Plateau Restaurant

Silver Award

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Silver Award

Excellent staff continue to make all the difference on the fourth floor of Canada Place, where D&D London’s Plateau hybrid could otherwise lack a little soul. On the more casual side, the close-packed Bar & Grill turns out a popular set menu of international plates, but there’s more to hold punters’ interest in the restaurant – a classy, spacious dining room furnished with 20th-century design classics. Food-wise, many dishes now have French roots – from grilled gurnard to pan-fried duckling breast aux épices. We suggest plumping for the six-course tasting menu if you want to settle in for evening and round off with the drama of crêpes Suzette. A solid wine list is bolstered by occasional events and guest tipples.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Fun, Glamorous, Lively
Food Occasions
Bottomless brunch, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating
Special occasions

About Plateau Restaurant

You can find Plateau Restaurant high up in Canada Place in Canary Wharf, boasting unparalleled views of the capital. French cuisine is on show here, alongside a wide range of Champagnes and global wines. The stylish interiors offer guests an intimate yet spacious setting for their meal, with the bonus of the occasional glimpse into the adjoining kitchen. 

A la carte options start off with the likes of seared Orkney scallops with sand carrot Escabeche and lemongrass bisque, cep velouté with winter truffle Pangritata or seaweed-cured salmon with cucumber, horseradish and dill. With tastebuds teased, the mains offer an impressive choice of meat, seafood and vegetable dishes, including Vadouvan-crusted venison loin with blackberries and sloe gin, braised Halibut with herb spatzle and girolles or harissa roasted cauliflower with coconut dal respectively. Desserts include decadent delights like dark chocolate cremeux with sesame and raspberry sorbet, creme brulee or a selection of cheese and crackers with fruit chutney. There is also a very reasonable three-course set menu, with separate vegetarian pricing. 

On weekends, there is a brunch menu offering traditional dishes like eggs Benedict, Florentine and Royale, which sit alongside Plateau's starter options. Following this, guests can enjoy some more relaxed lunch-style dishes like fish and chips, a buttermilk chicken burger or braised beef cheek with smoked pomme purée and celeriac. 

The wine list is truly something to behold, with a plethora of predominantly French choices in the red and white department (mostly by the bottle). Cocktails include classics like a negroni, espresso martini or old fashioned, alongside sparkling options like a champagne cocktail or elder bubbles. A range of global bottles from Asahi to Meantime should suit most beer drinkers, and for non-drinkers, there are some playful mocktails. 

Plateau is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner in the sky, with an up-to-date menu of contemporary and more traditional French cuisine. 

Special offers for Plateau Restaurant

1000 Points

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £40 on Mondays to Wednesdays.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

15 points for every £1 spent

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £120.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

700 Points

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £30.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

500 Points for lunchtime diners

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £25, lunchtimes only.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

100 Points

For all diners any day, every time

Offers cannot be combined. You will be awarded the offer that gives you the most reward points.

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Location for Plateau Restaurant

4th Floor, Canada Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5ER

020 7715 7100


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 11:30-15:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00
Sun Closed

Reviews of Plateau Restaurant

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7 Reviews 

Alex G

14 March 2018  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3
Atmosphere 2
Value 2.5
Elevation, Canary Wharf-style
Amidst its jungle of skyscrapers, Canary Wharf has many dining options, but few high-end ones. Plateau is therefore a welcome relief, even if the formula is a familiar one. This is perhaps unsurprising given it is part of the D&D restaurant group (which now numbers 30+ venues such as La Pont de la Tour and Le Coq d’Argent). Even if the food pleased and service could not be faulted, it still did not take away from the fact that places sorely lacks atmosphere, or even a sense of joyfulness. All the diners were almost identically dressed in business outfits. Were they to look up from their meals between debating matters of high finance or similar, they would be forced to take in a depressing view from the large floor-to-ceiling windows of very similar-looking tall buildings interspersed with scaffolding and diggers. This is not New York (where such a vista might be considered cool), but just a small part of London, distant from the real heart of the place. Dining here means you may have made it by Canary Wharf standards, but give me Mayfair, the river, or just about anywhere else for some ambience. Enough griping, and £25 for a two-course set lunch (or £30 for a pudding too) represents distinct value given the quality of the cooking on offer. A La Carte options are pricier (~£15 for starters, ~£30 for mains), but this probably doesn’t matter if expenses accounts generally cover the bill. My comrade and I stuck to mains, but I had no complaints about my roast venison haunch, parsnip, red cabbage and juniper port dish. It was presented beautifully; the meat was tender and the flavours combined harmoniously. There were plaudits for the baked cod from my comrade too. One of the best venues that Canary Wharf has to offer, even if the praise is somewhat relative.

