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This relaxed, open-plan all dayer is a real hidden gem amid the chain-heavy landscape of St Katharine Docks. Dokke functions as a high-end, yet unfussy café during the day, before becoming a sharing plates-centric restaurant in the evening. The dining room is a stylish mix of walnut floors, polished concrete surfaces and an open kitchen, but we’d recommend dining on the terrace overlooking the dock, if weather permits. The globetrotting menu combines seasonal flavours of the Silk Road, Africa and the Americas. On our lunchtime visit, we enjoyed a steady stream of very pretty snacks and sharing plates, with innovative twists: a zingy Asian lobster salad peppered with super-fresh edible flowers, edamame beans and tenderstem broccoli, a red-hot mini-burger served in a charcoal bun and stacked with fiery chillies and fried egg, and nicely crispy kosho-fried panko chicken wings served with earthy shitake ketchup. Prices are fairly reasonable considering the location, while the chilled vibe is a breath of fresh air in the City.
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