Amethyst, which was first announced last April, will be an intimate 36-cover restaurant spread over two floors and featuring 'elegant pared-back interiors' incorporating raw materials, concrete and wood.
The ground floor will see a single, 20-seat chef's table serving a 12-course menu. The 'irregular shape' of the table has been designed to ensure that each dining party enjoys their own intimate space whilst providing an interactive experience for all.
Downstairs will be the 16-cover ‘wine cellar’, which will showcase Amethyst’s extensive collection of fine and rare vintages whilst offering a six-course tasting menu option in addition to the 12-courses.
Shorter three and five-course menus will be available at lunch.
Scotto's dishes will be influenced by the simplicity of Nordic and Japanese cuisine, with French and Arabic flavours incorporated too.
Whilst the menu will change regularly, based on seasonality, dishes set to feature at launch include burnt hay croquette; yuba tartelette with caviar and scallops; salmon and foie gras; caramel miso black cod and naganegi dashi; and ras el hanout beef with apple and date.
The launch of Amethyst comes after Scotto, who previously worked under Angela Hartnett at Murano in Mayfair and also at Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields and Babbo in Mayfair, closed his modern-European Marylebone restaurant Xier back in December 2020 amid the Covid pandemic.
“It’s been a tough couple of years, but I am delighted to finally be behind the stoves again and in my own restaurant,” says Scotto.
“It’s a dream to have been able to create the perfect canvas for my cooking and I can’t wait to welcome diners to Amethyst.”