Some chefs, so consumed by their work in the kitchen, are happy to leave things like their restaurant’s fit-out and furniture in the hands of other people. While he’s deadly serious about his food, Scott Pickett is not one of them. From the floor to the ceiling, the fridge doors to the knife handles, he has obsessed over every detail of Estelle by Scott Pickett (ESP). It is next door to his bistro, the original The Estelle.
ESP’s huge windows give High Street passersby a view straight past the Christopher Boots light fixture and Philippe Starck chairs to the open kitchen.
Not every detail will be noticed by diners, but they won’t forget the experience. An unabashedly high-end restaurant, ESP is degustation only, with a seven-course menu featuring simply named dishes that belie the experience and inspiration behind them.