Food & Drink

Jason Allen 05/08/17

Flavour Bastard

NOTE: Flavour Bastard has now closed.

Would a rose by any other name not smell as sweet?

Probably not if you called them “flavour bastards”.

So it’s lucky that this Soho restaurant really does deliver some sweet-smelling food, because that name might guarantee publicity (bazinga!) but maybe not punters… In fairness to the proprietors – chef Pratap Chahal, an alumnus of Cinnamon Club, Claridges, etc. and restauranteur Vic Singh – the name isn’t all gimmick, it’s also referring to the “cuisine agnostic” approach they take to the menu here, unwed to any particular culinary style or tradition.

That free-roaming approach to the dishes yields a menu divided up into tiny, small, and large plates. You can size them all up/down according to your appetite, and expect an array of deliberately unauthentic dishes including white lentil, chorizo and pecorino doughnuts; miso and mango glazed aubergine with peanut crumble;  tandoori fried chicken; and steak tartare with tamarind, chilli and garlic.

Which all marry well together.


NOTE: Flavour Bastard has now closed.

Flavour Bastard | 63-64 Frith St, W1D 3JW

Like restaurants with overly descriptive names? Then you should really check out this place

Flavour Bastard

63-64 Frith St, Soho, Central London, W1D 3JW

0207 734 4545

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