Whatever kind of meal you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Canary Wharf. There’s truly something for everyone, whether you’re after dinner with a view, superb steaks, bottomless brunch, alfresco eats, or to simply stuff yourself with pizza.
This buzzy corner of the capital was once only associated with city workers in suits, but in recent years the dining scene has flourished, and now you’ll find some of London’s best loved restaurants by the water.
The Best Restaurants In Canary Wharf
Feels Like June
If there’s one place in London that knows how to do holiday vibes, it’s Feels Like June. Located in the area’s newest neighbourhood, Wood Wharf, and inspired by Californian culture, visit for brunch, sharing dishes and colourful cocktails in a bright airy space with lush greenery and pastel interiors.
Treat yourself to sharing plates – from Padron peppers and cacio e pepe, to the FLJ smash burger and grilled seabass – and sip tropical cocktails into the evening.
Where: 15 Water St, London E14 9SB
Located a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf station, Gaucho mixes unbeatable views with suburb steak. Think panoramic river vistas as you tuck into your chateaubriand.
Expect classic Gaucho South-American inspired dishes like tuna ceviche, tostadas, or dulce de leche cheesecake, alongside show stopping sustainable steaks. Make sure you peruse the drinks list too for an extensive selection of sustainable wines and signature cocktails.
Where: 29 Westferry Circus, London E14 8RR
Unbeatable views and suburb steak.
One of Wood Wharf’s newest dining destinations – but no stranger to the London restaurant scene – Dishoom’s Canary Wharf restaurant is a favourite haunt for those looking for a vibrant feast of Bombay flavour as well as delicious cocktails.
The menu comprises breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night tipples, inspired by 1970s Bombay, including their famous bacon naan rolls, house black daal and chicken ruby. East restaurants has its own chef’s special too, and Canary Wharf’s is malai lobster – marinated in creamy malai, grilled, and finished with butter, lime and chilli.
Where: 13 Water St, London E14 5GX
If you’re looking for a chic spot to while away an afternoon, laptop in tow, look to Caravan, one of London’s best all-day dining spots.
The globally-inspired menu features small plates, brunch and brews – think house spiced black beans on toast and chorizo and potato hash for breakfast, spiced cauliflower and jalapeno cornbread to share, and harissa lamb pizza and baked miso cod for dinner.
Where: Unit 2, Reuters Plaza, London E14 5AJ
Goodman made its mark on Canary Wharf in 2011 as the area’s original steakhouse, and is still a go-to spot for top-quality steak.
The restaurant channels the steakhouses of Manhattan, and while Goodman’s most exclusive cuts may originate from the US, they also serve delicious steaks from cows reared in Scotland, Yorkshire and the Lake District. It’s the perfect place for a business lunch.
Where: 3 S Quay Square, London E14 9RU
A slice of the Indian subcontinent in the heart of Canary Wharf, Chai Ki is the sleek restaurant that boasts a delicious all-day menu of innovative small plates and cocktails.
There’s chicken momos, koliwada calamari, karol bagh butter chicken, and lamb sukha masala, and to accompany, the cocktail list includes a lychee rose bellini, maha mojito or summer sidecar.
Mallow is well-known for being one of Borough’s best restaurants, and now they’ve opened the doors to their second site in Canary Wharf too. With a 100% plant-based food concept, the dishes are fresh, colourful, and internationally inspired.
Expect dishes such as Pea and mint tortellini, whipped feta garden plate with cacao quinoa soil, kalamata crackers and olive caviar, burnt aubergine muhammara borek, as well as a range of handmade artisan desserts like mango chai masala tres leches, and crème brûlée with anise cherries and lemon snap.
Where: 1 Cathedral St, London SE1 9DE
If there’s one thing I know to be true, it’s that Hawksmoor never disappoints, and the restaurant group’s latest opening is no exception. Located on a floating pontoon in Wood Wharf, the menu is loaded with incredible steak, sustainably sourced seafood, and all the mouth-watering sides that make Hawksmoor worth returning to time and time again.
The outdoor deck – a first for Hawksmoor – is a brilliant addition to this waterside spot.
Where: 1 Water St, London E14 5GX
Hawksmoor never disappoints.
Six By Nico
Renowned for its affordable and adventurous six-course tasting menus that change every six weeks, dining at Six By Nico’s Canary Wharf spot is a must for a whimsical menu that’s always full of surprises. Their next menu will be ‘Once Upon A Time’, inspired by fantastical tales and nostalgic memories.
Expect the likes of ‘Bird Pie’ – a chicken and duck leg ragu with pickled celeriac, prune and caramelised puff pastry, inspired by The Twits; ‘I’ll Huff And I’ll Puff!’ – a pork roulade with pumpkin, sweet and sour choucroute, smoked ash emulsion, and bourguignon jus, inspired by Three Little Pigs; and ‘Brucey! Brucey!’, a 54% chocolate cremeux with miso caramel, mango and passion fruit, inspired by Matilda.
The Ivy In The Park
With restaurants all over the UK, The Ivy is the can’t-fail destination for all-day dining, and the Canary Wharf spot is laden with botanical prints, plants, orange banquettes and glass walls – like a super Instagrammable greenhouse. On the menu you’ll find them serving up everything from lobster linguine and truffle arancini, to roasted scallops and sirloin steaks.
Don’t skip dessert – there’s apple tart, mini chocolate truffles with a salted caramel centre, and the must-try melting chocolate bombe with a vanilla ice cream, honeycomb centre and hot salted caramel sauce.
Where: 50 Canada Square Park, London E14 5FW
On the hunt for a casual Canary Wharf dinner that won’t break the bank? Pizza Pilgrims is the spot for you. One of the best pizza restaurants in London, the group has expanded to 23 locations across the UK with their incredible slow proved Neapolitan pizza. From mushroom and truffle, to juicy pepperoni and hot honey – you really can’t go wrong. Make sure to leave room for dessert – the signature Nutella pizza ring is every chocoholic’s dream.
Once you’re done, head downstairs to the ‘pizza playground’ for Mario Kart and foosball, or head outside for a cocktail on the terrace.
Where: 12 Hertsmere Rd, London E14 4AE
If you’re looking for a British chop house experience that won’t break the bank, Blacklock is the place to go – and the Canary Wharf site is their biggest chophouse to date. Championing native and rare breed meat, the menu boasts four types of bone-in beef, all cooked to perfection, with the ‘all in’ option being particularly good value for money, with beef steak, lamb and pork piled high on charcoal-grilled flatbreads and a choice of side.
Their Sunday roasts are not to be missed either, and if you’re in a hurry, the steak sandwiches are the perfect choice for a quick and tasty lunch. The post-industrial interiors and classic cocktails make for a cool and relaxed atmosphere, and the quality of the food is exceptional for the price.
Where: 5 Frobisher Psge, London E14 4EE