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4th Floor Canada Place, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5ER
tikichris am 1 Dezember 2010
Plateau is a Canary Wharf mainstay. Given all the money floating around there you'd think there'd be a bunch of comparable fine dining restaurants. But (to the best of my knowledge) there really aren't.
The food's great and Head Chef Allan Pickett is an inspired cook. Here's an interview with him that I did for Londonist:
The menu is seasonal and everything I've had here has been delicious and not outrageously priced. But to be honest, I guess Plateau's real draw is its exceptional fourth floor views. You'll feel as though you're in Manhattan or Hong Kong more than London when dining here. Mid century modern design describes the look and feel of the interior … and in my book that's a wonderful thing.
Tasty food in a lovely setting with a stunning view. It's worth a trip to the Wharf and should be more of a destination restaurant than it is.
28 Westferry Circus,, Docklands, London E14 8RR
tikichris am 2 Oktober 2010 (aktualisiert am 2 Dezember 2010)
I had a great time at the Camino/Qype event last night. Here's my write up with pics on the Qype does London blog:
Ooh, I'm the first to review the new Camino at Canary Wharf?!? Neato.
Well, all I can say is that I very much enjoyed my visit. If you know the original Camino at King's Cross then you'll know what to expect and shouldn't be disappointed. Only major differences are that there's sadly no Pepito sherry bar just outside the new location but its lovely riverside setting is pretty special and possibly worth checking out even if you don't care for Spanish food (although Camino's top nosh might change your mind!).
Highlights of my visit included the chipirones a la Andaluza (crisp-fried baby squid with alioli and lemon) as well as the presa Iberica (Iberico black pig shoulder blade cooked medium rare), the chuleton a la parrilla (Scottish “Mathers Black Gold” rib-eye steak, matured 28 days, served Basque style) and the pimientos de Padron.
Brilliant wine list too!
40 Canada Square Park, London E14 5FW
tikichris am 2 November 2009
Here's a stylish addition to the otherwise meh scene of the Wharf. On my recent visit, The Parlour was pumping with the afterwork crowd on our visit. I liked how the large space was divided into different sections - lounge, winery, bar, dining, etc - while still retaining an overall congruent flow. As for the food, I only tried the canapes. The chilli tiger prawns made a positive impression as did mini beef burgers on focaccia (both offered at £12.95 for nine pieces). Assuming The Parlour's menu is on par with its sister resto, the Refinery, I wouldn't be against popping back round for a proper menu peruse sometime.
Drinks were good, service was fine, bankers were rounded up in one place. All in all, Scary Wharf seemed a little less dehumanizing than we remembered it to be. Had this swishy joint opened in, say, Soho I'd probably have just shrugged our shoulders (and scratched our head at how such a massive restaurant could afford the costs in so central a location). However, given the options, if you're stuck out at Canary Wharf and looking for a halfway decent place to grab a bite to eat or to mingle over some drinks, you could do a whole lot worse than The Parlour