In Soho’s crowded lunchtime landscape, it’s all about offering something different and new. The area’s latest addition, Flatplanet, has created a new gimmick with a USP of topped flatbreads.
The pittas come with toppings such as ‘Moroccan chicken’ (£4.85) – houmous, sour cream and tabouleh – or spicy cured sausage with rocket and parmesan shavings (‘El Diablo’).
While we like the concept, a lukewarm chewy pitta base paired with a cold topping can’t beat a crisp pizza with a meltingly hot topping. Also, the toppings have tendency to fall apart – the mess we made from eating the flatbreads with our hands was unavoidable.
Other portions were on the small side. For example, the sponge cakes – chocolate or lemon – were £3.60 each for slim slices. A playful alternative is the Nutella flatbread.
Friendly counter staff and a mix-and-match décor, slightly reminiscent of the Leon chain, make this a pleasant place to sit down for lunch in Soho.