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|Address:||4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, London E14 5FW|
|Tel:||020 7636 5228|
|Price: £70.00||Wine: £32.00||Champagne: £49.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 11.45am-3pm Sat-Sun 11.30am-4pm Mon-Sun 5.30-11pm (Sun -10pm)|
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Lunch at Roka Canary Wharf is certainly an experience. From the moment you enter, the heady scandinavian wood takes over your senses together with ambient lighting and the buzz of tables full to the brim. Food is equally enticing with a menu full of choice dishes. The baby squid was tender and light followed by soft yet firm perfectly grilled asparagus and the black cod with honey was succulent, flavoursome and beatifully balanced. the wine list is equally impressive with high qaulity yet reasonably marked up new world wines and I was also surprised to see a lebanese favourite of mine. As a treat I thought to try a dessert and opted for the green tea and mango cake with mango ice cream, which was delicious and surprisingly light and refreshing. Don't leave without trying it.
Service started off bright and promising and continued which was a feat in itself given the sheer volume of customers in the lunch time rush, I've seen many a restaurant pack em' up high and fail to deliver. All in all a fantastic meal and experience and as someone who rarely opts for Japanese, I'm impressed and will certainly be going back for more. Conversely my fellow diner who can't get enough of the cuisine was equally impressed, so Roka scores high for all diners. One tip you might want to bear in mind, though they don't explain this, sides do come out as and when they are cooked so if you order a particular side to arrive with your main say so.