High-rise dining in London has another venue with the opening of Bokan, on the 37th floor of the new Novotel at Canary Wharf.
The cooking is modern European with a distinctly French slant. The open-plan kitchen is run by Aurélie Altemaire, formerly head chef at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in London, assisted by former Robuchon colleague Guillaume Gillan.
Mixologist Danilo Tersigni is in charge of the bars and outdoor terrace on the 38th and 39th floors, where grazing dishes will also be available.
Bokan is apparently an Anglo-Saxon version of “beacon”, as in lighthouse.