Drake and Morgan T/as The Sipping Room

3.9
56 reviews
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£25 and under
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
The Sipping Room is the latest addition to the renowned Drake & Morgan bar group, setting up shop in London's busy Canary Wharf. Promising a medley of seasonal dishes and quirky cocktails, the venue is based near West India Quay so is the perfect waterside location and will look to cater for whatever mood you might find yourself in. The stylish new space caters for local workers and visitors alike for breakfast, brunch, lunch, drinks and dinner. There’ll be mixology classes on offer as well as a spacious alfresco space to enjoy. Open 7 days a week, the new addition to the Drake & Morgan family will provide an everyday escape along with a seasonally inspired drinks and food menu.
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London
26 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Staff accommodating but unfortunately they didn’t have the wine requested. We agreed a more expensive wine for the same price so it seemed that the restaurant compromised. The starters weren’t finished when the main course arrived. It had to be returned and then it came back cold. So we started again. It took a while...
When the bill came we had to revisit the price agreed as it was wrong.
Shame about our evening. Food tasted good eventually, but it was a slog to get to this point!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Came for mother’s day. Service was slow and once the mains were cleared we were completely forgotten. They advertised glass of Prosecco for all moms dining with them, but I haven’t been offered one. Chicken BLT came without bacon and on top of that was absolutely tasteless.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great decor however portions only barely adequate size

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MK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Having booked for 14 unfortunately our table was not ready when we arrived at 17:30 we then had to loiter whilst the table was prepared downstairs. We were seated 20 minutes later. The service was very poor. We waited for our drinks and food and didn't receive both until 19:30.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

We waited 15 minutes to be seated, were shown to dirty sticky table. We waited another 20 minutes for food order. We order champagne, prawn lollipop, chicken wings, steak and chips and oyster linguini. We waited another 20 minutes for our food, 10 minutes in to our food order we were told pan fried salmon was on last weeks order we had to inform them that we did not order that and the waitress had informed the wrong table. When our starters came we received no champagne until 5 minutes into our food. The food was quite bland and not as expected. Oyster Linguini had hard bits in which was hard to enjoy. There was loud music coming from another area which ruin the ambience when trying to enjoy and have a conversation with your partner. The bill came to £150.70 which was overrated for the service and bland food in my opinion.

We ended up going to the O2 Intercontinental Clippers Bar to have desserts and more champagne and loved the service and food there.

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ML
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Four of 4 dined at The Sipping Room. I chose it because of its location and decor. Our order was quick (probably too quick because we were early diners). Husband ordered a burger and was too dried. Music was very loud and much worse upstairs where they have the bar. Unable to lower volume downstairs. Not recommend if you want to dine and have conversations with friends.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really nice restaurant. Excellent service, drinks and food!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing and the service was exemplary highly recommended

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I came to The Sipping Room with a friend for my birthday for a late lunch. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the service was good, however the food was a let down. My starter was bland and for my main I ordered the Buttermilk Chicken Burger which was very underwhelming as it was literally a piece of chicken in a bun, with one lettuce leaf and chipotle mayo. Overall, it didn't live up to my expectation and an unsatisfactory bday meal.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Everything was perfect and the service was impeccable.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyable with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere from all staff. The spot is brilliant for the weekend as Canary Wharf tends to be a lot quieter than the City. We were a group of 30 and never felt rushed or pressured. Food was of a good standard too. Thank you all!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good and this is suitable for families, friends and dates!

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ordered a steak medium had to be sent back as it was too rare. Replacement was also too rare but they brought another serving of chips so basically ate chips for lunch as could not eat the meat.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Rude receptionist, thought it was a hassle to extend our booking to 8 instead of 6 although the place was completely empty. Very basic, plain food.

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PE
London
76 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have visited this restaurant a number of times and it is one of our favourites in Canary Wharf with a lively atmosphere / good bar area as well as good food and great service.

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a massive fan of Drake & Morgan and have been to many of their locations. I ordered the cheese burger which was wonderfully cooked, the truffle fries were seasoned perfectly and the cocktails that I ordered were made to perfection.

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h
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a night out with colleagues. Good music, cozy ambiance, good wine !

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made my experience very good, balloon man came over made us two balloons, lovely staff, very cosy restaurant, would come again 100%

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C
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Lovely decor& surroundings.
Food over priced for what you get.
Including the the fact it was luke warm.
No sides.
That was extra.
Also service charge of 12.5% not exactly happy to pay this although you can ask for this to be removed.
Overall.
Just average but I guess as it is canary wharf.... We don't all earn bankers salaries..!!!

