There's a stirring in the water at St. Katharine Docks, and it's got nothing to do with the yachts. New concept restaurant Bravas, hidden away in one corner of the dock, serves elegant, modern Spanish cuisine, flitting between simple but perfectly cooked dishes and complex, artfully presented chef's creations. Highlights come in the form of Cantabrian anchovies (£5), served in a kitsch tin but fresh and superbly textured, and Moorish spiced lamb chops with light, whipped rosemary aioli (£9). With the patatas bravas that lend the restaurant its name the only 'staple' dish on the menu, it's contemporary Spanish dining that definitely pushes the boat out. – Mike Gibson

St. Katharine Docks, E1W 1AT; bravastapas.co.uk