Quick facts

About Flat Iron

Founded in 2012, Flat Iron are a restaurant business that offers great quality steak, at affordable prices in a relaxed informal environment.

The company today operates restaurants across London - in Soho, Covent Garden, Shoreditch and Golborne Road.

Values which the company and staff live by include: craftsmanship; passion; treating customers and each other like an old friend; and being ‘straight up’. These principles help to communicate their no nonsense approach to good food.

The group of restaurants is led by founder and self-confessed ‘beef geek’ Charlie Carroll. Because there is no head office, Charlie and the rest of the senior management team are described as being very hands on and are always in one of the restaurants.

Flat Iron put a lot of emphasis on training and development, which gives employees the opportunity to learn more about the industry and their jobs, and to continue to learn new skills.

What is it like to work for Flat Iron

As a company with no head office, all senior management are always on site in one of the restaurants. Whilst there, they will always go out of their way to attend and take part in at least one of the two daily briefings.
A huge focus of the company is on their twice-daily team meetings, which are full of fun games and activities. They also have an open-door policy to encourage communication between people at every level of the business.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
They ensure everyone is treated entirely fairly by getting to know all employees really well. If staff are ambitious, there is always room for them to grow; if they are studying, shifts can be moved to accommodate their studies.

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  • Holidays

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  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

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  • Development

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    61% / 39%

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