RestaurantsLondonMayfairW1

survey result

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!”

Summary

£85
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You feel like you are ‘somebody’ on walking in, and the gloss stays with you for a while after you leave” at Richard Caring’s “legendary” Mayfair veteran (007’s favourite lunch spot), whose “classically elegant” interior “oozes class”, and where “every table looks like they’re famous”. On the menu – “sensational”, “classic fish dishes” and “some of the best seafood in London” – indeed, only Sheekey’s keeps it from being voted London’s best in that department (although, unlike its stablemate, here “tables are far enough apart for business”). All this “glam, glam, glam” comes with a slight edge, though: in particular, the “very professional” service “can come with an attitude that matches the A-list clientele”.

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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 5 months,

"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 5 months, 28 days 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 6 months, 2 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 6 months, 21 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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