Boisdale of Canary Wharf
London-City and East London
- Night Out
- Jazz & Blues
May 11, 2018
As you walk in, you’ll immediately recognise the signature look of the Boisdale quartet: gleaming lacquer red and deep green shades, adorned with striking modern artworks. However, Boisdale Canary Wharf puts a decidedly different spin on the theme. The design is a witty fusion of Rat Pack era glamour and the charm of a Scottish gentleman’s club. The blend is accomplished seamlessly, from the Art Deco glitz of the Oyster Bar & Grill to the opulent highland theme of the third-floor main restaurant.
In keeping with the Caledonian feel, the second-floor bar boasts a mind-boggling array of Scotch whiskys to sample, all arranged in an illuminated 12-foot display, as spectacular as it is inviting. Nicknamed the ‘amber wall of liquid gold’, you’ll find over a thousand different bottles on offer.
The food is outstanding, incorporating quality ingredients and classic flavours with an up-to-date twist. The Scottish influence is on display here too, with menu items such as haggis, Scotch quail’s eggs and Aberdeenshire steak. The cuisine ranges from hearty Sunday roasts, to light canapes and delicious fresh oysters. Diners can choose between the main restaurant, the oyster bar and grill, or one of the four private dining rooms that can be booked for special occasions.
But food isn’t the only attraction here. The Boisdale family of establishments is very proud of its live music, boasting Jools Holland as its musical patron. All of their locations offer top-of-the-line musical acts, and the Canary Wharf venue is no exception. Once you’ve enjoyed a postprandial cigar from the restaurant’s impressive stock, you can end your evening with a live jazz or blues performance.