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Plateau is a stylish restaurant and bar & grill with sensational views across the rooftops of Canary Wharf. Expect an impressive modern French menu, an enviable wine list, great cocktails and impeccable service.

Ranked #1383 of 5241 restaurants in London
Part of the D&D London group

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00



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By S.

Words can't describe how nice the views are from Plateau and the drinks and classy atmosphere almost match them. If you only take one recommendation from viewlondon, take mine and go to Plateau as there is absolutely no chance of you being disappointed.

By G.

Plateau hasn't been around that long, but it's my favourite restaurant already. The outside terrace is just beautiful in the summer, and the food is divine. I don't usually like French restaurants, but Plateau is so wonderful I just can't help it.

By Bianca D.

We came here on our first date and loved it. Comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. We sat drinking for hours and left as they were closing. Friendly staff who did not rush us out at all :)

By S.

It's a pretty abrupt change from the bright lights of a supermarket on the bottom floor of Canada Place, before being whisked upwards to the candlelit serenity of Plateau. The lift opens up a completely different world, where the receptinists are sweetly smiling and the leather sofas plumply inviting.

The view from Plateau is exquisite - one could easily mistake it for Hong Kong or parts of New York - skyscrapers reign up high through the entirely glass walls and reflect the commercial sights of Canary Wharf.

The room is furnished simply, but elegantly - formal enough for a special occasion, but not icily impersonal, as some of these stylish London restaurants tend to be.

I skipped the starters and went straight for the mains, as did my companion. Rare magret duck breast with crushed candied almonds made my mouth water - all elegantly presented with radishes, delicately julienned potato and other veggies. My companion had medium-rare fillet steak with foie gras - a choice that made me rather jealous through its sheer indulgence - although he assured me it was excellent quality and well-cooked, it just seemed a little rich.

For dessert it was the mixed assortment of ice cream and sorbets and the one letdown of the evening - the most bizarrely flavoured sorbet I've ever eaten in my life. Too polite to ask what flavour it was (who can trust a smoker's palate, after all?) I can only assume it was...spinach? Squid ink? Or something equally progressive.

All in all, a really excellent evening at Plateau thanks to attentive and knowledgable staff, superb views and delicious food.

By Sophie C.

Headed up by the esteemed head chef Allan Pickett, this French style Docklands restaurant is another outstanding restaurant from the D&D group.

The Venue
Although a bit difficult to find, once you reach the fourth floor of Canada Place and enter Plateau, the wait becomes immediately worthwhile. Located in the heart of Canary Wharf and looking out across the iconic, glittering buildings the area is so famous for, the view is undeniably magical – especially at night. Plateau is divided into an informal but smart bar and grill area with long, white benches and an intimate restaurant section, as well as offering two private dining rooms for larger parties and business meetings.

The Atmosphere
From the moment you step out the lift, service is sophisticated and personable. The front of house team is attentive and friendly, and well-heeled customers looking for an elegant dining experience are given exactly that. Surprisingly romantic given the expected clientele in the financial district, Plateau seems to cater best for special occasions and romantic liaisons – you might even spot a boss or two trying to impress their PA with posh nosh and fine wine.

The Food
Plateau boasts a diverse menu, with everything from rabbit and fowl to beef and lobster. Seasonal dishes change throughout the year, though many of the classics remaining throughout, with seafood dishes a focus for starters and meat for mains.

The ballotine of foie gras, fig chutney and brioche toast (£14) is divine. The foie gras is devilishly rich and buttery, interrupted only by the circle of sweet fig in the centre, complementing it beautifully. Served with thick, toasted brioche to perfectly offset and neutralise the intense flavours, this is one seriously decadent option. The dill and lemon cured Scottish salmon (£10.50) served with marinated cucumber and grain mustard dressing has a clean, fresh flavour that is almost sushi-like. Other options include half a dozen Colchester oysters (£10.50), Cornish crab salad (£9.50) and poached Orkney Isle sea scallops served with courgettes and vermouth cream (£14.50).

Plateau’s current signature dish is the roast fillet of Red Poll beef, with sauté of Scottish girolle mushrooms, confit of garlic and Burgundy wine sauce. Setting you back a casual £31, this is clearly a dish the restaurant is proud of, and for good reason. The fillet is melt in the mouth, and the sauce and vegetable flavours weave a delicious accompaniment. Honey-spiced Goosnargh duck (£23), loin and confit of rabbit with jus gras (£22) and the cep gnocchi with field mushroom puree and summer truffles (£16) look delicious, as does the baked lobster which is served as a half portion (£17) but can be served whole upon request. The only questionable dish is the roast Yorkshire Moors grouse served with buttered carrots, game chips and Sipsmith jus. Sourced from Yorkshire Game butchers, it unfortunately tastes as if it has been hung a little too long; the gamey flavour just a touch too overpowering.

The desserts range between £6 and £11.50, with the île flottante, pink praline and crème Anglaise coming highly recommended. Deliciously light and creamy, this is the perfect dessert if you’ve overindulged in the other courses. The hazelnut parfait, lime gel, chocolate and hazelnut crumble also looks tempting, and the coconut crème brûlée, coconut crisps and foam is also a great way to end a three course feed.

The Drink
The house champagne is deliciously crisp and dry and the wine list is extensive, thorough and globally sourced. For those who are less versed on selecting a drop, the sommelier is happy to talk through the options and help you choose the right notes to complement each dish.

If cocktails are more your thing, the Pear Delight (£14.50) is well worth the price tag, boasting a large measure of pear and cinnamon infused ‘Element Eight’ gold rum, lemon juice, apple juice and cinnamon syrup, served with delicious caramelised golden pear. The Old Fashioned (£11.50) takes a while to prepare (as it should) but is deliciously sweet, served with anticipation and an angostura coated sugar cube which is stirred through the Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey.

The Last Word
Exquisite service, impressive views and first-class food mean this is one dining experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

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