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The award-winning Platform1 Restaurant is one of the most unique in London. No, it’s not next to a train station, instead the name derives from Platform1’s mission to provide a platform for up-and-coming chefs to devise their own menus and get their names out into the culinary world. Hence the restaurant is a permanent pop-up – situated on Lordship Lane in the heart of East Dulwich – with a theme of rotation. There will always be new and curious menus to try depending on what chef is guest in the kitchen, but there is also a mainstay a la carte that offers refined British flavours. Platform1 Restaurant is making waves across London, and you’re going to love it. Reserve a table now!
This is my favorite place in East Dulwich. It's creative, innovating and fantastic. Food is always excellent, service is cordial, helpful, knowledgeable and perfectly amicable. This restaurant has a tremendous potential. Its creator has great ideas and hires great chefs. It's a great platform for those who want to demonstrate their great kitchen skills. Menu changes every three months and everytime you go it's phenomenal. The wine pairing or their wine menu is fantastic. I will keep going and treat myself with good food and ambiance
Food as good as always but they were short on staff which made it painfully slow service. We ended up asking to miss the last course of the tasting menu as had lost the will to wait longer. It did then arrive but I'm afraid almost 3 hours for a 5 course tasting menu was too long for us
Food excellent. Wine very good though expensive. Ambient temperature was freezing though and silly excuses were made. Overall a very nice evening- in a fridge!
The British love an underdog, and London loves Platform1 Restaurant precisely because it champions the underdogs. Not only does this permanent pop-up restaurant in East Dulwich rotate its kitchen with guest up-and-coming chefs, founder Chloe Gounder-Forbes also ensures all herbs and vegetables are produced on a grow-to-order basis, and when it comes to the wine, there’s a focus on forgotten, indigenous grape varieties. You can find Platform1 Restaurant on Lordship Lane, where the humble and cosy restaurant decor is just as endearing as the mission behind the whole operation.
Of course, given the rotating nature of the kitchen, the menus at Platform1 are always changing. Chefs are invited from all over the world to cook up varied fine cuisine so do be sure to investigate who’s in charge of the kitchen when you’re arranging your visit. For some consistency, however, Platform1 does offer a small, elegant a la carte, and on it you’ll find some of the best British dishes in East Dulwich and, indeed, London. There is pigeon breast or venison tenderloin for meat lovers, hake with with calcots and romesco sauce if you’re feeling fishy, while the vegetarian plate of sprouts, haloumi, lemongrass and honey is as exciting on the tongue as it sounds. Platform1 is only small and, as we say, London loves it. You’d be wise to book a table well in advance.