M Restaurants to launch flagship site at Canary Wharf scheme

M Restaurants is to open a new flagship site in Canary Wharf’s 60-storey mainly residential Newfoundland development.

The almost 10,000 sq site (pictured right in the CGI image), due to open in late 2020, will feature a restaurant, grill, wine store and tasting room, as well as a cocktail bar and garden, private members lounge and private dining room.

From its location near the Thames, the flagship restaurant – the first private rental to put its name to the high profile new building – will cater to Canary Wharf’s more than 100,000 workers, as well as tourists and the residents of the building’s 636 apartments.

Created by ex-Gaucho Managing Director, Martin Williams and Great British Menu chef, Michael Reid, M currently operates three restaurants in Victoria, St Pauls and Twickenham.

Williams said, “Since we created M in 2014, we have opened three understated, hidden venues, which reflected the M brand during it’s infancy.

“Since winning many awards and most importantly the patronage of so many fantastic discerning Londoners, we felt the timing was right to seek a truly iconic flagship venue.

“Canary Wharf Group’s Newfoundland building will undoubtedly become a London landmark, so we are delighted to have exchanged leases on such an epic site.”

Stuart Fyfe, head of retail leasing for the Canary Wharf Group added, “Newfoundland will shortly be both a dramatic and iconic addition to London’s Skyline, providing 636 residential apartments for rent.

“The residents will be some of the first to actually live on the Canary Wharf estate. As such we required a high quality, successful restaurateur to work with us to deliver a relevant food offer within a contemporary modern environment which complements the buildings spectacular design.

“We believe M Restaurants will be a tremendous addition to the Canary Wharf restaurant offer appealing to residents, office workers, tourists and the ever growing weekend visitors alike. We all look forward to this flagship opening,”