breakfast Club
There’s plenty for vegetarians at the Breakfast Club’s newest branch, but their American breakfast – bacon, eggs, sausage, maple syrup, hash browns and pancakes – is hard to resist.
Salt beef sandwich at Birley
Birley’s salt beef sandwiches are a thing of wonder: rich, pink brisket expertly sliced and stacked on fresh bread, offset by gherkin and mustard.
Rotis at Kanapina
Among the most popular of Reuters Plaza’s outdoor shacks, Kanapina serves up soft, wholemeal roti wraps, as well as a carb-free salad option.
Steak and Oysters at Waitrose
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It may sounds strange, but one of the best value places for a gourmet lunch isn’t one of Canary Wharf’s many high end restaurants, but the Steak and Oyster Bar tucked in at the back of Waitrose. Being able to drink anything from the shop’s extensive wine cellar for a small corkage fee helps keep the drinks bill down too.
Flat White at Notes
There’s a battle on for the affections of the Wharf’s coffee drinkers, with Notes – opening up in the Underground station – the young upstart. Its pastries also come recommended.
Salads at Chop’d
Chop’d also serves up soups and stews, but it’s its salads in inventive combinations like chicken, green papaya and chilli that draw the crowds.
Boccadillos at Iberica La Terraza
Michelin-starred Nacho Manzano is better known for his finely-crafted tapas, but on sunny days an al fresco boccadillo is hard to beat.
Weekend Bottomless Brunch at Roka
Pricey, but well worth it. Roka’s bottomless brunch is good enough to tempt the workers of Canary Wharf back on weekends: unlimited sushi, unlimited booze – and the dessert platter isn’t bad either.
Cocktails at Chai Ki
Chai Ki’s Indian-inspired cocktails hit the spot, as does their street food-heavy menu.
Burritos at Poncho8
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The latest in a long line of pretenders claiming to produce London’s best burrito, Poncho8 could be onto something with its barbacoa option.
Sweet potato taquitos at Wahaca
Wahaca’s burrito van does a roaring lunch time trade, but its upstairs restaurant, dishing out moreish tacos and tacquitos, is well worth lingering at.
Juice at CPRESS
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Another Crossrail Place newbie, CPRESS serves up reassuringly healthy juice in combinations like spinach, lemon and kale.
Malbec at Nicolas Wine Bar
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Another option for an extensive selection of wines with reasonable corkage, Nicolas also runs regular themed tasting sessions.
Pork T-Bone at Canteen
Pork T-Bone with celeriac and apple salad, hot-smoked trout, pie and mash: Canteen’s classic British menu is no-nonsense and delicious.