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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. 

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71 Lordship Lane ,London SE22 8EP

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Mar 2016

Editor's pick East Dulwich frequently misses out on pop ups to its cool younger cous, Peckham… up until now, that is. So having sampled Lordship Lane’s Platform 1 in its previous incarnations, we were intrigued to give the delightfully-monikered ‘Sprig’ a go. The latest chef to take brief residency in this long, skinny and rather awkward space was only pencilled in for a couple of weeks (rather than the standard few months), so we nipped in quick. First up, amuse bouches - including stuffed tapioca crisp and beetroot...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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    Perilla at Platform 1 is a London dining pop-up founded by Chef Ben Marks who previously cooked at the two Michelin starred restaurants NOMA and The Square, and Matt Emmerson who was previously the restaurant manager at Polpo and Polpetto. After a series of pop-up successes, Perilla recently launched a 4-month residency at Platform 1 on the 10th November, a new permanent pop-up restaurant and wine bar in located in the heart of East Dulwich. Located on Lordship Lane, Platform 1 has an informal neighbourhood vibe.
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