Restaurant in Soho
Scarlett Green is the newest edition to the very successful Daisy Green Collection, specialising in beautiful Australian restaurants and food. Its new restaurant in Soho is easy to spot from the outside with colourful beach chairs welcoming you into a slice of Australia. Inside, the vibrant artwork shows Bondi beach at its best and the decor is pretty cool!
Scarlett Green serves Antipodean inspired food, ranging from bottomless brunch to a sharing concept dinner menu. This is all, of course, accompanied by elaborate and unique cocktails. They have only recently opened but are already serving up fantastic food and drinks with effortless style and great service.
We were greeted with enthusiasm and this continued throughout our meal. The staff make the experience at Scarlett Green even better! Not only do they have passion for the concept of the restaurant but they care about people having a great time,
The Small Plates
To start we tried some of the Single Bites (£2.80 each or 4 for £10). We had the Bruschetta, black tapioca crisp and Prawn, cashew, coconut betel leaf. The bruschetta was full of flavour with the fresh basil complimenting the tomato and the salty tapioca crisp. The prawn was fresh and zesty wrapped in a delicious betel leaf. Bite size canapés are a great idea to start a meal!
From the Small Plates we tried a few dishes:
– Byron bhel puri salad, avocado, spicy tamarind (£8.20 )
– Fire roasted aubergine, crispy rice, tahini, cavlo nero (£8.80)
– White asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli, macadamia, miso, oyster leaf (£9.80)
– Grilled baby gem, charred shallot mayonnaise, dill, crispy chicken skin (£8.)_
The bhel puri salad was packed with flavour, with crispy puffed rice and soft ripe avocado creating the perfect texture. The aubergine was incredible and probably the best vegan meal we have ever experienced. It was soft and smokey lying on a bed of sticky coconut rice which had been grilled so the outside was crispy – perfection! With crispy calvo nero it was just a taste sensation.
The asparagus was cooked perfectly and the flavours were subtle but memorable and we particularly liked the creamy sauce. The crispy chicken skin was as crispy as it gets! Served on a bed of charred lettuce with a delicious miso mayonnaise, it was a great combination of flavours and textures.
The Main Meals
From the selection of English rare bread grass fed steaks we had a wonderful piece of Chateaubriand £9.50 per 100g. With it we had the Twice cooked duck fat fries, truffle mayonnaise £4.50. The steak was a great quality piece of meat and the chef had cooked it perfectly. We sampled the Béarnaise and Peppercorn sauces too (£2 extra) which were top notch. The peppercorn was punchy and creamy and went perfectly with the steak.
To finish we had an incredible Vegan Chocolate cake (£6) with a scoop of Raspberry sorbet (£3 per scoop). You would not be able to tell it was vegan at all! It was moist and decadent and full of chocolatey goodness with raspberry undertones throughout. The sorbet was a great addition too providing zesty refreshing relief between cake filled mouthfuls.
A great touch to the menu was the option to have unlimited still and sparkling water for just £1.50. So often you end up paying ridiculous amounts of money for water so this is a great idea. Although the cocktails and Australian wine all looked fantastic, we stuck to water so that we could fill up on the epic food.
We fell in love with everything at Scarlett Green restaurant in Soho. From the beautiful interior to the great staff and amazing food, it was an amazing visit. With plenty of space and occasional live music and DJs playing, Scarlett Green will be extremely busy once the secret gets out!
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