Emanuela A

04 May 2017  
Very good european cuisine. Excellent location, decor and fabulous customer service.

Mike T

16 September 2013  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
A good Plateau to be on
The restaurant is visually beautiful. It is a glass box four stories high, decorated with restraint (their floor lamps are from the Museum Of Modern Art, though) – so, nothing detracts from the view. We were there on a rainy night and the effect was simply stunning, somewhat like being inside an aquarium (minus fishes peering in). Food was good, complex and tasty, and prices are reasonable. Risotto and wood pigeon starters were both excellent, duck (trio of filet, confit and foie gras) good and lamb – just OK, but then I am a spoilt Australian. Wine list was extensive, with any number of reasonably priced bottles; for me, though, exciting stuff started from around 50 pounds. Fair enough, too – and they even had a half-bottle of Quinta dos Malvedos 2001 on the menu for forty pounds! Service was very friendly and efficient, but not at all intrusive. I will be back – gladly.

Christopher A

24 March 2011  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Despite reading previous reviewers comments and hearing of some negative experiences from friends (all over a year old – and the restaurant has installed a new head chef in the mean time), I decided to book Plateau to catch up with some friends midweek. Having arrived early, we took some drinks in the bar, and my friend was delighted with her Grey Goose cocktail. The bar was busy (considering it is small) and noisy, and I can imagine that eating in the bar area would be a far noisier experience than the restaurant. The decor of the whole restaurant is very impressive, minimalist and modern and the views out from the full length glass windows helped to set the scene. The restaurant is not overly noisy, nor overly quiet, and conversation was natural and easy to follow. As for the food, two of the party had the set menu and I chose from the a la carte options. Having worried that portion sizes for the set menu would be small, my friends were delighted with their meals in both size and taste. My crab raviolo was a little bland, but by no means unpleasant but the duck breast, petit endive tatin & seared foie gras was exceptional and of a very satisfying portion size. We shared a very nice, reasonably priced, bottle of red wine, recommended by the sommelier. With two set menu options, and an inexpensive wine, the overall bill was not extortionate, but it is by no means a cheap meal! We all had a great time, and I will go back.

Tony B

15 November 2010  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3
It feels all very good from the off !.. a lift for the restaurant …nice staff at reception .. very big and which is split in 2…the bar / brasserie as you enter …and then kitchen lies in the middle…with the a la carte on the other side… Lovely huge windows on one side overlooking Canada place and modern decor gives you impression that good things are to come … Bar area pleasant enough…great offerings of drinks…you can either sit on a stool …comfy chairs or stand until you get called. I always find an open view of a kitchen a good start. After a few aperitifs we sat down. Again the a la carte side had an original seating plan…Traditional tables along the windows and tables that seem to be placed along 2 semi circular sofas… it's weird …but it sort of works. Service was in general OK. Food in all honesty I think was overpriced for what you get .. i.e 4 asparagus as starters £7 ?.. …The bill with a couple of aperitifs …3 courses and a bottle of wine was £185 …Menu wasn't outstanding,,,Nothing jumped at me…standard meat – fish – veg dishes … unfortunately for me it has '' been there done it ''' written all over this place. Nothing keeping me away from there…but nothing necessarily pulling me back in …

Liz H

22 August 2009  
Food & Drink 2
Service 1
Atmosphere 1.5
Value 2
Noisy with slow service and attitude. Don't bother.

Mittal S

06 March 2009  
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
If your ever in Canary Wharf and in need of a venue for a business lunch then Plateau will be a natural first choice, especially if your out to impress. With cool views over the wharf at a great height and an uber futuristic interior, Plateau certainly stirs up the senses. My visit, though primarily a business lunch, was also to see if my recent dire experiences in a string of D&D London restaurants could be reversed or somehow salvaged. I was in luck, the first thing that impressed me was service which I usually approach with cynicism – expecting the level to drop significantly after the orders have been taken – it didn't. The level of attention and care waiters took was faultless and I found myself wondering if this is where D&D London had been hiding all of its really good waiters. Food was served in good time despite being in a larger group, though there were one or two reservations on the starters I had picked. The scallop ceviche with almonds, capers and dried cranberries was drizzled with a rather too acidic oil dressing which was off-putting enough for me to put my knife and fork down in just four mouthfuls. Luckily the main of monkfish in a nut broth helped to even that out but was served warm rather than hot. Overall an intriguing place but I'm still waiting for the day I can have the golden triangle of dining (service, food and ambience) all in one at a D&D restaurant and at this point in time I'm not sure it exists.
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