The Pearson Room

4.1
118 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International
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  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
The Pearson Room is a casual yet sophisticated restaurant and cocktail bar serving an eclectic all day menu and cocktails inspired by the seasons. The full menu is available throughout the bar, lounge and dining areas; perfect for long lunches or after-work drinks that continue into the night.
The interior draws inspiration from a broad description of a 1950’s stylised Hitchcock approach to design; born from an era in which the traditional attitudes of the time were challenged and that have endured in the decades to come and right up to the present day. With heritage leather seating, a large zinc bar and stunning vistas over looking Canada Square, the atmosphere is one of easy-going indulgence, combining a stylish and cosy design. The Pearson Room owes its name to the eminent Canadian Nobel Prize winning Canadian Statesman, Lester B. Pearson. We offer an atmosphere that is vibrant and bustling, yet still personal, playful and welcoming.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 7am-12am
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Phone number
020 7970 0920
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Tim Tolley
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Catering
World food,
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Cross Street
Level 2 - The Mall
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Public Transit
Canary Wharf station
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Entertainment
Games Night - Every Monday from 5pm
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Special Events & Promotions
Weddings, Pop Ups, DJ nights, Cabaret shows, Live Jazz, Champagne breakfasts, Afternoon Tea
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
118 reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
41%
Very Good
35%
Good
17%
Fair
6%
Poor
1%
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RH
4.0Dined on 12 July 2018

The setting was very nice, modern, clean with good views of Canada Square. The service was good, the food was very nice, good portion size and delivered in good time. The price was acceptable. Overall, I had a very enjoyable time at The Pearson Room and would recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to eat at Canary Wharf.

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B
4.0Dined on 12 July 2018

The Pearson Room is a nice place to grab a lunch/coffee - fairly relaxed atmosphere with some good food. also great for after work drinks.

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MM
3.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Nice place - good GF options, although as a New Yorker, the Reuben wasn't up to scratch but I set the bar high!

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SL
3.0Dined on 18 May 2018

The service was hit and miss and considering there were many free tables we was put in the middle with drinkers nearby so it was very noisy! However, we was not rushed and the restaurant was very spacious. I would return for brunch when it's a but quieter.

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M
5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Great tae on the balcony with views out. Nicely spaced for conversation without feeling empty. Food quality was very good.

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OT
2.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Poor staff service. Not enough staff. Requests not actions. Wouldn’t go back.

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M
2.0Dined on 23 April 2018

I thought I would try The Pearson Room after a couple of years as I thought it may have improved but sadly it hasnt . Surly staff (no smiles here!) and decidedly average and overpriced food.

It looks good but I wouldnt return for food, maybe for drinks.

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AM
5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Lovely place and generous portions for the price, we ordered too much but would not have wanted to miss out on anything. We had small plates and sides, particular recommendations for the chicken wings, squid and mac and cheese (huge pot for a cheap side) very friendly and helpful staff

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E
4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

It was really busy and loud on a Friday evening so not recommended for a romantic dinner. Food was fresh and flavoursome. Loved the crab starter and the poke main was OK. C lassie cocktails and not enough bubbles by the glass.

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OT
4.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Lovely food, big portions.

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LK
2.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Cocktails need improving. Margarita arrived glass half full even with ice, poor quality taste and very poor quantity. Atmosphere was fine, all else good though, but work on getting the drinks right

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KS
1.0Dined on 9 February 2018

I have had a terrible experience lately and here it goes-
I am a vegetarian and ordered the (v) salad- roasted carrot with avocado , that came with slices of chicken. And when asked the server he replied- he thought I wanted one and that he thought the dish comes with chicken...so he served us the same. Really...??
To top that the bill comes with an additional charge of chicken for my salad.

I ended up paying both the charge for chicken and also the service charge (which definitely I shouldn't have paid) but only realized when I got back home.

Am wondering what will be done to act on this?

Details of visit:
Date: 9th Feb'18
Medium of booking: Through open table
Time for reservation: 12:30 pm
Reservation in the name of : Komal Shah

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R
3.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Delicious food, service was very slow.

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MF
3.0Dined on 8 December 2017

Despite the message received from The Pearson Room, we did have lunch there with my colleagues.
Service was rather bad with a very loud, abrupt and rude Italian waitress. Sadly the food didn't compensate the attitude. I won't rush back and nor will my colleagues.

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JW
3.0Dined on 20 November 2017

I haven't been to the Pearson Rooms for over a year but I was very disappointed in what seemed to be a real drop in quality of food. My husband eats here every morning before work and said nothing had changed on the breakfast menu, so perhaps the budget for that menu hasn't been cut! I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and it was quite frankly, revolting...nothing how you would imagine pulled pork to be...it landed on my table in what could be described as a hotdog bun, some soggy pork that was, despite being wet, dry...topped with a tasteless "slaw" which was slightly vinegary shredded cabbage. The sweet potato chips were the saving grace of my meal. Service was pretty good, but I won't be rushing back anytime soon.

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OT
4.0Dined on 23 August 2017

Great seat at the front of the restaurant. Airy and light and away from other tables allowed private conversation. Delicious toast, avocado, chili flakes and poached egg. Will use again for a business breakfast.

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l
5.0Dined on 11 August 2017

Fantastic for business meetings; good quality healthy food, quiet during lunch, and not too crazy-noisy during the evenings.

