Your Guide to Alfresco Canary Wharf

There’s no better place to be than Canary Wharf, especially when the sun is shining.

Make the most of the great outdoors and drink and dine alfresco. We have the perfect mix of restaurant terraces, outdoor bars and pop-up spaces so whether you’re here daily, or a first time visitor, Canary Wharf is where it’s at this summer.

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Cabot Square

Centred around an impressive towering fountain, Cabot Square is a key hub of Canary Wharf and is surrounded by works of art, shopping and plentiful alfresco drinking and dining options; think pop-up bars, terraces and a burger shack.

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Pergola on the Wharf’s summer pop-up bar features two pétanque pitches making it the place to be this summer.

Enjoy Drake & Morgan’s gorgeous alfresco pop-up terrace managed by the wonderful team at The Parlour, located in Cabot Square. Stop by for a crisp glass of rosé in the sun whilst surrounded by beautiful florals & fresh herbs.

Always a popular choice, Ibérica’s summer dining spot returns. Sip one of their signature gin and tonics and enjoy authentic Spanish dishes.

Nothing beats a burger from Electric Shuffle’s outdoor burger shack. Wash it down with a drink from their alfresco bar.

Drink and dine on Boisdale’s terrace overlooking Cabot Square.

Canada Square Park

This much-loved green space plays host to an array of cultural events including the open-air Summer Screens showing sporting events and family films. A range of restaurants and bars are dotted around the square.

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Adorned with foliage and potted trees, The Ivy in the Park has increased the size of its beautiful terrace for the summer season.

Savour ice cream and frozen yoghurt that is full of taste but with no added sugar thanks to Yolé.

The Wahaca burrito van brings a taste of Latin America to Canary Wharf.

For those looking for a relaxed drink, or to unwind after a long day, head straight to The Grandstand Bar in Canada Square Park.

Enjoy Plateau’s own terrace or their pop-up Champagne and oyster bar in Canada Square Park.

 

Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park equals instant serenity thanks to the tree-filled space and cascading water features. Zone out from city stress and relax and sunbathe on the grass. Restaurants feature modern European cuisine and a Mediterranean feast to remember.

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Bask in the feel-good tastes of the Mediterranean thanks to Gallio, where fresh flavours are the order of the day.

  • The Pearson Room

Think Mayfair meets Shoreditch at The Pearson Room’s pop-up. Its menu is a perfect blend of classic style and youthful inventiveness.

Montgomery Square

An oasis for outdoor activities including free ping pong and minigolf, Montgomery Square is also abuzz with sporting events and street food markets. Soak up the hustle and bustle of the atmosphere.

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This unique pop-up bar is made from shipping containers and features outdoor seating, ideal for savouring its speciality coffee.

Join us every Thursday, 12noon-3pm, to sample some of the tastiest street food dishes from around the world and liven up your lunchtime.

Montgomery Square comes to life with street food, music and night-time minigolf at our monthly night market. Thursdays 26 May, 23 June, 28 July, 18 August & 22 September, 5-10pm

Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

Wood Wharf

Wood Wharf, our newest neighbourhood, encompasses homes, offices, shops, bars, restaurants, and nine acres of green space and communal areas. Take a moment to bask in the beauty of the waterside setting by strolling along the boardwalk.

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Overlooking the boardwalk and the water, experience homemade fresh crafted pasta in this setting to remember.

With views across the water, Hawksmoor’s terrace adjoining their eco-friendly floating pavilion, is very special.

Hawksmoor’s restaurant at dock-level is joined by a 120-seat waterside bar, The Lowback, where you’ll find a rotating list of cocktails.

At MMy, Wood Wharf’s newest eatery, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking Harbour Quay Gardens. Shop their international grocery store and pick up bits for a picnic, or grab and go from their selection of street food traders.

 

Mackenzie Walk

Overlooking the water of Middle Dock, Mackenzie Walk is an evening suntrap and is home to a wine bar, tasting menu restaurant, waterside bar and a pub – all of which are perfect for whiling away those summer nights.

