Canary Wharf Welcomes the Parlour

This week Canary Wharf welcomes the latest addition to its burgeoning bar and restaurant scene.

the parlour officially opened its doors in the brand new Park Pavilion in Canada Square on 12 October. It is one of at least five new bars and restaurants opening at Canary Wharf this year, making it one of London’s most dynamic hospitality destinations.

Camille Waxer, Vice President of Retail at Canary Wharf Group plc said:
“It’s a very exciting time. Canary Wharf has grown rapidly in recent years and we needed to expand our restaurant and bar areas to keep pace. It’s great to see the Park Pavilion come to life, especially as we’ve managed to attract some of the most sought after restaurant brands in London.”

“The recent opening of Jamie’s Italian has drawn even more people into the area, especially in the evenings and weekends. The parlour and other Park Pavilion destinations will add an extra impetus to this,” she said.

Designed by Fusion Design and Architecture Ltd, short-listed for the refinery in the ‘Best Stand Alone Bar’ category at the 2009 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, the parlour maintains an independent style, setting it apart from its sister venue, while continuing to be both bold and innovative. Distinct areas include the main restaurant with long party tables and removable intimate circular booths, a cocktail lounge and wine room for private events together with a large alfresco terrace that leads onto Canada Square Park.

The parlour will offer an all-day, modern European menu, from breakfast to dinner with a focus on provenance and seasonality, alongside a range of cocktails, wines and beers.

Jillian MacLean, Managing Director, Drake & Morgan comments:
“It’s fantastic that we can bring the parlour to Canary Wharf, which is a vibrant and cosmopolitan area for professionals and locals alike. Drake & Morgan’s philosophy is to continue to provide contemporary customer-focused venues that deliver on cutting-edge design, technology and operating systems as well as quality food and innovative drinks.”

Also opening soon in the Park Pavilion are Canteen (on 19 October), ROKA (on 2 November) and Wahaca (on 9 November). The Jamie Oliver inspired Jamie’s Italian opened in Churchill Place in August. It will be joined in the New Year by Rocket.

CWG’s retail occupancy is 98%, as at 30 June 2009.

Notes to Editors

About the Park Pavilion

The Park Pavilion is located in Canada Square, adjacent to the iconic One Canada Square, the tallest building in Britain. It is being constructed and let by Canary Wharf Group plc and is designed by the architect of One Canada Square, Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.

The Park Pavilion accommodates four restaurants and bars, including Wahaca, Canteen, the parlour and ROKA, and a Lloyds TSB retail bank. The building is a glass pavilion, two stories in height, with a third level terrace offering indoor and outdoor dining facilities with wonderful views of Canada Square Park. Between One Canada Square and the new Pavilion is a sky lit galleria, providing a new internal pedestrian street. There is also a new sky lit arcade providing direct access between One Canada Square, the amenities within the Pavilion and Canada Square Park.

The Pavilion has a ‘green’ roof of sedum moss, which helps to conserve energy by regulating the building’s temperature, collect rain water and enhance the biodiversity of the Canary Wharf Estate. Canary Wharf has the largest concentration of green roofs in the UK.

About Canary Wharf Group plc

CWG is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is focused on the design, construction, leasing and management of Grade A office space and high-quality retail and leisure facilities on its 97 acre Estate in East London.

Over the past 20 years CWG has regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business districts, constructing over 15 million square feet of office and retail space – more than any other company in London.

Canary Wharf is home to many of the world’s leading business organisations, including in the professional services, media, law, energy, financial services and transport sectors. It is also home to over 200 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, including many of Britain’s leading brands.

The Estate includes 20 acres of landscaped parks and plazas. Canary Wharf hosts over 180 events a year and has one of the UK’s largest collections of public art.

As at 30 June 2009 the Canary Wharf Group investment portfolio was 97.7% let. The weighted average unexpired lease length was 16.9 years.

Canary Wharf is set for further expansion. In 2008, CWG signed agreements to commence work on the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station and to continue work on a new European Headquarters for J.P. Morgan. KPMG, State Street and Fitch Ratings open new office buildings on the Estate in 2009 and 2010, bringing thousands of new workers to Canary Wharf on a daily basis.

CWG was named one of the Sunday Times Best 60 Green Companies in the UK in 2009.

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Images of the Canada Square Pavilion and restaurant are available on request.

For more information on the parlour, please contact:

Laura Hadfield, Roche Communications, phone 020 7436 1111 or email laura@rochecom.com

Or visit www.theparlourbar.co.uk