Chef Scott Hallsworth to open first perm site this March

Iconic London pop-up Freak Scene has announced its long-awaited return, arriving in Parson’s Green in March 2023.

Founded by ex-Nobu Chef Scott Hallsworth, Freak Scene was pioneering in the capital’s burgeoning pop-up restaurant scene – taking over spaces in Soho and Farringdon – and providing Pan-Asian delights in an informal, endearingly hectic setting.

After nearly three years out of the spotlight, Freak Scene – totally rebranded for its revival – will be making its highly anticipated return with Hallsworth bringing the restaurant to Parson’s Green High Street this spring.

Stepping up from its pop-up roots and evolving for the better, the new Freak Scene will be its first permanent bricks and mortar site, offering a more comprehensive menu and refreshed interior design. Seating will be split between a bar/counter and traditional restaurant places, culminating in 46 covers.

The creative small plates menu will feature Freak Scene favourites from back in the day, with a refined, elevated twist, alongside fresh and seasonal sushi and sashimi, as well as seasonal fish dishes based on what is caught that day.

Freak Scene’s return has come in the wake of a partnership between Hallsworth and fellow Australian Adam Hills. An acclaimed comedian known for his stand up and hosting of Channel 4’s The Last Leg, Hills has joined the cause after becoming a massive fan of Freak Scene’s early pop-ups.