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The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
+44 20 7240 4417
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here a while back for the first time and had the best seafood we’d had in a long time. Not only the food was impeccable but the staff were great hosts and very proffesional and effiecient. Booking in advance would be a good...More

1  Thank Jamiebrins
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have to say these people really understand seafood. The oysters were outstanding (and I’ve eaten oysters all over the world) and there were 3 different varieties all of which were delicious and different. For the main course we had plaice and sea bream both...More

1  Thank 1sammi
Reviewed yesterday

Brilliant food & ambiance. Essential to book. TA rating as one of the top restaurants in central London well deserved

1  Thank davidrboyne
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our third and definitely not last trip to The Oystermen and yet again they didn’t fail to impress. The dressed oysters are a firm favourite along with the buffalo oyster and the anchovy toast is incredible. I cannot fault anything we have had...More

2  Thank JudRy
Reviewed 4 days ago

My girlfriend and I had our 10th anniversary meal at The Oystermen and we couldn't have been happier anywhere else. The staff and managers were the perfect hosts, creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They were knowledgeable about the food and wine and helped us...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked here for Anniversary and we are both seafood lovers. The food is so fresh and the taste is just amazing. The service is also very satisfactory. Best among the best: Grilled Cornish Sardines. Thanks

2  Thank Gongliang Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pretty unlucky but we were situated directly underneath the a/c unit which dripped throughout our meal all over me. Because it's a small space and tables are wedged in, the manager said he couldn't do anything except turn the a/c off. The dripping kept going....More

Thank Cjones26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great wine and great service. Well done guys - you have achieved the impossible in London!

2  Thank Elena A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small, unpretentious restaurant which may not look like much from the outside but serves probably the best fish I have ever eaten. The staff are very helpful and friendly and all the dishes looked delicious.

3  Thank Nicky A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a late dinner here on a Saturday night after booking a few weeks before. When we arrived our table wasn't quite ready yet so we were given a free glass of lovely fizz while we waited 5m. We chose some oysters to share for...More

4  Thank Boosworth
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Patrick H
24 June 2018|
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Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the restaurant, a small place with great food but all you can do is ask
Jahanara U
20 May 2018|
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Response from Hamaidia | Reviewed this property |
You could try street parking but remember this restaurant is in Covent Garden.
14 May 2018|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
We think it’s 6-7 but we went 10pm ! Tbh its fantastic happy hour or not!! Have a lovely time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 4417
  • E-mail
The Oystermen concept was born in 2014, when seasoned hospitality professionals and great friends Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton shucked oysters together for guests at Matt’s wedding. Since then the duo have earned a reputation for providing a relaxed, affordable and fun dining experience like no other; celebrating Britain’s finest and freshest oysters and seafood at events around London with their p
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