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Recommended Reviews for Scott's
54 reviews in English
Review from Yi J.
Review from Sharon M.
- 6 friends
Fort Lauderdale, USA
Delicious fish and incredible deserts! Try the turbo for 2 or the sole. Oh and do not miss the honeycomb ice cream with hot chocolate or the apple pie! Great service. Make sure you reserve weeks in advance or you will not easily get a table.
Review from Rachel J.
Truly just WOW. This was the best 3 course meal I have ever had in my life. My friend treated me to a birthday meal here on Friday. Well, your not 26 everyday! I started with the Bass ceviche with jalapeño and avacado....which wsd utterly delicious, all the flavours worked so well! Then I had the Fillet of River Esk sea trout...which I have to admit, I randomly picked...it was the kind of dish you never want to end....and to finish..even though I was positively stuffed, I had the Vanilla cheesecake with blush apricots..and the biscuit part of the cheesecake I was especially impressed with... quite often the biscuit part is either non existent or soggy! This was actual biscuit. Hard and crunchy and a taste of ginger. All in all, best meal ever ever ever.
Review from Raquel R.
- 4 friends
Amazing service from the moment you arrive at the front door! We were walking around this upscale part of London and asked a random couple for a good place to eat. They immediately said "Scott's! It's probably the best restaurant of London". We were sold. I was still in my "travel outfit" and a bit embarrassed to go in to this nice looking restaurant in bright blue tennis shoes, but the gentleman at the door was very kind and said "the staff has a dress code here, not our guests." So we went on it and despite being a busy Saturday night we got seated quickly. The waiter was attentive and very nice, and the lobster spaghetti was delicious! Lobster in every bite. And the outdoor patio seating topped it off! If you're looking for a nice place to enjoy good seafood, this is the place to be.
Review from Elaine M.
This is the big sister of another of my favourites: 34. Don't go here for the sexy people! ...well, if zimmerframes, fur coats, bankers in casual suits and triple nose jobs is your thing? Please do! ...no, it's a good place. I mean, if you are not scared of the bill? It's a great place!
Do go here for amazing oysters, great champagne and fakking awesome Dover Sole... and very good service.
- Really good dirty martini's (not too salty, just right)
- Never-too-many, many native oysters
- Dover Sole and Cod.
.....The Dover Sole won!!
Sides were very, very good too. Spinach was very tasty and the fries were too good...i finished them. Swooooosh went my no-carb-diet... Also the baby potatoes, i'm sure they have their own potato-pusher-man, that walks in every day and deals them in alley in the back. So good, sweet, full, buttery and they almost popped in my mouth like pees! So good, must be illegal. The side with beans was gone before i had a chance...looked good! Thanks baby,..gggrr... My Bearnaise sauce was waiting, i didn't go for it, afraid i would see the bottom of that dish too, too soon.
The Sole was very close to the best i had, better than Bentleys...sorry! And i loved that Sole! The cod was on My Love's plate, and he was happy, but also very happy he could eat of my plate too.
I'm back! BAM!
OH!!! I forgot about the cheeeeese!!... the cheese... Yep, i will wait at the backdoor tomorrow, and i'll write down the names of the potato-pusher and the cheese-dealer for you guys... damn, that blue cheese... Damn you! Now i remember, i finished that plate.. have to call my trainer... pppfff...
Review from Julie L.
Came here for a birthday dinner and thought the whole experience was lovely. The service is extremely attentive and the waiter made great recommendations. We ordered the sea bass and the john dory and both were very well prepared and delicious. I am usually not a huge fan of fish because it tends to be lacking in flavor, but the chef did a great job of bringing out the delicate flavors in these dishes.
Fun story: We were seated next to a super cute elderly couple who were celebrating their anniversary. They looked so in love so we asked them what is the secret to a great marriage, and the gentleman told us: always keep your wife happy! There you have it lads, plain and simple. :)
Review from Qype User (LiamPu…)
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This is definitely the most amazing seafood I've ever had. I don't know how I've missed the place until now. The mussels are amazing I am always cautious when eating them but I can guarantee that here they were prepared fresh and nicely.
Review from E. D.
- 0 friends
While dinner and drinks were impeccable, the experience was completely spoiled by the tacky and tasteless cover charge of £2 per person. The meal was already £600 and then we were slapped in the face with this unexplained charge. This isn't a strip club where a cover charge is a normal occurrence but this tactic brought the restaurant to that base level. Shame on you Scott's. there are plenty of other London eateries that appreciate their diners and don't insult their intelligence.