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! A group of 22 for Sunday brunch, quiet, nicely decorated, lovely food, highly recommend!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The setting was nice and the food was great. Would definitely recommend to friends

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I booked this on behalf of my V.P and Managers and their clients to take out post a meeting.
The feedback was that they had excellent service , food quality and value was good too.

The vicinity /ambience considering it is surrounded by skyscraper height buildings, but near to the waterside was an added bonus
I will happily book this venue again for our company /client dinning

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PE
London
76 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited several times and enjoy the lively atmosphere . Despite being very busy with large parties the service was friendly and efficient . Food is good standard and good variety and most important is very good value.

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OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place, friendly staff and food was yum.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I was disappointed with my experience at the Sipping Room last Wednesday. I've never had a bad experience there or at any other Drake and Morgan bar. We were a group of four with a reserved table outside and were given table service. We ordered our first round of drinks within in a few minutes of sitting down and then had to wait nearly 30 minutes for the drinks to arrive, we had to keep asking where our drinks were. Luckily we had some tap water. We were asked 3 times by the waiter if we were ready to order food, we said we'd like our drinks first before we order/eat! The food was disappointing (again I have never had a bad food experience at the Sipping Rooms or at a D&M bar before), the duck salad was 75% bean sprouts, it was lacking in flavour and actual ingredients and had the most pitiful amount of duck. You should rename it to bean sprout salad. 3 of our table order this salad and we barely touched it. We ordered a few more drinks afterwards, to be honest it would have been quicker to go to the bar ourselves or indeed walk to the bar next door and start our evening all over again. Very disappointing experience.

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v
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

there is only bar service inside and we were on a business lunch. there were two items sold out so it lead to a lot of embarrassment and time to order. the bar staff were unwilling to help with the order. the order required a lot of decisions at the bar; way want lamb cooked - the experience was completely impractical for a business lunch. it took nearly 10 minutes to order.....

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was good. Service was poor. Had to wait ages for food/drinks despite it being not that busy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

For a restaurant area the music was too loud, myself and other guests were having to shout at each other. The restaurant should investigate separate speaker systems for the bar and restaurant areas.

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AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We ate outside on a lovely sunny day. Despite it being quiet things were rather erratic service wise. We had random things delivered to us (other peoples food) and when our order arrived there were a number of mistakes.

Puddings were nice.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

This isn't a restaurant - only go here if you are looking for somewhere to drink where you can get a burger on the side. Service was very quick and friendly.

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DA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I'd walked past this venue on countless occasions but never booked for food/drink. I'm glad I did as it has a great vibe - with live music (on a Friday night at least), creative food and drinks menu along with good service.

The staff were friendly and attentive and the value for money is first rate too!

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C
London
22 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good family dining experience and food in dockands.

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AB
London
59 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall a nice meal, but my guests and I were seated at different tables on opposite sides of the restaurant...where we waited and waited for each other! That's the first time that has ever happened to any of us. The place was immaculately well kept though, and the food was nice although we weren't blown away.

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U
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful place to go and eat, we booked to be in one oft he igloos. our waiter was excellent and the food was well presented and tasted delicious. i would highly recommend the sipping room for anyone who wants to have a different dining experience.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice quiet spot with a good ambience - the music isn’t too loud.

As a coeliac the restaurant had a number of gluten free options including flat breads which was a great surprise.

Would definitely go back.

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PE
London
76 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have visited Sipping Room a number of times and while my wife was pleased with her meal it was my most disappointing due to the fact chicken was a very small portion and bacon was cold and the burger roll was small and not well toasted. Service was friendly and efficient and we will return and hope that my meal was just a one off disappointment

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JM
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I used to love this place but the last few times the service has really gone down. And last Saturday was the worst so far. Super slow sloppy service but a slightly abrupt rude lady and seemed liked she didn't really want to be there. The manager was friendly and quick to try and resolve.. but everything from waiting for the drinks, ordering, wrong order and incorrect bill. Maybe my last time there.. disappointing!

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s
London
59 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Igloos were lovely bit overpriced food
Service great though

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OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was bit disappointed that there was no cognac for menu listed cocktail.
But overall we had great time.
Good food,yummy cocktails and good wine.
Lovely atmosphere & music.

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PE
London
76 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have visited Sipping Room a number of times and is a lively restaurant with good bar area and food and drinks are reasonably priced and good value. Service is excellent and really friendly and efficient . Food is a good standard although not particularly innovative

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