Gallio is an authentic Mediterranean restaurant located in the buzzing heart of Canary Wharf. The vibe is beautifully rustic, with rich, earthy tones, terracotta tiles on the walls, woven shades overhead and olive trees decorating the space.
This Christmas, the team as Gallio are passionate about giving their diners a Mediterranean-inspired, festive feast, for those in the mood to do something a little different. If you're planning the office party or organising a dinner for family or friends, this is an easy-to-organise option that will surprise your guests.
Indeed, instead of pigs in blankets, you can try the likes of a lemon chicken-topped flatbread or falafel with pilaf rice, in an atmospheric, colourful setting. The team have also taken care to ensure that their menus cater for a wide variety of dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free.
In terms of Gallio's Christmas offering, you and your friends can indulge in either two or three courses for a set price. First up, enjoy some nibbles like hummus with breadsticks, before moving onto smaller plates as starters, like honey truffled patatas, Greek salad and calamari with garlic aioli and slices of chilli for a bit of a kick.
As if that didn't sound delicious enough, mains come in the form of hearty bowls packed full with flavour. We like the look of the Turkish eggs and spiced lamb topped flatbread, as well as the beef short rib-filled pitta and wild mushroom pizza. For dessert, take your pick from caramel cheesecake with katiafi pastry and a biscoff base, loukoumades which are Greek doughnuts served with honey and pistachio, or a classic chocolate brownie.
It wouldn't be a Christmas party without some good tipple, so check out the cocktail menu which features classics as well as more creative combinations, from a Negroni and Old Fashioned, to a Tiramisu Martini.