Review from Andreas L.
- 3 friends
Close to a 5 -- I just have to draw the line somewhere, as there are better restaurants. But not too many.
Scott's combines excellent food, decent service, and great Mayfair location with a beautifully-designed setting. The bar is really nicely done. Difficult to get a table, but they take walk-ins and the couple of times I've tried they sat me without a problem.
Definitely a good place to go if you're visiting London, and a great place for special occasions if you live here. They definitely charge for the pleasure!
Review from matt b.
- 47 friends
Really pretty inside, for sure, and nice polite staff. The oyster bar itself was *empty*, but still stocked with ice and some lobsters/crabs.
To start, roasted baby squid with a fried egg and ink dressing, good. Seared scallops were also good. I was looking forward to main course...
.heavy handed. I got skate wing, and based on the size of this dish, they were feeding it hamburgers in the back before they cooked it in an entire box of butter. It was insurmountable and just made me feel kind of gross for eating what should have been a flat fish that must have had the body image of a whale. The waiter had to take away 3/4 of it.
(it wasn't isolated to mine, the halibut steak was like 2 inches thick and the size of a t-bone.)
Not my pick, but then we ordered chocolate souffle? (okok, our fault, but.)
Just too much.
ps. Bathrooms were incredible.
Review from Steven H.
This place lives up to my fellow Yelpers' prior raves. It is a rather pricey, upscale place, a true restaurant for grown-ups. Yet it is relaxed and conducive to conversation. It attracts a nicely dressed, mostly middle-aged crowd. I was visiting London and had dinner with a former colleague who was in town for her company.
We started with the potted shrimp and the chargrilled squid. The former was delicious, a heap of tiny shrimp mixed with anchovies, butter and herbs, salty and delectable spread on the toasts with which it was served. The squid was perfect, tender and nicely charred at the edges.
We both had dover sole, but prepared in two different ways, both off the bone. She had hers simply grilled and mine was sauteed and served with a decadently buttery meuniere sauce. That was one of the best pieces of fish I have ever eaten. So firm and perfectly cooked. Mmmmm.
I also had a side order of creamed spinach that easily bested the versions I have had a t some really good US steakhouses.
We finished the meal with a truly outstanding dessert, the plum pie. This is no normal fruit pie, mind you. It is an individual, round pie with the crispest, sweetest pastry encasing ripe, luscious end-of-summer plums that retained some of their structure and all of their sweet juice. A dessert to be remembered!
I loved this place. The service is highly competent - polite without being overly intrusive. If I had to nitpick about one small thing, it was the wait before we had to ask for the bill. A small qualm!
Overall, highly recommend this place and cannot wait to go back my next trip to London.
Review from Ben K.
Very good execution and service. Likely one of the better spots in London all around, and while I don't care for seafood, my meal was quite nice. All the others at the table greatly enjoyed their meals.
I found the wine list a little on the high side, but very well geared toward seafood and certainly not one to complain about. One could essentially close her eyes and point and find a nice compliment to the menu.
Review from Travis P.
- 92 friends
I had a free dinner from my company, so thought we'd use 200 pounds aggressively. Here's what my girlfriend and I had:
Ceviche - meh...not great but I was just in Peru so I'm spoiled
Oysters - average...but I didn't see all the "additives" they had brought until the last one so I only used tabasco. The cilantro, red pepper and red onion were nice on the last oyster
Wine - Pinot Grigio maybe? I can't remember but it was tasty & 47 GBP
Dinner - My monkfish was fantastic. She had the seabass and it was pretty good, but had been advertised as boneless and I spent half of my time spitting out bones.
Sides - mashed potatoes and I can't remember what else, but very good
The server was very attentive. I dropped the bottle of tabasco and within 7 seconds (I'm not exaggerating here) a hand popped in front of my face with a new bottle. Does he have special powers? It's like he was standing behind me with a bottle of tabasco, forks and knives in a holster in case I drop any of the above.
The atmosphere was awesome. I would give it 5 stars, but I thought the food could have been slightly better. It was very good, but when I pay 189 GBP I expect to have my mind blown.
Review from Norman G.
- 0 friends
Salford, Greater Manchester
Review from miss L.
- 23 friends
San Francisco, USA
Just popped into Scott's around 9pm on a Monday. Bar was popping. Bartender was adorable, excellent martinis, nice can-do attitude. All of this = big thumbs up.
Oh and did I mention, we sat a couple tables down from SIR ELTON JOHN.
