Unless you live or work in the area, the Docklands is a bit of a mystery to most of us. Up until recently, it was just a place where high powered bankers selflessly(!) went about their daily lives, making sure that we all got rich with them. OK, so it didn’t quite work out that way, but suddenly their whole world has been opened up for us all to see and investigate. Part of their fantastic lifestyle would no doubt have been regular visits to Plateau, a real gem of a restaurant which those greedy little bankers have been hiding for themselves!
Plateau sits in a prime fourth floor location at the top of Canada Place building opposite Canary Wharf tower. The venue offers two distinct dining areas and a semi-open view kitchen – a Bar & Grill and a more formal Restaurant each with their own outside terraces. There is also a laid back bar area in which to enjoy some expertly concocted cocktails. The full length glass windows and glass ceiling give the main restaurant area a bright conservatory feel, as well as views of the surrounding city landscape. The décor is equally impressive, with futuristic chairs and a clutter free room providing minimalist contemporary cool at its best.
Head Chef Allan Pickett’s menu features an appealing mix of modern and classic French dishes which you’d happily chow down every day of your life if a decent bonus landed your way. Starters include a moreish dish of Ravioli of wild Scottish lobster, cucumber jelly, lobster & vine tomato vinaigrette and Parsley risotto, sauté of snails, garlic butter for the more adventurous. Mains feature an exceptional dish of Poached Dover sole, salmon & tarragon mousse, mussels and a hearty Roast fillet of aged beef, sauté of Girolle mushrooms & roast bone marrow. Desserts are equally appealing with crowd favourites such Coconut crème brulee and Blackberry soufflé with sour cream ice.
Cuisine Type: Modern French
Dinner for two (excluding drinks): £65
Plateau Restaurant, Bar & Grill
London, E14 5ER
Tel: 020 7715 7100