Bōkan at Novotel Canary Wharf 22

Novotel Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Wall , London, E14 9TP

  • Bokan London restaurant bar
  • Bokan London restaurant bar
  • Bokan London restaurant bar hotel Docklands
  • Bokan London restaurant bar hotel Docklands
  • Bokan London restaurant bar hotel Docklands
  • Bokan London restaurant bar hotel Docklands

SquareMeal Review of Bōkan at Novotel Canary Wharf

This three-floor, sky-high restaurant and bar is far sexier than its Novotel wrapper suggests. In contrast to the cheery primary colours of the hotel’s foyer, Bōkan is an understated, dimly-lit evening destination which takes its design cues from the Dockland’s rusty, industrial past. Floor 39 is home to a large alfresco drinking terrace and whisky-focussed bar, while below is another bar where you’ll find a lengthy cocktail list. Cheaper than many of London’s other high-rise bars, we found the seaweed-garnished Wharfinger cocktail (cognac, mastic liqueur, bitters and vermouth) to be just as well-made as its Central London rivals. The kitchen is the domain of French chef Aurelie Altemaire, who spent a decade at Joël Robuchon working her way up to head chef. Touches of her home country can be detected across the international menu, from oysters with chanterelle mushrooms and a whole crispy squid stuffed with ratatouille, to its predilection for cheese and charcuterie. We particularly enjoyed the beef tartare, dotted with colourful and peppy sauces and imbued with welcome crispness via shards of sesame brittle. Prices are fair considering the restaurant’s altitude, although the super-polite service was occasionally slow on our visit. The wine list is overly fussy in its organisation, but an obvious effort has been made to provide interest and quality – something we would apply to Bōkan as a whole.


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Bōkan at Novotel Canary Wharf is recommended for

Fun | Glamorous | Dates | Romantic | Special Occasions Over 40S | Special Occasions Under 40S | Outside Seating | Rooftop | Views

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Heron Quays Station 155m

Heron Quays Tube Station 155m


Address: Novotel Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Wall , London E14 9TP

Area: Docklands

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm 6-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Cabot Square 497m

Docklands 502m


Telephone: 0203 5300 0550


Cuisine: International Bars

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