Eats and treats

Gaucho – Canary Wharf

For some while now we have been Gaucho restaurant fans. We are also tapas fans. So, on learning that Gaucho Canary Wharf had introduced platitos (small plates) into their already excellent menu, two delighted Foody Travellers headed for Canary Wharf.

The restaurant is a few minutes’ walk from Canary Wharf, on the Thames esplanade. Had it been a warm, sunny day we would have loved to have sat on the decking in front of the restaurant enjoying the river views. As it was, it was cool and windy so we headed inside into the restaurant’s stylish, modern dining room where we received the warmest of welcomes from Alberto and in a matter of seconds were sitting at our table being looked after by the delightful Rachel and wine waiter Edgar.

Alberto and Rachel recommended that we had three plates each. And because we didn’t have a clue what wine to have with our wide variety of platitos Edgar came forward with his wine recommendations. He suggested wine by the glass so we could try a couple of different Argentinian wines. His selection for us – glasses of white Torrontes and red Cabernet Franc. And delicious they were too.

I am wary of oysters, but loved them served with the Chimichurri vinegar; we also enthused wildly about the mini empanadas, the corn fed chicken salad, the steak sandwich slider, Lomito Picante Medallion and the baked fillet of trout. I am ashamed to say that we were enjoying ourselves so much we even had dessert!

Plate prices range from £5.95 – £7.50.

The idea is that by ordering the platitos, diners can be in and out as quickly as they like. We were relaxed and in no hurry and were so happy we lingered for over two hours.

It was great; Gaucho Canary Wharf and its Platitos are highly recommended.

Gaucho Canary Wharf , 29 Westferry Circus, Canary Riverside .Tel: 020 7987 9494. www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk

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