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Summer Restaurants in Canary Wharf: Best Outdoor Dining and Bars

Summer al-fresco dining in Canary Wharf offers a unique experience, allowing diners to enjoy the Wharf's sunspots near the water’s edge and near open, green spaces.

There’s a fantastic vibe during the warmer months, and people flock to the Estate to experience the abundance of fine dining opportunities, sophisticated bars, vibrant art and culture scene, and plenty of other exciting indoor and outdoor attractions.

In this guide, we will explore the best summer restaurants in London for casual and memorable outdoor dining in Canary Wharf.

A group of laughing people sit at a table outside in Canary Wharf enjoying drinks beneath a canopy of trees and fairy lights

Summer Restaurants in Canary Wharf: Best Outdoor Dining and Bars

Canary Wharf is home to three luxury residences with apartments to rent, all within walking distance of a selection of dining options and bars. These restaurants, cafes and bars range from high-end and exclusive to cosy and inviting, designed to delight the whole family. Keep an eye out for seasonal promotions to make the most of every meal out!

A group of diners enjoy an outdoor meal and drinks in the sun underneath a string of lights with the buildings around Canary Wharf in the background

Outdoor Dining in Canary Wharf

E14 has a few brand-new restaurant summer picks. Roe opened against the banks of the South Dock in Canary Wharf. The Guardian claimed it “an absolute beast of a venue: 500 covers, with a terrace, private dining” and main area it’s the spot to be this season. Named after native deer of the British Isles, Roe follows the same nose-to-tail and root-to-stem ethos as its critically-acclaimed sister restaurant in St James, Fallow.

Another of the best outdoor restaurants in Canary Wharf is the Ivy in the Park at Canada Square. This beautifully positioned eatery has two outdoor terraces and lush greenery to bring the outdoors in. The Ivy has a classic brunch menu from 11 am to 4 pm on weekends, as well as smoothies, cocktails, and a range of delicious seasonal specials. 

Then there is Feels Like June, another iconic brunch spot serving Californian-style summer cuisine from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The restaurant has a vibrant beach-inspired interior and a menu featuring light and satisfying meals like smash burgers, shrimp rolls, brunch burritos, and a range of vegetarian options.

Dishoom also offers some unique Eastern-inspired dishes to spoil the senses this summer. The restaurant boasts a range of breakfast dishes, Indian and Iranian lunch options, and refreshing Eastern summer drinks like lassi and chai.
Emilia’s Crafted Pasta is considered a perfect spot for casual dining and outdoor drinking in Canary Wharf, and sits underneath 10 George StreetThe restaurant serves truly authentic Italian cuisine alongside gorgeous views of the green gardens, water, and architecture surrounding Wood Wharf. Emilia’s also hosts the annual Summer Pasta Festival (coming on 16 July 2024).

In terms of outdoor bars in Canary Wharf, Humble Grape is a great option, with its spectacular selection of fine vintages and its waterside terrace facing Middle Dock. The bar is ideal for relaxed sundowners while offering lovely outdoor areas to bask in the summer sun and enjoy balmy summer evenings.

Each of these summer restaurants in London offers a range of exciting seasonal specials and summery menus to complement any adventure into the heart of E14. Their inviting atmosphere and exceptional food quality will help you to make unforgettable memories while enjoying the warm weather and clear skies at every opportunity.

A group of people sit at a blue picnic bench in Canary Wharf enjoying drinks in the sun with a green plant in the foreground and trees and buildings in the background


Best Outdoor Bars in Canary Wharf: Your New Summer Hotspot

Outdoor dining in Canary Wharf is never complete without a few stylish beverages. Canary Wharf is a great choice for outdoor drinks in London, allowing you to meet new people and catch up with friends in sophisticated bars in one of London’s safest areas.

Indoor and outdoor bars in Canary Wharf include spots ideal for grabbing a relaxed beer and more upmarket destinations for rooftop cocktails with magnificent views. 

Outdoor Bars in Canary Wharf

Boisdale of Canary Wharf begins our list of best outdoor summer bars in E14. This is the UK’s largest whiskey bar and entertainment centre, offering regular live music and DJ sessions, which make for truly exciting outings.

Next is No.35 Mackenzie Walk, a popular bar in Canary Wharf with outdoor seating. Here, you can enjoy fine draught beers, cocktails, wines, snack plates, and full meals on a gorgeous outdoor terrace right near the waterside. 

Ibérica La Terraza also aims to please with its Spanish-themed outdoor dining, tapas, and bar venue. This iconic bar perfectly encapsulates the spirit of summer, offering exceptional cocktails, wines, sangrias, and accompanying barbecued meats and refreshing summery tapas.

Pergola On the Wharf is another favourite among those who enjoy outdoor drinking in Canary Wharf. This venue has a fantastic seasonal drinks menu developed alongside some of London’s leading wine merchants, distilleries, and breweries. 

Why Living in Canary Wharf Offers You the Perfect Summer Outdoor Dining Destination

If you are in search of the best summer restaurants London has to offer or are eager to try new outdoor bars in Canary Wharf, E14 has a diverse and thrilling selection. Canary Wharf is the perfect summer dining and drinking destination with its eclectic blend of cultures, local and visiting populations, and vibrant social scene, making it ideal for socialising with new people, reconnecting with old friends, and spoiling the whole family.

One of the key benefits of renting a Vertus apartment is that you have access to E14’s vibrant restaurant and bar scene right on your doorstep. As a resident, you will also gain exclusive access to our Vertus+ app, which offers a range of residents-only summer events, perks, and discounts for popular local bars and eateries, including happy hour specials and more.

Additionally, our luxury apartments offer BBQ facilities, terraces, and manicured outdoor spaces, ensuring that you can enjoy premium cuisines not only in the city but also in the comfort of your own home.

Find out more about becoming a Vertus resident and enjoying everything the best summer restaurants London has to offer. Contact us to learn more about joining this vibrant community.


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