Food aside (we’ll come on to that), The Pearson Room has some good credentials. Firstly it’s located in Canary Wharf – captive audience, tick. Secondly it’s designed by the people behind Bubbledogs and Le Gavroche’s bar – style, tick. Now for the food, after all, that’s what you go there for!
Head Chef is Vagner Matos (previously at The Swan, Shoreditch and Cecconi’s) who creates a menu focusing on sharing platters with dishes such as fish tacos with chipotle aioli, queenies and a buttermilk fried chicken burger all featuring. There's a Pearson Burger too, which offers tobacco onions, pulled pork or wild boar bacon as optional extras. Gourmet twists on everyday dishes such as lobster mac'n cheese, steaks, pies and a meat board also put in an appearance.
They open for breakfast too when you’ll find familiar sounding breakfast sliders (scrambled egg, sausage, American sliced cheese), Huevos Rojos (broken fried eggs, padron, prawns, linguiça, garlic potatoes), Guinea fowl with cassava hash brown, fried duck egg or The Full Pearson - wild boar sausage, wild boar bacon, mushroom hotpot, Pearson beans, slow-roasted beef tomato, eggs any style and toast.
At the other end of the day you can enjoy seasonal cocktails of lychee and honny cress martini (£8.00) and rhubarb and chilli vanilla bubbles (£9.00).
Their soft launch is in full swing with no service charge until at least 4th May. The official opening is 20th May 2013.
The Pearson Room, 16-19 Canada Square, in Canary Wharf. Find out more at http://thepearsonroom.co.uk/