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.