18 Canary Wharf Restaurants And Bars For Outdoor Dining And Drinking

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Canary Wharf is ready to welcome you back with some excellent alfresco dining options.

We’ve finally hit Step 2 in the roadmap out of lockdown, and honestly, we are so ready to embrace a life of eating out and sipping cocktails alfresco this spring. If you are too, then we highly recommend you head on down to Canary Wharf where you’ll find a whole host of restaurant terraces, outdoor bars and pop-ups ready and waiting for you and your lovely group of six.

Yes, Canary Wharf is bringing you a taste of the Mediterranean’s alfresco dining culture – just in time for you to capitalise on that spring sunshine! So, have a scroll, check out your options, and book your table now.

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The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant

April Re-Openings

The Alchemist

In the mood for some delicious theatrical cocktails? We’ve got you. The Alchemist has two outdoor spaces where you can sip drinks in style both day and night: a covered area in front of the bar and an upstairs terrace that overlooks the bright lights of Reuters Plaza. Book a table here.


You really will feel like you’re in the Mediterranean when you pay a visit to Ibérica! Savour an authentic, yet contemporary, Spanish dining experience out on La Terraza, ⁠brought to you by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Nacho Manzano. Tapas, anyone? Book a table here.

Plateau Restaurant, Bar & Grill

Plateau has some of the most impressive cityscape views from its two rooftop spaces, perfect for admiring the skyline while you enjoy your brunches, lunches and evening meals. Whether you’re organising your first date night this year or you just want to do something nice for a long-overdue catch-up with your friends, a visit to Plateau is sure to make for a special occasion. Book a table here.

The Grandstand Bar

The Grandstand Bar

If you’re in the mood for something a little more lowkey you can enjoy a relaxed drink at The Grandstand Bar in Canada Square Park. Share a pitcher of Pimms between your group of six, while you make the most of the fresh air. And with no need to book in advance – it’s perfect for those last minute plans.

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Overlooking Cabot Square, Boisdale brings a wee bit of Scotland down to London. Cosy up on the Cigar Terrace amongst tar­tan uphol­stered sofas for some hearty dining and drinking. And don’t worry if the night does get a bit chilly – there are plenty of tar­tan blan­kets on hand to keep you warm! Book your table here.

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Big Easy

Big Easy

Experience the authentic bar.b.q and fresh seafood of the American Gulf Coast at Big Easy in Crossrail Place. The spectacular roof terrace offers sweeping views over Canary Wharf, best enjoyed with one of Big Easy’s signature fresh & frozen slushy cocktails! Book a table here.

Humble Grape

Wine lovers, rejoice! Humble Grape is back with outdoor tables at the ready. Pop down for Tasting Tuesday to enjoy a mini tasting of four wines for just £15. Or why not visit on Moules Frites Wednesday? Delicious! Don’t miss out – book here.

BrewDog Canary Wharf

Beer lovers, this one’s for you. BrewDog is the perfect spot to enjoy a cold one with your mates. And, if you’re feeling adventurous you can also indulge in a little beer tasting. Book a table here.

Café Brera

This adorable Milan-style cafe is the perfect place to enjoy some delicious Italian fare. Out on the Café Brera Terrace you can indulge in everything from breads, to cakes to pasta – they’ve got it all! And their specialty coffee is *chef’s kiss*. Find out more here.

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Gaucho Canary Wharf


If you want unparalleled riverside views while you eat, it’s got to be Gaucho. This sophisticated steak restaurant is the best place to enjoy the finest Argentinian steak with perfectly paired wines. Book a table here.

Franco Manca

For a slice of Italy within the city, why not pay a visit to Franco Manca. This popular sourdough pizza joint has a gorgeous spot in Canary Wharf looking out onto North Dock and is welcoming diners back for a bit of alfresco dining. Although they won’t be taking bookings, their virtual queuing system will be back.


Pay homage to the docking days that gave rise to Canary Wharf with a visit to Sticks’n’Sushi. Feast on a menu of the very best sushi, grilled delicacies and colourful salads. They don’t take bookings, so first-come, first-served!

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Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Craving some comfort food? Shake Shack brings a hearty taste of New York City to The Wharf, as they serve up delicious burgers, hot dogs and hand-spun shakes by the Park Pavillion, Canada Square. No bookings here, but head on down to grab a spot in the outdoor dining area.

The Parlour

Also in Park Pavilion, just a few minutes from Canary Wharf station, you’ll find The Parlour. This stylish and innovative restaurant and bar boasts a large alfresco terrace with plenty of socially distanced tables, perfect for drinking, dining and unwinding. Reserve your spot here.

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Roka Restaurant, Credit: Richard Southall


Wine and dine in some pretty swish surroundings at ROKA. Overlooking Canada Square Park, the backdrop of Canary Wharf’s dramatic city skyline forms the perfect accompaniment to ROKA’s contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine. Reserve a spot on the terrace here.

May Re-Openings

Electric Shuffle

There’s delicious food and drink…and there’s also shuffleboard. While you can dine out on The Colonnade from April 28, you’ll have to wait until May 17 for a turn on the shuffleboards. Any visit to Electric Shuffle promises to be a top tier night out, so get yourself hyped for their re-opening, and book your spot here.

No.35 Mackenzie

Nº35 Mackenzie Walk’s south facing waterfront terrace is the perfect place to unwind and reset with craft beers, house wines and cocktails after a long day at work. It’s also a great place to kick start your weekend with a Bottomless Brunch! Book a table here.

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The Ivy in the Park, Credit: Paul Winch-Furness

The Ivy in the Park

The Ivy in the Park is a lovely dining spot to celebrate a special occasion or treat yourself to a delicious meal out. Their brunch also deserves a special shoutout! Make a reservation here.

A visit to Canary Wharf will leave you spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor dining. Have a wander around the beautiful parks and green spaces on the Estate, and then settle down for delicious food and drinks – perfect for spring socialising!

Covid-19 health and safety measures and social distancing will be in place throughout the Canary Wharf Estate.

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