The aptly named Plateau sits on the fourth floor of Canada Place, with sensational views of Canary Wharf from its huge glass and metal façade. The interior aims to impress with iconic contemporary furniture – marble-topped white Eero Saarinen Tulip tables and matching chairs, and Arco floor lamps – but the restaurant isn’t just a designer showroom for the moneyed classes; the beautifully presented cuisine is testament to the fact that head chef Allan Pickett takes his job very seriously, producing inspired dishes that pay more than just lip service to the principle of seasonal eating. Pickett took on the role in 2010, seven years after Plateau first opened, and has maintained its high standards with the help of a very professional team – our waitress was charming and knowledgeable. From the nicely priced menu du jour, we enjoyed a dazzlingly fresh starter of heritage tomatoes with basil cress and baby mozzarella. Fish mains saw wonderful sea trout paired with peas, broad beans and asparagus velouté, and equally tasty sea bream served on creamy mash with razor clams and roasted garlic cloves. A pastry-perfect peach tarte tatin with lavender ice-cream proved that lavender can taste as good as it smells. For more informal, music-infused dining, head to the adjacent Bar & Grill, though it lacks some of the magic of the main restaurant.
|Cross street:||Canada Square|
|Opening hours:||Bar & grill Meals served noon-10.30pm Mon-Sat. Main courses £12-£22. Set meal £15 2 courses, £18 3 courses.Restaurant Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Canary Wharf tube/DLR|
|Price:||Main courses £14-£29.50. Set meal £22 2 courses, £25 3 courses|
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As far as I'm concerned, Timeout couldn't have got it more wrong. Dinner there last night was a five star experience. The staff were wonderfully attentive without ever being over bearing or over familiar. The food was amazing. We had wine with every course and give what we paid all up, consider it to be good value. Very happy.