Wap­ping hop­ping, as we try five docks restau­rants

The Wharf - - Canary Wharf - Jon Massey

I’ve been hop­ping in Wap­ping. More ac­cu­rately St Katharine Docks. Re­view­ing a Lon­don Restau­rant Fes­ti­val event that in­volved tour­ing five eater­ies around the ma­rina was an op­por­tu­nity to take the area’s culi­nary tem­per­a­ture.

With the docks’ north west corner re-jigged to pro­vide max­i­mum in­vi­ta­tion to the hordes pour­ing over Tower Bridge, there’s a sense of in­tent here.

With the ex­cep­tion of re­cently closed Cau, the chain venues near the brightly lit steps down from the street are busy. The board­walk’s alive too.

So why, af­ter board­ing a DLR, go­ing through the ker­fuf­fle of chang­ing at West­ferry and strolling down from Tower Gate­way, should Whar­fers bother pen­e­trat­ing deeper?

Here are five rea­sons.

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