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The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
+44 20 7240 4417
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (143 reviews)
“crab” (63 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a really great meal today. The restaurant was very busy and had a very good atmosphere. Rob (in charge) was extremely welcoming, and all the staff were charming. My wife had the bream tartar to start with.. perfect taste mix with the avocado....More

Thank jeremymacklin8
Reviewed yesterday

Was made welcome and well looked after from start to finish. Service was friendly and a minor query with the order was resolved quickly and efficiently. Had two types of cooked oyster. The tempura with caviar and a clever take on the classic beef and...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The quality of the fish is very good. The menu can be a little restrictive, but it's also a sign of quality. The only negative is that this restaurant suffers from a lack of space. This naturally leads you to leaving the restaurant smelling like...More

Thank FuserGC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for an early pre theatre meal, just lovely best I've eaten in a long time. Difficult to make a food recommendation as everything was fantastic. I would recommend you book as this is a very small restaurant, people were being turned away.

1  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Another amazing visit! Yum yum. Some people moan this place is small, but that’s exactly what I love about this place. Little gem in London. One of my faves

Thank kmenzies78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got lucky on a Saturday lunchtime after they got a cancellation. Restaurant is ‘snug’, everyone is friendly and the food is excellent. Delicious crab arancini and anchovy crostini to start. Not big portions but enough to leave you wanting more....cue the Dover sole and monkfish...More

1  Thank P D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were tipped off by friends to try this little place in Covent Garden .. Thanks Lisa it was everything you promised. A small place servering fresh oysters and Crab as well as others. We were lucky and got a table without booking a on...More

1  Thank oxfordfry
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited The Oystermen on New Year's Eve and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The service, food and drink were all fantastic, we really couldn't fault this place at all. We had our meal inbetween parts 1 and 2 of the Harry Potter...More

1  Thank lovetotravel10099
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a nice lunch, sitting in the window watching the world go by. Delicious fresh oysters, crab arancini, bream ceviche, lemon sole and the best creme brulle. The staff are so friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend it. It is a...More

1  Thank ParmaKeith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend, oysters and the crab were fresh and wine was decent too. Staff also very attentive.

1  Thank ThePatelses
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up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Shika F
8 February 2018|
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Response from Weystoner | Reviewed this property |
From memory, we paid around £50 - £70 per person for three courses with wine. Given the quality, the service and the location I think it's a steal.
7 February 2018|
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Response from Lisac65rovwrs | Reviewed this property |
You can buy gift vouchers for this restaurant
Franca R
2 January 2018|
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Response from OystermenRob | Property representative |
We do welcome children, although we don't provide children's menus - no fish fingers i'm afraid.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 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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