We’ve searched Canary Wharf for the top three places to dine and drink throughout the day so you don’t have to.
3 quick breakfasts
A relatively new breakfast menu from Starbucks features perfect items to grab on your way to work like sausage baps, bacon sandwiches, breakfast muffins and fresh fruit salad.
Cabot Place Mall, starbucks.co.uk
The breakfast range changes with the seasons, but staple breakfast favourites like chunky bacon butties and Eat smoothies are always around.
Canada Place Mall, eat.co.uk
Everything is made to order, so breakfasts are fresh, but still quick, including the fresh fruit smoothies - all available from the ungodly hour of 5am.
Cabot Place Mall, canarywharf.com
3 sit-down breakfasts
Le Pain Quotidien
Great for group meetings, with set menus available offering a selection of croissants, or an array of breakfast baguettes - including smoked Atlantic salmon and ricotta or egg salad.
Jubilee Place Mall, lepainquotidien.co.uk
This light and spacious venue is a the perfect place for an early morning meeting. Customers can enjoy a full English breakfast, eggs in a variety of ways or go for the healthy option of granola and yoghurt.
The Park Pavilion, canteen.co.uk
Easy to find for anyone meeting new clients as its right next to the station, Carluccio’s serves up breakfast the Italian way with colazione and panetonne on the menu.
Reuters Plaza, carluccios.com
3 places for elevenses
If you haven’t decided if you’re that hungry or not, but know you fancy something, Pure, pictured above, offers smaller snacks with mango slices and nuts, but also bigger bites with muffins and flat breads.
Cabot Place Mall, pure-madeforyou.co.uk
Hot Food on the Move, M&S
If you fancy something a little more substantial as the clock hits 11am, head to M&S, where you can grab hot gourmet sandwiches and side dishes.
Jubilee Place Mall, marksandspencer.com
Baguettes Kiosk, Birley Sandwiches
For a more substantial mid-morning snack Birley Sandwiches offer some healthy and hearty baguettes and paninis to keep you going until lunch.
Canada Place Mall, birleysandwiches.co.uk
3 quick lunches
This little van attracts people from all around the area, but the queue never takes long, with their falafel balls in organic pita and Mediterranean mixed salad boxes served up before you can say chickpea.
Reuters Plaza, canarywharf.com
This delicious deli has mouth-watering baguettes and salads on the menu, all made from fresh ingredients. The crayfish and avocado baguette is definitely one to try.
Westferry Circus, tomskitchen.co.uk
Chunky jacket potatoes, meatballs and hot chicken are ready in a flash at this wholesome lunch spot, with ready-made salads and sandwiches also available if you can’t wait two minutes.
Canada Place Mall, canarywharf.com
3 sit-down lunches
Choose from an express lunch, tapas or larger options, making it easy to tailor your meal to your appetite requirements. Tasty options include paella, fried chorizo lollipops and even a whole roast pig to share.
Cabot Square, ibericalondon.co.uk
This riverside restaurant is perfect for a leisurely lunch, with juicy rib eye steaks and churrasco of chicken on the menu.
Westferry Circus, gauchorestaurants.co.uk
The healthy restaurant and takeaway offers all sorts of salads and wraps that will fill you up, while keeping your conscience at bay. They’re delicious too.
Cabot Place Mall, leonrestaurants.co.uk
3 guilty pleasures
With every type of flavour of doughnut you could ever fancy, Krispy Kreme is the ultimate guilty pleasure, but so worth it.
Canada Place Mall, krispykreme.co.uk
With choices including the deluxe blueberry coconut cupcake, with fresh blueberries and soft coconut sponge, and the mint chocolate cupcake, topped with an after eight, this is the perfect place to abuse your sweet tooth.
Canada Place Mall, sweetcouture.co.uk
This traditional artisan ice cream maker offers all types of flavours and boasts healthy gelato, which has far less calories than industrial ice cream - so your guilty pleasure has the veneer of innocence.
Canada Place Mall, zazagelato.eu
3 places for coffee
Taylor St Baristas
This cafe offers weekly guest beans at its espresso-only machine and filter coffees from some of the UK's best roasters, alongside sandwiches hot breakfasts and gluten-free and dairy-free baked goods.
South Colonnade, taylor-st.com
French bakery Paul offers some of the best coffee on the Wharf, with tempting tarts, patisseries and cakes to indulge yourself with as well.
Cabot Place Mall and Bank Street, paul-uk.com
Opening as Canary Wharf’s first cafe all the way back in 1991, Cafe Brera has been doing something right to stay here and expand over two decades - but with plenty of space for coffee meetings and delicious fare though, it’s no surprise.
Canary Riverside, Jubilee Place Mall, Cabot Square, cafebrera.com
3 places that deliver to the office
Curries and Indian-style sandwiches and salads are available to order online from this unusually delightful mixture of typical lunch fare and healthy Indian specialities.
Leonard Street, Shoreditch, dhabalane.com
Pret A Manger
You can order lunch anytime up to 10am on the day (although they prefer a little notice) and there’s free delivery for orders over £30, but the sushi, salad and sandwich selection is so good surely the rest of the office will get involved.
Cabot Place Mall, pret.com
Fancy an oriental, healthy treat? Wasabi deliver straight to the door for free on orders over £15, or charge £6 for orders under that. You must make your order by 7.45pm the day before though.
Cabot Place Mall (takeaway only, but order from any other London location for delivery),
3 afternoon snack joints
Just like Boots, there are discounts-a-plenty in the afternoon, but less choice due to the rampage Tesco sees at lunch. If you like unusual sandwiches or a cheese and pickle ploughman’s, you’re in luck.
Cabot Place Mall, tesco.com
Get in at the right time and most of the products (especially the Jamie Oliver range) have been discounted hugely. It’s perfect if you don’t think you can last until the end of the day, but don’t want to spend too much.
Canada Place Mall, boots.com
They don’t do many discounts, but they do provide a much better range than other stores in the area later in the day, with plenty of sandwiches and sushi available.
Canada Place Mall, waitrose.com
3 places to sit down to dinner
Scottish steaks, whisky, live jazz and a cigar room to retire to. What else could you want after a long day at work? Particular culinary highlights include the 10oz New York strip and the rib-steak burger with truffle mayonnaise.
Cabot Square, boisdale.co.uk
Alongside bar G&Tea, serving tea-infused gin, this grill in West India Quay doesn’t get the attention it deserves - serving up deliciously juicy steaks and one of the best burgers in the Wharf.
West India Quay, manhattangrill.co.uk
Healthy but very yummy Japanese delights are aplenty at this restaurant right in the heart of Canary Wharf with a menu designed around Japanese robatayaki (charcoal grill).
Park Pavilion, rokarestaurant.com
3 places to drink after work
Nicolas Wine Bar
Have a glass or two of wine at this cosy bar nestled to the side of the store, where you can choose from 20 wines by the glass or 300 by the bottle.
Cabot Place Mall, nicolas.com
With a new menus every season and plenty of choice when it comes to cocktails there is more than enough to choose from for post-work drinks in this airy and welcoming bar.
Park Pavilion, theparlourbar.co.uk
Inject a bit of Mexican sunshine into post-work drinks at Wahacca’s Cocktail and Mezcal bar where you can play some Mexican table football or relax in a swing chair.
Park Pavilion, wahaca.co.uk