ST KATHARINE DOCKS

Sat by Tower Bridge, SKD is a gem full of shops, cafes and restaurants.

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DOKKE

From private islands to St Katharine Docks...chef Neil Wager has brought a little bit of that luxury to London with Dokke. Named after the medieval word for docking a boat (well this is St Kats Docks after all), not only does the restaurant overlook the water on three sides but there's a real open feel to the interior - you can sit outside or inside and at the chef's table or workspace. It's relaxed vibes all the way. Wherever you end up, you get to tuck into Asian-fusion sharing plates like black quinoa roasted cod, pork belly with chocolate miso and fig leaf soya mousse made using produce from the nearby markets. Ready for a slice of island life?

Ivory House, E Smithfield, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1AT -

dokke.co.uk

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WHITE MULBERRIES

There's no better place to get your shots off than White Mulberries. The coffee shop serves up a damn good cuppa joe and their brunch is pretty spot on too. With all their goodies made in house or delivered from local bakeries, it's all super fresh and totally instagrammable.

Ivory House St Katharine Docks E1W 1AT -

whitemulberries.com

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EMILIA’S CRAFTED PASTA

Fresh, reasonably priced decent pasta is what Emilia's Crafted Pasta is all about. Serving up old school traditional family recipes that have been passed down the generations, expect fresh dishes that tick all the boxes. And if you can't decide that 4-hour slow cooked bolognese pappardelle is a must!

IVORY HOUSE, ST KATHARINE DOCKS, LONDON, E1W 1AT -

emiliaspasta.com

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BRAVAS TAPAS

As the name suggests, Bravas Tapas is all about the tapas! The independent restaurant has a proper family-run vibe and is perfect for date night. With candles, Modern Basque small plates, Spanish cocktails and an outdoor terrace you might even forget you're in London...

Saint Katherine Docks, East Smithfield, London E1W 1AT -

bravasrestaurant.com

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CAU

You'll forget whether you're in St Kats Dock or Buenos Aires with a trip to CAU. With a menu inspired by Argentina, Spain and Italy, expect steaks in every shape and form, Argentinian sandwiches and small plates, and whatever you do don't miss THAT cornflake ice cream sundae for dessert - it's mega!

1 Commodity Quay, London, E1W 1AZ -

caurestaurants.com

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ZIZZI

If you're after a pizza, Zizzi will do the job. Their thin and crispy pizzas are loaded with toppings and they cater for all diets with gluten-free bases and vegan mozzarella. With regular offers and a menu that will suit almost everyone, you can't really go wrong at Zizzi.

12 Ivory Street, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1AT -

zizzi.co.uk

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TOM’S KITCHEN

Brunch, lunch or dinner, Tom's Kitchen is a real winner! Coming from Tom Aikens, the youngest British chef to be awarded two Michelin stars, you know it's gonna be good. Using seasonal produce and locally-sourced ingredients expect dishes to include spicy crab cakes, pork belly and some damn fine steaks. And with a deli adjacent to the main restaurant you can even pick up a few fancy bits to make your own spesh dinner.

1 Commodity Quay, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1AZ -

tomskitchen.co.uk

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PING PONG

Ping Pong is all about dim sum, cocktails and Chinese tea. Whether you're after a light bite or full on feast, these guys will sort you right out. And with happy hour cocktails Mon - Thurs, it's worth just popping in for a few waterside cocktails if nothing else!

UNIT 3 QUAYSIDE, London E1W 1BA -

pingpongdimsum.com

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KILIKYA’S

Kilikya's is a proper Turkish restaurant - none of that greasy crap and customer service is spot on! Serving up set lunch & evening menus, alongside an a la carte menu, there's something for everyone and every budget. From the falafel to the mixed iskender kebap and the sea bream to courgette fritters, you really can't go wrong with a Turkish feast here!

Ivory House, St. Katharine's Docks London, United Kingdom -

kilikyas.com

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DICKENS INN

The Dickens Inn is a pretty special pub. Housed in an 18th-century warehouse - think timber framed balconies and hanging baskets - it's the perfect place to grab a pint, and once you've had a few too many there's some pretty bangin' pizza to chow down on too; their 15" x 23" beast is legendary! Oh and there's two HUGE beer gardens, perfect for that summer sun!

Marble Quay St Katharine's Way London, E1W 1UH -

dickensinn.co.uk

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CÔTE BRASSERIE

Inspired by the brasseries of Paris, you can't go wrong with dinner at Côte Brasserie. Their all-day menu is pretty accessible with French classics like Beef Bourguignon, Escalope De Veau and Poulet 'Breton'. Yes, it might be a chain, but this one smashes it out the bag!

International House, 1 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1UN, United Kingdom -

cote-restaurants.co.uk

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CAFE ROUGE

This isn't just any ol' Cafe Rouge. St Kats Dock Cafe Rouge has bangin' views across the marina, outdoor seating and nautical vibes inside and out. Expect the usual French-style grub with Steak Frites, Poulet Breton, Moules and Confit de Canard on the menu. And with regular offers on food, you could bag yourself a bargain dinner here!

Unit 4, Quay Side Road, St Katharine Dock, London, London, E1W 1AN -

caferouge.com

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THE ALEXANDER MILES GALLERY

You won't find a bit of barbed wire sticking out a white brick here. Oh no, The Alexander Miles Gallery is all about fine art - we're talking still life paintings, landscapes and figurative works. And although all the art is for sale with £££££ price tags, it's just as much a walk-in gallery as the rest and you can enjoy that painting for free!

Ivory House, E Smithfield, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1AT -

thealexandermilesgallery.com

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