Sunday 13 February 2022

Scott Hallsworth's Double Dragon Pop-up Restaurant in Clerkenwell


Double Dragon is a new pop-ups from chef Scott Hallsworth, ex of Freak Scene, Kurabuta, and Nobu, opening on Friday 18th February 2022, at 84 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R.  Scott is a fantastic chef, and I am so excited about this one, especially as he will be making use of the wood fired pizza oven on site (it was formerly a pizzeria) to do some of the cooking.  It will be open Tuesdays to Saturdays, with a Sunday brunch planned at a future date.  Can't wait! 

"Double Dragon will launch on the 16th February on the site of Firebrand Pizza, Clerkenwell, which closed in December. 

Scott's career to date has seen him work all around the world including stints in his native Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Dubai and Bahrain. 

After 6 years as Head Chef at Michelin-Starred Nobu in London and Melbourne, he founded Kurobuta and grew it to three sites. He then created Freak Scene which started as a pop up in Clerkenwell before moving to a permanent site in August 2018, which closed during the pandemic. 

Located in an old Victorian bank on Rosebery Avenue, the restaurant boasts one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the area, with high ceilings and large windows. The bar takes centre stage, with some counter dining as well as plenty of space for around 60 covers. During the summer months there will be seating for up to 50 on the pavement outside. 

Scott has created a menu which uses the wood fired oven from the previous occupants and which will be used to cook some unique creations including Japanese Pizzette. As well as dishes created specifically for Double Dragon, the menu will also comprise of Scott's well known and best loved dishes such as: 

BBQ Pork belly buns with peanut soy and house pickles

Salmon sashimi 'pizza' with truffle ponzu and wasabi tobiko

Tako-yaki octopus 'donuts' with umami mayo 

Nasu dengaku - miso-yaki aubergine with candied walnuts and sancho

Beer marinated beef tataki with onion ponzo and garlic crisps 

Scorched hispi cabbage with dried miso, truffle, ponzu and buerre noisette

There will be a section on the menu dedicated to wood-fired Japanese tapas, too 

As with any good izakaya, there will be an extensive choice of drinks - including new and old world wines, sake, draught Asahi and a cocktail listing which includes:

Bonzai Kitten: sake, vodka, Calpis and lime juice

Double Dragon: Jasmin tea infused gin, sake, sencha, sugar syrup and lime juice

Not to mention Sake bombs! 

Scott's love of music is evident throughout all his restaurants and Double Dragon will be no different. The playlists will be an eclectic mix of rock music, funk and hip hop." 

When - From 18th February 2022 

Open Thurs-Sat 

Tuesday to Thursday 6pm - 10pm

Friday & Saturday 12pm - 11pm

Sunday Closed - but we have plans for a Sunday Brunch, stay tuned!

Where - Double Dragon, 84 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4QY

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