Get here before noon, otherwise when the lunch hour hits the line builds up seemingly out of thin air; civil financial business-men and -women going through the grind in Canary Wharf flock here and then snake around the imposed queue an orderly fashion. Reason why: you get nice cuts of freshly carved juicy meat and a slathering of sauce on thick slices of fluffy fresh bread. In a city that...more
The best place in Canary Wharf for lunch. Hands down. With all the Prets and Eats and junky pre-made mayo-filled sandwiches you can get in the area, Birley's is a shining star. I go to this one in Canada Square any time I want a good, made-to-order sandwich. Seriously, coming from NYC, the one thing I really truly missed was a good deli where you could go up to the counter, tell the guy what...more
This is the place to come if you are still feeling a little ropey at lunch following a heavy night out the day before. As the name suggests, Hot Salt Beef is to the fore but the other meat options (turkey, pork and sausage) are equally good. Slices of your choice of meat are piled into your choice of bread with all the appropriate condiments on offer. Nothing could be more delicious.
When I used to eat meat I really loved this place. The salt beef is right on the button and the lamb is delish. They also serve pork joints and sausages. The counter has several prep boards (about 6) - you place your order and can watch them make your sandwich: slicing the joint, choping the pickles...
There are NO non meat alternatives so veggies needn't pay any attention to this place (to...more
You know how some sandwich places give you something with just a couple slices of paper thin meat? The ones where the volume of salad on the bread greatly outweighs that of the meat? Ok, well Birley's Salt Beef Bar is the complete opposite of that. Unless you're a fan of roast meats on your sandwich, and not much else, you're not going to want to come here. The sandwiches are essentially...more