Scott's restaurant is situated opportunely in swanky Mayfair surrounded by the capital's finest hotels including Claridge's and The Connaught. So it's no wonder that one of London's most legendary seafood spots, owned by Caprice Holdings, whose portfolio includes other gastronomic havens such as The Ivy, Le Caprive and J. Sheekey, draws plenty of famous faces every week.
Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone, Ronny Wood and wife Sally Humphreys, Tom Hanks and Milla Jovovich are just a few celebrities to have dined there recently. The incident that unravelled Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson's marriage also took place at Charles' favourite table outside Scott's in June last year, but it did little to tarnish the restaurant's impeccable reputation.
In fact, Charles has returned to his favourite terrace table several times since, with new love interest Trinny Woodall. Scott's has been delighting A-lister's palates since opening on the Haymarket in 1851 and moving to its present site on Mayfair's Mount Street in 1968.
It's most famous for its fine oysters, fish and crustacea – a detail that's apparent in the stylish setting as tables look on to the elegant oyster and Champagne bar. If you head to Scott's, don't be shy of spending – oysters range from £4.50-£39. Dressed crab will set you back £18.75 while the dover sole costs around £42/52.
Those not so mad about seafood and fish needn't miss out on Scott's delicacies – seasonal game, meat and vegetarian dishes also feature on the menu.The selection of meats on offer include Bannockburn rib steak with Bérnaise sauce and chips (£35.50) and the mouthwatering roast Gressingham duck with fig tart, crispy bacon and port wine sauce. To wash it all down, splash out on a bottle of Rarita Cantino, which comes with a price tag of £295.