REVIEW: The Pagination of Canary Wharf – Drake & Morgan’s new exciting venture

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Bringing a little millennial-cool to corporate Canary Wharf, The Pagination celebrates food and drink with Drake and Morgan’s signature stamp. A cool and contemporary aesthetic, it almost feels like a ski lodge – the chairs are draped with fur throws and statement wooden furniture evokes après vibes. So far, so good.

As expected on a Thursday night in the City, the place was rammed – giving us full reign to test all The Pagination had to offer. The cocktail list was creative and fresh even for those non-drinkers. Given our commitment to Dry January we went for a Ginger Mimosa (orange juice, fresh ginger, rosemary and ginger ale) and a Spiced Orchid Sour (Seedlip non-alcoholic gin, apple and chilli shrub, lemon, agave and egg white). Both presentation and taste made us feel like we were sipping the real deal but with no hangovers to deal with in the morning.

A short and sweet food menu made ordering a breeze. To start with a Chorizo Scotch Egg and a vegan friendly Mezze Board. The egg was warm, runny and mopped up with a spicy mayonnaise. Whilst the mezze board left us spoilt for choice consisting of a bulgur wheat salad, hummus, baba ghanoush, harissa, pickled chillies and olives. A great option for those wanting drinks and light nibbles. Choices for mains were a Thai Coconut Curry and a Crispy Duck Salad. The curry was aromatic and rich, served with fluffy rice – the perfect dish for a cold January evening. On the other side of the spectrum, the salad was crunchy, colourful and cold – served with crispy duck and lashings of hoisin. Both dishes were devoured quickly leaving empty plates. Dessert was a gastro classic, a Warm Chocolate Brownie with two spoons, sickly sweet; it was accompanied by an unnecessary pot of chocolate sauce.

It goes without saying that The Pagination is a welcomed addition to Canary Wharf; an innovative space catered for group drinking and dinning, it’s another bow in the string of Drake and Morgan successes.

The Pagination
Canary Wharf Group
9 Cabot Square
London
E14 4EB
www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk

 

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