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Eating & Drinking

New to the Wharf

8 November 2023

New Food & Drink

You can’t miss it: coffee shop and bar 640East is made from up-cycled shipping containers and is already a firm local favourite in Montgomery Square. Need a caffeine fix? Only ethically sourced specialty grade coffee here, with a Galeta pastry on the side if you like. Book a spot for your next brew; plenty of outdoor and covered seating here too.

Inspired by the original chophouses that sprang up across London in the 18th century, Blacklock champions premium chops, steaks, lunch-break-friendly bites and cocktails aplenty – with its meat all directly sourced from Cornwall and a waste-reducing Pip to Peel philosophy in place. This award-winning chophouse has found its new home in a disused warehouse which in a former life provided local police with holding cells; on the same site, under the train tracks of North Dock, Blacklock promises ‘good times matched with good deeds’.

If a morning or post-lunch (or even early evening if that floats your boat) coffee is part of your ritual, setting the tone for whatever’s next, then Blank Street is the place for you. The first Blank Street only launched in 2020 in Brooklyn, NYC, but you’ll now find its quality brews all over London, including right here in Canada Place. ‘Rituals matter, and great rituals make your life better’, declares the Blank Street team. Try its coffee by specialty brand Origin Coffee Roasters plus fresh, locally sourced food.

Fresh-out-of-the-oven focaccia bread filled with the finest ingredients. Made daily. Mouthwatering. Quintessentially Italian.

Focaccia sandwiches from bread&truffle


‘A cinnamon bun isn’t going to save the world, but it’s not a bad place to start.’ Hear hear. And no cutting corners either; at Buns From Home, the croissant dough is made from scratch every day. ‘Home’ was once the founder Barney’s kitchen but enough of you loved his buns that he has a bit more help nowadays. The not-so-secret, and vital, ingredient for each bun is butter, sourced from a Normandy dairy. If your colleagues are looking on with envy, send them the online office order form, for 36 buns or more.

Championing a #goodcarbs ethos, loved by Londoners since 2011 and now open right here with welcoming smiles in One Canada Square – ciao, Coco di Mama. What do you fancy? Award-winning pasta? A hearty salad, or warming soup? Or perhaps ‘the best coffee in the city’, according to City AM. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to check out the sweet treats; if you don’t know what a biscoff bomboloni is, it’s time to find out. Mangiamo! Let’s eat.

This new local restaurant is the brainchild of the same man who founded the popular Macellaio RC Italian restaurants; at Fish Game, Roberto Costa promises a similarly high-quality menu that showcases the most seasonal, sustainable ingredients and only the best British game and fish – hence the name – cooked over fire and charcoal. Diners can enjoy sipping the famous Mexican spirit at Fish Game’s very own tequila bar, and wine made by small artisan producers. The restaurant itself, populated by carefully-curated vintage and reused furniture, will feature a charcoal grill and octopus wood carvings, as well as a private dining room.

Fuwa Fuwa, the UK’s first Japanese souffle pancakes concept are handcrafted to order using a special secret recipe and finest ingredients to ensure the pancakes are always fresh, warm and super fluffy.

For coffee drinking with a good conscience, coffee shop and retailer Grind ticks all the boxes. Beans are sourced directly from smallholders around the world and farmers paid significantly more than the rates set by Fairtrade; all its coffee is free from pesticides or artificial additives; Grind tins and packaging are recyclable AND its pods are certified home compostable, making them the most sustainable alternative on the market. Londoners drink two million cups of Grind coffee a year, making it a genuine force for good.

Indulge your senses in an explosion of flavours as we present you with a menu inspired by the rich tapestry of Indian street cuisine. From sizzling chaats to mouthwatering kebabs, our skilled chefs masterfully craft each dish using fresh finest ingredients and traditional spices, ensuring an authentic gastronomic experience that will leave you craving more.

The plant-based movement across London is picking up pace and Mallow’s dishes are sustainable, local sourcing, minimal waste and veggie creations that are as beautifully presented and flavoursome as they are inventive. It is being brought to Canary Wharf by the team behind Mildreds, to the delight of local vegans and vegetarians already aware of its unique plant-based dishes. With its atmospheric split-level layout and year-round terrace, designed with references to Mallow’s Borough Market site, is this one of the best restaurants in Canary Wharf? We’d say so, but you can find out for yourself.

