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survey result

Summary

£99
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Eternally elegant” – this “discreet and yet see-and-be-seen” Mayfair A-lister (007’s preferred lunch spot) “always feels like a special occasion” (“people spotting here becomes a game”), and its mix of “glamour” with “very fine seafood and effective service” helps to put it in London’s Top-5 most-mentioned restaurants in our annual diners’ poll (and it’s only narrowly beaten by its stablemate J Sheekey in nominations for the capital’s best fish). “The menu is both familiar and innovative, with frequent new dishes and specials in addition to the classic fish and fruits de mer it is famous for” (of the former, for example, “top Dover sole”). “It is even more expensive than it ever was, but somehow one never minds the bill because the food and service seem to justify every penny.” And while it has “an upmarket and lovely interior”, if you can nab one of the pavement tables “sitting outside on Mount Street and watching the world go by adds to the ambience”.

Summary

£91
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Oozing class”, this “classic Mayfair dining room” (James Bond’s favourite) offers “a true five-star meal”; a “consummate experience” combining “glamourous”, “traditional” surroundings populated by “ever-obliging staff” and “an interesting clientele, featuring many well-known faces”. Owned by Caprice Holdings, it is locked in a perpetual battle with its stablemate J Sheekey to top our poll for best London’s fish (the latter, as usual, edges it this year). However, even those who acknowledge “superb seafood” often note “the hefty price tag”, and there was the odd concern this year (supported by ratings) that “standards have slipped a bit” from their usual heady heights. In summer, the pavement tables are a big draw. In August 2021, Richard Caring announced that Scott’s is the latest of his landmark properties to get the spin-off treatment with the announcement of Scott’s on the River in Richmond – see also.

Summary

£86
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Pure glamour” attaches to Richard Caring “really classy” and “sophisticated” Mayfair A-lister – 007’s favourite lunch spot – which is “an ideal place to go celeb spotting… if you’re into that kind of thing”. Culinarily speaking, it’s famous for its “spanking fresh” fish and seafood (and vies with its stablemate J Sheekey as the capital’s top venue for such specialities) although it also offers “enough meat choices to keep the carnivores happy”. In terms of style, it’s “smart” and quite “formal”, which – together with its “silky smooth service” and “well-spaced tables” – makes it an “impressive” choice for entertaining and “clients love it” (although, by the same token, “the room can be overrun with business suits”, especially at lunch, robbing it of some of its habitual sparkle). Top Tip – “the terrace tables are great, weather permitting!”

Summary

£86
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Pure glamour” attaches to Richard Caring “really classy” and “sophisticated” Mayfair A-lister – 007’s favourite lunch spot – which is “an ideal place to go celeb spotting… if you’re into that kind of thing”. Culinarily speaking, it’s famous for its “spanking fresh” fish and seafood (and vies with its stablemate J Sheekey as the capital’s top venue for such specialities) although it also offers “enough meat choices to keep the carnivores happy”. In terms of style, it’s “smart” and quite “formal”, which – together with its “silky smooth service” and “well-spaced tables” – makes it an “impressive” choice for entertaining and “clients love it” (although, by the same token, “the room can be overrun with business suits”, especially at lunch, robbing it of some of its habitual sparkle). Top Tip – “the terrace tables are great, weather permitting!”

For 32 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Scott’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Scott’s Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Scott’s restaurant.
Chinye A
As usual, lunch was delicious and the servi...
Reviewed 9 months, 4 days ago

"As usual, lunch was delicious and the service very good. The Octopus carpaccio is a must."

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Ali S
Enjoyed a great lunch at Scott's with the f...
Reviewed 10 months, 1 day ago

"Enjoyed a great lunch at Scott's with the family celebrating Mother's Day. The moment you walk in the staff take good care of you. All the dishes we thoroughly enjoyed especially my John Dory which was exceptional. In my opinion this is the best seafood restaurant in London"

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J B
Superb universe but feels like Brexit kille...
Reviewed 10 months, 6 days ago

"Superb universe but feels like Brexit killed the place. Forget European glam service. Forget European fish style. The clientele is still glam but the food and service not anymore. "

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Neill A
Very reliable, upmarket eatery in a lovely ...
Reviewed 10 months, 25 days ago

"Very reliable, upmarket eatery in a lovely interior. I’m surprised other reviewers don’t give its ambiance a higher score. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£20.80 £40.50 £10.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
20 Mount St, London, W1K 2HE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑1 am
Tuesday12 pm‑1 am
Wednesday12 pm‑1 am
Thursday12 pm‑1 am
Friday12 pm‑1 am
Saturday12 pm‑1 am
Sunday12 pm‑12:30 am

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