In 2004, having made his fortune by introducing the world to Hong Kong-manufactured fashion, Richard Caring found himself scuba diving with his two sons at the bottom of the Indian Ocean as a tsunami passed over them.
Deciding, after this near death experience, to “smell the roses”, Caring promptly began a shopping spree that began with Wentworth Golf Club and has gone on to include everything from Le Caprice and Annabel’s to The Ivy and international member’s club Soho House.
Nestled amongst Caring’s growing collection of grand and exceptional brands is Scott’s of Mayfair – arguably London’s finest seafood restaurant.
If it isn’t the best, it’s definitely one of them (alongside Caring’s other seafood restaurant, J. Sheekey).
A bona fide “Mayfair” experience, it’s both elegant and warm. Despite the prices it attracts a fairly mixed crowd, from the couple flirting over oysters at the bar, to the family enjoying brunch and the businessmen sticking to a schoolboy tradition of fish and chips for their Friday lunch.
And it’s not exclusively fish: the Black Mount venison with neeps and wild cranberries is, like, totally to die for.
NOTE: Scott’s is open daily, noon-1am (12.30am on Sundays). There is a smart dress code. You can find out more, and make a booking, HERE.
Scott’s | 20 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2HE
Main image: Paul Winch-Furness
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