Note to famous folks - you are in good hands here. Decorum rules at Scott's.
I felt super taken care of and my pal Elton looked all smiles in the back corner.
Pedestrian = happy. Rock star = happy.
Buyer beware - the plateau la mer is ENORMOUS. Order for one, graze over with cocktails for three.
This spot and J. Sheekey (two words - FISH PIE) have been my fav's this trip. yum.
Review from Britt X.
- 17 friends
Some of the best food I've had in London, and for what is comparably a good price for value, high value.
I could go on about how amazing the crab, caviar, lobster, and salmon were, but everyone does that. I just recommend that you book this place sometime in the future, invite people you love, meet at the Connaught for a pre-dinner cocktail and have a great, great meal. The perfect posh London night (if you throw in Annabel's too!). Not a regular thing, but something to be experienced.
Review from Taylor W.
- 269 friends
San Francisco, USA
Wow. If you are looking for something swanky in the West End, definitely stop here. The service is impeccable. Great wine list too.
We started with the scallops, which were delicious, and then moved onto the sea bass. The scallops weren't as tender as some that I've had from California - but I'm a bit of a seafood snob. Still, they were great and so was the sea bass.
I couldn't finish all of my sea bass and the waiter asked if it was prepared exactly to my liking - they definitely want to make sure you have the best experience.
Be prepared to pay the prices though!!
Review from Paul Q.
- 0 friends
I ate alone at the bar while visiting from the U.S. and thought the meal was excellent. Comfortable, spacious dining room and service was very accommodating. The bartenders were great as well and made a four star gin martini which I had shaken, not stirred, since I was visiting London.
I started with the Tiger Prawns piri piri which I haven't seen in NY. I thought the piri piri would have given it a bit more of a "kick" but the prawns were fresh and tasty. For an entree, I had the seasoned monk fish with a side of mashed potato which I thought was fabulous.
Next time in London I hope to return with clients or at least try one of the sister restaurants.
Review from Kate V.
- 18 friends
whether you're looking for a fresh, sautéed filet of seabass or would rather kick back a dozen oysters, scott's is the place to go for all things seafood in london. upon visiting, you'll first fall in love with the neighborhood. it's nestled on an expressive little street in mayfair so you feel a bit like you've been swept away from the hustle and bustle of central london. you'll also smile when the polite chap at the door greets you and welcomes you to the restaurant. as we hadn't made reservations ahead of time, (you'll definitely want to reserve a table in advance) we tried our luck at nabbing two seats at the bar. lucky for us, 4 o'clock was pretty slow and we were sipping prosecco in no time.
we started off with olives, almonds and of all things, pork rinds. i'm sure they have a fancier name than pork rinds but for all intents and purposes, we were snacking on deliciously salty, super fried pork bits and were quite happy to do so! after perusing the menu, we decided to have ceviche first. my mother-in-law makes the most delicious ceviche ever so i'm a bit of a snob when it comes to this dish. scott's did it right though; just fresh lime juice, olive oil and a bit of diced red pepper for color and texture. it was topped with fried plantains that doubled as scoops.
moving along to the mains. not that my husband's seabass in lemon butter sauce wasn't delicious. it was phenomenal but i think my lobster and avocado salad took the cake. there's really nothing richer and more decadant than huge hunks of lobster lightly dressed, tossed with small bits of grapefruit and slivers of endive. the salad looks petit in the picture but i assure you, your palette will be quite satiated once you're through.
for us americans, the conversion rate from dollars to pounds doesn't do you any favors when you go to pay the bill here but if you want to treat yourself to a sophisticated seafood experience, be sure to check out scott's!
Review from Kevin N.
- 4 friends
Seafood doesn't get much better than this. The seafood tower is to die for and the selection of fish is superb. The dover sole may sound cliche but totally worth it. Might have the best wait staff in the whole city.
Pros': location, service, fresh seafood
Review from Ben W.
Scotts for me is the ultimate place to go for a snazzy night out in Central London.
From the moment you walk in you're blown away by the scale and buzz of the place. The oyster bar situated in the middle, the sumptuous decor. It's a real class restaurant.
The menu is a great mixture of old classics and the odd fun thing. Stargazey Pie always delivers.
But if you want a simply griddled turbot with hollandaise you can get that too, although you pay for it.
Extensive wine list, busy but professional waiters (they could be a bit friendlier in my book) and a place that you can sit back and watch the glitterati of Mayfair do their thing in stylish and comfortable surroundings.
