Scene is a family run business and it has a warm and welcoming atmosphere as well as a contemporary interior design aesthetic featuring two outdoor terraces and soft lighting inside the restaurant which has a bustling open kitchen. After a warm welcome, we had a drink at the bar before being shown to our table, adorned with copies of the new menu and a stack of poppadoms with assorted chutneys.
There was a talk from Emaan, who heads up the Marketing at Scene and she told us all about the inspiration behind the new menu which includes several healthy options and a section devoted to high protein, low carb superfoods and juice shots which was developed with the help of a skilled Nutritionist.
The menu offers a range of Indian street food inspired dishes, as well as sharing platters which are a great way to try a few different items from the menu.
We started off the meal on a high note with a silky Carrot and Coriander Soup which had a thick texture and plenty of flavour as well as a pleasant kick of spice.
We moved on to sampling a selection of the other starters, I love Paneer cheese, so the Paneer Pakora was a favourite of mine, while Lucknowi Chicken Wings were extremely tender and the Chicken 65, a classic street food dish from Chennai of chicken thigh in a crispy coating with herbs and spices was so satisfying.
Mirchi Pakora was a show-stopping dish consisting of a large pepper stuffed with a tantalising filling, coated in a light batter and topped with a spicy sauce.
I loved the Potato and Mint Chaat, which had a balance of sweet and spicy notes which was hard to resist. This is such a filling dish too and the red onion and pomegranate added an extra dimension of taste, it is easy to see why this is such a popular dish at Scene.
After this vast selection of starters, the odyssey through the new menu continued with Spiced Grill Chicken which was succulent with a subtle spice, complemented perfectly by the kale and spiced orange salad this was served with, which added a refreshing zing.
Rada Chicken and Lamb had a fiery sauce which was not overpowering, cooked with tomato, onion and fresh methi, while a huge platter of Chicken Biryani was delicious, with mounds of juicy chicken and Basmati rice.
Daal Punjabi was a hearty vegetarian dish consisting of yellow and black daal and kidney beans, with coriander, ginger, garlic and spices which worked well together and Naan bread so fresh it was still warm was the ideal counterpart to the rich array of dishes we were fortunate to enjoy.
The evening at Scene was a feast which took us on a sublime voyage of flavours and I am sure the new menu will prove popular, with plenty of options to appeal to everyone from samosa burgers to gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options alongside classic curries and street food dishes.
Scene Indian Street Kitchen
4 Left Bank,
What do you all think, do you like the sound of such a varied menu which includes healthy options and which of these dishes would you like to try? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time,