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Flavour Bastard

The Soho upstart with an agnostic approach


Opening hours

Mon-Thu: 12-10.30pm
Fri-Sat: 12-11pm
Sun: 12-10pm


63-64 Frith St, Soho, W1D 3JW

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August 2017

With a name like Flavour Bastard, Frith Street’s latest arrival was never going to go for the shy and retiring type. Why waste time on being authentic – this is Soho, and owners Pratap Chahal (Cinnamon Club, Claridges, Chez Bruce) and Vic Singh have other ideas. The name relates to their ‘culture-agnostic’ ethos, and from what we’ve seen of the menu, they’ve seriously run with the theme. White lentil, chorizo and pecorino doughnuts, steamed rice cakes with house kimchi, sesame and ssam-lettuce, or miso and mango-glazed aubergine with peanut crumble. While the concept might have raised a few eyebrows, we’re reminded of the kind of free-association street food brands have been using with their menus for the past few years, prioritising good flavours over authenticity. Controversial? Maybe. But who doesn’t want to be talked about?


Originally published on
29th September 2017


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