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Located by the water, this independent wine bar, shop and restaurant has expanded its terrace for the summer; a perfect spot to sip a refreshing rosé.

Serving cask ales and pub food, enjoy an alfresco catch-up with friends at this quintessential boozer.

Loll in the long summer days thanks to No35 Mackenzie Walk’s south-facing waterfront terrace.

Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

Crossrail Place

Situated in the North Dock, Crossrail Place comprises Canary Wharf’s Elizabeth line station, shops, cinema, and one of London’s largest roof gardens. Here you can wander and admire the exotic plants or relax on one of the benches nestled in hidden pathways.

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Its wraparound terrace and roof garden entrance makes Pergola on the Wharf the destination to be this season.

Be transported to an island state of mind at Island Poké. Dine outdoors with your choice of tasty dishes from its Hawaiian-inspired menu.

Get the taste of America on this side of the Atlantic at Big Easy’s terrace where there’s upbeat blues, views and barbecue food.

Situated by the water, you can enjoy the ambience of this once-thriving harbour whilst feasting on the mouth-watering menu.

Dine alfresco at Ippudo, where high quality local ingredients are combined with Japanese elements in its soul food.

Get some vitamin D while dining outside at The Breakfast Club. Taste all-day and evening breakfast classics from this caff.

Dine alfresco at Ole & Steen where the all-day menu celebrates the very best of Denmark.

Sit out, admire Canary Wharf’s dockside location and savour a slice of Italy within the city.

The Park Pavilion

Located next to Canada Square Park, The Park Pavilion is home to a trio of celebrated restaurants, from Japanese to American fast food and classic British dishes. Make the most of the weather and dine alfresco on the restaurant terraces.

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The Parlour’s large and impressive terrace, has a specially curated list of summer-inspired cocktails.

Featuring plenty of outdoor dining space, Shake Shack brings a touch of New York to Canary Wharf.

Relax on the terrace overlooking Canada Square Park and share Japanese dishes against the backdrop of Canary Wharf’s dramatic city skyline.

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Canary Wharf

Reuters Plaza

Overlooking Middle Dock, Reuters Plaza is a hub with One Canada Square at its core. Close to the Jubilee line, this bustling area is home to the renowned Konstantin Grcic: Six Public Clocks.

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Featuring an upstairs terrace and the outdoor covered area, The Alchemist is best known for its creative cocktails.

Terrazzo, natural stone and breeze blocks help Caravan’s alfresco dining and bar space to look stripped back and sun-drenched.

Crafted in small batches using traditional methods and the finest seasonal ingredients, you can’t beat Crosstown’s ice creams.

Street Food Kitchens:

Bringing an authentic taste of modern Jamaica to London is Rudie’s Jerk Shack; savour its charcoal-grilled jerk meat.

Chickpeas take centre stage at Garbanzos. Try its falafel, smooth hummus, salad bowls or soft pocket pitas.

Offering a light and healthy menu thanks to its flavoursome salad bowls, filled pitta breads and fresh juices.

Rice Guys is all about Chinese comfort food from natural ingredients, free from artificial colouring, flavouring or preservatives.

MamaLan brings its fluffy baos, tasty dumplings and bubbly bubble teas to Canary Wharf.

Around the Estate

There’s an abundance of other restaurants and bars to whet your appetite or quench your thirst – whatever food or drink takes your heart’s desire. Dine alfresco and sample gastronomy from around the world; after all, Canary Wharf is home to culture and cuisine to suit every palate.

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This quiet restaurant tucked behind Cabot Square captures the flavours of Italy with a fresh and imaginative menu.

Located on the banks of the River Thames, Gaucho boasts spectacular London views from its leafy, continental terrace.

This summer Obicà expands its dining area outdoors.

  • Shutters

For those looking for a relaxed drink, or seeking a spot to catch up with friends, head straight to the Shutters‘ alfresco summer pop-up at Adams Plaza for a crisp glass of wine or summer-inspired cocktail.

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