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elizabean Jun 3, 2006 12:38 PM

Staying at the Four Seasons Canary Wharf for a few nights. Need a few recommendations for dinner. I will most likely be dining alone. Anything works, but i'm specifically interested in Indian and Pub food. Thanks in advance.

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    Jack Jun 3, 2006 03:30 PM

    Head to Brick Lane which is awash with Indian restaurants and not too far from Canary Wharf. Also check out the Royal Oak on Columbia Road.

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      Rafael Jun 4, 2006 02:29 PM

      There are some good choices near the Docklands. For indian there is a place called Cafe Spice Namaste, it is very good but in an out of the way location, a short taxi ride from CW.
      A new pub in that area is The Gun, good review so far but I haven't been.
      There is also the Fox in Shoreditch, a very homey and english place.
      St John's cafe accross the street from Spitafields market is not a pub but is real English.
      Check out www.squaremeal.co.uk for a lot more information. Enjoy!

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        Silverbrow Jun 5, 2006 09:29 AM

        Sorry to say it but Canary Wharf is a schlep from virtually anywhere. You could try Ubon (part of the Nobu group) at the four seasons.

        Link: http://www.silverbrowonfood.com

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          Cooksister Jun 7, 2006 09:56 AM

          Canary Wharf has so much in terms of restaurants that you may never have to leave the area. For Indian, you can try Dockmasters in Hertsmere Rd
          http://www.dockmastersindianrestaurant.co.uk/index.php?htmlVersion=1
          If sushi is your thing, get a booth at Itsu with its kaiten and funky 70's decor (hint - have a moijito, they make them fresh and they are fabulous!). Or if you like Thai/Pan-Asian, try Sri Nam. The 1802 restaurant attached to the Museum in Docklands serves upmarket pub food in a lovely setting by the water. And if all else fails, hop on the Docklands Light Rail from Canary Wharf under the river to Greenwich (about 10 minutes) and walk along the river to the Trafalgar Tavern. http://www.trafalgartavern.co.uk/
          Superb location directly on the river and proper traditional pub food (fried whitebait is the speciality) and you can watch the sunset over the water as you have your dinner.

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            Cooksister Jun 7, 2006 09:56 AM

            Canary Wharf has so much in terms of restaurants that you may never have to leave the area. For Indian, you can try Dockmasters in Hertsmere Rd
            http://www.dockmastersindianrestaurant.co.uk/index.php?htmlVersion=1
            If sushi is your thing, get a booth at Itsu with its kaiten and funky 70's decor (hint - have a moijito, they make them fresh and they are fabulous!). Or if you like Thai/Pan-Asian, try Sri Nam. The 1802 restaurant attached to the Museum in Docklands serves upmarket pub food in a lovely setting by the water. And if all else fails, hop on the Docklands Light Rail from Canary Wharf under the river to Greenwich (about 10 minutes) and walk along the river to the Trafalgar Tavern. http://www.trafalgartavern.co.uk/
            Superb location directly on the river and proper traditional pub food (fried whitebait is the speciality) and you can watch the sunset over the water as you have your dinner.

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