London’s Best Oyster Bars

London's Best Oyster Restaurants

Oyster loathers, look away… We’ve rounded up the ten best restaurants serving oysters in London, from dedicated oyster bars to flagship seafood restaurants everyone needs to try at least once. 

Renowned for their nutritious benefits and supposed aphrodisiac qualities, these slimy mollusks are one of those foods that make you feel like your palette is refined whenever you opt to order a round from the menu. If you’re the type of person who sees one on the menu and can’t help but order a couple to slurp down, read on to find out where you can find London’s very best oyster bars.

Seafood Platter at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Anyone who adores oysters will already be well versed in this popular spot, but Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill has been serving up Champagne and oysters for over 102 years. Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan took over the restaurant in 2005, restoring the Victorian building to its former glory and proudly still serves up some of the best seafood in the capital. 

Today you’ll find the restaurant focusing on fine British seafood, as well as a variety of meats and seasonal game dishes. Over 1,000 oysters are shucked everyday in front of diners at their Champagne and Oyster Bar! 

On the first Sunday of each month, they host their popular Beef & Oyster Club, a love letter to beef and oysters which have been enjoyed together since Victorian times.

11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG 

www.bentleys.org

Wright Brothers

Serving up the very freshest of seafood, Wright Brothers is known for their oyster options. Whether you’re after the freshest mollusks from Scotland, England and Ireland or you fancy having yours cooked and dressed with flavours like curry butter, tartare sauce or served with a zingy Japanese dressing, you’ll find an oyster that’s right for you. 

Wright Brothers boasts three London locations: Battersea Power Station, Borough Market and South Kensington, each with their own distinctive style and signature dishes. Head to Borough Market for dinner with friends, Battersea Power Station to stop by their seafood summer pop-up or South Kensington for an intimate local feel.

Cooked Jersey Oysters at Wright Brothers
Wright Brothers, Borough Market

Battersea, Borough Market & South Kensington 

www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk

J Sheekey

Rich in history, J Sheekey has been serving up seafood for over 125 years. Located in the heart of the West End, it’s the prime place to head for a pre- or post-theatre dining experience that you won’t be able to find elsewhere. 

Book in and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun on their outdoor terrace or head inside for an evening filled with brilliant dishes. You’ll find them serving up five oyster options, including a mixed platter served with spicy boar sausage.

 

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28-32 St Martin’s Court, WC2N 4AL 

www.j-sheekey.co.uk

Interiors at Randall & Aubin

Randall & Aubin

Pleasing celebs, locals and everyone in between for over 20 years, Randall & Audin is an Anglo/French Brasserie specialising in seafood. Located on Soho’s Brewer Street, sustainability plays a big role at this restaurant, sourcing quality ingredients to create exceptional dishes. 

There are plenty of dishes to choose from, including the grilled line-caught tuna with roast Mediterranean veggies, feta cheese, rocket and olive tapenade; pan fried Atlantic scallops with asparagus, broad beans, peas, chervil with Parmentier potato and anchovy rosemary butter; and of course, endless oysters and fruit de mer platters. 

14-16 Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 0SG 

www.randallandaubin.com

Scott’s 

One of London’s five oldest restaurants, Scott’s has been part of the capital’s furniture since John Scott first set up his oyster warehouse in 1851. Fast forward to 2022 and the restaurant specialises in the finest fish and seafood dishes in London. 

Expect an eclectic mix of oysters available, from Jersey Rocks and Gillardeau Oysters to moreish temperature fried oysters with ponzo aioli and pickled fennel – delicious.

20 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2HE

www.scotts-restaurant.com

 

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Seabird

This might be an Instagram favourite, but we can confirm the hype is well worth it. Seabird, located at the top of The Hoxton Southwark, is home to London’s longest oyster list. Expect options from England, France and Ireland. 

Pair that with a stunning outdoor space home to palm trees, retractable roof, rattan furniture and views overlooking the city, it’s a recipe for success. 

Seafood Tower at Seabird, The Hoxton Southwark
Interiors at Seabird, The Hoxton Southwark

The Rooftop at The Hoxton Southwark, 40 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NY 

www.seabirdlondon.com

Interiors of Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Home to immaculate interiors and striking stained glass windows with the Michelin Tyre Man playing a central role, Claude Bosi is home to a restaurant and an oyster bar. Expect to find epic seafood platters and fruit de mer offerings waiting for you filled with the likes of native lobsters, whelks and black tiger prawns. Or, go simple with their hard-to-fault oysters, from Jersey and Maldons to Irish and Josephine, all served with a shallow vinegar. 

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, SW3 6RD 

www.claudebosi.com

Seafood Bisque at The Oystermen, Covent Garden
The Oystermen, Covent Garden

The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

Looking for oysters with something a little extra? Visit Covent Garden’s The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen for dressed oysters packed with flavour. Expect oysters served with the likes of champonzu, wasabi and shiso; calamansi, jalapeno and dill; and spicy buffalo sauce and kosho. 

There are plenty of other fishy flavours to look forward to as well, from their whole undressed Devon brown crab with garlic aioli to their paccheri pasta with lobster and crab bisque, scallop tartare and black in tuille.

32 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8NA 

www.oystermen.co.uk

Interiors at Goddard & Gibbs, Shoreditch

Goddard & Gibbs

Located inside East London’s hot new hotel, Goddard & Gibbs is the all day restaurant and wine bar to know about. Home to striking interiors, cosy booth seating and a brilliant British menu centred around seafood, there’s not much you won’t like. Expect plenty of oysters to go around too, dressed with your choice of Vietnamese dressing or red wine shallots.

100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN

www.goddardandgibbs.com

The Oyster Shed

With a name like The Oyster Shed, you know what you’re getting. The restaurant, home to riverside views, alfresco dining and Insta worthy interiors, serves up some of the best oysters along the Thames. 

Natalie Coleman is at the helm, with the menu focusing on sustainability and British seasonal produce. Expect plenty of oysters and seafood shares – order the seafood platter at your next office party or business meeting and you’ll certainly impress. 

1 Angel Lane, EC4R 3AB 

www.oystershed.co.uk

 

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