Eating & Drinking

The Best Places to Eat and Drink Outside in Canary Wharf

11 August 2020
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Make the most of summer: Canary Wharf’s spacious, open-air terraces and verdant parks are the perfect places to enjoy alfresco food and cocktails.

When it comes to places to visit in London for eating and drinking, you can’t do better than Canary Wharf for choice, quality and space. The Alchemist has not one but two outdoor terraces with great views overlooking Reuters Plaza and Canary Wharf – sip a Cherry Poppins or Lightbulb Moment, two of many cocktails dreamt up in this ‘den of molecular mixology’, or sample the equally innovative food menu, including an impressive bottomless brunch.

If your list of London things to do does include a bottomless brunch, No35 Mackenzie Walk’s menu, with a DJ set and buzzing atmosphere on the side, is just as tempting. This independent bar and restaurant has an expansive, sun-drenched waterfront terrace; settle down with your morning coffee and a paper, or take time over a meal prepared with a commendable commitment to sustainability. There is also a brilliant menu exclusively for vegans.

For a taste of Spain on home turf this summer, Ibérica la Terraza in Cabot Square is unbeatable. Michelin-starred Executive Chef Nacho Manzano oversees the execution of Ibérica’s authentic dishes, made from the very best Spanish ingredients. Sample traditional tapas and paella, as well as tapas with an Ibérica twist, accompanied by – of course – a glass of sangria. If you’ve missed sharing a pitcher of Pimm’s with friends, The Grandstand Bar in Canada Square Park is ideal for a relaxed drink; now’s the time to make the most of the fresh air in London’s parks, which include several beautiful spaces in Canary Wharf.

No35 Mackenzie Walk, The Alchemist and Ibérica la Terraza are all taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, running Monday to Wednesday until 31 August, so book a table now to save 50% on food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to the value of £10 per head.