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Christmas Eve dinner at Plateau

26 December 2014

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My boyfriend and I wanted to go somewhere nice in Canary Wharf for a Christmas Eve dinner. This may seem like an unusual choice given that Canary Wharf is a major business district but I quite like going there as it’s a quick and easy commute from where I live. It’s also the area of London that I think is most like Sydney and it’s always nice to be reminded of home at this time of year.

We have previously dined at at One Canada Square Restaurant and both really enjoyed the meal but wanted to try something new this time. I came across Plateau in my search for available restaurants, it had positive reviews and we liked the look of the French style menu so we went ahead and made the booking.

Plateau sits on the fourth floor of Canada Place so we had a great view over the temporary Canary Wharf ice rink.

The cocktail menu is quite extensive so it took me a while to make a decision but I ended up going with one of their signature serves called Forbidden Fruit, a mix of gin, vanilla syrup, fresh mint and mixed berries with lime juice and ginger ale. I was very happy with my choice and my boyfriend was also impressed with his Aviator cocktail.

While we were waiting for our starters we enjoyed a serving of tomato bread.

We both ordered French onion soup to start with. The flavour was great but this is a very hearty soup and a bit heavier than I was expecting for a starter. Definitely a good option if you arrive super hungry.

Since it was Christmas Eve, Plateau offered a slightly varied version of their regular menu and I went with a traditional roast turkey for my main dish. I got a bit excited when it was brought out and almost forgot to take a photo before I dived in to eating. The portions were very generous and a side of sprouts and roasted parsnips were also provided. My boyfriend chose the rib eye steak which features on their regular menu.

I was feeling rather full after the turkey but couldn’t resist ordering pommes caramélisées for dessert. My French is pretty limited but I’m happy to say I knew this meant caramelised apple without having to ask the waiter for clarification.

We both thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Plateau. Both food and service were of a high standard and this is definitely somewhere I’d be happy to come back to.

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