Freak Scene is an Asian small plates restaurant in Soho from Scott Hallsworth, founder of Kurobuta which we’ve really enjoyed. Freak Scene, like Kurobuta, is full of character, which is accentuated by the snug layout of the restaurant – bar seating around an open vibrant kitchen.
The chefs were very friendly too. So was the service, which was also very prompt.
What we ordered
The menu is rather intriguing with lots of creative dishes. There is no categorisation of the dishes (starters, mains), but this doesn’t matter as its tapas style.
We ordered Chilli Crab and Avocado Bombs, Miso Grilled Black Cod Tacos, Beef Fillet Tataki, Singapore Style Fried Chicken Lettuce Cups, Thai Pork Sausage Buns, Honey-Hoisin Grilled Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps, and Chicken Fried Chicken with Peanut Soy.
Everything we ordered, besides the Thai Pork Sausage Buns, was delicious. Particularly the lettuce wraps.
I wasn’t entirely sure about the lettuce at first, but Shiima tried the chicken cups first and gave it the thumps up. Perfectly crisp and soft. The pork belly itself was great, and there’s a good quality in the wraps.
The Miso Grilled black cod tacos were ingenious. The flavour and texture balance of the dish was perfect.
Beef fillet tataki was delightful. Fresh, light, and full of flavour.
You have the option of deboning the chicken fried chicken and I strongly suggest you do. If only to see how deftly it’s done. The chicken is delicious, succulent with a crispy skin, but we weren’t the biggest fans of the peanut soy.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Freak Scene. It’s a really fun and vibrant restaurant, with creative and mostly delicious food, and the service is excellent. We recommend for casual dates, fun meal with friends, and for foodies. Freak Scene is moderately expensive so do bear that in mind.
Dress Code: Casual
Shiima’s Star Dish: Singapore Fried Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amen’s Star Dish: Honey-Hoisin Grilled Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps
Rating: 4.8 out of 5
54 Frith St
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