Having had a very good initial experience at Scott's, we decided it was time to go back last Saturday evening. We were seated in a corner table facing the central bar which we thought was a better position providing more space between neighbours (although happily our American neighbours on first visit were particularly sociable, added to which service was more than efficient and very pleasant indeed). All things from the sea being the speciality of the restaurant, I thought it sensible to order all seafood comprising Dublin bay prawns and the half lobster thermidor with some sides. My 6 prawns at £27 were expected to be good and when I looked at them wondered if the intestinal tract had been artfully removed without disturbing the flesh (what a mind-boggling feat that would have been), but alas - as I cut in, not only did I have prawns complete with stomach tract but I then noticed the blobs of the lower entrails – no doubt just to add an abstract design to the plate! Rather than making a fuss, I discretely called the waiter and quietly pointed out the offending elements. With a swift shake of the head, he immediately whisked the plate away. Astonishingly, despite a replacement arriving in good time before my partner had finished his very nice risotto, there was no apology from anyone for the fundamental error. For an expensive, simple starter, the prawns tasted good, but nothing more. I hoped that lobster thermidor would be really enjoyable. Not only was it unremarkable in flavour, but the flesh too chewy, having perhaps been exposed to too much heat, but I did eat it. My partner - though not as unlucky as I - was underwhelmed with his main course. As before, the wine was good. The young Italian waiter was pleasant, but his senior who took the order had a slight attitude seeming as though he could hardly be bothered to answer a straightforward question when we were ordering and obviously didn’t care to explain or even attempt apology for the oversight. Unimpressive performance, especially as the restaurant was not particularly busy at 6.30p.m. that evening. Needless to say, at these prices for such sloppy (in many senses of the word) standards, we are unlikely to return. I find it incredulous that two dining experiences in the same restaurant could be so great in contrast, with not only the food, but the service being a lottery.