Lunch and a view at Bokan in London.
The Facts
NAME: Bōkan
IT'S: Panoramic dining in Canary Wharf

15-03-2017

OPENED: March 15th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: Aurelie Altemaire heads up the kitchen. Previously she was Head Chef at Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon
LOCATION: 37th, 38th & 39th floor of Novotel London
ADDRESS: 40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP
CLOSEST TUBE: Canary Wharf
OPENING TIMES: 37th floor: Monday - Sunday 12-2pm & 6-10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 0203 530 0550
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Bōkan

OPENED 278 DAYS AGO

Bōkan is the latest in sky-high dining concepts.

Aurelie Altemaire, formerly head chef at Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon, heads up Bōkan‘s kitchen. Expect versatile cuisine with a European influence and a focus on British produce, plus amazing views of London.

The Spot:

Set over three floors of the Novotel Hotel in Canary Wharf, Bōkan features panoramic views of London’s skyline. It’s not the first to tap into the high-dining concept, but it seems to the be the first to do so in Canary Wharf. Award-winning design agency Mystery is behind Bōkan‘s entire look, from the name to the interiors to the website.

Plenty of other newly opened East London restaurants can be found nearby. Roka, Tom’s Kitchen and Boisdales are all in spitting distance, but they are at ground level.

Bokan London

The Food:

To call Altemaire a good chef may be somewhat of an understatement. The food at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is very, very good. Canary Wharf has really lucked out here. The food at Bōkan lives up to that lofty standard, although it’s a touch more casual than her previous day-to-day. Expect smaller dishes of pugliese burrata with Altemaire’s signature homemade focaccia bread; squid with classic ratatouille, spicy oatmeal dust and a luxurious saffron sauce; and sea bass carpaccio with zingy lime. Mains include Scottish salmon with wasabi green bean salad; slow-smoked Blythburgh pork belly; and Rhug Estate grass-fed lamb cutlets from the Josper Grill.

If you don’t fancy a sit-down meal, head up to the 38th floor for sharing tiles of charcuterie and cheese. Or how about lobster rolls with triple-cooked chips and grass-fed beef burgers with ginger glaze?

Food at Bokan in London.

The Drinks:

As hinted at, there are three floors to get stuck into at Bōkan. Once you’re done with your food on the 37th, head to the 38th , where you’ll find Dockland-inspired cocktails to continue the evening in good fashion. Move up another floor and you’ll be on the terrace, home to London’s highest gin collection. Nightcaps for some, or pre-drinks for others.

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In a Nutshell:

Bōkan is the first sky-high dining establishment to base itself in Canary Wharf. To say it’ll be popular is a huge understatement. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of time to cover each floor… and it’s probably best not to have any plans the next day.

Explore more of the best places to eat & drink in London on our interactive map, which tracks the city’s latest restaurant openings.

Words by Angus Barcroft

The Facts
NAME: Bōkan
IT'S: Panoramic dining in Canary Wharf

15-03-2017

OPENED: March 15th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: Aurelie Altemaire heads up the kitchen. Previously she was Head Chef at Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon
LOCATION: 37th, 38th & 39th floor of Novotel London
ADDRESS: 40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP
CLOSEST TUBE: Canary Wharf
OPENING TIMES: 37th floor: Monday - Sunday 12-2pm & 6-10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 0203 530 0550
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram