Restaurant Review: Dokke Restaurant. It was the day of my birthday and we’d booked brunch at this Asian Fusion restaurant which focusses on British seasonal ingredients. OMG, it was totally amazing, the food flavours and presentation were phenomenal. I loved this place, it was intimate and utterly adorable. If you’re looking for the best brunches in London, places to eat in East Smithfield or restaurants in St Katharine Docks then you must try Dokke Restaurant.
“Chef Neil Wager treats you to a visually stunning and mouthwatering menu of progressive dishes at this idyllic waterside restaurant,” Homegirl London
Dokke Restaurant Brunch Menu
As I mentioned, this brunch was to celebrate my birthday with my man and we weren’t disappointed. First, we needed a cup of coffee and they serve Vagabond here, so I asked for an Americano while Homeboy went for his current favourite which is a Cortado. The brunch menu is small but perfectly formed. It’s very inventive, and you just wait until they bring the plates to your table, you will let out a whoop of sheer delight. The portion sizes are on the large side so don’t over order.
We shared the Breaking Bread Black which was a visually stunning and so delicious that I can’t get it out of my mind. The charcoal sourdough is black and crispy and a tad difficult to cut but they give you a sharp knife, so you’ll be fine. The carefully sliced avocado was assembled on top with pomegranate, labneh, dukkah, jalapeno, foraged herbs and edible flowers. I thought it may have tasted dry, but it was spot on, the labneh was just enough to moisten the charcoal sourdough base.
Breading Bread Black
The other dish we shared was the Supergreen Frittata. We both agreed that this was indeed the best frittata we have ever tasted, and we’ve eaten a fair few. It consisted of kale, edamame, avocado, chilli and fig chutney. Again, the presentation was first class.
Other egg dishes included the Cheesy Name which is a four egg omelette with quality cheeses, the Volcano Egg which looked spectacular or the Cloud Egg. They also serve a big breakfast brimming with eggs, bacon, sausage and all the trimmings. Or you can try the Charcoal Waffle with buttermilk chicken, kimchi, eggs, water melon and jalapeno. I was hoping to save room, so I could try the Aebleskiver which are Danish style pancake balls served with mocha iced granita, blood orange and Nutella. Or the Japanese Pancakes with berries, agave and mango sorbet. Alas, I was just too stuffed, so I’ll just have to go back again! Dishes cost £10-15 which is very reasonable considering the ingredients and effort. They serve food all day so do check out the other menus online.
Dokke Restaurant Interiors
The restaurant is located overlooking the water at St Katharine Docks with a delightful alfresco dining area. The space is on the small side, but this makes it cosy and snug, ideal for brunch with your lover. The interiors are styled like a living room with an open kitchen bar, so you can perch on a stool and watch the chefs creating your spectacular dishes. Décor wise it is bare brick walls and retro style furniture with a few comfy chairs if you want to sip a coffee and relax.
Dokke Restaurant Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Dokke Website. The restaurant address is Ivory House, East Smithfield, London E1W 1AT. It is located in St Katharine Docks which is very close to the Tower of London. The nearest underground station is Tower Hill or you can try London Bridge. Current opening times listed are Monday to Friday 7.30am until 10.30pm, Saturday 8am until 10.30pm and Sunday 8.30am until 10.30pm. Reserve a table if you can.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London, interior image from the restaurant. Thanks: Homeboy for treating me to this birthday brunch.