Five months after her actual birthday, my friend Gaby invited a few of us to a birthday brunch at Roka in Canary Wharf. It was definitely one of the best brunches I’ve seen; plenty of Japanese food (it just kept on coming), yummy bellini on arrival and as much wine (it was perfectly drinkable) you wanted.
The birthday girl was also quite happy with her choice!
It was definitely a decent buffet with sushi, seafood, vegetables, sashimi, meats and lots of it. And the chefs really worked hard at refilling it at the same pace we kept filling our plates (not an easy task!).
Apart from the buffet we also got some nibbles at the table, delicious dumplings and crispy calamari.
And a main course each was included as well. We were a group of eight and decided on four different dishes to share between all of us. The barbecued rib-eye was absolutely delicious and so was the dipping sauce.
The poussin with miso dressing was also utterly delicious!
The ribs were thickly glazed and nice too. We also had some terikayi salmon but I didn’t try it.
As it that wasn’t enough food we also got some puddings to share. Beautifully presented on platters we had fresh fruit, a chocolate mousse type thing with sorbet (very good) and a very fluffy vanilla mousse in the little pots.
It was a great brunch with a good selection and wonderful food. The buffet selection was very tidy and everything on there was really fresh. So good!
After the brunch we went outside and had another drink my the ice rink where it was this Christmassy and cosy. What a wonderful day!
Roka, 1st Floor, 4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf Group, London E14 5FW