A real treat. Very expensive. Birthdays and special occasions only I would suggest unless you're minted. But every trip there has been a good one for me.
Review from Shadi N.
- 80 friends
Los Altos, USA
great food, great service. Old wooden smoking room appearance very 'english chic' Very high end.
When i was living in the UK i made sure to go there as often as i could. I love trying a few of their apetizers and the main dishes are ALL exquisite. A great dining experience a beautiful interior and intimate exterior which can be used on a warm spring afternoon. On one trip i sat next to some friendly regulars who helped me pick a very english dessert (welsh rarebit) - if you love cheese GET THIS DESSERT IT IS AWE....SOME!
white asparagus and shrimp
smoked salmon with fennel and dill
Review from Maggie P.
- 31 friends
New York, USA
The first time we looked at the menu, passing by Mount Street, we thought so it's supposed to be delicious, what would we even order?
Despite the recommendation from the New York Times, we declined to visit. Until our concierge offered to make us reservations and because we were staying around the corner, we thought sure we'll give it a shot. We could always just walk home.
We ended up dining four times in the period of our 8-night stay in London. Twice for dinner and twice for dessert. That number probably would have been higher if the air show wasn't in town, it's buyers and sellers occupying most of the tables.
The service is upscale but not pretentious. They remembered us from the second visit and the bartender even recalled the types of tea we like with dessert. The food was always perfectly prepared. The salads, refreshing; the fish, flawlessly cooked and impressively de-boned; the desserts, impeccable. It would be a crime not to visit and not try the chocolate-cherry fondant. We also tried the bakewell pudding, the lemon meringue, the berry torte, the chocolate mousse, and the summer pudding for two. We did not enjoy the pudding and despite the 18 pound price tag, it was removed from our bill. As I said, wonderful service.
The place is pricey but absolutely worth it for a night on the town.
Review from Qype User (streng…)
- 20 friends
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A lot of people (including previous reviewers here) rave about this place. I don't understand the raving, but don't get me wrong it is very good.
I came for dinner last night. Everyone else was an hour late so I was at the bar by myself for quite a while, and the pork scratchings, nuts and olives they brought me were brilliant.
When we finally sat down to eat, I was able to choose my food quite quickly. The menu is quite concise, which is good, and I've been a few times before so I've tried most of it. I went for scallops with chilli butter followed by halibut with garlic mash and other good stuff.
It was all great but I have one criticism, which is the same criticism I've had from my previous visits. I had to add salt and pepper to my food. Thats fine in a cafe or in a high street restaurant, but in a place with a reputation and prices like this, that should all be sorted before food leaves the kitchen. Salt and pepper on the table shouldn't be needed. But it was needed here, to get the best out of the fish.
Review from Michael S.
- 11 friends
Nice to find a traditional seafood restaurant in London.
Scott's forte is preparing dishes that are subtle, and allow the flavors to speak for themselves, and they do that very well. Our starters included the leek/potato soup and beetroot salad, both excellent. Entrees were the monkfish and sea breem . . my wife's dish didn't come exactly as requested, for which management waived the charges for dessert, a generous gesture.
The selection of wines by the glass was not stellar, though staff made every effort to allow me to taste various choices before making a decision. Unfortunately, I've yet to find a European or Australian/New Zealand white that can compare to some of the best California chardonnays.
Nice clubby decor. No problem getting a table, a real benefit of traveling during the off-season. A very decent experience overall.
Review from Qype User (ricard…)
- 25 friends
- Qype User ricard…
Delighted to get a table at one of London's most fashionable and gossiped-about restaurants. Unlike many in this category, almost everything about this restaurant is actually very good. The space is opulent and intimate at the same time, with a huge mountain of ice in the middle of the bar covered with colourful crustaceans and molluscs. The lighting is perfectly judged, soft and understated. The service culture is about making you feel like a million dollars - energetic, full of charm and humour, attentive and respectful. Gorgeous art deco style china and silverware.
What's on the plate? Exquisite morsels of fresh seafood and fish, daintily presented and seasoned with grace and panache. The plateau de fruits de mer rivals that of Balthazar in New York for generosity and variety. The ice is changed several times to keep it as fresh as possible. The wine list is satisfyingly broad, both in provenance and price range.
Scott's is everything you need from a posh restaurant in a posh street: dazzling service, luxurious décor, a sense of effortless abundance, and steep prices. Marvellous.
Review from Emma O.
- 8 friends
wow, what an experience.
Had a corporative lunch at the private room at Scotts Restaurante and was delightful.
The service/ staff was the best.
