This month, runners will take to the streets once more for the 43rd London Marathon and Canary Wharf remains one of the capital’s hot spots for spectators to take in the racing spirit at mile 19.
Visitors barely need to leave the side lines during the race action, with grab-and-go food options such as the newly opened La Petite M Café or al fresco spot Café Brera. For a leisurely post-race meal, diners can refuel at Wood Wharf’s California style restaurant Feels like June or international spot Caravan in Reuters Plaza.
To make the most of their day out, families are invited to discover the popular Children’s Art Trail with 12 pieces of art dotted across the Estate. It forms part of the Wharf’s free to view outdoor public art collection, which includes over 100 artworks.
For those looking to take in the Marathon from a different perspective, GoBoats return ahead of the summer season and are offering 15% off to walk-ups on the day. Visitors can cruise through Canary Wharf waters and soak up the race atmosphere in a self-driving boat with a picnic.
Spectators can take advantage of Canary Wharf’s three hours free parking when you spend £10 at any participating shops, cafes, bars, or restaurants, available at weekends and bank holidays, allowing plenty of time to explore the area.
“Grab and go” food options:
Located in Cabot Place, Yolk was born out of frustration with the owners looking to change the dull perception of grab-and-go options. For those bored of bland staples and flavourless chains, this exciting on the go option offers next-level sandwiches, poached egg pots and speciality coffee with something for everyone.
Located in Cabot Square, Brera Terrace has a theatrical open kitchen making handmade pizza and pasta, grills and cicchetti in front of diners, with indoor and outdoor seating – a great option for those looking for a quick sit down meal before cheering on their runners.
Located in West Wintergarden, ObicàMozzarella Bar is a casual and contemporary Italian restaurant. With a focus on fresh and high-quality ingredients, diners can feast on delicious pizzas, salads, panini and desserts, complete with a selection of Italian wine and original cocktails. Diners can choose to take away or sit in and enjoy.
Located in Cabot Place, Ca’puccino is a new authentic Italian coffee house which offers a wide range of hot and cold home-made pizzas, fluffy focaccias and a range of sandwiches.
“Dine in and Enjoy” options:
La Petite M Café
Located in Newfoundland, La Petite M café is open for hot drinks, breakfast, sandwiches, pastries, alcoholic drinks and more from 7am – 5pm. Diners can enjoy the best views of the marathon from ‘The Den’ where they can watch the runners pass by with a drink in hand and BBQ on the terrace serving hot food.
Feels Like June
Located in Wood Wharf, Feels like June is inspired by the sunny weather in California and serves up plates of fresh “Europe-meets-California” style dishes – something different for diners to try as the weather gets warmer.
Located in The Park Pavilion on Canada Square Park, Wahaca specialises in bringing the spirit of Mexico to the UK. Diners can expect fresh and quality ingredients as they sit down and tuck into their favourite dishes, including tacos, quesadillas and cocktails.
Located in One Canada Square, Pedler is a unique restaurant focusing on independent farming and working with producers across the British Isles.
Patty & Bun
Located in Wood Wharf, the much-loved Patty&Bun brings simple yet delicious burgers to the Estate. The menu includes cult classics alongside vegan options, craft beers and cocktails.
Located in Reuters Plaza, Caravan is open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and coffee and has recently opened its outdoor terrace for alfresco dining. Diners can choose from an all-day menu of healthy dishes and delicious drink options, ideal for enjoying in the sunshine at any time of day.
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