Make the most of the Marathon
Where to watch, what to eat
Planning to join the hoards of spectators in Canary Wharf for the Virgin Money London Marathon? We’ve put together a list of venues on the estate where you can watch the action in comfort with food and a drink. Just make sure you book early, it’s going to be a busy day on Sunday, April 24.
Founder Tom Aikens, above, will be running the marathon himself this year and has designed a series of nourishing specials to help keep runners and spectators going during the event. Pop into the deli and grab an energy boosting smoothie or salad for a taste of the effort.
Plateau Restaurant, Bar & Grill
Will be opening its doors especially to cater for the Marathon crowds from noon-4pm. Enjoy a three-course meal for £30 with unlimited Prosecco or non-alcoholic cocktails for an extra £10. Upper Level 4, 16-19 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14 5EQ, 020 7715 7100, plateau-restaurant.co.uk
Boisdale Of Canary Wharf
Tuck into a London Marathon Brunch from 10am and enjoy amazing views over Cabot Square and the runners going past from the terraces. The cost is £30, which includes a welcome drink. Available until noon, but well worth it just to sink your feet into the tartan carpet and feel the relaxation. Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, E14 4QT, 020 7715 5818, boisdale.co.uk Enjoy a special edition of the restaurant’s bottomless brunch costing £20 for two courses or £25 for three. Pay £20 on top and receive an unlimited supply of Prosecco, Bloody Marys, Mimosas or house wine. One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB, 020 7559 5199, onecanadasquarerestaurant
No specials, but sip on some Sangria or Spanish wine while the runners do the hard work. 12 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, E14 4QQ, 020 7148 1565, iberica restaurants.com
The Parlour Bar
If the weather’s good you can have a cocktail on the terrace. The Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square Park, E14 5FW, 0845 468 0100, theparlourbar.co.uk
The Pearson Room
Treat yourself to a cocktail or a healthy smoothie.