4 Pan Peninsula Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9HN
A business area such as Canary Wharf calls for sophisticated and professional venues in which to drink and dine. This is exactly what super-sleek brasserie Tompkins delivers. Service here is efficient and prompt with a sophisticated vibe. Reclining in large, comfortable leather chairs, we relaxed in style with aperitifs and enjoyed the evening view as we awaited our starters. The food we sampled saw Tompkins receive our ultimate stamp of approval. The chicken soup was the most outstanding appetiser. The menu listed ingredients of matzo dumplings, noodles and schmaltz and, as my guest remarked, it was just as comforting and wholesome as the version your grandma might make. Moving onto our main course, we opted for the sea bass and pork dishes; both meticulously cooked, fantastically succulent and enormously flavoursome. Washed down with a delightful New Zealand sauvignon blanc, these courses were over all too quickly. Desserts of tiramisu and a cheeseboard completed a most luxurious dining experience. With views across Millwall Inner Dock and a chic interior, which includes leather chairs, antique statuettes on the tables and fine rugs, a feeling of absolute quality is achieved at Tompkins.