GALLIO RESTAURANT, CANARY WHARF

Tuesday 11th Jan 2022 |

With its bold flavours and impeccably sourced ingredients, new Mediterranean pizza restaurant Gallio has burst onto London’s food scene, opening its doors in Canary Wharf in The Atrium Kitchen on Upper Level 2 of Cabot Place.

Gallio offers a brand-new, thoroughly modern style of pizza, alongside sharing mezze-style small plates, seasonal salads, Mediterranean bowls and fully loaded flatbreads, all packed with nutritious and vibrant seasonal ingredients.

A CRUST ABOVE THE REST

Certain to stand out from the crowd, the pizza at Gallio is all about the base. The dough is a unique blend of impeccably sourced grains that not only taste better, but are also packed with antioxidants, and high in protein and fibre. Showcasing simplicity at its best, the nutritious grains are mixed with nothing more than sea salt, yeast, extra virgin olive oil and filtered water, before being left to prove for 18 hours.

Watch as the trained pizza chefs behind the open counter at the traditional Marana Forni wood-fired oven toss and flip the dough, handcrafting it into that all-important thin and crispy base. Having been taught by Davide D’Auria, a third-generation pizza chef and a previous winner of Best Pizza Chef in the UK at the World Pizza Championship, the Gallio team are amongst the best of the best.

The highest quality toppings will transport you to warmer climes thanks to interesting and unique combinations including marinated artichoke hearts with sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and mozzarella; nduja with fennel salami, signature red sauce, piquillo peppers, buffalo mozzarella and wild rocket; and wild mushrooms with spinach, pumpkin seeds, mozzarella, feta and Aleppo pepper. Regularly changing seasonal specials will also be on offer, such as Moroccan Ras-el-hanout chicken with Padrón peppers, pickled red onions, mozzarella and pomegranate seeds.

FRESH & FULL OF FLAVOUR

Whilst pizza takes centre stage, an array of small plates are on offer that are big on flavour. From whipped beetroot borani, to roasted garlic hummus, and lamb meatballs with minted yoghurt, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Seasonal salads are available as a main or side, with bright and zingy choices including Quinoa Tabbouleh, made with mixed quinoa, cherry tomatoes, parsley, pomegranate seeds and red onion drizzled with tangy pomegranate vinaigrette; or Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli with a hint of garlic, toasted seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and a light tahini dressing.

Protein-packed Mediterranean bowls come laden with grains, herbs, shredded carrot, turmeric cauliflower and much more, topped with your choice of Moroccan spiced chicken, lamb kofte, roasted aubergine or pesto-rissa’ salmon.

The menu features a good selection of vegan and gluten-free options, as well as a number of sweet treats to finish – the Lotus Biscoff Cheesecakeis a must-try, as is the Molten Chocolate Fondant served with vanilla ice cream.

Open from 12pm until 10pm Wednesday to Sunday, Gallio is perfect for business lunches or dinner with friends and family. On the go? Click and collect for lunch al desko or order via Deliveroo for an office gathering or supper at home.

IN THE GLASS

The drinks list features beers, wines, premium spirits, juices, mocktails and smoothies, alongside plenty of cocktails. Stand out choices include the Mediterranean Martini mixed with apricot, vanilla, vodka and lemon and topped with prosecco; and the Sicilian Sunshine, a blend of Malfy Gin, lemon, orange and cardamom.

SUNSHINE STYLE

In keeping with the menu, the décor will instantly transport you to the Med thanks to a warm and earthy colour palate of burnt oranges, natural browns and leafy greens. Fired terracotta and hand- cut glazed tiles complete the look, alongside brass tables, hanging plants, a water feature and a large olive tree.

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