Jaunted stopped by on a quiet Sunday afternoon, just missing brunch and what we were assured by our local tour guide are epic ricotta pancakes. Instead we picked off of our respective diners' plates, sampling the aforementioned cuttlefish, a goat cheese and tomato tart, and dishes incorporating lamb's tongue and mackerel (though not together). Wapping serves stripped down, accessible haute cuisine, with prices averaging around £15-18.00 for a main during lunch hour.
The highlight of our visit was ducking into a darkened space beyond the dining room, where the pièce de rèsistance of current exhibition, "Yohji Making Waves," is housed. A microcosm of the docklands outdoors, visitors can pay £5 to climb into a paddle boat and ride around an inverted wedding dress that hangs from the room's ceiling, hauntingly reflected in the water below. Other parts of the exhibition, which highlights the oeuvre of fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto, are free to see in the dining room.
"Yohji Making Waves" runs through July 14th. You can visit the Wapping Project's cryptic website for, well, their address at least.
[Photo: fairlybuoyant, via Flickr]