Holland Park Avenue’s hotly anticipated Flat Three to open in April

After much hype (and a decent wait), we’ve been informed that the Japanese-inspired restaurant Flat Three will finally open next month on Holland Park Avenue. It was last December when we initially reported on the plans and now we have more details.

The restaurant, a joint venture between Juliana Kim Moustakas and head chef Pavel Kanja, will primarily look to Japan while also pulling in a curious melange of influence from Korea and Scandinavia — inspiration that will also translate to the interiors of the space, which is set to feature a mix of bespoke and vintage furniture. Both an a la carte and five- or nine-course chef’s choice menus will be served, featuring mains like Bräckt, a dish of turbot and trout influenced by a visit to Stockholm, and a dessert inspired by fermentation with toasted rice, sencha ice cream, ama koji porridge, cherry beer sorbet and buckwheat.

Rieslings and Pinot Noirs feature heavily on the drinks list, which will also places an emphasis on small producers, while cocktails will be made with house-made tonics. The space will have around 40 covers and will open Tuesday-Saturday only, so we suggest booking now as this is guaranteed to become a neighbourhood hotspot.

Flat Three, 120-122 Holland Park Avenue, W11 4UA, T 0207 792 8987,

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