Night Out


Boisdale of Canary Wharf

London-City and East London

4 / 5

May 11, 2018

The chain bars are starting to lose their grip on Canary Wharf. Though there are a few outposts of Bosidale in London, each one has its own identity...

The chain bars are starting to lose their grip on Canary Wharf. Though there are a few outposts of Bosidale in London, each one has its own identity; this latest opening has the dubious distinction of being the ‘the largest restaurant in Canary Wharf’. This vast space also, apparently, boasts ‘the largest whisky collection in the world’ which to our ears – is a much more exciting prospect. Spread across two floors overlooking Cabot Square, Boisdale does indeed stock a huge range of whiskies and, bottles from every Scottish distillery you can think of, over 900 varieties in all, ranging from the reasonable to the eye-wateringly expensive. Their cocktail list is 30 strong and divided up into categories such as; Martinis, Eye-Openers, Session, Flips and Digestifs. The Bermudian Float mixes rum and ginger beer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Angostura bitters, while the delicious La Vie en Rose is a delicate blend of gin, lemon, rose syrup and pink champagne. The décor is stylish and rather masculine, there’s an oyster bar, live jazz to accompany your food (Jools Holland is their musical patron) and a menu of contemporary Scottish dishes. The cheese trolley is a thing of beauty. Cigars are also sold, if that’s your thing, via the walk-in humidor and tasting room, and they also offer whisky tasting flights if you want to expand your knowledge in this area.

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