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Canary Wharf area guide

All the best pubs and restaurants in the London capital of suits

Nestled beneath the many towers of Canary Wharf, a host of pubs, bars and restaurants give bankers something to spend their bonuses on. Here is Time Out's guide to this bustling part of the City, helping you to navigate all that braying bravado in no time.

What are your favourite Canary Wharf haunts? Let us know in the comments.

Restaurants in Canary Wharf

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Plateau

The aptly named Plateau sits on the fourth floor of Canada Place, with sensational views of Canary Wharf from its huge glass and metal façade. The interior aims to impress with iconic contemporary furniture – but the restaurant isn’t just a designer showroom for the moneyed classes; the beautifully presented cuisine is testament to the fact that head chef Allan Pickett takes his job very seriously.

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The Gun

Venue says: Join us in the pub every weekday lunchtime and enjoy sausages and mash and a drink for just £10!

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Boisdale Canary Wharf

Venue says: Valentine's weekend: spectacular four-course menu, plus entertainment from soul sensation, Fil Straughan! Book online or call 020 7715 5818.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Ibérica Canary Wharf

This glamorous new branch of Ibérica has a spacious, airy feel that blends well with the glass towers and moneyed streets of Canary Wharf, yet it conveys a real sense of Spain. The space feels contemporary but rooted – as does the menu from executive chef Nacho Manzano , which blends traditional dishes with ‘nuevo’ flourishes.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Things to do in Canary Wharf

Museums

Museum of London Docklands

Housed in a warehouse built 200 years ago to store sugar, coffee and rum, the museum tells the story of the Thames and its port and the people from all over the world who settled there. Thousands of objects and pictures – many rescued during the 1970s and 1980s when containerisation and competition forced London's port to move downstream – trace the area's history, from the arrival of the Romans to the rise of Canary Wharf. 

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Sport and fitness

Reebok Sports Club

Spanning three floors, this modern sports club takes gym membership to a chic new level complete with a bar and deli and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Canada Square. For now, there's plenty to keep you busy from golf to boxing and indoor football as well as a range of classes. Swimmers are well catered-for with a stunning 23-metre pool and those who like to unwind after a workout can relax in the sauna and steam rooms. In all, about as stylish and serene as a gym gets.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs in Canary Wharf

Bars and pubs

Brodie's

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Parlour Bar & Kitchen

The parlour is an all-day and evening venue which adapts to your mood whether it's a business breakfast, lunch with colleagues, social drinks, dinner or a private party. a seasonal menu focuses on quality, local ingredients with a unique 'skinny' cocktail and impressive wine list to match.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Corney & Barrow

Branch of the original Corney & Barrow wine bar on Paternoster Square in the City.

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Boisdale Canary Wharf

Venue says: Valentine's weekend: spectacular four-course menu, plus entertainment from soul sensation, Fil Straughan! Book online or call 020 7715 5818.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Comments

1 comments
K M
K M Staff Writer

If you visit Canary Wharf at the weekends and take the time to stroll around you will come across some little gems. Dont let the business persona put you off. There are always events happening year round. Recently i stumbled across a light installation which was amazing to watch as well as participate in as elements were interactive. Also if you venture into the reception of the Canary Wharf tower you will usually find some art installations to ponder over. Head down to the waterfront to watch the sunset and have a drink in one of many bars and restaurants. Canary Wharf has alot to offer that alot of people probably dont realise