Ex-Nobu London Head Chef Scott Hallsworth launched The Freak Scene as a pop-up in Farringdon in July 2017, after cutting ties with Kurobuta; the ‘rock and roll izayaka’ group he founded in London in 2014.
The Freak Scene's first permanent location opened in March 2018, taking on the former Barrafina site on Frith Street.
And then came the pandemic.
As recounted by Adam Hills to Square Meal, April 2023
"‘He [Scott] was chatting and said he wanted to open a permanent place. It was on the way home that my wife went, "well, you've got some money sitting around. Why don't you invest?" And honestly, it was the best steer she has ever given me. That was July last year. And so, I took Scott out for dinner and basically proposed.’
As far as restaurant romances go, this one is particularly touching. 'Yeah, a little bit of magic has happened. You just know when you're with the right one’, says Adam. Fast forward to present day and we land at Freak Scene 3.0, which has taken up residence in the heart of Parsons Green in West London."
The Freak Scene 3.0 launched in March 2023 at 28 Parsons Green Lane, Fulham, London, SW6 4HS .