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“Stick to the Brasserie menu and prices.”
Review of Scott's Cafe-Brasserie - CLOSED

Scott's Cafe-Brasserie
Cuisines: American, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Don't know whether this new venture will last. In a highly competitive market where the middling restaurants slug it out in the reviews but all charge too much, this fresh name doesn't seem to know how or where to pitch itself. There is a significant tilt at 'fine dining' with prices to match but no effort to launch itself into the fray. Everybody still thinks its Rocky's in new clothing. Same front of house staff and who knows if there are changes in the kitchen. The word is that the Scott's who ran the Fishermans are re-establishing themselves here. We came in over the weekend but there was no sign of either nor of any effort to get the business into the public eye. Small print menus in the window and a small chalk A board with the ambiguous words Sea and Field was not much help even if followed by 'inspiration'.

The menu is expensive and complicated. The main courses are mostly priced higher than anywhere else you might eat in Plymouth. The wines are not sensibly priced either. We went to the brasserie menu which was much more realistic in the £8, 9 and 10 zone. Look across the menu to the simple Devon beef fillet and think £25+. The puds were all in the £6+ area. Our meals were tasty, roughly the right portions and served promptly by friendly approachable staff. Our night was not busy. Interesting therefore that they don't accept tables of more than six so you can say goodbye to bringing granny to that family lunch or birthday supper. Where else in Plymouth Bristol or London has a mad rule like that? No problem with kids or extended groups in eg Tanners, River Cottage, Barrett's or Pierre's. Maybe Scott's pitches itself away from convivial dining or events?

I think this place already needs to take a good fresh look at itself and decide whether it wants to sink or swim. We had a pleasant and just about value time using the sensible lower menu. If you decide to give the place a go, I suggest you do the same.

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2  Thank JoeS424
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

A busy restaurant on a main street where you can stay at your table all night? Yes I was suprised too. Myself and friends thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Friendly welcome. Ambience and attentive but unobstrusive service. The food looked, smelt and tasted devine. Thankyou for such a pleasent and comfortable dining experience. We wil see you before long.

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2  Thank kama p
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

..Scott's has just opened and is a very chic and modern restaurant on Plymouth's bustling Barbican.

The breakfasts are superb and extremely popular.

Scott's is owned by Martyn and Pauline Scott formerly of the Fisherman's Arms.

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4  Thank davywalnuts
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

New name, new menu, new decor. Was Rocky's seems to have maintained most of the recognisable staff, so I presume it may be the same ownership but who knows? Rey different decoration. Wider menu mixed genres. Some simple snacks but mostly dishes well in excess of £10 and well beyond. Had one meal here with three friends. Not sure what to make of it. Several other table filled with groups here like us because of the novelty. I felt the food was OK but nothing special and a bit pricey. Don't feel I've yet given it a fair crack of the whip so will be back before the summer.

2  Thank HillyCirencester
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Firstly, a kind smiling welcome goes a long way. Breakfast is superb and will suit most tastes. The Chef cures his own bacon and the Baked Beans are also his own recipe. No corners cut here. We will be returning very soon for an evenings dining.

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1  Thank Leon H
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