‘‘ There’s something of the flower festival about the place with its blooms wrapped around the dome
Walking onto Plateau’s pop-up terrace, Bloom Room, is almost like walking into a country garden.
There’s fake grass, fresh flowers and a small, exquisite dome with flowers hanging above a perfect table for two inside. We are led to the table and I try and contain my childish glee at the inevitable jealousy it must be creating in the other diners.
The terrace is in partnership with Moet & Chandon, and so Champagne is brought and the stress of the work day melts while we admire the view.
We choose from the specialised Bloom Room menu (£50 for three courses). I opt for prawn tortellini and pan-fried John Dory, and am pleased my vegetarian companion is well catered for with a starter of asparagus, quails eggs and parmesan crumble and a pan fried polenta for main.
In between the delectable food we enjoy the botanical setting. There’s a feeling of the village flower festival about the place. You can all but see wicker baskets of freshly picked flowers, which would not be out of place amid the blooms wrapped round the dome.
While we would all ideally spend the entire summer’s day outside with unwavering sunshine, the Bloom Room offers a sensible compromise. Its open roof allows visitors to bask in the sun but when the English summer shows its true colours it can close to protect diners from the elements with an adjustable roof.
Bloom Room is available until June 30. Try and book the dome, it’s amazing. Go to plateau-restaurant.co.uk
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Plateau’s pan-fried polenta