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The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
+44 20 7240 4417
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“plaice” (33 reviews)
“oysters” (79 reviews)
“crab” (37 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly service. Visited with an island dwelling friend who rated the fish and oysters. Delicious! Will go back!

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed yesterday

Our first visit here and we loved it. Make sure you book as this is a small restaurant (26 seats). Don't expect fine dining surroundings as this is quite a rustic restaurant, no white table cloths here, with small closely positioned tables and a small...More

Thank holidaysabroad100
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A definite for anyone who likes to enjoy life. Walked in to welcoming smiles followed by kind, friendly, laid back but perfectly paced service. Great wine followed our heart warming complimentary sparkling rose for our Anniversary which took it up another gear on the "mega"...More

2  Thank Carl M
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was delicious! Don't miss the aubergine parmigiana and the burrata with slightly charred sweet cherry tomatoes! The pizza is great and fairly large. The Oystermen is wonderful!

1  Thank SadekBooska
Reviewed 4 days ago

This one of the most memorable meals we have ever had. Initiated into fresh crab and a lovely main of hake with beautiful smoked flavors and mushrooms. Every element perfect. Sides and desert sublime chocolate mouse. Service exceptional. Absolutely lovely.

2  Thank John P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We actually found this restaurant at Tripadvisor and due to recommendations we decided to try it. It turned out to be a very pleasant place to eat. We had gorgeous octopus, oysters and skate, all to our satisfaction. Highly recommended!

2  Thank Bjarnth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like seafood in a relaxed atmosphere without the pomp from other quality eateries then head for this restaurant. Great menu, no one had the oysters though. Octopus wad delicious. Skate was perfect. Plaice looked good. Staff and ambience were tops.

1  Thank Sean D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This seafood restaurants is an excellent location for lunch. Generous portions, superb service and great prices. I'll definitely be back for more!

2  Thank JakeHerp
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had oysters so fresh we had visions of the beach. The grilled octopus cut like butter. The skate and plaice we had the first time were really nice, but the hake and coley we had (the next night) were brilliant. We also had squid...More

2  Thank Rick N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I counted 11 two-tops (reservable) 4 bar seats... and at least 12 people turned away in the 90 minutes I was there. And that was on a Monday night! Amazingly fresh oysters (I tried two each of the three available) served with lemon and mignonette....More

2  Thank SVA-JMB
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16 November 2017|
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Response from SVA-JMB | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine. This is not a fancy place. Excellent but not fancy.
11 July 2017|
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Response from OystermenRob | Property representative |
Hello! We do a full range of fish and seafood. Our menu changes regularly so give us a call to see what's on when you are in town. Thanks, Rob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
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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
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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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