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One Canada Square is a 100 cover restaurant and 30 cover bar by Tom and Ed Martin. This chic restaurant offers a choice of Modern European meals complemented by a good choice of world wines. The bar at One Canada Square has a compact choice of bar bites and signature cocktails.

Ranked #3487 of 5241 restaurants in London
Part of the ETM Group group
"Situated in the lobby of the iconic tower of the same name, One Canada Square is brought to you by the award-winning ETM Group (also responsible for The Botanist bar and restaurant on Sloane Square). With interiors by renowned architects David Collins Studio, expect only the highest quality food, drink and service set against the most elegant of backdrops. Featuring a 30-cover bar and 100-cover restaurant with mezzanine floor, One Canada Square is open Monday to Friday for breakfast, lunches, post-work cocktails and relaxed dinners as well as leisurely Saturday brunches and evening meals. Bottomless Brunch on Saturdays: With two courses for £20 or three for £25, One Canada Square is the perfect place for a spot of Saturday brunch! Add an extra £15 and we will throw in bottomless Bloody Marys, Raspberry Bellinis, Prosecco, or ETM white/red/rose wine throughout your meal. Join us on a Saturday evening for three courses with unlimited wine! At One Canada Square we think we have the perfect formula to help transform a stale Saturday into a real night on the town! For just £55 per person we are delighted to offer our guests 3 courses, an unlimited supply of wine and a delectable cocktail to wash it all down with."

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MON

07:00 - 00:00

TUE

07:00 - 00:00

WED

07:00 - 00:00

THU

07:00 - 00:00

FRI

07:00 - 00:00

SAT

09:00 - 00:00

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By Jamie K.

stylish place

A very stylish place with good drinks and food. We were all made to feel welcome and the service was fast and efficient.


By Samantha S.

My third time visiting this restaurant, and I must say, things have changed! on my last visit we were made to feel very well looked after, but not now, and the food has changed dramatically. No more souflles, sadly. Arrived around noon and it was very busy, we could not get a table in the back room, but the lady at the door offered us a table in the lounge which was nice considering we had not booked. Everything was very pleasant and welcoming, she mentioned a lobster offer that seem too good to be true, and it was! When our food arrived my friends lobster had no meat in it, we complained and only after a while did a manager come to talk to us, she was not exactly warm, but begrudgingly decided not to charge us for the food, we were not offered another dish as alternative, which I thought strange, but at that point I felt insulted by the general unhelpful attitude towards my guest (she had the meatless lobster), and we just wanted to leave and grab a sandwich before heading back to the office. I have to say, the venue is very lovely and I have enjoyed dinners there in the past, but if their service will be anything like this I will avoid it for food (cocktails still will have us back), Plateau still best in the area for a quick and friendly lunch, the last straw after leaving the place hungry, was passing by the manager talking to the waiter in their language and glaring at us.


By Laura R.

As bold and brash as its Canary Wharf setting, the ETM group caters to the big boys. Although One Canada Square suits the area, it lacks the individual charm and ambience found in the group's triumphant gastro pubs and other restaurant ventures.

The Venue
On the ground floor of Canary Wharf's iconic One Canada Square tower, the latest bar and restaurant from the ETM group cleverly matches the lavish green marble interior of the building it’s housed within, meaning it actually blends in a little too easily in a corner spot. That's about as subtle as things get though, in a restaurant that is as bold as brass with an in your face Art Deco decor - the David Collins Studio were brought in to fix up the interior design so expect the stylish lamps, gold-lined furnishings and chequered table tops found in other London restaurants they've added their magic touch to. Splashes of colour come from a triptych of artwork on the wall in the Futurist style. A more muted dining area seems discreet up above but the stairs that lead the way as well as the bar downstairs are open air, with the marble corridors of the skyscraper lobby almost merging into the restaurant. This gives the venue an odd overall feeling akin to that of a hotel bar and restaurant.

