Scott's Bar Counter

4.8
46 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Bar Seating
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Scott’s in Mount Street, Mayfair, is a seafood restaurant offering the finest oysters, fish and crustacea. Seasonal game, meat and vegetarian dishes also feature. Our fish are responsibly caught from sustainable sources.
Tables look on to the elegant oyster and Champagne bar with the full à la carte menu being served throughout the day from 12 noon.
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AF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in London we love to visit Scott's, especially the bar counter, great service, ambience and superb food...
it's a great location to check out what everyone else is eating too.

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LM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Menu and staff both very good, but we were served by a material number of different wait staff, which meant we had to repeat ourselves on more than one occasion.

One waiter's English wasn't the best and expressed attitude when I suggested we had gone round in a circle when discussing a menu item - low point of the evening.

The overall level of attention to service and desire to please was very welcome and appreciated.

A very good 3-4 hours, even though reception initially stated they wanted the table vacated within two hours.

I do NOT appreciate being called within one hour of booking to "confirm" my reservation. Once booked I either show or give at least 24 hours notice of cancelling absent an event beyond my control.

Being asked to call to confirm is a high cost activity.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're lucky enough to snag a reservation than you're in luck...incredible food fantastic service great people watching

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love the freshest seafood in a very chic relaxing restaurant then this is for you
Be prepared to spend a small fortune to eat here...but
You will not be disappointed
Enjoy

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OP
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Having looked forward to an enjoyable experience it was disappointing when it did not live up to expectations. We arrived and were greeted warmly by very friendly greeting staff. However we had to wait over 5 minutes before we could order our pre lunch drinks.
We were seated down by very friendly people and our first course was fabulous and well presented. Our main course, John Dorey was a let down in that the fish was dry and looked as if it had been reheated, not something we expect from an establishment of your reputation.
I would be reluctant to repeat the experience in a hurry.
I would also recommend my friends to visit but with a warning to manage their expectations.
Thank you.

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very helpfully reception staff, great quality food.

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was amazzinnggg but My reservation wasn’t found

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NE
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will go there again and again. We enjoyed the food, service and the atmosphere.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fantastic,Fresh sea food and tasty,I will definatly go back soon.

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j
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all categories. Go to Scott’s every time I’m in London each year. Never disappoints. Quality has been sustained over 9 years

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LL
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited this restaurant for our anniversary, the food and service was excellent, we would recommend this restaurant.

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HR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Attentive staff, good quality food, very noisy and not conducive to a quite night out. Bar service was excellent but bar seating is not ideal for dining in my opinion.

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S
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal! It was fun to sit at the bar and watch all of the action. This is a fantastic restaurant, in a great Mayfair location.

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Salt Lake City
52 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar, service was great. Bartenders were very friendly and knowledgeable about wines and food. Made the night fun

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London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible

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A
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood
Great atmosphere
Great drinks & attention to detail
Completely recommend

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London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dad visited

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in town, the food was perfection...

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C
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was packed on a Tuesday night. About half business people, half people out for a meal. Make no mistake this is an expensive restaurant. We were staying at nearby hotel, and needed a break from fried fish and chips. Wanted healthy, straight forward fish. Service very attentive, noise challenged. Sat in banquette against wall so think that helped. Bar area hopping. Can reserve spots there. Had one of the best octopus dishes ever. Octopus carpaccio. So delicate and delicious. Basically they make a terrine of the legs, then slice paper thin pieces with some olive oil. Would go back just for that. The rest of the food very good. Large wine list with some nice french white burgundies. Desserts looked ridiculously large. Whole place reminded me of Estiatorio Milos in terms of food, and decor of an American steakhouse (Gibsons Chicago or similar) dark wood paneling, boys club vibe. Most men had jackets, no tie.

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t
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

A tourist trip in a fancy part of town. Why do people go here?

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CA
Manchester
19 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner as always at Scott's. Very good service, champagne and food. I like so much this restaurant. I have been here several times and it was always perfect

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AM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting London from the US and this place came highly recommended. It did not disappoint.

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b
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On vacation in London and went to Scott’s. Will definitely go back Food was great and service exceptional

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent.

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London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The fish was too oily, it was just average

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Consistently enjoyable. Good service, high quality, stylish.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent with a call to confirm the reservation on the day. The waitress found a table for us rather than eat at the bar with that notice and I was impressed. The food was delicious and the cocktail too. The service once we were there was excellent too. Full marks for the quality of the fish and for the cooking. I shall certainly recommend to family and friends!

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TW
London
76 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited Scott's for my sister's birthday lunch.. The staff are always amazing, the food is consistent and we had a lovely time - highly recommend.

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Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always brilliant food and great for star spotting, no names mentioned ‘definitely maybe’ we’ll be going back!

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IL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Fancy restaurant with nice decor, but much older clientele than expected. Service was great, very friendly waiter but 2 out of the 4 dished we had were not that good.

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Denver
26 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We sat at the bar. Food was good but bartender/server wasn't the friendliest person. I would go back again but hope to have better service.

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MK
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely an upscale London experience. This is the place for seafood. We sat at the bar, which was entertaining, and shared the 22-ounce Dover Sole, which was perfectly prepared. We'll be back.

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A
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2017
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Everything was far too quick, despite being in the last sitting (I think - 8:30pm) we felt harassed, pushed, unwelcome and over our allotted time, no sooner had we finished one course than the next appeared on the table! Not perfect for a 40th Wedding Anniversary and a bill approaching £400 for two!

I spoke to the manager, who was very understanding and apologetic, and frankly he somehow prevented me from making my views felt much farther afield, if you see what I mean!

I'm not looking for any special treatment nor compensation, being a businessman in a consumer driven sector, I actually abhor that, but am paranoid about top quality service, especially when you pay for it! As it happens, I have been to your restaurant on many occasions before, mainly as a guest, when I have not experienced such circumstances, so let's either put it down to 'who you are' or alternatively some over zealous staff who are encouraged to keep the table turning over! Either way, best learn from it!

Thank you,

Peter J Harrison

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Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food at reasonable Price ande very good service. The ambiance is excellent

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NC
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good: fresh ingredients, and very well prepared dishes. The wine was of comparable quality - nothing negative to say there. The only improvement point would be the service - in a few instances, it took 5 mins to get waiters' attention. Nonetheless, I would recommend Scott's to my friends

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VB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scotts is my favourite restaurant, as the experience from start to finish never fails to disappoint. The food and service is consistent and I never had a bad meal or night out there.Looking forward to returning very soon.

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B
London
37 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very long wait for the food and really the food is pretty average especially for the prices charged. Great place for people watching though!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was here with my son visiting London for our first time. We had a very nice evening, very friendly stuff, cosmopolite athmosphere, exellant food. Thanks a lot for this evening

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Despite our reservation, there was overbooking and we didn't get a seat. The lady at the reception was very rude and uncooperative. So we had to leave, looking for another place at 8 : 30 PM ! I strongly advice to avoid such a restaurant.

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