Mr Pretzels have been baking delicious hand-rolled pretzels since 1994, when they opened their first outlet in Puerto Rico. Using only the finest quality, natural ingredients, their pretzel dough is prepared on the spot, so freshness and taste are guaranteed.

Pretzels from Mr Pretzels

Groceries are a life essential so Morrisons Daily is a most welcome and convenient addition to its new neighbourhood. Stop by for everything from healthy breakfasts to have at work and snacks for the day to ingredients for your supper. It’s open late for any last-minute grocery needs plus there’s an on-site bakery and Pret Coffee To Go.

The freshest seafood served waterside, with views of the river, cityscape and beyond? Now you’re talking. It’s run by one family with a serious passion for seafood; Mustafa Topkaya is proud to lead the kitchen together with his children Jamie and Felicity. This restaurant is the ideal place if you and your dining companions appreciate the best seasonal seafood; Oysteria serves everything from oysters – of course – and octopus to perfectly cooked squid, scallops, sole and more.

The name Pho is synonymous with 100 per cent authentic, fresh and absolutely delicious Vietnamese street food, all made in-house. If you haven’t yet tried its signature dish – steaming, aromatic noodle soup – now’s the time. More than a quarter of the main menu is vegan, and there’s a great kids’ menu too.

Qube East’s bar and lounge is a brand-new epicentre for creatives across East London. The venue offers weekly events, in-house DJs and stylish interiors with an emphasis on connecting creators across all disciplines. 

Interior, Qube East

Its reputation precedes it; most of us know what we can expect to enjoy at Subway before the tempting smell emanates from its Crossrail Place store. Enjoy everything from fresh subs, salads and sandwiches plus the new Series range which includes hearty options like Big Breakwich, Tex Mexan and Great Caesar.

  • WatchHouse, coming soon

We’re excited to welcome WatchHouse, with a cool, calming interior (and name) inspired by its Bermondsey beginnings in a former 19th century watch house. It’s home to remarkable coffee: a place for those who value craft, provenance and quality, WatchHouse is dedicated to transparent, ethical coffee and food supply chains. Its team believes the enjoyment of food and coffee is about more than just consumption and takes pride in serving it to you.

New Shops & Services

This cult Aussie brand is known not just for its distinctive bottles, sought-after scents and ethically-sourced formulations; it also takes care to choose new locations where they can add ‘something of merit’. So the Aesop design team researched Canary Wharf’s history as one of the busiest docks in the world while also taking into account its current significance as a hub for London’s banking and financial services: the result, a store that is an assemblage of items from across Europe, housed within a chestnut brown container and creating a warm, enveloping ambiance. So give Aesop a warm welcome and explore its skin, hair and body care products, right here in Canary Wharf.

Designer eyewear brand Bloobloom is bringing effortless French style – ‘la vie en Bloo’ – to Canary Wharf for everyone who needs prescription glasses or sunglasses. Every chic, affordable Bloobloom pair has a handcrafted frame and is made from sustainable materials, plus the Pair For Pair programme means you’re giving back to others with every purchase. Make the most of walk-in appointments and in-store repairs, adjustment and style advice services.

Young people outdoors wearing Bloobloom glasses

This renowned Italian men’s fashion label places great importance on the fabrics and materials used for its clothing, accessories and shoes across activewear, formal and ‘easy formal’ categories; they must be of the highest quality and preferably organic, recycled or certified, so you’ll look as good as you feel.

Canary Wharf has partnered with Circle Collective, a social enterprise which helps young people in East London to find permanent work and make positive changes in their lives. The store, in the heart of the lively Canary Wharf shopping centre Jubilee Place, stocks on-trend unisex skate and streetwear from the likes of Dickies, FILA, Kickers and more, plus premium vintage clothing. It is also used for training young people who have been welcomed into the Circle Community.

