Eating & Drinking
Half Term Eats
Canary Wharf has lots of delicious dining options for the whole family to enjoy.
Korean fried chicken is having a moment, and few do it better than chef Judy Joo – who’s back with her second restaurant in the UK. For those that don’t know, Korean chicken is impossibly crispy. Joo offers it in a mixed bucket, in tenderform, grilled over charcoal, and more. If you don’t fancy the chicken, the Seoul Burger is a cult favourite for its fluffy potato bun, soy and gochujang glaze and kewpie mayo. Sides-wise, K-Tots are mini hash browns loaded with cheese, kimchi, hot sauce and other good things. Wash it all down with a frozen Seoul Shake or a bottle of flavoured soju.
Championing the tenets of the Mediterranean diet, Gallio uses simple, fresh and quality ingredients, from ancient grain pizza dough and beech-smoked anchovy to purple sprouting broccoli and fennel salami. But this is artisan pizza with a twist: expect classic flavours of sun-dried tomato and basil alongside outliers like spiced lamb, rose harissa and labneh.
Neat Burger offers plant-based fast food. Meat-free burgers are filled with ‘Neat Patties’ and ‘Crispy Chick’n’, and the ‘Neat Hot Dog’ and ‘Filet-No-Fish’ are 100% veggie too. Add your American-style cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles et al., and pair with fries for ‘clean, green burger dreams’. Everything is ethical, sustainable and delicious.
Imagine a kebab, but… healthier. GDK’s ‘game changing’ doners use lean beef and pure chicken imported from Germany, locally produced vegetables, and handmade bread – plus ‘secret’ signature sauces. As well as tasting fantastic, these kebabs are nutritionally balanced and contain virtually no preservatives or additives.
Famed for its flame-grilled peri-peri style chicken, nothing quite beats a ‘cheeky Nando’s’. Afro-Portuguese inspired and South African born, its chicken is legendary and is cooked to order with a choice of spicy bastes ranging from the mild lemon and herb to the fiery extra hot; there’s something to suit all tastes. And with a range of healthy side options including rainbow slaw, long stem broccoli and spiced grains with butternut squash, it can be devoured guilt-free too. Its bottomless drinks are sure-fire hits for the kids and the sharing platters mean that everyone can get stuck in, whether it’s for a quick lunch, a family party or an evening out with friends.
Udon, a Japanese comfort food, consists of hand-made noodles (the katsu curry flavour is popular), kake dashi broth, and piping hot tempura. Accompany with extras like seasoned egg, salted edamame or kimchi, and personalise with grated ginger, fresh chilis and spring onion.
Leading the way with being one of the first ever vegan brands is The Vurger Co. at Wharf Kitchen where everything on the menu is plant-based – so you don’t need to think about scrutinising the menu to see what you can and can’t eat. Think soul-satisfying, guilt-free, plant-based fast food. And this half-term, kids can enjoy a special kids menu featuring crispy dippers, skin on fries, tater tots and an apple juice.
Why not treat the kids to a delicious meal at Wagamama this half term? Their menu is packed full of fresh flavours, from a mini chicken katsu to a mini ramen, and not forgetting the freshly squeezed juices to wash it all down with. There’s no need to book, simply head on down to enjoy fresh, flavourful food.