Although the DH gets a little unnerved by the repeating pictures and tells me my laptop is in a loop. Well no honey, a loop is something completely different. A loop occurs preferably late at night, when you are tired from getting up early in the morning, travelling, walking the Docklands, visiting the euh .. carshow? (Oh well since you ask, I confused Canary Wharf with Butlers Wharf so we ended up in a mingle of highrises, business suits, drinks and high heels and eh, the carshow... yes I am entirely to blame!)
What we did find however was a very nice restaurant which served us very nice food and an even nicer dessert, which was completely responsible for us to completely clean the plate using all available hardware and that included fingers! But at the end you'll have to find your way back to the hotel. Shouldn't be too complicated. Unless you get caught in the loop. A twilight zone of Bermuda triangle proportions with the Oval station at it's centre. Every time we took another train we ended up at Oval.... Scary!
But the dinner we had! A friendly book store owner directed us towards some restaurants nearby, but not before he gave us his vision on the dangers of traffic in Amsterdam! (What's with the preoccupation with bikes in Amsterdam?).
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, I think all three of us can recommend to go to El Faro, situated on the waterfront (we were outside on the terrace), very friendly Spanish staff, lovely view and good food. In fact, it must have been good or we were starved because neither of us took photo's! I found this picture in Thomas Keller's Bouchon (oxo!) which resembles the cod we had.
We shared our second Tortilla de Patata, and all three of us had Bacalao glaseado con Allioli sobre salsa Vizcaina y Revoltillo de ajetes (that would be Irish Sea cod glazed with aioli, served on a bed of spring garlic with Vizcaina sauce) I discovered that "A la vizcaína, or Biscayne style", means that a dish is cooked in a dried-pepper sauce. Very very yummy.