What: Bokan has launched a special 5-course vegan tasting menu for World Vegan Month and while there are no animals on the menu you can enjoy a bird’s eye view from the restaurant.
New? The tasting menu itself is new for World Vegan Month but the restaurant already does and will continue to cater for vegan requests off menu so don’t be afraid to ask – the kitchen is armed and prepared to cater to your plant-based needs.
Where? Novotel, 40 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, E14 9TP www.bokanlondon.co.uk
On the Menu: Accomplished head chef, Aurélie Altemaire, has created inventive plant-based dishes like carrot soup amuse bouche and roasted celeriac with organic apple puree. The menu is the result of a talented chef applying clever techniques to vegetables to make them the star of each dish instead of an afterthought.
The Look: A semi-secretive door and wall sign alerts you to the entrance to Bokan, just inside is a lift that whisks you 37 floors up to the bar and restaurant – prepare for some subtle ear popping. Bokan has a dark industrial feel inside with bare wood flooring and glass walls which is where your attention is drawn, because at 37 floors up (39 if you head to the roof bar) you have an eagle-eyed view of London. Even when it’s raining you can’t deny the attractive view of London lit up at night; impress your friends with your impeccable knowledge of London landmarks as you spot the Shard and the London Eye in the distance. Vegans may want to avoid the cowhide found on the banquettes.
Bokan: Novotel, 40 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, E14 9TP