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Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

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Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

We're staying at the Marriott with an O2 show in the afternoon. So we'ld like somewhere decent to eat at night. Any recommendations please.

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1. Re: Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

When you step out of the hotel, you will see the old warehouses along the quay. Full of restaurants.

If you give a few clues on what counts as 'decent' in your book, might be able to be more specific.

Is this a mid week or weekend visit?

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What would you consider decent? There are a few restaurants inside Canary Wharf itself, a Pizza Express (indoors but under a glass dome, nice feel to it), a sushi place (can't remember what it's called) and Chili's (tex mex) which is best avoided on weekends in my experience as the service is very lax, but it's fine on weekdays. Also near your hotel there are a couple of other bar/restaurants incl. a tapas bar, but that can work out on the expensive side if you order a lot of dishes. If you don't mind riding the DLR for 10 mins or so, there are several good restaurants in Greenwich, too.

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As rcspeirs says their are plenty along the quay either side of the Docklands Museum. There are also half a dozen restaurants inside the O2, but they can fill up very quickly.

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4. Re: Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

Greenwich sounds like a good call- haven't eaten there very often and GreenwichNick will definitely be the expert...

In Canary Wharf there is a whole host of chain restaurants that will be pretty reliable.

You could consider heading up into Whitechapel/Brick Lane for Bangla/Indian food? DLR to Bow Church then District Line to Whitechapel. Or if you are coming from Canary Wharf, D6 or D7 bus to Mile End then 25 bus to Whitechapel. Sounds complicated but really isn't- can be done in under 30mins. I can recommend Tayyabs, Preem, Cafe Spice Namaste.

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5. Re: Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

Thanks for all the replies. It's a Saturday night in August. The quayside restaurants sound interesting. Do they have outside tables?

Don't really want to go too far. Inside the O2 gets very busy and we'll be there in the afternoon so want to come back to the Marriott, change and then find good food, wine and atmosphere.

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6. Re: Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

Hi Mikey,

I work in Canary Wharf so know the restaurants well.

Firstly a couple of options slightly out of the way of the mainstream Canary Wharf crowd:

1. A 15 minute walk on the west side, a old riverside fish restaurant and pub called The Grapes in Narrow Street. It's a fabulous first class fish restaurant, the upstairs restaurant and downstairs in the bar for a nice pint and snack meals. To get there you can enjoy a nice walk along the waterside (from Marriott, walk to the west side via the tallest tower, the walk west to West Ferry roundabout and walk along river from there into Narrow Street).

2. On the east side of Canary Wharf's riverside, another 15 minute walk for you, 'The Gun' is a fabulous riverside gastropub with views across the water towards the O2 arena. It has lovely traditional dining rooms, great food and a great ambience.

Secondly, the restaurants on the doorstep of your hotel:

3. As other posters have said, West India Quay waterside has lots of restaurants and pubs. The best is 'Browns', or there's 'La Tasca' tapas bar, '1812' bar adjacent to the excellent Docklands museum, and a few other bars.

4. I'd avoid the Witherspoon pub, the pizza express and the other fast food options in the shopping mall.

5. Finally, actually at 'West Ferry' (where you'd have passed the get to The Grapes in point 1 above), and a 10 minute walk for you in a good Gaucho grill (steak) or a nice Chinese, or a budget Zizzi pizza.

Best of luck!

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7. Re: Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

Thanks for that Astronaut;~)

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8. Re: Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

Astronaut

What is the Dockmaster's House like. I have passed it loads of times when the DLR is broken, but it looks and probably is too expensive for me.

www.dockmastershouse.com

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9. Re: Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

The quayside restaurants all have outdoor seating and there's a great atmosphere when the weather's good and everybody's out. You could almost be in the South of France ;-)

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10. Re: Good restaurant near Marriott West India Quay

Thanks Tinsey. Looking forward to that and the good weather;~)