120-122 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UA
Enter Flat Three in Holland Park to be greeted by the warmth of the flames from a wood fire oven in the open kitchen, and the inviting aroma of bubbling stocks and intriguing ferments. Expect personable service that is both formal and honest, in a cosy yet roomy space filled with period Scandinavian furniture. Flat Three boasts a convivial atmosphere in surroundings of discreet elegance, with an emphasis on attention to detail. The generous tasting menu is inspired by the culinary traditions and flavours of Korea and Japan, but don’t expect traditional cuisine. The focus on using British-sourced and -foraged goods allows the chefs to work with ingredients in all their glory, finding flavour and use for every part, from dehydrating beetroots to fermenting and smoking daikon to create a rich sauce. Led by head chef Joe Timarchi, the team appreciates the importance of time as the key to discovering flavours through fermentation and exploring the culinary practices of the cultures that inspire Flat Three. Plant-based, meat, fish and gluten-free diners are accommodated with ease, without the need for a separate menu, which allows for a truly inclusive dining experience for everyone. Glance at the impressive pickle wall beside the kitchen, and amongst fermenting veggies and house-made misos, you’ll find kombucha for seasonal drinks. From toasted barley and pine juice to parsley stalk kombucha, the non-alcoholic juices can be paired to complement each dish on the menu. The wine list offers accessibility to rare varieties from independent wine-makers expertly selected to work in harmony with the food. You’ll find everything from memorable Californian pinots to biodynamic Slovenian wine. Flat Three holds personal relationships with many of these select winemakers, even hosting exclusive dinners with the producers themselves. Offering a versatile space, Flat Three is a wonderful venue for intimate gatherings, business meals and is available for private hire for everything in between; with its inclusivity and remarkable flavours, an experience at Flat Three should not be missed.