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The Wapping Project is now closed.


Venue name: The Wapping Project
Address: Wapping Hydraulic Power Station
Wapping Wall
Opening hours: Mon-Fri noon-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-5.00pm
Transport: Tube: Wapping
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Totally gutted to find that the Wapping project has now closed.

I lived in Wapping for 7 years and visited the project many times with groups and as a couple. While service was sometimes random and Jules a clear eccentric I found this added yet more interest and quirk to an already fascinating building! I'm not sure all visitors took time to recognise the devotion Jules took in maintaining and reviving the project given the comments below. Having spoken to her on a couple of occasions she explained she had actually restored the building having discovered it in a derelict, overgrown state and subsequently prolonged it's place in history as the The Wapping project- not only offering Wapping an interesting restaurant and exhibition space but reviving the history of the power station.Id like to say thank you for the memories. I certainly hope it is not the end for this building...

I was saddened to find the Wapping Project had closed when I walked past it last Friday. It featured in one of the walks I have written around the Docklands area. I remember visiting when I last checked the walk, I think about 18 months ago. The place had a lovely atmosphere, and the staff were most friendly and helpful.  I never had the chance to sample the food (I was thinking of doing so on this visit), But I do remember viewing the menu, and  recall thinking it looked tempting. Asking locally, I rather gather the site has been acquired. I do hope it is left in tact.

Paul Quilter

Such a beautifully tranquil place! I was so at ease here and the building is gorgeous. I didn't try the food but the gallery was wonderful, an artists and curators dream.

I've lived close by the Wapping Project for about four years. There aren't many places to get brunch in the area, so I find myself going every now and again – probably every six months. The service is always baffling, usually woeful, sometimes funny. This morning I ordered a full English breakfast. When I asked for brown sauce, the waitress asked, 'Like, soy sauce?' They didn't have ketchup or brown sauce, it turned out, but she did bring some mustard, saying 'That should make it better.' My girlfriend's cappuccino was bitter, and when she asked for another one, the waitress looked at her like she was asking something crazy. It's one of those rare establishments where just ordering food feels like an ordeal. I always leave bemused, and little exhausted. And the food? It's expensive and ok.

Wapping Food has been a place I have visited for many years, with many fond memories! Great food, wine and atmosphere, although it might not have been the same without Cam! My family and I are sad to see this place close, as my fathers memorial was held here. To Jules and the team, you and wapping food will always have great memories for us Barford family. Thank you and good luck to you all.....

We recently tried to book a table for the Wapping Project. The events manager was extremely rude and wanted our whole party to eat the same thing. It is a pity as once it was a really good restaurant locally for us with a great art connection - one that I used to recommend a lot to friends. It looks like they have hired very badly. We won't be trying them again as her blatant rudeness was the poorest customer service that I have come across recently.

I visited Wapping Project on a thursday night with a friend for diner and was very disappointed. I have to say the space is pretty amazing and the photo exhibition was great, but that's all the good thing i could really say about it. The wine was expensive and of very poor quality - i asked for a well oaked chardonnay and got served a fruity wine. There is no music which is a shame as it could make a big difference to the overall experience i think. I ordered duck breasts which was good, until i finished my meal and started having stomach ache, which let to a 3 days food poisoning. I called them to inform them, and the receptionist told me i couldn't get food poisoning that quickly instead of apologizing. Overall, a very disappointing experience and i would definitely not recommend it to any of my friend or just to see the current exhibition and have a coffee.

I arrived here for a book talk after a long journey with my mother, only to be told that the author was sick and the event cancelled. The woman who informed me bears a striking resemblance to Jules Wright, the owner, though I can't be 100% sure it was her. Her rude behavior certainly leads me to believe it was Ms. Wright, though, judging from what others have written below. She curtly informed me that an email had gone out the previous day notifying all ticket holders that the event was cancelled, and made it seem as though it was my fault for turning up. Needless to say, I didn't receive any email. "We had 70 people booked and you're the only two who came," she said, acting as though we were bonkers for coming. I found it hard to believe we were the only ones, seeing how she was sitting right at the front door obviously waiting to intercept anyone who turned up. My mother recently had hip surgery and was in some pain after the long walk. When she protested about the poor treatment, this rude woman told my mother there was "no need to pull a face," again acting as though we were at fault. I asked for my money back and she went to the till to get it, then made a drippingly insincere offer of coffee or tea. Any normal person in this situation would simply apologize, even if she had sent out a cancelation email. A total cow -- don't give her your money!!!

I was very put off the Wapping Project by the comments here, but had an evening booked with a several people so I went. It was completely wonderful, the setting is outstanding, the art rivels the tate modern and the food was imaginative and delicious. We met Jules and there were absolutely no problems like those mentioned below. If you like imaginatively transformed spaces, modern art and good food this is the place for you, and it has a good atmosphere.