Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House
The Wright Brothers (actually, Ben Wright and Robin Hancock are brothers-in-law) are a pair of London's 'oyster-ists' with the intent on reviving the farming of oysters in Britain. They've been branching out across the city for years. This particular restaurant, though, is an entirely different beast. And what a beast - it's spread over three floors and they supply the freshest produce to the West End's hippest local audiences and the intrepid tourist crowds.
There's an upstairs restaurant which is usually more formal, whereas the downstairs area is buzzing what with the open-plan kitchen where you can watch the chefs do their thing. It's a lot more social downstairs compared to how you can sit and gaze out of the window onto bustling Kingly Street from a peaceful 1st floor table.
The food starts off extravagant and that trend remains constant right down to the last nub of cheese and crumb of tart. Elsewhere there's caviar and shellfish before you even set eyes on the starters menu. Incidentally, there's fish soup, smoked salmon and whitebait with tartare sauce, among others, included.
As far as mains go, there are some outsiders creeping their way in with the likes of pork belly and surf & turf. But we're reigned back in to the salty waters with the hulking, hearty fish pie.
Furthermore, there's a whole brill to share between three people (or two hungry people...or even a starving individual), Cornish cod fillet, seafood byriani and salmon and crab scotch eggs.
Indeed, there's an entire shoal of severely sumptuous fish to choose from from the Wright Brothers' menu, and you'll definitely leave with the restaurant's enticing allure tugging at your buttons to pull you back to the table.
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 24:00 (last orders, 22:45), Sunday: 12.00pm - 20:00 (last orders, 17:00)
13 Kingly Street, G7/G8 Kingly Court, Soho, W1B 5PWView Larger Map
- Moderately Priced