This is the only place to go for luxury liquorice, whether it’s your favourite indulgent treat or you’re buying it for a lucky friend, colleague or family member. Lakrids by Bülow’s shelves are as aesthetically pleasing as its products, housing rows and rows of jars filled with perfectly spherical liquorice goodies. Its founder aims to spread the love for this unique Nordic flavour and is doing so with his unique creations, such as sweet liquorice coated in milk chocolate and rolled in fine liquorice powder.

Liquorice for Lakrids byBulow

  • London Ski Co., coming soon

Opening at the perfect time – as winter’s chill kicks in, and ahead of ski season for many – is London Ski Co., bringing to Canary Wharf its exclusive selection of winter sports brands. Browse its offering for men, women and children, including accessories, from brands ranging from Aztech Mountain to We Norweigans, via Fera, Falke and cult fashion favourite Perfect Moment

For an unrivalled padel experience, whether you’re already an enthusiast or new to the racquet sport, Padium is ready to welcome you to its state-of-the-art space, open daily 6am to 11pm and home to eight pay-and-play courts; seven are indoor, with 10-metre-high ceilings, and one is outdoor, all with superb flooring for the sport. Padel, hailed as the most social of team sports, began in Mexico in 1969 and is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with 30,000+ courts in Europe alone; Padium is here to elevate the padel experience in the UK. There are courses and private lessons available for all levels and ages too, plus on-site locker rooms, a pro kit shop and the Ace Bar; it serves protein shakes as well as beer and wine.

The ideal, fully-kitted-out destination for local video gamers; enjoy all your favourite Nintendo and Playstation 5 games in high-tech, high-spec booths, fuelling your concentration with cocktails, drinks and food from Platform’s menus. It also hosts a Bottomless Brunch on Sundays and non-gamers are most welcome to pop in for lunch or for a bite to eat while working remotely.

Visit Randox Health to find out how you can protect the health of your future self, thanks to its personalised private programmes; these deliver unrivalled insights on current health and future risks. The expert team is located right in the centre of Canary Wharf, so convenient that there’s no excuse to put off addressing that health niggle or worry any longer. Randox can provide insights into up to 150 data points to help you to understand your health better and there’s also in-clinic testing available in the areas of sexual, hormonal, female, digestive and genetic health.

Sorting out any kind of watch woe just got even easier. Luxury watch repair specialist RWR completes any work that needs to be done on the same day you drop off your watch, and the experts provide a free estimate for all repairs without the need for an appointment. Services range from battery replacements, resealing and pressure testing to a full service and overhaul on quartz and mechanical watches, cleaning, polishing, new leather straps and glass replacement. Best of all? The RWR service is available for all watch brands, including the likes of TAG Heuer, Omega, Longines, Cartier and Ebel

For luxury handbags and shoes which have timeless appeal and enduring quality, it has to be Russell & Bromley and we’re delighted that the brand has found a new home with us in East London. With nearly 150 years of expertise behind them, it’s a brand that’s synonymous with craftsmanship, style and accessories that stand the test of time. Shoe shopping is just so much better in person so pop in to Russell & Bromley’s new light and bright store, get comfy on one of its velvet sofas as you try on summer’s must-haves and take inspiration from the videos of the latest collection on its floor-to-ceiling screen.

If impeccable talons are your thing, then Townhouse is the place for you. We are welcoming the UK’s most premium salon brand; expect an elevated nail experience, with flawless service and industry-leading standards, in elegant surroundings. Nail art is a specialty here and Townhouse is proud to offer the industry’s first gel manicure guarantee: purchase a gel manicure and if you experience any issues, for any reason over the following seven days, they will fix it for free.

Townhouse Nail Bar

Another most welcome addition for the local community and Wood Wharf Health Centre is taking registrations for NHS patients; this new branch of the existing Island Medical Centre provides the full range of NHS GP services. Register now and benefit from face-to-face, phone and digital eConsult consultations, as well as high clinical standards in this brand-new facility. It’s open every weekday and also on Saturday mornings.

This new nursery for children from three months to four years old champions a holistic approach to childcare, with a focus on the nurture of mind, body and planet. The safe and comfortable setting has a beautiful, calm, neutral design, there’s a daily menu that parents themselves will envy, and the team offers extended hours, from 7am to 7pm, for those who need them.

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