And the food was incredible:
had the warm marinated organic salmon for start, which was really nice, but the main course was just delicious - braised beef with winter roots
and parsnip mash and the pudding, bramley apple had the best crumble I ever tasted.
I am not a massive fan of fish so I am glad I opted for the beef as it was stupendous.
The wine selection was really good and loved the desert wine... so different from every wine I ever tasted.
I will definitely go back!
Review from Qype User (finert…)
- 0 friends
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My wife and I had a spectacular meal at Scott's last week. You could have been in coastal France for the quality of the king prawns (or Dublin Bay, I should imagine, but I've never been!), and it's not often you can say that in England.
The service was most friendly and the staff were only too helpful in offering advice on wine.
My daughter would also have been very jealous to see the celebrity who was dining near us, but I shan't name names. Suffice to say I wasn't surprised to see someone so well known eating in what I now know to be one of London's best restaurants.
I could write a whole new review about the honeycomb ice cream desert I had, but I'd make myself too hungry!
Review from Fazan K.
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Review from Vaulte K.
- 22 friends
They did a major renovation a few years back and what a difference. This is 20's flapper-chic meets British comfort food. Nighttime is the righttime. Menu is fun (reminiscent of J. Sheekey) - quality fish and game with old English standards. Very sceney and pricey - but not as horrific as Cipriani - altogether a good night out. Unfortunately, you have to be a regular to get a good table, as you are competing with serious power diners and some hefty expense-accounts. Not really the place for celebs but a regular hang-out for their agents.
Review from Susan B.
- 0 friends
Been here a few times and the food is always excellent. We had the cod, Dover sole and oysters. All delicious. Service was very good once our original server moved on. He wasn't too knowledgeable or easy to understand. Everyone else was very helpful.
Review from Casey T.
Review from Amy A.
- 52 friends
San Jose, USA
upon walking into the restaurant, i couldn't figure out why the place was rated anything less than 5 stars if they really did have great seafood. -and they really do have fantastic seafood, quality fish and prepared true to how fish should be prepared.
oysters were delightful and paired well with the chablis. sea bass was one of the best i ever had. it was strange because my halibut was a huge fillet while the sea bass was super thin. but size isn't everything...right? in all serious, among the 4 of us we each had different fish and each was delicious.
they also have a full bar with less common whiskys so that was fun, too.
so we have come up with our own reason why it's a 4 star restaurant because when it comes to food, it's superb and we're definitely going back. we think it's 4 star because of the librarian hostess. for being such a nice restaurant, we expected better service and word choice is critical.
we arrived for our reservations early so we could have a little private moment over a drink. we asked the hostess if there was availability at the bar (which was empty) and she immediately replied, "we're not a fully licensed bar so you'll have to get something to eat." to which my husband replied, "well, we have reservations at Xpm." and she said, "oh, you didn't tell me that. yes, please, go right ahead." WHAT
a couple other things she said were a bit curt. separately, the drink server didn't understand her menu/specials. although, our server knew every little amazing detail about the menu and drinks. -probably the best person to ask concerning pairings, too.
we were wondering how the paparazzi found out our location...turns out they were waiting for tony blair and russell brand.
Review from Julia M.
- 11 friends
San Francisco, USA
Well, I've lived in London for some time now and recently ate here again. This is really some of the best fish that you'll get in the city.
Review from Lafoodie D.
Review from Bosco B.
- 0 friends
OKay, the food was really good, but the restaurant is a tad snotty. First, a per head cover charge?? TOO much attention to freeing the table in 2 hours -- or else?? Or else what? We didn't stay long enough to find out. Prices are already quite high for what you receive. Service was mixed -- person taking our order had an attitude and seemed rushed. Those who delivered food were fine. Would I go back?? Not unless I couldn't get in at other comparable restaurants.
Review from April D.
- 2 friends
The John Dorey fish dish was outstanding. The oysters still have a hint of the sea. Wine was reasonably priced. Great place to also hang at the bar. Upscale so no sneakers. Most expensive meal I have had in a long time... About $400 for two of us but we did it up full-on
Review from Robin S.
- 8 friends
Close your eyes and let's pretend that the UK was not suffering the worst economic crisis seen, as some say, in 60 or so years - or better yet, that I was born with a trust fund or my last name was Gates or Mittal or something of the sort. OK, so Scott's isn't THAT expensive, and in fact, there are more than a handful of pricier options in London (Royal Hospital Road, Gavroche, Petrus, to name a few). But at the end of the day, Scott's is basically a simple seafood restaurant that happens to deliver some of the most delicious and exquisite food in London. I just can't give it 5 stars today because the restaurant is not 1) utterly charming or 2) a place where you feel like you've had the meal of your dreams.
