Freak Scene

4.5
138 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesdays - Sundays 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Closed Mondays
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Phone number
020 7734 6370
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Scott Hallsworth
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Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road
What 138 People Are Saying
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L
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Octopus doughnuts ! Are u kidding me? 🤯🤯 wow !!!! We wanted to try everything on the menu, but well... need bigger stomachs ! Everything we ate was so good ! Friendly staff AND great music !!!

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S
London
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just simply awesome. Food and service. Will become a firm favourite to visit

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AW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We choose this restaurant as the owner used to work for Nobu. As you would expect the food was great. Service was also good and it was a lively atmosphere. All of the seating is bar seating with no tables just so you know.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous lunch, food was excellent, very fresh and exciting and drinks were top quality

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s
London
29 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

pounding bass through a cheap and nasty sound system, and staff who seem like they couldn’t care less about their customers’ dining experience, combined with food that’s probably delicious is cooked by the restaurant owner/ celebrity chef, but in the hands of lesser mortals just seems like clever but overly fried food. Don’t bother - this place won’t last long.

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TP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just brilliant - absolutely brilliant, delicious and creative food, and run by fun, lovely people. And awesome music.

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G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

This is my fav restaurant of the moment. The informal set up of the restaurants with bar seats running along all the length of the L shaped deck conflicts completely with the high skill of its chefs who master informal bites of Asian food in a unique menu which satisfy even the most elegant palate. A friend recommended me to go. The food was absolutely to die for and very original. My favorite dishes were the tacos with Black cod and the pizza salmon sashimi and the rice bun with mini burgers and the pork belly in the lettuce leaf. I also loved the cocktails especially the Ape Spritz and the crisps of the house to start. The only downside was that the noise level is quite high and the room is quite buzzy which means that this place is very good for one to one rendez-vous but I would not suggest it for larger groups. Sometimes it was difficult to grab the attention of the staff because of the noise although they were super polite and nice when speaking to me.

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MV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place - Asian fusion but fun and great quality food!
Service was really good and everyone in the group enjoyed it

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L
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice is the best word to describe it - it wasn’t spectacular but it wasn’t bad. It felt overpriced and service was slow, but a fun atmosphere.

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Read a review in the Week magazine. And booked for an early evening meal with some friends. Being a pop-up, the decor seems to come from several previous incarnations, but who cares when the food is this good. Subtle, tasty, layered flavours and extremely inventive but simple presentation. Attentive, friendly and knowledgeable staff are an asset to the establishment. Sit at the counter and watch the food being created in front of you, and chat to the chef. Call it Asian, Asian fusion, Asian tapas, call it what you will, it stirs all the senses, and I'll definitely return. Do yourselves a favour and get down there.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a place to go if there are 2 of you and you want to have fun. It could be a good first date place if you get to sit facing the bar. We were 4 people and you only sit in a row, so it was difficult to talk to anyone other than the person next to you. It's also very loud, which again is good if there are only 2 of you. We sat facing the wall, so it was a bit tricky. Food was good, but not amazing.

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S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Big shoes to fill being located in the same venue as the original Barrafina but wow - what delicious food, wonderful staff and atmosphere. And best of all you can book. It's a great place to dine with friends but also solo as it's so buzzy.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is creative and really tasty and the staff including the owners were really friendly. Great place and location for date night

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OT
London
32 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved seating at the bar but not great if you’re in a group. Delicious food, perfect for sharing

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Great and fun food. Awesome space.

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DH
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This food takes flavour to a whole other level. Will be returning regularly.

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GO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food from Scott & his team, exceptional service from Phar & her team. The black cod tacos are delicious & great to see an old favourite with the Nasu Dengaku making an appearance.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a pretty theatre meal and enjoyed the variation of the menu, all of the dishes were outstanding and I would definitely recommend

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GL
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sensational food! Had to resist trying everything on the menu! Very friendly service and great to see Scott and his team at work.

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U
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Inventive, interesting and delicious sharing plates. Wonderfully busy but service was friendly and quick.

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S
London
30 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely food and great service. Some dishes a bit pricey.

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive dishes, friendly welcoming vibe, this is fast becoming one of my favourite places to eat.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great people working there, Nice Vibe and DELICIOUS Food. Thank you Freak Scene!

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k
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I’ve eaten here and it was as good as the first. All plates were absolutely delicious. My favourite is the garlic baked mushrooms (I’m not vegetarian) which is full of umami flavours. But everything is good here.

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m
London
45 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The staff were lovely and friendly. The food was a bit on the heavy side for me - a lot of taco-like stuff. But it's a decent spot and ambiance is nice.

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l
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food has lived up to the hype. The flavours were incredible. The black cod tacos were so good, we had to order a repeat serving of it. The salmon sashimi pizza and the seared beef salad was also excellent. The slight disappointment perhaps was the pork cups, whereby the sauce just went everywhere. But otherwise a fantastic foodie experience, would highly recommend for all foodies.

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DN
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - cool, sexy atmosphere. Taste sensation....I think the food actually put me in the mood for other things!!! And that's what she said. Great for dates

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only downside to the restaurant is the lack of room for tables, it makes conversation for a group very difficult, I'm sure that if larger premises become available, it would make sense to move as the quality of the food will ensure that the trade will increase to fill it.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend! Great atmosphere amazing food reasonably priced! Scott is at the Forfront talking passionately about the food and both him and his team serving dishes to perfection. The flavours explode in your mouth and each dish stands on it own.
Top notch!

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LC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Spicy crab wonton, marinaded aubergine and chicken in peanut and soy was all amazing. Chef and bar staff were great fun. Will definitely be back.

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EW
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so excited to try this new restaurant out and wow it met all our experience expectations! Fab sit up bar restaurant watching chefs cooking and putting plates together, very enthusiastic and helpful staff and food was amazing! Small sharing plates with most delicious ingredients and flavours. What a find! Have recommended to all our family and friends since going and will definitely return! Thank you and hope this new venture goes really well for you- it definitely should with your talent!

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food. Really interesting and completely delicious as well as beautiful on the plate. Along with incredibly friendly service including from the two owners themselves. It's noisy and set out counter style so not for groups who want to chat but if you're solo or 2 or 3 in number and like a buzzy room, it's perfection.

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WS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bit late in writing this review but just wanted to say what a great meal we had at Freak Scene. Having dined at Scott's older ventures I had high expectations of both the quality and originality of the food - Iwasn't disappointed. Food was delicious. Ambience was great and the staff were really friendly and good fun - the drinks were excellent too. Also was great to see Scott working the kitchen and it was nice to meet the man himself. Very friendly and easy going (being Aussie I guess it's part of his DNA) but working hard and with great results. Will definitely go back.

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LM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Just LOVED Freak Scene. The crab and avocado wonton bombs were a dream and everything from the food to the drinks (hello Bonzai Kitten) felt just a little bit naughty.
Go if you want a cheeky night with friends or partner for something a little off the wall, and don't forget to leave your stamp in the bathrooms - felt tip pens and blank walls are a genius idea...

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F
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Weird food and too expensive compare with fair London restaurant. No recommended.

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a
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a Date as its great food with a chilled atmosphere. The staff are really knowledgeable about the menu aswell, which makes the experience more interesting.

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g
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lives up to the hype. Fantastic food, excellent service, will definitely return.
Amazing tastes and textures with great cocktails and beer

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S
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was brilliant would highly recommend would go once a month

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food served in a funky setting. Great for a date night!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Slightly repetitive menu but every dish was great and we can’t get enough Australian-Asian fusion.

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