Overlooking the fountains of Cabot Place, Boisdale is a restaurant like no other. With four private dining rooms, an Oyster bar and grill with a terrace, a Whisky bar, a Cuban cigar library and a shop, the restaurant certainly isn't short of things to discover. And, thanks to live music which spans the best of blues, jazz and soul, this fine dining experience has a stellar soundtrack to match.
Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QT
+44 (0)20 7715 5818
This lively modern restaurant is now a firm fixture at Exmouth Market - and a local favourite. The emphasis is on smaller plates but there are a handful of larger ones for you to choose from. The coffee is a highlight - it's roasted in the basement.
11-13 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QD
+44 (0)20 7833 8115
Contemporary, light French style cuisine and design from D&D restaurants - formerly the Conran restaurants - Plateau combines classic dishes with modern-day, urban glamour. The two terraces offer stunning views across Canary Wharf.
4th Floor, Canada Place, Canada Square, London E14 4QS
+44 (0)20 7715 7100
THE WAPPING PROJECT
The Wapping Project is a stunning and unique venue, located in a former hydraulic power station. Half restaurant and half art project, it's a great choice for an evening out, and epitomises the eccentric glamour for which London is famed.
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SG
+44 (0)20 7680 2080
Formans is a family business that has been on Fish Island since 1905. Specialising in British smoked salmon and speciality fish, it also has unbeatable views of the Olympic Stadium from your dining table. Check out the Smokehouse art gallery next door too.
Stour Road, London E3 2NT
+44 (0)208 525 2390
A London institution, St John is credited with inspiring the resurgence of interest in British cuisine. Positioned next to Smithfield Market, St John has always been a meat-lover's paradise but is just as good for coffee and cake.
26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
+44 (0)20 7251 0848
THE MODERN PANTRY
Something of a newcomer to the East London scene, the Modern Pantry is all about reviving everyday cooking with modern ingredients and global inspirations. Its seemingly endless rave reviews are testament enough for us.
47-48 St John's Square, London EC1V 4JJ
+44 (0)20 7553 9210
Nobody does relaxed dining and modern British food better than Canteen: they don't have a fanatical following for nothing. Pop into Canteen at The Royal Festival Hall while taking in all the South Bank has to offer or call by their brand new Covent Garden location.
Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
+44 (0)845 686 1122