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Falling into the same, thoroughly modern category as Marylebone’s Carousel, this independent East Dulwich venture hosts a different chef and menu every two-to-five weeks. Platform 1 takes the pop-up restaurant trend to the next level, providing a (ahem) platform for rising chefs – which means plenty of high-calibre cooking passes through this south London station. The long, narrow and snug bar and split-level dining room is modern and restrained, leaving the set menu (always £35) to do the talking; the rear vegetable garden and alfresco area is a welcome addition. Detailing our own meal here would be pointless, but a beautifully rendered seafood menu, cooked by an ex-Hedone head chef, did not disappoint. Wine choices evolve with the kitchen: carefully sourced, helpfully presented according to flavour profiles, and all available as a half bottle, if not by the glass. An enterprising, cutting-edge operation that will almost certainly reward curious foodies.