Where to eat around Canada Square Park
WITH PERFORMANCES ALL SUMMER LONG – HERE ARE THE BARS TO CHECK OUT
T he windows of Canary Wharf are streaked with rain. Those pressing their noses against the glass in the centre of the estate can hardly fail to have noticed the stage appear in Canada Square. It’s summer.
That means a packed programme of performances aimed at the delight of workers and visitors to the estate and, for the area’s bars and restaurants, a chance to draw an audience of their own.
Freshest among those aiming to cash in on the rise in footfall is Plateau, which unveils its pop-up Peroni terrace to the public this evening (Thursday).
Promising to bring “a taste of Italy to the heart of Canary Wharf” the D&D-run venue has gone into partnership with the beer brand in celebration of its recently launched Ambra brew. The aperetivo drink mixes Peroni’s core Nastro Azzurro lager with the sharp citrus of Chinotto – “a rare Italian fruit grown and harvested in the region of Liguria”.
It’s the brewery’s first new creation since 1963 and is designed to stimulate the appetite before dinner. The drink is served in a tumbler over ice and garnished with orange peel, presumably due to the rarity of the Chinotto itself.
To complement its flavour Plateau head chef Jeremy Trehout will be serving fresh oysters (£3 each), smoked salmon (£9.50) and sweet sorbets (£2.50 each) on the terrace in addition to the venue’s usual selection of bar snacks. Go to plateau-restaurant.co.uk