A new waterside restaurant is opening in Newfoundland, Canary Wharf, the “criss-cross” building on the west of the estate and on the banks of the Thames.
M Restaurants will be the group’s third restaurant and aims to open on August 1 2022.
Extending over the ground and first floors of Newfoundland, M Canary Wharf will offer a destination bar serving sensory cocktails, a 180-cover restaurant, two private dining rooms, a wine tasting room, the Taste of La Petite M Café, and an exclusive private members’ lounge.
All will be surrounded by a Provence-inspired terrace filled with lemon trees and lavender, offering rosé wine and gin in partnership with Maison Mirabeau.
The 10,000 square foot René Decker designed venue, which is inspired by vintage yachts found in the French Riviera, is encased in 360-degree floor to ceiling glass and filled with teak and leather. M Canary Wharf will host a weekly Saint-Tropez Beach Brunch with DJs, a unique Sensory Menu that matches flavour and sound, and Sunday Movie Screenings.
Protege of Ramsay
Founded by CEO Martin Williams and culinary director Mike Reid in 2014, M already boasts two celebrated international grill restaurants, in Threadneedle Street and Victoria Street, which offer the most exclusive cuts of Wagyu beef. Billed as “gastro playgrounds”, the venues are known for attracting top business leaders and politicians, as well as sports personalities and music and film stars.
For Canary Wharf, Reid has created a menu that showcases M signature dishes and premium beef, whilst also transporting diners to Provence.
A protégé of Roux and Ramsay, Reid has sound culinary foundations that combine with a contemporary and playful style of cooking, using ice, smoke, coal and wood to elevate each ingredient to its best possible expression.
From the menu, small plates celebrate the best of the sea with dishes such as Cobia tartare; Octopus carpaccio; and Lobster, wasabi and avocado salad. Provençal flavours will be seen with olives, artichokes, tomatoes, peaches and lemons throughout, and dishes including Seabass with garlic, herbs and lemon, and Breaded rib of veal with anchovies, capers and parsley.
The world’s finest cuts of beef, such as Highland Wagyu and Kobegrade 10+, will be enhanced through ageing in a Himalayan salt chamber and cooking on a bespoke grill.
Making it sustainable
For Canary Wharf, M is also introducing Highland Wagyu sourced from Perthshire in Scotland, where cattle graze on 25,000 acres of British grassland. The sustainable beef will sit alongside sustainably sourced fish, as well as herbs, leaves and baby vegetables from the hydroponic urban farm, Crate to Plate, grown within walking distance of the restaurant in Canary Wharf itself.
M also offers a programme of Sustainable Serves, such as the rosé wines and gin of Maison Mirabeau. The Provençal winemaker is rewilding its vineyards, regenerating soils, rebuilding biodiversity, and investing 50% of profits in projects that directly combat climate change.
- The M Den members’ lounge will be a home to entrepreneurs and business leaders with a passion for gastronomy, travel, sport, art and fine wine, with applications for membership now open.
- La Petite M Café will offer healthy and varied breakfasts, plant-based and wagyu sandwiches at lunch, and wagyu charcuterie boards and fine wine in the evenings.
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