Suits and shoppers mingle happily at Docklands steakhouse Smollensky’s, by Canary Wharf station. The alfresco plaza tables are always oversubscribed, but plenty more seating can be found inside the buzzy bar or the sophisticated first floor restaurant. Although primarily focused on steaks and burgers, Smollensky’s menu tours the modern American culinary canon, stopping by various states on its way.
From the bar, you can expect classic cocktails and a dazzling list of international, by-the-glass wines. Peckish imbibers can also make the most of a short bar menu of sandwiches and nibbles. Given its location, Smollensky’s is best suited to working lunches and end of the day drinks.