Wright Brothers Borough
Wright Brothers Borough

Wright Brothers Borough

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074039554x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 12:00PM-10:00PM;
    Saturday 11:00AM - 10:00PM
    Sunday - 12:00PM - 09:00PM
    Please note that there is no hot food available between the hours of:
    3pm - 6pm Mon - Friday
    4pm - 6pm Sat & Sun.
    Full fruits de mer menu is available all day.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: English, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Phil Coulter
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube:London Bridge
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Wright Brothers Borough
A small and friendly eatery which brings the sea to London. In the heart of the oldest and best London food market Wright Brothers offers luxury oysters with a matching selection of wine, stouts and ales.
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Wright Brothers Borough reviews from OpenTable diners
284 reviews since 21 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.6
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (155)special occasions (98)romance (80)business meals (60)pre/post theatre (40)brunch (37)sunday lunch (37)outdoor eating (28)group bookings (18)outstanding value (14)afternoon tea (6)child friendly (5)disabled access (5)good vegetarian options (3)Show More
  • Get in early to bag a special
    spwallisVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    If you get a later booking then there is a chance that that some of the more desirable daily specials may have disappeared. At 19.30 when we dined the scallops had already finished, no problem as I ordered the Hake, very enjoyable. You really cannot go wrong with any dish you order here as they are all well prepared. Just be aware that a busy times you may feel rather cramped as the tables are very close together and the 2 hour table turnaround will be strictly enforced. That aside Wright Bros Borough Market has over the years has maintained its high standards of delivering quality seafood.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great restaurant with superb food. Friendly staff and a lively atmosphere.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Seafood!
    jsolderVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Had a great evening at Wright Brothers, a must visit for seafood lovers. The seafood platter was a delicious start to the evening, the prawns come highly recommended, as do the oysters. We had a whole Dover Sole for a main which was out of this world, simply grilled and served with a delicious meunière sauce. Good selection of wines, and a great selection of craft beers to complement the food. Will certainly be coming back for another visit!!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Regarding the quality and the friendly atmosphere, it is better to go opposite, to Borough Market where there is a small Oyster Bar serving extremly good products, without the "business touristic issue". After a first visit, few months ago, the restaurant is becoming more and more a tourist attraction with high speed level to pay and leave the place for new clients. Disappointing indeed.
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  • Poor experience.
    Keralaian
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    We ordered fish pie which was burnt and very dry. We pointed out this to the waitress who said sorry! The oysters as our starter was very good. The other starter was potted shrimp that was tasteless.
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  • Disappointing experience!
    Noname
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    They have crammed too many tables into this small space so that there is hardly any room to breathe, let alone eat. The fish was overcooked, overspiced and greasy. We sat at a table made of an old barrel which might have appealed to tourists but definitely uncomfortable since you either had to sit sideways or with your legs wide apart in order to reach the food on the plate. I left with a backache and will never repeat the experience. I think this is a tourism venue and not a uitable place for Londoners just looking for a decent fish lunch.
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  • Andrzej
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    I love the suuronding area for a walk. Restaurant offers excellent food in cozy atmposhere served be " happy " waiter. All together create good mood.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • Heavenly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    The best oysters I have ever tasted. I travel to London from NYC twice per year and always stop at Wright Brothers for a special treat. In addition to a dozen oysters, I also had the delicious Salmon and Smoked Haddock Fish Pie..
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    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Lovely but noisy
    NaomiW
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    We went here for a business lunch but it's really too noisy to have a proper conversation. All we could hear was the washer upper banging plates about. It is a really small restaurant with an open kitchen but having not been here before I didn't know this. Having said that the food was yummy and friendly service. So as long as you're prepared to shout a bit over the ambient noise you'll be fine.
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    brunch, fit for foodies
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  • Good service and great oysters.
    Jackfate
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Will definitely return. