Warm up your weekend with Tom’s Kitchen

Written by Karl Chads | Created on 2016-09-06

Majestically placed in the heart of Canary Wharf, Tom's Kitchen blends chef patron Tom Aikens’ commitment to British cuisine with a uniquely iconic location to create one of the Docklands’ most delectable dining experiences.

The deli (open between 6.30am and 6.30pm) provides some of London’s best breakfast and lunch choices, serving up sumptuous soups, hearty hotpots, beautiful baguettes, and classic cakes to sustain you throughout your day.

Starters straddle the delicate balance between light and airy (such as the ricotta with broad beans, peas, and gremolata) and the downright decadent, as exemplified by the chicken liver and foie gras parfait.

The spicy crab cake with chilli and cucumber salsa caters nicely for the pescetarian palate, as do the scallops with gem lettuce, sorrel, and almond vinaigrette.

If you are seeking a leisurely lunch or a hearty dinner, rustic mains such as the pan-fried duck breast complement classics including the beer-battered fish and chips and the roast tenderloin pork, whilst the seven-hour confit Herdwick lamb (with mashed potato and balsamic onions) makes for a wonderful sharer.

Dessert is one of those oft-overlooked aspects of the menu in British cuisine, but Tom’s Kitchen offers an exhaustive selection of puddings, including wild berry posset, caramel and popcorn sundae, apricot Bakewell tart, chocolate millionaire shortbread, and almond & apple tarte fine.

The weekend brunch is a firm favourite with the locals of Canary Wharf, as plates of Tom’s Full English (two fried eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomato,Portobello mushroom, baked beans, black pudding, and toast) are consumed with pots of fresh tea and expertly-brewed coffee.

As lunchtime blurs into dinner, the wonderful selection of Old World and New World wines pair perfectly with the ambient atmosphere for a laid-back day by the docks.

Tom’s Kitchen, 11 Westferry Circus, London E14 4HD

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