From an oyster warehouse in 1851 to a fancy restaurant in 2021. Scotts London is as rich in history as it is in delicious food. What’s best, the menu hasn’t changed much over the years. In fact, the focus is all about seafood, still.
Dining through the centuries
Young fishmonger John Scott founded the oyster farm in the 19th century. In the beginning, it actually moved to two places. One in Haymarket (Coventry Street). Then, it relocated to the modern location on Mount Street, in the Mayfair neighborhood.
Through the decades, Scotts London became a popular spot. The high society of the capital dined here, including politicians, celebrities, and even writer Ian Fleming. Yes, the creator of James Bond.
In 2005, the restaurant underwent a renovation, to attract modern foodies and travelers. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio designed and decorated the space. Which has become a trendy hotspot.
The Scotts London menu
With seafood at its core, the cuisine of this restaurant is unique -at least for the English capital. As you enter, you’ll see a beautiful plateau where fruit du mer is served and a tropical aquarium. However, there are also other delicious dishes on the menu. Such as meat dishes and truffle risotto. The most popular dish of this restaurant is the Atlantic halibut, dover sole and lobster.
There is also a vegetarian menu, which features dishes like the Twice baked Keen’s Cheddar soufflé with shaved white truffle. Just as delicious is the wild mushroom and artichoke risotto. You can wash everything down with a cocktail or wine glass. Finally, make sure to try the pistachio and cherry nougat. Pro tip: book a table outside, you’ll be sitting right by the street on a cozy terrace.
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