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What to eat at Street Feast's Giant Robot in Canary Wharf

Giant Robot
Andy Parsons

Team Street Feast has launched Giant Robot, a Canary Wharf rooftop dedicated to grub on the go. Here's exactly what you should be eating up in the clouds.

Croquetas at Little José, £6.50 for five

croquetas at little jose

Andy Parsons

 

The sensible choice is to grab a bocadillo (Spanish baguette). But who wants to be sensible? Go for the ever-changing but always-brilliant croquetas. Creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside. Oh, and a portion of the spicy prawn fritters while you’re at it. Double thumbs up.

 


Clam chowder fries at Bob’s Lobster, £5

bob's lobster, clam chowder fries

Andy Parsons

 

The thing to get at Bob’s is the lobster roll, right? Wrong. It’s £17 (sheesh! You can almost go to Burger & Lobster for that) and the brioche is a bit greasy. But oh, the clam chowder fries! They’re things of beauty: a poutine-esque pot of skinny chips buried under a herb-flecked, bacon-specked chowder, with teeny, juicy clams too. Soooo good.

 


Chipuffalo wings at Thunderbird, £5 for five

thunderbird, chipuffalo wings

Andy Parsons

 

Who doesn’t love a wing? In high-end chipotle hot sauce. Better yet, these guys get a twist on the standard style by being breaded first – that sauce plus crunch plus chicken combo really works.

 


Toffee apple ice cream bun at Yum Bun, £4

 

yum bun toffee apple ice cream

Andy Parsons

 

You can only get it after 3pm (get the pork with hoi sin while you wait), but it’s worth sticking around for. Trust me. It’s a deep-fried bun smeared with homemade apple sauce, plus a perfect sphere of good-quality vanilla ice cream. On top? Miso caramel and shards of candied walnuts. Happy sigh.

Giant Robot is at Garden Level, Crossrail Place, E14 5AR (tube: Canary Wharf), open daily, 11am-late.

For more of the gut-busting good stuff check out our list of London's best street food.   

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