Picturesque Gordon Ramsay pub sat overlooking the Thames at Limehouse with long, conservatory restaruant serving doable food.
I have been here many times but this was another opportunity to have nibbles with fine company and actually I’m getting a little bit bored of the whole generic starter, main, dessert that we are conditioned to have by society and frankly if you spend £25 on a main course that you don’t actually end up liking, you’re stuck with quite a large amount to get through reluctantly.
So, on this occasion, and the fact that the body doesn’t actually need very much to get full and I think people like non-obligatory grazing, I ordered ALL the bar snacks. These were perfect to pick at for a supper and I would recommend doing this from time to time. Thankfully, The Narrow was good enough to not look at this as strange or not permissible and they happily obliged to their credit. With the exception of the turkey sliders (mini burgers in the picture) which I thought were a little dry and bland, I thought they were all good and in particular, the honey glazed sausages and welsh rarebit sides were gorgeous. If I had to nip pick I thought the portion sizes were a little inconsistent for the average £6 per plate (the welsh rarebit was essentially only two small pieces of toast with the topping but the mini sausages seemed to be a lot more reasonable) however, they were lovely to have and even more so for the occasion that it was all acoomapnied by a very nice Rioja.
Food Grade: 68%
When I lived in Canary Wharf for two and a half years, this was a lovely little option to go to on any spontaneous occasion, as the food is a very safe and enjoyable option. The terraced area outside is superb on a warm day overlooking the river and bar snacks such as sticky honey-coated mini sausages and deep fried whitebait with paprika mayo are just a great match and inexpensive for the return. The food inside the gastro pub itself is what I would describe as hearty favourites such as loin of pork belly and fish and chips served in a pleasingly original manner. The food options are entirely safe bets and a pleasure to have in such a alluring location but it is a little bit of a hike to get to as the only consideration. The options by public transport are the DLR to Limehouse and then a 5-7 minute walk, or, much more of a preference is getting the Thames Clipper boat to Canary Wharf and then it is a 12-14 minute walk depending on how briskly one walks. Well worth it and is a very nice pub in itself even if it was just going for a drink – it just so happens that the food is good too!
Food Grade: 78%
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