20 Mount Street, London, W1K 2HE
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Honeymooners, Celebrity spotting, People watching, Special occasions, Trendiness
Expert review of Scott's
Google images of Scott’s of Mayfair and most of what comes up seems to involve Keira Knightley, Lily Allen or Nigella Lawson. Even celebrities from abroad know it’s the place to be seen, providing rich pickings for the paparazzi, and a frisson of excitement should you happen to see someone famous at the next table. Otherwise, this convivial spot is pleasingly understated and bookings aren’t hard to snare.
Choice is extensive but rest assured all the fish are responsibly caught from sustainable waters. Oysters, served from an imposingly modish crustacea bar, are the speciality, which behooves a business that started life in 1851 as an oyster warehouse: expect around four local varieties, served au naturel or with wild boar sausages. Herring melts and cods’ tongues tempt with their rarity but I find it hard to pass up the razor clams or dover sole. There’s a handful of meat and game main courses, plus a separate menu for vegetarians and vegans, so even fish-avoiders feel welcome here.
Wood panelling, spacious booths and mirrored screens give an old world charm that’s tastefully balanced by contemporary British art.
Fabulously friendly and courteous, even to us nobodies.
About ten minutes’ walk from Green Park tube or Oxford Street, and fairly close to Hyde Park.
Assuming you don’t start with a bottle of champagne, you will easily spend £120-£150 on a three-course meal for two.
On the same road is the Mount Street Deli, also owned by Caprice Holdings, which serves coffee, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea - see www.themountstreetdeli.co.uk for further details.
More information on Scott's :
- Price guide:
- 20 Mount Street, London, W1K 2HE
- 020 7495 7309
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat noon-10.30pm, Sun noon-10pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential
- Free tags / Keywords:
- fish and chips, oysters