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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (385 reviews)
“fish pie” (94 reviews)
“dover sole” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the first time in my life the trash has been taken out while I'm having dinner. I'm not sure if this is usual procedure for this place but it sure gave everyone on the terrace a horrid dinner experience leaving an extremely unpleasant...More

3  Thank aTraveler0fTheWorld
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very easy to reach , on route to The Royal Academy and close to Fortnam and Mason. Mins from Piccadilly tube. Good place to meet for a light meal in the small cobbled street . Service was good.

Thank Jeanette W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for lunch whilst visiting London for the day. It was lovely and sunny and we were given the choice of a table inside the restaurant or outside. We plumped for outside. The service was very attentive and the food excellent. The scallop, burrata...More

Thank Bur88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had such a great pre-theatre meal here last weekend. Everything was so good, especially the crab ravioli and the baked fish stew, sea bass but the star was the quality of the oysters, we agreed that they were the best we had ever had....More

Thank LondonNifty
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a break of several years, I revisited an old favourite of mine, Bentleys of Swallow Street which I consider to be an excellent place for a pre or post-theatre dinner. To start, there is always a selection of excellent bread and butter. I used...More

Thank MadHilda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off Regent Street and round the corner from Fortnums this 100 year old restaurant is an icon to tradition and good food. Great choice of oysters(6 types on the day i went) and champagne including some great roses. We had the traditional battered fish...More

Thank Idris A
Reviewed 1 week ago

There can be few better places in London to spend a relaxed 2 hours over lunch than sitting outside the wonderful Bentley's Oyster bar. Great food, lovely setting and friendly, professional staff who are just attentive enough. Of course the true highlight of this place...More

Thank ScottS1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a quick pre-theatre dinner there's no better place in London for us than a seat at the bar in this ancient restaurant which has been serving fresh fish for over 100 years. We usually start with some shell fish and then go on to...More

Thank NewYorkCityVictor
Reviewed 1 week ago

After my last meal review seems that they de-Italianized. This was not intended to denigrate but to be such an English menu and atmosphere seemed inappropriate. The menu and service were all excellent and we chose a very good and cold white wine as it...More

Thank peter_glazier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive selection of fish on menu which I love,very relaxing experience and lovely food not over priced for the detail put into each serving.

Thank CorkDolores
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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20 October 2016|
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Response from AgathaBideford | Reviewed this property |
Not really, smart casual
14 October 2016|
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Response from Lorna Anne C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - not sure probably pricey
1 July 2016|
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Response from salamny | Reviewed this property |
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$65
Breakfast, 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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