Best known to boom with banks and businesses, Canary Wharf isn’t a typical go-to for dinner plans. But, there’s no doubt it is becoming more endearing for its food options, and Gallio Canary Wharf showed just that.
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Gallio Canary Wharf
Conveniently located amongst the hubbub of Canary Wharf, this Mediterranean eatery is an idyllic place to satisfy your pizza craving. It’s not pompous nor fancy but boasts a very chilled-out vibe, where diners order food and drink via smartphone using a QR code, which is then delivered by very friendly staff.
It’s a wide-open space with playful music and the interiors match the cuisine on offer, with an olive tree taking centre stage, and beautiful glazed tiles and fired terracotta making up the restaurant. A counter serving up the salad and other dishes span one side of the restaurant, and you can choose from stool seating areas or cosy banquettes for bigger groups.
Cocktails at Gallio
The cocktail list is enticing; from a Sicilian Sunshine with Malfy gin, lemon, orange, as well as cardamom, to the Mediterranean martini with beautiful ingredients such as apricot, vanilla, vodka, lemon, and prosecco. I wasted no time in ordering a few of the latter, as it was deliciously moreish. In addition, for those not looking for booze, Gallio offers a handsome mocktails list, perfect for those popping in for a working lunch.
The happy spot prides itself on making food that is inspired by stories, and cultures in a bid to “bring joy with every bite.” You’ve got vibrant and healthy dishes, as well as feel-good food in the form of table-filling pizzas with an array of toppings. And it doesn’t stop at dinner, breakfast, brunch, as well as lunch, are also available to enjoy at the eatery.
Speciality Pizza at Gallio Canary Wharf
With pizza at its core, trying one was a must. But we started with some mezze plates to whet the palette of course. The olive mix was delivered, and the garlic rosemary flatbread was light and delicious.
I still feel as though I have unfinished business with Gallio’s mezzo plates, however, as I’m eager to return to try the mozzarella and onion flatbread as well as the lamb meatballs offering.
For pizza I went for the Moroccan chicken; a flavourful one with mozzarella, chicken, padron peppers and caramelised onion all packed on. It was delicious, and it was huge!
Gallio doesn’t cut corners when it comes to their pizza sizes, with plate-filling slices making for a satisfying meal. If pizza isn’t your bag, other dishes include seasonal salads such as a roast tender stem broccoli offering or Gallio caesar, with sweet potato or house fries as a side.
Would I go back? Certainly, if I were in the area I wouldn’t hesitate to stop by. It’s a cheerful place to go for a catch-up with a friend or to satisfy a pizza craving.
Plus, if you’re looking for a lunch that doesn’t break the bank then you could pick one up for under £10, with a Mediterranean bowl or seasonal salad mix up for grabs with a soft drink. Sounds pretty good to me…
Check out our review of Mayfair Chippy in London if you’re wanting fish and chips at a reasonable price.
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✔️ Overall Rating – 7/10
🚇 Canary Wharf
🍴Pizza, Cheap Lunch options
🌿 Vegetarian option available.
👨🍳 Our Expert Lottie Hulme
Image Credits: Steve Joyce