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Looking to treat a business colleague or potential partner to something out of the ordinary? Then head straight to Cinnamon Restaurant and Bar in the heart of Canary Wharf. Executive Head Chef, Vernon Strachan, has created a spectacular menu of modern cuisine, combining textures and flavours from all over the world. The dishes are beautifully presented and taste simply stunning. Sample the bar's famous signature cocktails, made from a large selection of vodka, gin, rum and whiskey. The Cinnamon Mojito is a popular crowd favourite.
Looking to treat a business colleague or potential partner to something out of the ordinary? Then head straight to Cinnamon Restaurant and Bar in the heart of Canary Wharf. Executive Head Chef, Vernon Strachan, has created a spec..
This 250-year-old pub was a sailor's favourite, home to smugglers and site of secret trysts between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Closed down by fire three years ago, it has been bought and refurbished by Tom and Ed Martin, proprietors of The White Swan in Fetter Lane and The Well in Clerkenwell. For their third venture they've secured the services of Chef Scott Wade, formerly at Mirabelle, Drones and Thyme. The combination of the Martin brothers' hospitable ethos and Wade's culinary flair has created not just a fine local pub, but one of the better eateries in the Docklands. The Gun boasts an outdoor terrace with commanding views over the Thames, an excellent spot for a pre-dinner drink even on a chilly night like the one we chose to visit. Back in the elegant dining room, the beaming faces of other diners suggested we might be in for a treat. Friendly staff fetched us a drink from the bar and we settled in for what proved to be an excellent meal, far above the standards of a run-of-the-mill gastropub and more akin to a good restaurant meal. Potted duck with chutney and brioche made a delightfully indulgent start, and my dining companion's ballottine of chicken with wild mushrooms, capers and tarragon was unusual and very pleasing. The real kickers came in the main courses. Barnsley lamb chop with roasted garlic mash, cepe duxelles and mint jus was a perfect wintry treat and a lasagne of halibut, smoked salmon, leeks and warm aioli sauce showed the chef could work his magic with fish as well. Already completely over-indulged, we made room for a creme brulee and a chocolate pot to round off a sumptuous feast. The Gun is a lovely pub and the food is something special. We strongly recommend a visit.
This 250-year-old pub was a sailor's favourite, home to smugglers and site of secret trysts between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Closed down by fire three years ago, it has been bought and refurbished by Tom and Ed Martin, p..
This addition to Terence Conran's D&D London (formerly Conran Restaurants) empire sits at the top of Canada Tower in the heart of Canary Wharf, which now resembles a space-age Manhattan, all towering skyscrapers and ultra-modern developments. Plateau commands incredible views of London on all sides, and the plush 1950s style decor and excellent service make this one of the classiest new places in town. Their are two eating options here. The main restaurant serves Modern European dishes prepared under head chef Allan Pickett with consummate skill (signature dishes include roast fillet of aged beef, saute of Girolle mushrooms and roast bone marrow). There is also a separate Bar & Grill area, more reasonably priced, which serves excellent steaks (for example, grilled 28 days aged 8 ounce sirloin). One of the main attractions of Plateau is the atmosphere and setting. This is a truly impressive, indulgent spot to take a meal, sitting on top of the world - and if you get a seat on the terrace you'll be amazed by the view. Rest assured that you will also enjoy an exquisite meal, accompanied by a nice wine from an impressive list, served to you with panache... but at a price.
This addition to Terence Conran's D&D London (formerly Conr..