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 drink. Just make sure you book early, it’s going to be a busy day on Sunday, April 24.
Founder Tom Aikens 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.
11 Westferry Circus, E14 4HD
020 3011 1555, tomskitchen.co.uk/canary-wharf
Plateau Restaurant, Bar And 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
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.
Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, E14 4QT
020 7715 5818, boisdale.co.uk
One Canada Square
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 ETM red, white or rosé wine while you dine.
One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB
Boasts a large outdoor area where you can sip some bubbly.
25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, E14 4QA
0207 513 0300, firsteditionrestaurant.co.uk
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, ibericarestaurants.com
Try a craft beer or enjoy an afternoon tea as the marathon draws to a close. How civilised.
Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, E14 5FW
0845 686 1122, canteen.co.uk
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 with a cocktail or a healthy smoothie.
16-19 Canada Square, Canary Wharf
020 7970 0920, thepearsonroom.co.uk