Freak Scene

4.5
212 reviews
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FREAK SCENE - Restaurant & Bar
Pan Asian sharing plates
Food With Finesse for Friends and Family
What 212 People Are Saying
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MJ
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 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 March 14, 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 March 9, 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 March 6, 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
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 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 February 22, 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 February 19, 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 February 17, 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 February 13, 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 February 9, 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 February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Explosive experience. Everything amazing. You should try

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KF
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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 January 31, 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 January 25, 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 January 17, 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 January 11, 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 January 11, 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 January 5, 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 December 31, 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 December 31, 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 December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavours. Relaxed feel. Quick service. Very good

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 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
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 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 December 18, 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 December 18, 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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CB
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
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 on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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LV
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 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 December 4, 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 December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MD
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 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 November 28, 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 November 27, 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 November 24, 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 November 23, 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
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 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
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 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 November 17, 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
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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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