When it comes to old-school restaurants, you always have to ask the question: has this place still got ‘it’. In the case of Scott’s, one of London’s oldest seafood restaurants, the answer is: sometimes. Scott’s is at its best on a summer’s day, out on the terrace, downing wine and oysters at someone else’s expense. At it’s worst, it’s an expensive way to eat overcooked fish.
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As far as classic, good-for-everything establishments go, it’s hard to beat the Wolseley. The breakfasts here are an essential London experience.
Kitty Fisher’s is a great restaurant in Mayfair serving hedonistic plates of simple, rich, and delicious British food.
Bombay Bustle is more formal than your local curry house but not at all stuffy, even though it’s in Mayfair.
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Sardine is a very hip Shoreditch restaurant with a mural on the wall, a communal table, and an open kitchen serving southern French-inspired dishes.
Sweetings is a classic spot in the City serving seafood lunch and dollops of nostalgia to suited business types.
Seafood is the speciality at this Notting Hill pub. Head downstairs if you want something casual, or to the first floor for a posher meal.
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