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Freud Cafe London

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) #3,677 of 17,849 Restaurants in London ££ - £££
198 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
+44 20 7240 1100
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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198 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Freud's could so easily be missed if you don't know where to look as it's actually accessed down a fire escape stairwell located just off Shaftesbury Avenue. I've been drinking at Freud's for years and it hasn't changed a bit. Still as popular a place...More

Thank Drink_Eat_Do
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting london for a friends 40th and wanted to fill 90 minutes before our matinee theatre visit. Fancied cocktail making but most bars only offer this in the evening and the ones that offered a lunchtime session were fully booked ( and also require min...More

Thank suemack2017
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We had been visiting the Museum and Forbidden Planet and we're looking for a place to step out of the drizzle. The Freud had just opened for the day so we popped down to grab a drink. Dive bar would be an accurate description though...More

Thank WfyKt
Reviewed 26 January 2017

So crowded later you have to fight your way to the bar, and an earnest thirsty look will get you served quicker! A group of us dropped in and sampled the cocktails. I have to say they are made somewhat rough and readily, without straw...More

Thank Lawrie S
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A must try that is hidden underground. Wide range of cocktails that would suit all tastes. The music was a bit loud though so not the place for a quiet drink.

Thank theashomalley
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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