56 Upper Ground
South Bank, SE1
If you''re looking for somewhere with great food and a laid back atmosphere to entertain family, friends or colleagues or just to get away from it all and enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the world go by The Wharf is the perfect place for you.
Our easy going and delicious dishes are created for everyday life. We use only the freshest produce, which we source locally wherever possible and cook with the honesty and passion demanded by todays discerning diner. But it's not just about the great food; we designed The Wharf from the ground up to make sure that you never have to stand on ceremony – just relax and enjoy!
We came here for Supper after an exhausting afternoon dragging around Winter Wonderland and finding everywhere else full of works Christmas parties.
The view at night of the river- St Pauls Cathedral, the bridges and Tate Modern spotty (Damien Hirst decorated) water taxi busying past would have deserved an entrance fee by itself. Utterly magical. Yet this super prime location was not reflected in what we were charged. The price point was very reasonable for anywhere; in fact many of the local restaurants in darkest Suffolk charge more.
The Wharf doesn't serve up cutting edge molecular cuisine neither does it go for the loftier 'Haute' Italian. Instead it has a small carefully chosen menu of classics- Calamari, Risotti, Pasta and Pizza all cooked fresh to order. Seafood linguine contained a decent portion of clam, mussels and prawns in a creamy wine-y sauce (couldn't finish it as they gave us a lot), the risotti is made properly with a good 'ripple' across the top when you tilt the plate and the garlic prawns were crunchy, juicy and not something you'd want to eat the day before a hot date.(Loads of garlic!) A good cheesecake and non trad brownie made up the bulk of the small pudding menu.
The restaurant was full of locals, working away on laptops and families. Always a good sign. We would most definitely come here again.
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