Flat Three (Star) – Japanese inspired food in Holland Park

Flat Three

After some time in development in a real flat three (used as an R&D kitchen), Pavel Kanja and business partner Juliana Moustakas invite a few friendly flatmates for dinner before the official launch of Restaurant Flat Three on Wednesday, April 1st.

Full at forty covers staggered more like a real restaurant than a dry run, service is slick and the food comes out like Pavel’s been running the kitchen here for months not hours -delivered on flavour and on the palate just as it should be. We eat from a 7 course tasting menu, only 2 courses shy of the 9 available from next week. A 5 course menu will also be offered as well as a short à la carte and wine and juice pairings. For vegetarians, a separate menu is offered, also offered at the dry run.

No pictures of the room itself but expect a look that does the name justice; homely, instantly comfortable and familiar with carefully curated and chic cues of the Scandinavian and Japanese tones of the menu. An instantly stylish and memorable use of feature low ceilings and vaults in a basement approached via an appropriately high end Holland Park domestic style staircase. A walnut clad pass connects the open kitchen to the dining room offering a comfortable two-way sight line to both the chef and his dining guests.


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The menu for Saturday, March 28

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Hand stamped branding, also on lighter than air Zalto stemware

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Contrasting linen on denim place setting

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 Seabass and ramson sweet miso

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Diver scallops and charred fish bones

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Turnip and crunchy milk

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Turbot and pennywort

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Midnight short rib with daikon and kimchee

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Sea buckthorn sorbet with dandelion coffee


Web. http://www.flatthree.london     Twitter. @infoflat3

120-122 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UA

T. 020 7792-8987


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February 1st, 2015

Some things that made me think, laugh and reminisce this week. Perhaps you too.

Also, thanks to @Dishoom – Kings Cross for another great dinner last week.

Finally, see some of you @Beer_N_Buns, Izakaya pop-up in EC2, which launches this week – http://www.beerandbuns.co.uk

 

Nick.

@nicolasgross

nickgross.co.uk

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Kurobuta Pop-Up, 251 Kings Road, London SW3

KB1Whilst work continues on the permanent Kurobuta restaurant in Kendal Street, Connaught Village, Scott Hallsworth has set up shop in the Kings Road. Friday night was soft launch night with a scaled down trial menu. Guests weren’t disappointed though with almost two dozen dishes and small plates on offer complemented by a range of wines, beers and cocktails. For a first night, service was exemplary; calm, slick and informed. If this meal is anything to go by, expect very good things when Scott and the team move into W2.

See below for what I ate.

http://www.kurobuta-london.com

https://twitter.com/KurobutaLondon

BBQ Pork Belly in Steamed Buns with Spicy Peanut Soy

BBQ Pork Belly in Steamed Buns
with Spicy Peanut Soy

Soft Shell Crab Tempura Sushi-Maki with Kimchee and Kimchee Mayo

Soft Shell Crab Tempura Sushi-Maki with Kimchee and Kimchee Mayo

Rockshrimp Tempura with Spicy Mayo and Warm Ponzu Dipping Sauces

Rockshrimp Tempura with Spicy Mayo and Warm Ponzu Dipping Sauces

Japanese Mushrooms Grilled  on Hoba Leaf with Gorgonzola, Miso and Pinenut

Japanese Mushrooms Grilled on Hoba Leaf with Gorgonzola, Miso and Pinenut

Quinoa and Soba Risotto with Shiitake and Parmesan

Quinoa and Soba Risotto with Shiitake and Parmesan

Tea Smoked Lamb Chops with Smoky Nasu and Spicy Korean Miso

Tea Smoked Lamb Chops with Smoky Nasu and Spicy Korean Miso

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F&B @FleshandBuns, Earlham Street, London WC2.

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Less than a year after pushing the Ramen envelope as high as it could go, ex Zuma and Nobu Head Chef; Ross Shonhan has expanded his Bone Daddies Group with Flesh and Buns. Located off Seven Dials in Earlham Street in a beautifully lit basement that makes you instantly forget that you left the ground floor, Flesh and Buns is a cool and contemporary London-style Japanese Izakaya. The menu is more extensive than you’d imagine; a raw and snacks section is followed by hot and cold small plates, the eponymous Flesh and Bun page and dishes to share (for 6 people) for those willing to wait. Well worth the wait, even for the lone diner. See below for what I ate.

www.fleshandbuns.com    https://twitter.com/fleshandbuns

 CHIPS AND DIPS -  Rice crackers, avocado shiso, tomato jalapeno £6.00


CHIPS AND DIPS – Rice crackers, avocado shiso and tomato jalapeno
£6.00

 FRIED SQUID with Japanese pepper and lime £6.50


FRIED SQUID with Japanese pepper and lime
£6.50

 FLAT IRON STEAK with BBQ sauce and pickled shimeji £15.00


FLAT IRON STEAK with BBQ sauce and pickled shimeji
£15.00

 The buns ...


The buns …

 The Bill £34.54


The Bill
£34.54