June 28, 2015 Closed, Old Town No Comments



I’m always prepared to be surprised by new venues. There’s really no point crossing the threshold of a place you don’t think you’re going to get at least some positive experience from it. Having had a really enjoyable lunch at Zuhus, recently, I thought I’d give another chicken place, Scott’s Fried Chicken, on Forrest Road, a go to see if it held similarly unexpected goodness.

On a very sunny day, the counter chap was in very good spirits despite being stuck in a very warm kitchen and running all aspects of the operation. He was friendly and attentive and managed things very well throughout my visit.



I took a seat at one of their small number of tables. The place was a little grubby, but that in part reflected that it was being run as a one-man-band, today.

From the broad range of combinations on offer I chose from the lunchtime selection, picking a combo including a chicken thigh, two mini fillets, onion rings and fries. £3.90 seemed a very small pricetag.



The onion rings were cooked to order from frozen, as were the fries, but the chicken came from their backlog of pre-prepared stuff. Together they all looked a bit sad.

The chicken lacked crispness as it had been sitting keeping warm. The coating had some reasonable spicing to it, but the chicken was flavourless. The onion rings and fries were fine, but little beyond that.

So overall, Scott’s wasn’t up to much. The counter man was much friendlier than I would have been in his shoes, but the food on offer was rather poor. Perhaps it might serve better for a late night visit, but it’s not a place I plan to revisit in the sober hours.

Blythe scores Scott’s
2/5 for food
2/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
2.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 10/20

I ate: 1 piece of chicken, 2 mini fillets, 4 onion rings, fries

I drank: water

I wore: linen

Total bill: £3.90

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Written by BKR