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With a name like Flavour Bastard, this Soho site is bound to get some attention. Located on Frith Street, the restaurant rebukes authenticity in favour of innovative international dishes. Upon entering, guests are greeted by a curved bar with room for 20 imbibers. Those looking for pre-dinner drinks can choose from an eclectic wine and cocktail list, or go for Chinese rice wine and Japanese saké. The menu is split into ‘tiny’ and ‘small’ plates designed to be shared. Tiny plates include a white lentil, chorizo and pecorino doughnut, and steamed rice cakes with house kimchi, while small plates see the likes of miso and mango-glazed aubergine with peanut crumble, steak tartare with tamarind, chilli and garlic, and Tandoori-fried chicken. Those with bigger appetites can have their small plates adapted to offer a heartier portion size. While come dessert, diners can pick from the likes of lemon and cardamon tart or churro ice cream sandwiches.