Scott's Richmond

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Silver Award
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SquareMeal Review of Scott's Richmond

Silver Award

Seafood stalwart Scott’s in Mayfair is rumoured to be the spot where Ian Fleming first had the idea for James Bond’s ‘shaken, not stirred’ martini, which pretty much sums up the restaurant’s inexorable influence. Style, splendour and a string of A-listers are built-in to Scott’s luxurious construction, and now it’s bringing its name to London’s leafy suburbs after over 100 years of oyster-serving fame.  

The place shows exceptional promise from the off. There’s no mistaking it, sitting pretty on the banks of the river Thames with those six gleaming gold letters shining brightly above the entrance. A smartly-dressed doorman greets us on arrival, a precursor to the exceptional service that follows. 

Stepping into Scott’s is like being dropped in the middle of a Great Gatsby film set. The space is much bigger than its Mayfair original, beset with crystal chandeliers, vast silver columns, green shell banquettes, colourful artworks and soaring ceilings. In the centre stands a gold island and raw bar for guests to enjoy its premium seafood counter-style, while perched on salmon pink stools. It’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful dining rooms in London. 

We plump ourselves in a waterside seat, and watch suit-clad waiters cart Scott’s famed oyster and fruits de mer platters to guests’ tables. Naturally, our starters are the fishy sort: beautifully rich baked crab, served in its shell for dramatic effect, and paired with crisp garlic toasts. Next, a perfectly-cooked piece of pearly white cod, served with velvety cauliflower puree, chorizo and crispy layered potato, had every element nailed. While dessert encapsulated Scott’s propensity for decadence and theatre – our waiter poured hot chocolate sauce with aplomb over a Paris-Brest, which was filled with pistachio ice cream and finished with gold leaf. To drink, a light but characterful white rioja chosen by our knowledgeable waiter paired perfectly with our meal. 

There’s a reason Scott’s glittering heritage has endured. For all its style, Scott’s comes with a quantifiable amount of substance, which this Richmond branch has undeniably proven.  

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Bars, Fish
Ambience
Fine dining, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Counter dining
People
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions

About

Scott's has always been one of the jewels in Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings crown, so it's no surprise that he has launched a second location in Richmond. The sister of the famous Mayfair site, Scott's is a famous celeb-haunt and this waterside location is no different, bringing chic decor and seafood fine-dining to Richmond.

The restaurant spans two floors: the lower with an impressive crustacean bar serving oysters, wine, Champagne and cocktails. You'll find a more lively ambience upstairs, with a grand golden cocktail bar taking centre stage, designed to appeal to a younger audience. Take your magnificent seafood feast al-fresco and dine out on the 32-cover terrace that offers outstanding views and the perfect backdrop for year-round dining.

Expect a similar menu to the Mayfair restaurant - oysters, caviar, raw sashimi and pan-fried fish dishes, buttered vegetables and generous jugs of rich sauce. Richmond is also home to some exciting new dishes for the venerable seafood restaurant - try the baked spiced crab with garlic and herb toast for that contrast of soft meat and crunchy toast. The team have also created a new salmon dish that is apple-smoked and served with a sharp pickled cucumber and baked brioche bread. Another stand-out addition has to be the shrimp burger, combined with a kimchi ketchup - expect a little hint of spice as well as some crunch from the potato crisps.

Scott's Richmond is touted to match the glittering heritage and fine seafood dining experience with Caring's Mayfair original, but the subtle additions are sure to make it a unique stand-alone success. 


FAQs

Does it have outside seating?

Yes, you can dine al fresco on the Richmond terrace.

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Both vegetarian and vegan options are limited.

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Location

Whittaker House, 4 Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, London, TW9 1EH

0203 700 2660 0203 700 2660

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-00:30
Tue 12:00-00:30
Wed 12:00-00:30
Thu 12:00-00:30
Fri 12:00-00:30
Sat 12:00-00:30
Sun 12:00-00:00

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3 Reviews 
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Larry S

27 December 2022  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

Seafood ?? to die for 

Alistair B

27 December 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Elegant, effortless and totally professional in every way!

Anon

27 October 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

Today I visited Scotts Richmond for first time.

it truly was a lovely experience .

From the beautiful reception girls to Carlo who was charming, professional and efficient .

The decor is gorgeous and the food sublime!

really looking forward to seeing you all soon 

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