London - Seafood lunch at Scott's, Mayfair
Scott's in Mayfair, IMO, is the more elegant twin to J Sheekey's. Gorgeous dining room, slick, professional service all-round. Lunch today:
- Dressed crab: absolutely perfect!
- Shellfish bisque with cream and Cognac: well-balanced flavours.
- Fillet of plaice, with fried courgette flower and Provençale dressing: nice, but in terms of sheer flavour, I think the fish dishes at Geales (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/902481) were definitely better.
- Lobster Thermidor, served with side of chips: super-rich sauce: more creamy-buttery-rich than cheesy.
Foodwise, everything tasted pretty average. But everything taken into account - ambience, swish Mayfair crowd (hey, Nigella Lawson's on that table there), sophisticated vibe - this place really felt very special indeed.
20 Mount St
London W1K 2HE
Tel: +44 20 7495 7309