Although the Canary Wharf area is known to be over run with lunch friendly (ie. chain) stores such as pret, EAT, etc. my favourite place if I have a bit more time is by Hazev, a Turkish restaurant, bar and deli located near South Quay.
After a day’s worth of applications (the exams, and applications are a never ending cycle in life…) and opening the fridge only to find it empty, I immediately seized this opportunity to visit Hazev. If coming to Hazev, I prefer sitting in at the deli rather than the restaurant as I can still order my mezze – at a fraction of the price in a more casual setting where I can easily chat or even read a book sitting on the comfortable arm chairs provided
Mezze assortment (3) Creamy Hummus in the background Cracked bulgar wheat + nuts (my favourite) Tabboulleh salad
Served with complimentary bread if you order 3+ mezze eat in
Feta and pumpkin savoury bread – all the Turkish bread are house made, buttery and sweet
Feta and Olive bread
Hazev is usually quite a reliable option for lunch at Canary Wharf serving a delicious good value Turkish meal. Sharing a mezze is always great fun especially when it lets you sample a range of flavours. Recharged with yummy food and good company, I returned home to finish the rest of my applications. (fingers crossed that the brain food worked!)