17 of the best Canary Wharf restaurants

Found yourself in Canary Wharf and not sure where to go for food? No need to worry as we’ve got you sorted with this list of the best Canary Wharf restaurants. You may think this business hub is just a place full of suits and offices but it’s becoming a cooler spot by the minute and has a whole host of great restaurants of all different types of cuisine to match. Whether you’re craving a steak after a long day’s work, want a romantic meal with an amazing view, or simply just want to stuff yourself full of pizza, Canary Wharf has it all.

Updated on 12 January 2024

Canary Wharf hasn’t always been cool. In fact, just a decade ago we doubt you would have ventured east in search of some of London’s best restaurants. However, in the last few years, this bustling district of the capital has proven its culinary worth, with a clutch of the best restaurants in Canary Wharf presenting mind-bendingly good menus, gorgeous interiors, and some incredible views to boot.

There truly is something for everyone when it comes to the best restaurants in Canary Wharf, whatever the occasion. We love the cheap and cheerful surroundings of some of the area’s more casual restaurants that serve up street food style tacos, burgers, and pizzas with aplomb. These make a great pitstop pre- or post-shopping trip and are a lovely place to kill a few hours come the weekend without having to break the bank. Elsewhere, if you’re looking to really impress your other half, a few friends or even some colleagues and clients, there are plenty of beautiful, fine-dining restaurants that are worthy of big budgets and leisurely meals.

The Wood Wharf development which properly opened around 2022 brought a whole new dynamism to Canary Wharf too. Here you’ll find some of London’s best-loved dining brands all moored up on floating pontoons, complete with outdoor, water-side terraces that make the perfect places to enjoy drinks and snacks come the warmer months.

Below you’ll find summaries of each of our top picks of places to eat in the area. Alternatively, if you’d like to see more options, you can look at our ultimate list of restaurants in Canary Wharf worth booking to get the full scope of what's on offer.

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT

Spread over two floors overlooking Cabot Square and the London skyline, Boisdale is a lively venue with an exciting calendar of events. Featuring the UK's largest whisky bar, a garden terrace, and Scottish-inspired restaurant this is an all-rounder destination for any occasion.

£50 - £79
British
Bo¯kan at Novotel Canary Wharf

Bo¯kan at Novotel Canary Wharf

Novotel Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9TP

High up in the sky and set over three floors, Bokan at The Novotel provides exquisite views whilst you enjoy the largely European menu from executive chef Robert Bokan, which includes favourites such as beef tartare.

£50 - £79
Bars
International
Dishoom Canary Wharf

Dishoom Canary Wharf

13 Water Street, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5GX

Whether you’re dining with friends or colleagues, Dishoom’s signature buzz makes the perfect backdrop to breaking bread and making merry. Feast on the food of Bombay’s famous Irani cafes, including classics like black dahl and chicken biryani.

£30 - £49
Indian
The Ivy in the Park

The Ivy in the Park

50 Canada Square Park, London, E14 5FW

The best thing about the Ivy is you know what you’re getting each time, with a consistent level of quality found in each of the brand’s cafes. Here there’s much of the same as elsewhere with pretty interiors, crowd pleasing international plates and top-end service.

£30 - £49
Modern European
British
Mallow Canary Wharf

Mallow Canary Wharf

12 Park Drive, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9ZW

From the team behind Mildred's, Mallow is a totally plant-based restaurant serving up international flavours, sustainable ingredients, and a variety of menus for whatever time of day you're visiting. The weekend brunch is particularly popular so make sure to book ahead.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Vegan
Gallio

Gallio

The Atrium Kitchen, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT

Boasting colourful interiors, plenty of greenery and gorgeous glazed tiles, Gallio brings a slice of the Mediterranean to Canary Wharf. The menu features mezze, salads, pilaf bowls and wraps, but its signature offering is its handmade pizzas made with 18-hour fermented dough.

£30 - £49
Pizza
Moroccan
Middle Eastern
Mediterranean
Lebanese
Vegetarian
Turkish
Tapas
Spanish
Italian
Halal
Gaucho Canary

Gaucho Canary

29 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 8RR

Over the past few years Gaucho has become one of the biggest steakhouse chains in London but that doesn’t mean that their steak isn’t still amazing. This particular branch also has beautiful al fresco dining section overlooking the river.

£50 - £79
Steak
South American
Argentinian
Roka Canary Wharf

Roka Canary Wharf

4 Park Pavilion, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FW

ROKA’s Canary Wharf branch serves high quality contemporary Japanese cuisine in a large, bamboo-covered restaurant. The menu is based around the robatayaki style cooking, where dishes such as lamb cutlets are cooked over hot coals.

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
Wahaca Cocktail & Mezcal Bar

Wahaca Cocktail & Mezcal Bar

The Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, London, E14 5FW

A cheap and cheerful staple, with colourful interiors and cracking set menus that allow you a full taste of the team’s work for around the £20 mark. Think Mezcal cocktails, tasty tacos, and plates of crisp tostadas.

Bars
Big Easy Canary Wharf

Big Easy Canary Wharf

Upper Level 1, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AR

Canary Wharf’s huge Big Easy is in an amazing location, sat on the park level of Crossrail Place looking out over the water, and serves big American style food. Think ribs, shrimp and lobster, washed down with frozen Margaritas.

£30 - £49
North American
Steak
Burgers
Barbecue
Fish
Hawksmoor Wood Wharf

Hawksmoor Wood Wharf

Hawksmoor Wood Wharf , Canary Wharf, London, E14 5GX

Hawksmoor doesn't disappoint, and this Canary Wharf site is one of its' best. Found on a floating pontoon, this double height space comes complete with an outdoor deck, downstairs bar and a menu packed with incredible seafood and steak. 

£50 - £79
Steak
British
Feels Like June

Feels Like June

15 Water Street, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9SB

Importing an LA buzz to this little corner of east London, Feels like June brings with it pastel interiors and a clean, fresh menu. There’s lots to like and something for everyone, from the plant-based burgers to the banana splits.

£30 - £49
North American
The Gun

The Gun

27 Coldharbour, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9NS

The Gun is one of very few old school pubs in the Canary Wharf area with its long wooden bar and red leather stools, and is renowned for serving some really high quality restaurant food too.

Under £30
British
Gastropub
Chai Ki - Restaurant

Chai Ki - Restaurant

1 Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AR

Located in the rather impressive Crossrail Place, Chai Ki offers a tempting all day menu of traditional Indian soul food from the sub-continent, all served in an impressive high ceilinged room with large windows.

£30 - £49
Indian
Ibérica Canary Wharf

Ibérica Canary Wharf

12 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QQ

Iberica deals in the finest produce for its classic Spanish fare, and offers a comfortable dining room that is as well suited to business meets as it is group dinners with friends.

£50 - £79
Tapas
Spanish
Goodman Canary Wharf

Goodman Canary Wharf

3 South Quay, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9RU

The most spacious of the three Goodman eateries, the Canary Wharf branch continues to serve what many regard to be some of the best steak in London (with a rather large price to match).

£50 - £79
Steak
British

Enjoy the suited-and-booted, high-rise vibe but want to stay a bit more central? Fear not as there are plenty of well known business districts around the capital that meet the mark, so check out our guide to the best restaurants in London Bridge and the best restaurants in the City of London for a range of classic dining, hidden gems, and iconic favourites.

Alternatively, if you're on the hunt for fine dining at its best and are willing to shell out a little more, why not explore our list of every three Michelin starred restaurant in the UK for a truly unforgettable occasion?

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