Boisdale Canary Wharf: A Taste of Scotland in London’s Canary Wharf
Boisdale Canary Wharf, nestled in Cabot Place, is an exceptional Scottish restaurant situated in the bustling Canary Wharf Business District. This popular spot, known for its intimate ambiance, live jazz music, and vibrant Scottish celebrations, offers a unique dining experience. Immerse yourself in the Scottish culture as you savour authentic dishes, including the renowned Haggis, and explore an extensive wine selection.
Step into Boisdale Canary Wharf and be greeted by its spacious yet intimate dining area. The restaurant’s tasteful decor, tartan chair upholstery, and occasional live jazz performances create a charming and romantic atmosphere, perfect for a late dinner. The restaurant often hosts Scottish festivities, adding to the lively ambiance with traditional music and vibrant celebrations.
Tartan chair upholstery, and some of the rest of the interior, will definitely let you know that you are in a Scottish restaurant. The restaurant has a pleasant view to the outside, which gives it an airy feel. The view is available to you, should you sit at the window. If you want a cozier feel, the seating arrangement at the entrance offers just that, as well as parts of the interior area. The cozier area is part of the pub area, and could be an enjoyable hub if you like to be part of the bustling crowd.
Boisdale Menu a la carte’
Prepare to indulge in a delectable culinary journey through Scotland with Boisdale’s carefully crafted menu. Start your meal with the traditional Scottish Haggis, a true delicacy. Explore a wide range of dishes, including the Haggis Scotch quail egg dish, the Dunkeld Scottish oak smoked salmon, and the Mini roast Dumfriesshire Blackface haggis as a main course.
Most of London’s restaurants offer great wines from around the world, and Boisdale Canary Wharf is no exception. An excellent wine to complement our dinner was the Rioja Crianza Vina Amate 2015. This wine from the Spanish vineyards had a delectable full body, with a very fruity layer. The black and red fruity layers made this an excellent choice. It certainly complemented our steak choice very well. With its deep dark red colour, it was also pleasant to the nose with a deep oaky and mineral bouquet. The wine was reasonably priced at £35.
Starer – Scottish Haggis
There is no better way to state the obvious in the choice of a starter. Being in a Scottish restaurant, I felt compelled to order the famous Scottish Haggis. The dish, Mini roast Dumfriesshire Blackface Haggis, with mashed potatoes and bashed neeps, was splendidly tasty. The balance between the mash, and the bashed neeps added to the flavour. It was also at a great price of £8.5. As it was a starter, the dish was prepared at a smaller scale, and was very tasty. That is why it is called the mini roast – it is a smaller scale of the actual Haggis dish. The bottle of sparkling water I ordered, helped to clear the palate for the main dish and the wine I ordered for us.
Main Course – Tenderloin
Generous portions are often not part of many restaurant menus, but our main course certainly was a well-portioned main course. I ordered the twenty-ounce Buccleuch Estate Chateaubriand, which is a twenty-one-day dry-aged, cut from the thick end of the tenderloin. As promised by the chef (on the menu)
I do not have any complaints about the service, as it was excellent. The food was delivered on time, and so was our wine and water.