Canada Place, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, East-London, E14 5ER
Plateau sits in a prime fourth-floor location at the top of the Canada Place building in Canary Wharf, opposite the main tower and with views across the lawns and sculptures of Canada Square Park. Plateau offers two distinct dining areas, divided by a central, semi-open-view kitchen - the main restaurant and a more informal grill, each with its own outside terrace. There are also two other bars and two private dining rooms. Plateau's interior is an oasis of calm above the hustle and bustle of Canary Wharf. The organic colour scheme is based on the shades of an olive tree with varying degrees of greens, greys, browns and subtle hues of blue. Its distinct design and location has led to film location commissions (Batman Begins) and a number of luxury brand launches. A principal feature of Plateau is its expansive glass frontage and part-glazed ceiling which swathes the rooms in reflected natural light. Plateau attracts a business crowd during the day, but when the lights dim local residents and visitors from further afield come to sample the restaurant's unique cuisine and dramatic night time views. Plateau has built an excellent reputation for both its service and menus. The head chef at Plateau is Allan Pickett, who has previously worked at other D&D London restaurants such as Orrery and Bluebird. The menu in the main restaurant is modern French in style, offering dishes such as a salad of Belgian endive, blue cheese and walnut, and pot-roast duck breast, bitter cherries and slow-braised endives. The bar and grill serves a range of classic grills, seafood and dishes from the rotisserie. The wine list is comprehensive and accessible, offering a varied selection of Champagnes and wines from across the world. The furnishings bring 1950s Manhattan glamour to Canary Wharf, and classic designs from this era have been utilised throughout the restaurant, such as Eero Saarinen tulip chairs and tables with beautiful Italian marble tops and Harry Bertoia chrome chairs with soft blue upholstery.