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Freud Cafe London

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#3,582 of 18,161 Restaurants in London}
££ - £££
198 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
+44 20 7240 1100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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198 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is one hell of a hidden gem in downtown London, a friend took us there and we couldn't believe it! Would have never imagined what amazing cocktails you can have just by venturing down those stairs!

Thank kouklina
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to know about, downstairs is a hidden gem of a bar that makes proper cocktails. Service can seem slow but that because a good cocktail takes time when made properly. If you like unusual bars then this is the bar for you...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is what a cocktail bar should be like - with something for everybody. It's an experience and I want to keep going back just because I can't wait try try so many of their menu items! It's hidden and easy to miss, but well...More

Thank Ieva R
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Was visiting friends in London over Bank holiday a few weeks ago. Stumbled upon this place while walking around. We absolutely loved it. Wasn't all that busy since it was later in the evening on that Bank holiday monday, so we had no problem finding...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Down a very rickety flight of metal stairs it can be easily missed but trust me it's worth the hunt. A great range of cocktails and fantastic staff that are happy to 'create' a cocktail to your liking. It's pretty small with concrete walls, nothing...More

Thank Stacey K
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

A New York style basement bar with stripped back decor and large array of cocktails. Decent house music played while we were there, though suspect they play quite a range of music. Well made and priced cocktails. Would recommend.

Thank Hunners1
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here loads of times but first since I've started reviewing on TripAdvisor. This place is so unpretentious! Don't coke if your dresses up. Don't come if you want a table guaranteed. Don't come if you don't like loud dance music, low lighting or...More

Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went on a recommendation. Well worth it. Great cocktail list and very unpretentious. Not like any other bar in London.

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 2 March 2017

When I arrived there, I straight away thought that it was closed as it was all dark outside and the lights were out too but you can see sort of a banner pointing down. Once you get downstairs it is pretty cool, no windows tho....More

Thank RSofia17
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We learned about Freud from a local friend, we would have never noticed the entrance ourselves. Just look for the steel staircase that goes underground. Love the place and it's vibe! Cocktails are very good but it may take some time to order them at...More

Thank phaedra o
Nearby
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
...More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 12:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 1100
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