A recently resurrected offering from king restauranteurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King (of the Ivy, J Sheekey, Caprice etc etc), Scott's is now one of the top celebrity destinations in London. The huge, curving, wood and marble bar is gorgeous - highlighted by a 3-metre-long crustacea display, it is the perfect spot to indulge in oysters and champagne and deserves 5 stars alone. The restaurant itself, while a bit too bright for my liking, is all wood, mirrors and leather. Simple but luxurious. Eveything I've eaten here has been fantastic - the oysters, the dover sole (at £32, ouch!), a buttery piece of veal... Desserts are quintessentially British and so sweet that two bites do the trick.
I do wish Scott's were a tad cheaper - then I could go more frequently and really grow to love it.
Review from Qype User (MissGo…)
- 97 friends
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The newly refurbished Scotts in Mount Street, Mayfair, London is a delightful restaurant. From the moment you walk in the door you know you are in for a wonderful dining experience. From the opulent Oyster Bar situated in the middle of the restaurant to the delightful staff every aspect of my visit was just perfect it was a pleasure for all the senses! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and there is a real buzz about it, as the fashionable new eaterie relaunched by Caprice Holdings. It is the most ideal to go celebrity spotting if you are into that sort of thing.
However the real joy is obviously the food, days after visiting my friends and I were still ecstatic about what we had eaten, we visit many restaurants in London regularly but its been a long time since we had been served food of such high standard. The menu refreshingly clear compared to many places was hard to put down! With a ridiculous choice of Oysters and very heavily seafood based we knew we were in for a treat, the real giveaway to how good it was going to be came right at the beginning with the butter of all things! So often when you visit a restaurant you have a basket of bread and a few packets of butter dumped infront but oh no! this was something else, this restaurant had even gone so far as to think about the butter! Creamy, salty, I was going to love this place I knew it straight away!
Anyway I began with an Onion and Goats Cheese Tart while my escort had Rock Oysters, a Crab and Cod Chitterlings, where does he put it all! For the main course I was really adventurous and had the traditional Fish and Chips while the other half had Squid. Well, you can't go wrong with Fish and Chips and my Haddock was battered beautifully, definitely a whole different experience to your typical chip shop experience but it was the Squid that has had us talking ever since. Squid can be a real bind to get right, you either need to do it for a really short time or cook it for at least an hour anywhere in between and you get a chewy horrid nightmare of a dinner. The only place we have ever eaten squid that is done to perfection is in Spain, lets face it the Spanish know how to cook their seafood so it was with some trepidation we ordered it. When it came to the table just looking at it and smelling it let me know that Iwas going to have to enjoy all of it.! It was absolutely nice, cooked to perfection, the knife just slid through it, the smell of garlic! Honeslty just thinking about it now makes me want to eat it all over again! It was just fantastic, it didnt last very long on the plate, and well since visiting Scotts I have bought Squid a few times just to try and do it the same as at the restaurant and while rather nice it just reminds me of how truly wonderful theirs was!
Now clearly the most important part of dinner is dessert, obviously it was the first thing I had chosen before I had even decided on my main and Ihad the Bakewell pudding, not your ordinary lump of dry pastry with a bit of almond and cherry jam on top oh no there is an absolute master of pastry working at Scotts just delicious flaky pastry a wonderful almond paste with the cherry jam altogether it was gorgeous. .
This finally brings me back to the staff, on our visit Don the doorman was the first face we met in his traditional top hat and what a gentleman he was! The ladies on the cloakroom and reception to the floor managers and the attentive waiters they were all very friendly and attentive without being overbearing, infact Ican honestly say that it was just as much them and their ability to make you feel like you were the only people in the restaurant they really wanted to take care off as the food that really made Scotts such a wonderful place to go.
What about the cost? Well our bill came to 180 however we did have 2 bottles of wine, water, 4 Starters, 2 mains, 1 pudding and coffee. Infact considering the restaurant is in Mayfair one would expect it to be really expensive but its not, there are very reasonably priced wines on their list and the food is all very well priced. If you go onto the website for CapriceHoldings the group that own Scotts and click on the link for the restaurant you can view the Menu and the prices so are better able to budget for your visit which considering what a worrier I can be I found very reassuring prior to our visit.
Go to Scotts, it truly is the most wonderful experience!