The capital is home to a plethora of fantastic eateries, whether you fancy high-end fine dining or street food, and without a doubt, the people of London are spoilt for choice when it comes to food options. Canary Wharf, the city’s bustling financial district, is no different, with a wealth of choice available.
Whether you fancy a quick bite to eat on your lunch break or a sophisticated evening meal, there is something for everybody, and you’ll find all the different flavours and cuisines from around the world that you would expect in any other part of the city.
With so much choice, it can sometimes be a little bit difficult to know where to start when it comes to making a decision about where you’d like to eat, so we thought we’d make things a little bit easier for you and run you through a selection of the area’s best restaurants to save you a bit of time.
Next to the HSBC tower, in the stunning Crossrail development, you’ll find Sticks’n’Sushi, serving up Japanese cuisine in a large open space, which echoes the London Dockland vibes with dark wood and leather, with soft lighting creating a space that feels chic yet homely.
The quality of the food there is outstanding, with quality ingredients and responsibly sourced meat and fish. There is a full range of nigiri, yakitori, sashimi, futomaki, kaburimaki and even desserts. The Canary Wharf branch also offers breakfast, which is perfect for busy professionals hoping to grab a bite to eat before work.
Platea is rather aptly named, given its position right at the top of Canada Place. With huge glass windows and al fresco dining, the space feels open and light, with a main restaurant that is rather elegant, and a less formal grill area.
The menu offers up French delicacies, and you’ll find crab, venison and champagne jelly on the menu, while the bar serves the latest cocktails. Plus, their Big Brass Brunch features live music from the Old Dirty Brassterds and bottomless prosecco, what more could you want?
After the Great Portland Street restaurant was a great success, Iberica opened up another restaurant in Canary Wharf, which serves up a suitably impressive range of Spanish dishes for the discerning diner.
Expect to find the likes of chorizo lollipops, vermouth mussels, and classics like patatas bravas on the menu, alongside native Iberico pork from the grill.
No list of restaurants would be complete without a solid Italian option, and Bella Cosa offers Italian fine dining in an environment that caters to everybody. Whether you fancy a romantic meal, a working lunch, or a family meal you’ll feel right at home at Bella Cosa.
Menu-wise, the flavour combinations are imaginative, and while you’ll find all of the pizza and pasta dishes you would expect, you’ll also be treated to the likes of grilled Galician octopus, purple potatoes and fish foam, or duck breast, green pea puree, baby carrots and balsamic vinegar.