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A
5.0Dined on 3 August 2017

As always the Pearson rooms always delivers. Great staff. Good straight forward food, good ambience and just a place you can always rely on.

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OT
4.0Dined on 2 August 2017

The food was very good complimented by a good service. The place was a little noisy but still enjoyable. Overall it was a good dining experience.

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RD
4.0Dined on 26 July 2017

Really enjoyable breakfast. Good food. Massive portions. Would go back.

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S
4.0Dined on 18 July 2017

This is a great place for an early morning meet, particularly with the gym nearby. The selection is simple, but just what you need. The room offers great views of Canada Square.

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k
5.0Dined on 23 May 2017

Got the sofa seats: yay!!

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OT
3.0Dined on 2 May 2017

Too noisy. Otherwise good.

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w
3.0Dined on 31 March 2017

Martinis we're crisp, clean & wonderfully dry. Well done baldy beardy bartender!

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R
4.0Dined on 21 March 2017

Great place for a quick business lunch. A busy scene but staff were spot on with service.

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KC
2.0Dined on 9 March 2017

Slow service. Ordered the braised beef, it was without flavour.

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OT
4.0Dined on 15 February 2017

Efficient and friendly service which was great as I had my 3 children with me for a quick lunch. All the meals were great with the exception of the tomato pasta that my daughter ordered that was rather bland. Not cheap but easy to get to, quiet enough to chat and a good quick turnaround.

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OT
5.0Dined on 14 February 2017

The booking process was smooth, service was good and the food was amazing!

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M
3.0Dined on 9 February 2017

I was thoroughly disappointed by the atmosphere. I thought I had booked at a restaurant not a nightclub. There was a drinks party on the side which may have maximised profits given the bar is so small but led me to the conclusion I will never go there to eat again. The noise led all of my friends and I to shout to each other in order to be heard. The assumption, despite booking for dinner and confirming this, that it was bar food we were after. We had to ask for menus!?! Overall thoroughly disappointed on the night which was supposed to be the highlight of my week. Great for partying and drinking to loud music otherwise steer clear...

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k
4.0Dined on 30 January 2017

The first time I had lunch there, we sat on the armchairs by the windows as requested: it made catching up with a friend much more intimate and special!
Food is of good quality although a bit pricey, but then it is in Canary Wharf, so expected!

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r
4.0Dined on 24 January 2017

Wanted a convenient spot in Canary Wharf for a relaxed business breakfast and this ticked every box. Near the Tube, open early, comfortable, good food, not crowded or noisy.

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OT
1.0Dined on 6 January 2017

Having been to the Pearson Room before, I was looking forward to casual but well delivered dining. What I got was the worst service I have experienced in years.

The truly awful service began with our "waiter" seating our final guest; before she had removed her coat, he was literally thumping the cocktails menu, asking for her drinks order. By this point, she hadn't even said hello to us, and the waiter seemed stunned when having demanded of her "what do you want to drink?", I replied ' I think she'd like to sit down first".

Service just went down hill from there. Our order was taken while making it clear that we should hurry up, menus were snatched out of my hand and at one point, the plate was nearly removed from one of our guests before she had finished eating.

And this was all compounded by relentless attempts to up-sell - "do you want XXX with that?" followed EVERY request for something, even when we had clearly completed our orders.

So in summary, the most aggressive, bad service I've received in years, and no, I will neither be returning to the Pearson Room nor recommending it to anyone. Overpriced food and especially wine, and rude, aggressive service convinced me that my money is better spent elsewhere.

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L
5.0Dined on 5 January 2017

Great food choices with some new items on the menu, the burgers with sweet potato fries, tuna salad and fish and chips were all good.

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A
3.0Dined on 25 November 2016

Hi guys,

I'm a massive fan of your restaurant but this trip was really disappointing.

Everything was going well and then the fire alarm went. Yes these things happen but we were rudely bundled out into the cold. There was no "we will keep your meals hot" there certainly wasn't any apology or any communication. If it was a fire drill then we needed to be informed, if it was an accident and someone pulled the fire alarm then we need to be reimbursed. To then come back to cold food and then given a bill for the full amount was disgraceful.

I love the Pearson rooms and I visit a lot but this was really bad form.

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ST
5.0Dined on 22 November 2016

Lola and her team run a great restuarant. We use it a lot for client lunches and entertainment.

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B
5.0Dined on 15 November 2016

Great breakfast (food, juice and coffee). Worked really well for a catch up meeting venue.

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J
4.0Dined on 31 October 2016

Went here with some colleagues for an informal team meal - fairly quiet as it was a Monday night, but still good ambiance. Food was good, service was really great. Separate bar area and restaurant, both nicely decorated and comfortable.

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OT
4.0Dined on 12 October 2016

Great place for drinks and nibbles. Very busy after work so gets hard to hear conversations- just nod and smile :)

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A
3.0Dined on 4 October 2016

I love the Pearson rooms but was super disappointed with the change to the menu but it hasn't been updated on here. What have you done with the chicken snitzel!?!? First the toffee deluxe from quality street disappears from my life and now this! Really disappointed about the snitzel and really disappointed with the menu change. Pearson room has always been good for a business lunch but now, alas, I do believe this little relationship is over ☹️️

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A
5.0Dined on 1 September 2016

Solid as usual. Lee up the good work

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