Freak Scene

4.5
186 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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 186 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, really cool atmosphere, good cocktails, we giggled over Takeshi’s castle on in the background.

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MR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, ambience and service was all superb. Will 110% be coming again.

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LV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

Disappointing after karabuta and did not like the decor.
Staff lovely though

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VK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was poor, we were 'checked-in' three times by three different people constantly asking (annoying!) and one of our dishes never even arrived and I had to ask twice just for water! Most of the dishes are really good, some are not special and expensive for size.

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SQ
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott Hallsworth and Phar have done a great job creating a relaxed yet stylish place to enjoy some really outstanding and inventive food. The boy from Collie, Western Australia, has created an interesting venue ideal for dining with business guests or friends.

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FO
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and nice staff it was worth a trip, the restaurant was quite quiet.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just LOVE this place. The food is fantastic, reasonably priced and the staff are amazing. Delightful surprise for a rainy Tuesday evening.

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CY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Whilst some dishes were full on flavour there were far too many served on tasteless taco crisps. It also isn’t very appealing to see so many plastic containers used in the kitchen with very little cooked there and then. Hiding behind loud music here I think

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MG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a lively little place. Loved the music, can’t beat a bit of Wu Tang whilst having dinner. Staff are amazing as well. Would definitely go back.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Just like Kurotbuta the food is finger licking good! Highly recommend the aubergine with candied walnuts, beef tataki and the artichoke chopsticks were OFF. THE. CHARTS

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a cool and fun place. It was really vibey and fun. Loved it

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FA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, menu is really exciting and each dish was a delight. Good value, filling, and lovely staff.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, very friendly staff who checked in on us throughout the evening. The food was delicious and not too expensive for what it was! We wanted to try more of the menu but didn't have enough room in our bellies! The only downside was that the drinks were a tad on the pricier side. Would definitely go back!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food. Nice staff. Terrible service - just awful.

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a
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't remember the last time food sparked my taste buds. Must eat the fried chicken with peanut sauce and the roasted cauliflower!! Fun counter restaurant, visual food.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place- food is delicious! We ordered every single item from the menu! Staff are friendly yet still professional- entertainment was brilliant! My new favourite

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HU
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really fantastic restaurant with delicious food. They misssd one of our orders but apart from that it was really ezcwllent. Great vibes. Beef tatki very good.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time now and as good as ever. simple well thought out menu, reasonably priced.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very cool spot to start a fun night out. Good drinks, food is delicious and special!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful, creative and well presented. Try the crab avocado wonton bomb, or the aubergine. Also enjoyed the tea smoked lamb chops. Service was friendly. It’s a busy place and always lively. Music a bit too loud but it doesn’t detract too much from the overall experience. All seats are at the bar so not comfortable for more than 90 minutes or so.

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CM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Freakscene. Exciting cooking that tastes delicious in a laid back bar environment

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a Great time there!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun spot with amazing and unique food! Go!!!

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LS
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food with lots of options. Staff were friendly and helpful. The wine was reasonably priced and good. The atmosphere was casual and cheerful and I would highly recommend for small groups before or after an event.

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LB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for a friend’s birthday, it was absolutely yummy and fab kind of place and food. Service is the weakest point - not very attentive and hard to get even though everyone sits around the bar. So should be really easy to nail. Still very much worth the visit, again and again :-)

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MC
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bomb! Really solid food, and a great counter top vibe!

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious the staff were lovely I will definitely be going back!

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T
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very short but expertly constructed and executed menu. The crab bombs are a must try and the mushroom dish was stellar. Good cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere make this a great place to go with friends or the other half but maybe not a first date.

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LB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place with awesome food. Service is not the best though.... too bad. But still overall a place to come back to!

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O
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A place with great buzz and fantastic food to match. The moment you walk in you feel alive! A four or five dishes that were fantastic and can't wait to get back.

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EP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent cocktails & Scott & Farr are wonderful hosts. They talked us through the menu, we talked about industry stories (it’s a small world) & enjoyed it all immensely. Highly recommended!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday, didn’t disappoint! Had a lovely meal and some great cocktails- highly recommended!

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food. Every single plate was delicious. The staff were helpful and friendly.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really special place. Amazing flavours. Lovely people. Edgy, innovative, energetic, interesting. Love it. Love it.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the 90s alt vibe - very Soho!

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L
9 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for dinner after hearing lots about it.
Firstly liked the warm welcome from everyone behind the counter. Sitting up at the bar was really great seeing each dish and cocktail prepared. Chef Scott and his wife were both there which is nice to see the actual chef now days!
The cocktails were delicious and enjoyed a couple of good beers too.
The food was absolutely amazing. Really impressed and the portions were a good size too. Lots of variety and after sharing a few plates we felt we had chosen a good selection.
Like most sharing plate restaurants it does add up a bit £££ but I can honestly say it was worth the money.
Will definitely be back with friends. ❤️

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Absolutely awesome place. The chicken fried chicken should NEVER be removed from the menu - will be back in a heartbeat!

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w
London
157 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Food is great, amazing small plates - especially the squid and Vietnamese lettuce rolls. The fact they show Takeshis Castle on a big screen just sealed my love for the place.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, especially the squid! This is my 2nd visit and I can’t wait for the next one

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