Carlo Scotto, previously head chef at Xier in Marylebone, opened this restaurant in May 2022 on Mayfair’s Sackville Street.
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Carlo Scotto, formerly of short-lived but excellent Xier (RIP), is the chef at this highly ambitious and heavily trailed Mayfair newcomer, which opened in May 2022 (too late for survey feedback) about nine months later than originally announced. It occupies a dramatic two-floor site near Green Park tube, where the main action surrounds a striking, zig-zag chef’s table on the ground floor seating 20 around an amethyst and quartz centrepiece, in view of the open kitchen. The 12-course tasting menu (£150) incorporates Nordic, Japanese, French and Arabic influences and one early fan was The Times’s Giles Coren, who – awarding it 27/30 – noted the meal’s “delicacy and dedication to detail”, with every dish “belaboured intensively at the pass by Mr Scotto”. In the ‘Wine Cellar’ basement seating 16, there’s also the option of a six-course menu.
Carlo Scotto has left the well-liked Xier (RIP) to launch in September 2021 this small but ambitious new venture.Spread over two floors, and at just 36-covers, Amethyst will offer an intimate gastronomic experience with elegant pared-back interiors incorporating raw materials, concrete and wood creating a neutral canvas where the food is the star.
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