Giant Robot

Restaurants, Street food Canary Wharf
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A seven-days-a-week foodie arena on the rooftop of Crossrail Place, from the team that brought you Dinerama.

A big shiny box on a low-rise Canary Wharf rooftop, Giant Robot is from the peeps at Street Feast, who also gave us hip outdoor food hangouts Dinerama and Model Market. It looks sort of like a boat. Or something with a massive quiff.

Inside, it’s like a cross between an airport departure lounge and a nightclub. Concrete floors, retro furnishings, groovy tunes. Plus four street food vendors, two bars and a coffee shack. Outside, there’s access to the wharf’s glorious ‘rooftopia’. You’ve got it: a landscaped rainforest on a roof. It’s all under a translucent, wood-framed dome, meaning shelter from the rain, but they’ve taken lots of panels out, so there’s breeze and birds, too.

At Giant Robot you'll find traders Little José, Thunderbird, Bob's Lobster and Yum Bun. Read all about their best dishes here.

By: Tania Ballantine

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Venue name: Giant Robot
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Address: Crossrail Place
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5AR
Transport: Tube: Canary Wharf
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Tyan
tastemaker

New place in canary wharf just above cross rail. I love street feast hence was really excited to try this. The atmosphere was nice and friendly and drinks were reasonably priced, staff at the bar were brilliant and fast so you wont be kept waiting for your drinks. Agree that there aren't a lot of food choices but I Love the chicken at bobs, absolutely stunning. Definitely give this a try if you are around canary wharf!

evanschris
Tastemaker

Another instalment from Street Feast! 


While nowhere near my favourite of their locations, this one stands out by being the first 7 day a week location. I does have a much smaller selection of food with only 4 sellers. The food seems to be either a little more expensive or a bit smaller than their other locations.


The place itself really nice, set in Crossrail place with a great balcony and view, and a rooftop garden above it. They bring their normal grungy look but a lot cleaner and more organised, it feels a lot more grown up than Dinearama. Being in the city you will be surrounded by suits during the week, but don't let that put you off if you are going!

It retains the things I love about Street Feast, a great friendly atmosphere, amazing selection of beers, with a separate bar offering cocktails. Awesome features like a free cloak room in the evening, or a coffee bar in the day. 


I would highly recommend this place if you are in the area, either for food and drinks, or just a drink before heading to a restaurant.


tl;dr It's Street Feast but more grown up, with a polish and a suit, but still retains the amazing atmosphere I crave from a Street Feast location.

Chandni A
tastemaker

Giant Robot is a street food festival in Crossrail place. I was expecting a a few food stalls so we could order a few dishes between us and share these. Unfortunately, there wasn't that much selection with only 4 food stalls to choose from; 2 bars and a coffee stall. We had 2 buns from Yum Bun and some chowder fries from BOBs. The food was ok, some of it was quite bland.

It wasn't that busy bearing in mind it was the weekend and I can only say that might have been from the limited food selection and the location.