The Atmosphere
Since the group are so well known for their character-filled gastro pubs, it seems a shame they couldn't innovate on new turf instead of sticking to the inherited corporate feel of the area. The drinks menu even arrives on an iPad, potentially a gimmick too far. But staff are fully hospitable and professional and make sure you're well looked after with an old-fashioned but well trusted style of service. They're unafraid to make menu suggestions that may sway you when you think you've already made up your mind. It's great to see such a confident approach, especially when much of the clientele are boisterous City bods.

The Food
Tom and Ed Martin know all about creating appealing menus for the right market, and they certainly hit the nail on the head here, with a food offering to suit the suited. You'll find hearty steak and chips or pie of the day for the City boys, a raw food bar for those trendy types watching their figure and seafood options for the refined palate. The head chef Jamie Dobbin hails from The Ivy, and so suits appointment in Canary Wharf's iconic tower.

From the raw bar, venison carpaccio (£9.50) comes with artichoke crisps and a gentle splash of truffle oil to finish. It's a surprisingly light dish, the slivers of game melting in the mouth and the vegetable crisps thin and crunchy. Sautéed razor clams with chorizo and sea purslane (£11) are tossed together in a light but intense dressing that makes it a really enjoyable dish - the buttery sauce is applied generously and the clams have just the required bite.

Main courses get a bit more adventurous, to varying effect. For example, a perfectly cooked and plump sea bass fillet (£22.50) is crispy-skinned, served on a delightful bed of blackened risotto made rich from plenty of garlic and squid ink. But a small amount of lemon purée is too sharp and citrusy on the side, that even in scarce amounts it overpowers the subtleties of the pan fried fish. And again, a classic dish is made experimental in the crab ravioli (£17.50), as one giant ravioli the size of a small plate arrives at the table. The pasta is cooked al dente and the crab filling is delicious and sweet but it's all drowned out by an overpowering orange-based shellfish sauce, served in too generous amounts.

Dessert is an accomplished flourish as the finale, though. Apple pie with custard or ice cream (£7.50) is classic British comfort food done well, with a thick-cut sweet pastry baked golden and lattice-topped, revealing warm and comforting apple goodness. The ice cream isn’t as creamy as hoped, but it’s carefully laced with vanilla seeds for an intense immediate flavour. Date and honey pudding with cornflake ice cream (£7.50) is a bit more inventive than the classic apple pie pud, and the sponge is a molasses-rich success. The cornflake ice cream could do with more of this sweet flavour, its malty taste more reminiscent of a soggy bowl of the popular breakfast cereal.

The Drink
Cocktails keep to that Art Deco Americana theme, with a list of house classics including variations on the Martini and Julep. The Aviation tastes of Parma Violets, a fragrant, perfumey take on the drink that won't go well with food but is a worthy aperitif. Another aroma-heavy concoction is the Rhubard and Rose Martini, which is a sweet and sour drink akin to Turkish Delight. The wine list can be browsed through on the iPad provided, which does make it easy to select from reds, whites and roses, although it appears that staff have an impressive encyclopaedic knowledge of what will best suit your meal – a good, old-fashioned method that almost renders the modern iPad twist obsolete. A Picpoul de Pinet from the south of France proves to be a rather quaffable and surprisingly affordable selection at £25 a bottle.

The Last Word
While it may not meet the mark set by other ETM Group venues when it comes to atmosphere, One Canada Square is very suitably geared towards a Canary Wharf clientele with its bold décor and trusty service. And the menu is a comforting read, although a few experimental twists may need refining to achieve the kind of excellence the iconic location warrants.


By Helen C.

I went to One Canada Square Restaurant last week as I had heard my co workers talking about this new place and I had to find out for myself. Not only is the restaurant located in the lobby of One Canada Square, something I find rather unique, but the design inside the restaurant itself is intriguing. I went with my partner and sat at a nice corner table. From the minute we walked in we were taken care of. The lovely hostess took us to our seats and handed us an ipad for a wine menu! That was new! Our waitress was very friendly and we ended up staying til quite late enjoying some cocktails at the bar! Definitely a new place to try!

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