The ever-expanding Daisy Green Collection now has a Soho site. Scarlett Green occupies a large two-floor site where palm-print menus, dusty pink plates, and marble-topped tables are designed to ensnare passing millennials. As is the bar (flat whites and chic cocktails a speciality), the staff (young and chatty) and the food.
Brunch, served until 4pm, incorporates the fashionable likes of shakshouka with charcoal toast, or broccoli and corn fritters with poached egg. It is swiftly followed by a dinner menu that mixes Antipodean-inspired small plates and feasting dishes. Start with snacks such as an intense and earthy Vegemite, truffle and cheese doughnut, or a zingy miniature tuna tostada. Next, highlights from the small-plates list include crispy spring roll-style bites stuffed with beef shin and dipped in a tongue-tingling tamarind sauce; and halloumi fries that arrive stacked up like an unfinished Jenga block with an added slick of pomegranate yoghurt (we just wish there were more than five on the plate). For mains, we enjoyed our six plump, juicy prawns pepped up with a ‘secret’ house-made sauce – despite the hefty £20 price tag. Sweeten the pill with one of the positively food-pornographic desserts: Mars Bar cheesecake ball, perhaps (a sinfully rich toddler’s fantasy that’s worth every calorie), or scoops of homemade ice cream (try the trend-ticking vegan chocolate option).
Despite overzealous pricing, Scarlett Green is likely to woo Soho’s media set aiming to brunch their blues away.