Neil Frame 07/01/22


Scott’s | Elegant & timeless seafood restaurant in Mayfair

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 the best seafood restaurant in London.

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, Scott’s is both elegant and warm. A far cry from its origins as an oyster warehouse in 1851, the interiors are decidedly glitzy, with shellfish, lobsters and more set over ice at the Champagne & raw bar. 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. There is now also a second branch, Scott’s Richmond.

Scott’s | 20 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2HE

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20 Mount Street, Mayfair, Central London, W1K 2HE

020 7495 7309

8.0 | Great