As head chef at the acclaimed Nobu for six years, Australian-born Scott Hallsworth has mastered the ins and outs of Japanese cuisine, which he showcased at his own Freak Scene (named after a song by 90s grunge band Dinosaur Jr) and is slated to re-open in Parsons Green. The concept takes inspiration from “bustling Singaporean hawker centres” with a south east Asian-inspired menu with much of the cooking down on Japanese robata grill. Expect the same explosive smoky, umami flavours served as sharing plates.
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Curious Asian plates; going Japanesy
Miso-grilled black cod taco with sushi rice and scorched red chilli and tomato salsa; fried Chicken with peanut soy and cucumber pickles and a thousand leaves house chips with brown butter ponzu.