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The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
+44 20 7240 4417
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (210 reviews)
“crab” (102 reviews)
“plaice” (57 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

How great to visit a small place that has the feel of visiting good friends and at the same time really knows what they are talking about! We had different oysters, four different kind, and the waiter described them for us. It’s the first time...More

1  Thank Lene2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We try so hard to find decent food and this totally lived up to the reviews, deliciously simply dishes, crab, plaice, oysters - these guys bought Dorset to the city 😃

1  Thank ThePrincess71
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant has an extremely high ranking among London venues, creating ultra-high expectations. They have an intimate 24-table space, tiny kitchen, and tinier toilet. Their oysters are amazing, and the best deal is to go during happy hour from 3-5pm when you can get 6...More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed yesterday

As always with my reviews it is based on value for money. £104 for 2 including tip. My wife and I had, half a dozen oysters and anchovy toast as starters, my wife then had a 1.2kg crab. Well cooked and presented, with all the...More

2  Thank antony w
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Top class fish and shellfish cooked to perfection. Atmosphere is relaxed and decor is low key: don't be deceived- you're getting truly outstanding food here, just without the silver service. Good banter with the friendly young lads waiting tables. A great experience all round. Affordable...More

1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my Mum for lunch at The Oystermen after reading the reviews on trip advisor and the restaurant certainly lived up to expectations! From entering the restaurant the service was fantastic - polite, personable and efficient. We started with oysters which were to die...More

1  Thank Charlotte26_13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good food and comfortable place and responsibly price highly recommend and will come back again

1  Thank Seng V
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just had diner here with friends. Excellent food, great service and well priced. We all said we would visit again.

Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a quick bite to eat on a Saturday evening before the theatre. The whole crab was delicious and there was a good selection of sides to choose from. Wine list was good quality and reasonably priced. We didn't try the oysters but other...More

1  Thank Jon_123GB
Reviewed 6 days ago

i'm an oyster fan (think having two dozen from the two dozen varieties at new york's grand central oyster bar and restaurant), and the oysters served here are among the best. the selection is small, but clearly they have been chosen for their flavour and...More

1  Thank mike g
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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
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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$20 - US$40
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
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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