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“Good steak, exceptional service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Goodman Canary Wharf

Goodman Canary Wharf
3 South Quay Square | Ground Floor, Discovery Dock East, London E14 9RU, England (Formerly Goodman Canary Wharf Ltd)
02075310300
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Ranked #222 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good steak, exceptional service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Goodman's is a steakhouse much in the same vein as the Hawksmoor chain, serving premium aged beef cooked on charcoal and served very much as the centrepiece of a substantial dinner. Pricing is also similar, so think £42 for a 600g Porterhouse or £34 for a 250g fillet. At this money, the steaks have to be spectacular and by and large they were.

As a group of eight we chose large plates of various cuts to share, and the majority were excellent. The bone-in-ribeye and Porterhouse were truly great, masses of flavour, perfectly cooked and great in texture. The bone-in-sirloin by contrast was a bit disappointing, lacking in flavour and being a little bit tough, despite it being cooked a perfect medium-rare. The truffle chips were lovely but could have been more crispy. The rest of the sides were good but not standout.

The service from our waitress Lucia was truly exceptional, being very friendly and relaxed yet professional and efficient. If it weren't for our waitress, i'd have given Goodman a four star rating, but as she contributed in a considerable way to our enjoyment of our meal, I have given the restaurant five stars... just...!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I was told to expect the best steak ever, but it was not as good as nearby The Gun (but better than Canary Wharf Gaucho). Also, very expensive for what it was.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best steak ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I went here with a friend for dinner while on a trip to London, and loved the steak. It was juicy, cooked to perfection and had mouthwatering flavour.

Our waiter was friendly and recommended a great bottle of wine to go with our food.

While it was not cheap, it was definitely value for money!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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challenger08
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112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“5 stars isn't enough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We found this restaurant during a weekend in London - and a walk around the corner from our hotel at Canary Wharf. And we are so glad we did.
A warm and efficient welcome, superb bar (and bartender), knowledgable and enthusiastic kitchen and restaurant staff and food to die for.
The restaurant is relaxed - dark wood tables and chairs, wood floor - in style very much an upmarket American steakhouse. Walk in and you'll begin to see the difference - floor to ceiling glass doors revealing the dry meat chiller and racks of various cuts of beef including American Prime, and Dorset and Scottish beef.
We were invited to meet the Head Chef and given a tour of the kitchen and meat chiller - he was fascinating and listening to his knowledge of storing and cooking beef was a real treat. He timed the tour so that we could see our own steaks being cooked. We met the kitchen team and saw the art of cooking proper beef in action. All the staff were informative and knew the products well but the enthusiasm of the head Chef, and the time he took to spend with us, was brilliant.
Food was outstanding - our table of 4 had Chateaubriand, dry hung Sirloin and Dorset ribeye on the bone. Every dish, including the vegetable side orders, were faultless and each of us felt this was the best meat we have ever been served.
The bartender, Milan, deserves special mention too - friendly, personable, interested in talking about mixes and techniques, and of course, producing brilliant drinks with premium ingredients.
When the staff heard that we were celebrating a birthday, they provided a special dessert and made other gestures to make the meal even more special.
In terms of price - you get what you pay for. It's not cheap, but the whole meal and drinks bill came to a lot less than we have paid in some 'celebrity' restaurants.
We hadn't heard of Goodman before - we are told that there are a further two in London, but we will certainly be going back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Out of This World!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

My son has raved about this restaurant and has just treated my husband and I to the experience! The service was fast, friendly and efficient. The food is mind blowing - you will never eat another steak like it!

We eat all over the world and eat out at home a great deal, but this place EASILY does the best steaks in the world. The sides etc were all excellent and complimented the meat.

Make sure you are hungry the portions are huge!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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