The brainchild of Moustakas and Pavel Kanja, Flat Three promises 'a new approach to Japanese-inspired food', with Korean and Scandinavian influences – including the Swedish Bräckt (a dish of turbot and trout), as well as experiments with fermented rice, ama koji porridge and sencha ice cream.
Kanja learned his trade at the renowned Wabi, with the similarly renowned Scott Hallsworth (whose Kurobuta spots in Marble Arch and Chelsea are leading a surge in popularity of Japanese izakaya houses). Try his cold smoked salmon with jeung je and soy or pickled bream with lettuce kobu jime and sweet miso, but be warned, portions are certainly on the small side of 'small plates'.
The new 40-cover space features a large-party dining table, at which the team serve up a nine-course tasting menu, while a la carte is available across the remaining tables. They're taking drinks seriously too, with a small wine list curated for pairing. Expect light wines – Rieslings and Pinot Noirs – and a selection of unique, crafted cocktails to match every dish.
|What||Flat Three, Holland Park|
|Where||Flat Three, 120-122 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Holland Park (underground)|
01 Apr 15 – 01 Apr 16, Tue – Sat: Dinner from 18:00 – 21:30 Fri & Sat: Lunch from 12:00 – 14:30 Closed Sunday and Monday
|Price||£79 tasting menu or various options à la carte|
|Website||Click here to go to the Flat Three website for more information.|