Pavel Kanja brings Japanese, Korean + Nordic inspired food to Holland Park at Flat Three
Flat Three is a stylish basement restaurant on Holland Park Avenue, serving an ever-changing menu of sharing dishes inspired by the aesthetics and flavours of traditional Japanese, Korean and Nordic cuisine.
Embracing British-grown produce and in-house artisan processes, Head Chef Pavel Kanja has created a creative, daily-changing selection of dishes such as Bremnes seashore salmon, smoked lardo + Douglas fir ponzu; Diver scallops, winter black truffle, golden saxifrage + fermented butter; 40 day aged sirloin, charred onion, miso garlic + teriyaki style jus; and a dessert of Runeberg cake with forced rhubarb + raw milk ice cream.
In addition to the meat and seafood offerings, the kitchen also specializes in a selection of “plant-based” dishes that transforms common vegetables into something extraordinary. Sample dishes include Charred cauliflower, smoked carrot + yeast caramel; BBQ cabbage, winter black truffle + curried black vinegar; and Winter pumpkin baked with natto, almond + buttermilk.
Kanja’s menu draws heavily on British-grown produce, sourced as locally as possible. Suppliers include a Japanese farmer in Lewes specializing in produce such as edamame beans that had previously only been available via import, and a forager from Kent, sourcing a wealth of obscure but incredible wild vegetation.
Similar care and attention has been spent on the drinks offering, with a selection of house-pressed juices, teas, infusions and ferments available to order individually or as pairings alongside the seven-course tasting menu. Sample drinks include Rosehip + omija; Purple corn cola; and Yuzu + Sorrel Kefir.
A carefully curated wine list puts a focus on small producers, with a special emphasis on Rieslings and Pinot Noirs, alongside a selection of sakes and a range of cocktails made with the kitchen’s signature collection of house-made tonics and tinctures.
The restaurant offers a full à la carte menu alongside a seven-course chef’s tasting menu priced at £69. A 3-course set lunch and pre-theatre menu is also available, priced at £33.
Address: 120-122 Holland Park Ave, London W11 4UA