The area might sit in the shadow of Canary Wharf in the East End of London, but restaurants in Poplar are certainly moving into the limelight of late... This up-and-coming neighbourhood has a host of good eateries, mixing the best of traditional grub with contemporary food. Around Chrisp Street, for example, you'll find that old East End favourite of pie and mash washed down with some strong liquor. Just along the road, meanwhile, there are some achingly cool gastropubs serving modern British dishes with flair. The local population is predominantly comprised of young professionals, and this results in London's Poplar restaurants having a lively and relaxed atmosphere you're sure to enjoy.