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Located next to Canary Wharf Underground Station on Reuters Plaza and the famous Canary Wharf tower, Smollensky’s is the perfect spot for after work drinks and al fresco dining. Enjoy the bustle of the Plaza over a cocktail at the bar or relax and catch up with friends on our restaurant terrace overlooking the Wharf.

Smollensky’s Bar is a laid-back, American-style haunt where you can enjoy the best bagels and cocktails on the Wharf.

Our quick and easy bagels make for the perfect breakfast and lunch. With a wide range of sweet and savoury choices, there are options to suit all appetites.

Daytimes are not where it ends – evenings at Smollensky’s Bar are not to be missed. As the sun goes down, we step up the beat, playing the best in current music to keep the bar buzzing until late, with light bites available as the drinks flow. We offer an enticing mix of contemporary cocktails, fine wine and chilled beer, all of which can be best enjoyed in our fabulous outside area on the Plaza.

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Melinda Barthel (NotJustAMum)

6 months ago

Went for our team Christmas dinner. Nothing they served was piping hot. I had the broth as a starter..it was warm at best. I had the fish as a main. Similar experience. I think the only thing that came hot were the pigs in the blanket. We did the fixed 3 course Christmas menu without bells and whistles so price wise was ok, if the food had been warmer I would have rated them higher. Service did their best considering how large a group we were and the variety of things we ordered. Something to note on the drinks menu: do look at the symbol next to the drink as it tells you what kind of drink it will be. I ordered one thinking it would be a freshly made one but it was a tinned drink that cost a tidy sum but tasted not so pleasant. There were more exciting drinks that were ordered by people in the group, but I stuck to water after the first disappointment so can't comment on how they tasted. I'm not sure it's the place I would head for food but if you like fancy, experimental drinks, then I think you'll like it.

Hayley

6 months ago

I visited The Alchemist for the first time at the Canary Wharf branch this evening. The restaurant is very nice and atmospheric with a good amount of music and dim lighting. Our orders were taken quickly and food came out incredibly quickly. The food was delicious, way better than I was expecting for such a simple dish. The cocktails I chose were both delicious and you truly pay for the beauty of them too. I just have one small complaint, although I understand why it is necessary to have short slots I wish you had longer at your table as I did feel a little rushed. Just an extra 15 minutes would help massively. Overall I had a pleasant time here and would return in the future!

Your Decor Mate

6 months ago

Had the best time here tonight! After an awful flight delay/cancelation on my birthday weekend decided to get a hotel in Canary Wharf. Food was amazing, service amazing and staff were so friendly! It made a bad weekend into a good weekend. Couldn’t recommend them anymore. They even sang happy birthday to me! Thanks guys ❤️❤️❤️

Nicola Livermore

8 months ago

We booked the Brunch with 3 cocktails which was £35 and good value for what we got. Our waitress was Naomi who was fantastic. So nice to see someone who enjoys their job. She made the experience even better. The food was great and the cocktails were amazing. I can definitely recommend the Alchemist at Canary Wharf.

Vikrant Patel

11 months ago

I turned up here thinking I had a table booking, only to realize that it was at a different branch (my own fault). However the staff provided us with a table and accommodated us. So this was a good start to our evening, we ordered few different drinks from the menu, loved the way the waiter brought them out and did the demo. Some of the cocktails were good whilst others were on, I suppose everyone has a different taste. The food was great 3 of us ordered the Korean burger while the 4th dish was a chicken in flat bread. All were amazing tasty. We also had a few starters, the dough balls were cool as you had to inject your own cheese into it...something I've never seen before. All in all very good experience and I would recommend it if someone is looking for a unique experience in drinking cocktails with a bite.

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