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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
+44 20 7734 4756
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (424 reviews)
“fish pie” (105 reviews)
“dover sole” (91 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a sumptuous meal prior to a night at the Piccadilly Theatre watching Annie. Ive never been to Bentley’s before and it won’t be the last. The atmosphere was nice, quiet and relaxed. I enjoy my food and everything I tend...More

Thank Footballtilley
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived at Bentleys at 7pm for dinner. The receptionist was very helpful recommending us if we would like to have a drink at the bar first, which we did. Dinner was super nice, especially beef tartare for starter. Staff very friendly recommending the specials...More

Thank Laurentiu B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it is a pricey but the food was excellent and delicious. I ordered lamb chops and my wife ordered sea bass. Both orders were supper. I highly recommend this restaurant

Thank abdullahbinabdul2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it, love the old world atmosphere, yes it’s old but what do you expect it’s history, yes it is a bit cramped but it just adds to it, I ordered crispy calamari and it was so good, hubby had crab cakes, excellent! Followed with...More

1  Thank Notsominijo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a change as our usual fish restaurant was having a refurb and we weren’t disappointed. Excellent friendly service, great ambience ( we sat at the bar) and yummy food with great wine list. We had the Royal. £80 I felt was...More

Thank Jencheltenham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 10.15 after theatre. First impression, tired, weary, needing an update. Up the stairs carpet looked old and worn. Menu arrived and we were then informed of all the dishes that they had run out of. We settled for a main course only, as...More

Thank S3638APmike
Stefan G, General Manager at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear S3638APmike, I am saddened to hear that your visit to Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill was not as you expected and did not meet our usual high service standards. As the General Manager, I would like to get to the bottom of this and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really worried about eating here as I am completely vegetarian and some fish restaurants smell so overpoweringly of fish you might as well be eating it. Their air con is obviously pretty efficient and I didn't need to worry. We were meeting friends...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our parents last day in UK and we decided to bring them to this lovely restaurant recommended online. We made a reservation online. Although the table seems to be very small and tight, we manage it. The waitress provides very good and comfortable...More

Thank ChiuYeee
Stefan G, General Manager at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ChiuYeee, I'm so sorry to hear about your recent illness, and to find out that you suspect our food to be the cause of it. This is deeply upsetting news, as I have always made it my first and foremost priority to serve food...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not an average meal but neither was it very good. I have been eating here for close to thirty yeas not frequently but enough to be able to comment. I always have the same thing Dresed Crab Dover Sole with new potatoes and...More

1  Thank touareg2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the setting so we decided to have lunch. The food was delicious, though a bit pricey, we will surely come back.

Thank xristinaaaaaa
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Response from AgathaBideford | Reviewed this property |
Not really, smart casual
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Sorry - not sure probably pricey
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I have no idea, if you like I will check in a couple of weeks when I am back in London
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$65
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground Piccadilly or Green Park stations.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 4756
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Description
The sensitive restoration of this famous restaurant has retained many original features of the building and the spirit of Bentley's original arts and crafts heritage has been preserved in the carefully thought-out choice of furnishings, fabrics and wallpapers. American oak flooring, light wooden panelling and the reframed old Bentley's fish paintings all add to the relaxed air of calm, understated luxury. Bentley's has its own bakery and patisserie and sources all ingredients, such as smoked salmon from Frank Hedderman in Ireland and finest West Cork beef, from some of the best producers in the business. Deliveries arrive fresh in the kitchen every day.
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