Freak Scene

4.5
226 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
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  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Welcome to Freak Scene.

Scott Hallsworth was head chef of Nobu in Park Lane, London for six years. He opened Nobu Melbourne in his native Australia before returning to London to create Kurobuta, the Japanese Izakaya.

Freak Scene is Scott's new restaurant. We hope you like it.

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J
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, crab wontons & duck curry both fantastic.

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OD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Second time I go there and every time I end up leaving super happy and super full. Amazing food, great atmosphere and nice deco.
Service is a bit slow, but not enough to change my review.

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J
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good, we proposed to the chef (he politely declined). Highly recommend this place. Great for a Friday night catch up with friends.

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AB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding- every dish was the most delicious assault on the taste buds and each was very different. I'm not a fan of chunky chips, but these were crispy, creamy and potato tasting served with a great yuzi dip. The aubergines melted in the mouth, as did the scallops. The chicken and the pork belly were crispy skinned and the meat was succulent. We were persuaded to try the cabbage (not a likely success- we both went to public schools), but it was stunning and we polished it off with undue haste. With each of the dishes there was wonderful sauce/jus/dip, etc that perfectly complemented the main ingredient and by itself left you trying to work out what went into it. Even the Freak Scene IPA, brewed to enhance the flavours of their dishes, did exactly that.

Scott and his team looked after us perfectly- we will definitely be going back, and soon!

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BH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable Saturday lunch . Delightful Avocado and crab , salmon, pork belly and more , friendly and attentive service . We loved it .

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and vibes, original and fun place

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BW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was epic. All the food was amazing but the standout was the beef tataki - delicious.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but not outstanding. The restaurant is very loud with rock, punk, and alternative greats blasting throughout. Service was extremely attentive and fun to interactive with. All-in a fun restaurant, but if you're a serious foodie, it's unlikely to make your top 10.

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k
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My third visit here and it still proves to be a popular destination. The restaurant was packed and the noise level was high but it created a good buzz about the place. The food was delicious with only one dish falling below outstanding (this was a brand new dish and may need a bit of tweaking). We ate crab wontons, hot tuna, chicken with peanut sauce, garlic baked mushrooms, red shrimp (a bit bitter because of the char) and pointed cabbage which was the dish of the night. Staff were stretched but cheery and helpful. Could have done with our plates being changed frequently between dishes to stop flavours being muddled but this is only a tiny gripe. A brilliant restaurant and divine food. 😋

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TM
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and music is great, suits the relaxed vibe and open kitchen style. The food is RIDICULOUS - the beef, pork, scallops... you name it. Proper eye closing sensual experience, and on top of all that you the waiters and even chefs are so friendly and helpful at talking you through the menu and what they're making and how. Will be coming back again and again.

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SJ
Cambridge
10 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty inventive food served at a counter. The chef and staff are very friendly and the cocktails are delicious!

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l
London
21 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great find, very interesting, creative and tasty food! Nice decor and friendly chef (Alberto) made our evening.
They were a bit short on staff when we went, so service and attentiveness were a bit lacking, but overall we had a good time. Most of the portions are quite small.
They is only bar/stool seating so fine for smallish groups. We booked a table but had to wait quite a long time to be seated.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The waitstaff was completely inattentive and I had to ask for a basic cocktail 4 times (while sat at the bar) and still never received it. Though they tried to place it on the bill, they were willing to remove the charge.

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OD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun, good food and good ambience. Love the salmon sashimi "pizzas" and the chilli crab wonton and cabbage dishes. Would go back for a quick bite. Small drawback that service was a bit slow when busy though

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MJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Keep on coming back and bringing friends over.

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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great small plate, counter restaurant. Staff make a genuine effort to make sure you’re comfortable. Maitre d’ is very good at his job. Food is all really interesting and tasty, with a focus on quality ingredients. Overall perfect place for two; layout means that I can’t imagine that it would accommodate groups well.

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F
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small busy restaurant with the most amazing food and really friendly staff. Would highly recommend.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I’ve had in London! 👌Well cooked, presented and enjoyable!

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MJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bringing all my friends to this place - just amazing and the owners are the friendliest, kindest people. Keep it up guys! It's a pleasure to spend my money there :o)

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RT
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service from behind the counter was slow, we had to keep calling the waitress rather than her checking on us. Food was great quality but very small portions, disappointing for the expensive prices. Beer was expensive (£5 for a schooner, 2/3 pint) and not particularly good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and and ambience! Loved the black cod tacos and the cauliflower!

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p
London
16 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tuesday night was a bit quiet. Food was amazing though!

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails. Good food. Not cheap but great value for money. Brunch bento is fun. Sashimi pizza and the crumpets side order are the best.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, enjoyed every dish. Reasonable prices, service ok, would drop in again if I was in the neighbourhood.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a couples dinner, only bar seating so not great for large groups. Food was exceptional and service was brilliant. Different and varied menu is great for trying lots of different dishes and ideal if you like sharing with your partner.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Explosive experience. Everything amazing. You should try

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KF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Delicious food but lost the intimate charm the pop up had.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was nice enough but the hot air constantly blowing on me from the hot air vent made my visit very uncomfortable. My clothes also smelled like greasy food after leaving - I wonder if there was a problem with the air con and extraction system.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff and especially the manager were extremely accomodating to our nut allergy. Each mouthful of the food was sooo tasty! Our favourite was the black cod and the beef tataki! Highly recommend trying this place.

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f
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Briiliant atmosphere, great food, excellent music, friendly and helpful service. Really good value for money. Go!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The manager tried picking up the slack which was kind however the service was horrible. The restaurant advertises ex Nobu chef appeal - they were a far cry from anywhere close to quality, knowledge, presentation and service. Food was ok but considering it took several reminders and an order mess up, I will not be returning.

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Cuisine is best characterised as “junk food”. Street food is an inappropriate term as it can sometimes include healthier options and this menu did not. Don’t have an issue with unhealthy, fried, fatty food as long as it is really tasty. Sadly only about half the dishes achieve this and we did try many of them. You do also get fried food overload if you try to have a proper meal there. I guess it is different if you just go for drinks and a few nibbles. But then again there are many places with better ambience for that. Service looks bored and only pretends to be excited when they describe how innovative the dishes are (“our eggplant dish actually includes candied walnuts. How amazing is that?”).

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J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience, have been before and will be back. I wouldn’t normally say this but the roasted cauliflower is a definite favourite!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favourite restaurant!!! AMAZING food, loved it. Not for groups but ideal for date night. Cool vibe. Food is absolutely delicious. I think the salmon ‘pizza’ was the best thing i’ve ever eaten! Will be back.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. The vibe was amazing and the service can not be faulted. Probably the most reasonable, most value for money Japanese I’ve been to in London. The staff are a real selling point too!

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k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavours. Relaxed feel. Quick service. Very good

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PM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Really good, interesting food. Service could be a bit better - we waited quite a long time between plates and they seemed to forget what we had ordered. I’d still recommend though as the food is great.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place with amazing flavours. Sitting at the counter is great as you get to watch some of the food being prepared. Brilliant atmosphere, friendly staff. Cod taco was unbelievable. Had to order it twice.

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KC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good overall but not as good as the reviews suggest as food became a little same sane after a while. Favourites were the crab bomb and the lamb chops which we asked them to cook a bit more and were then sublime...

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited Freak Scene for lunch. Food was AMAZING! Every dish was faultless and sooo tasty! Would like to return for dinner as feel like the vibe would be a little more lively (there was only one other group in the restaurant at the lunch service).

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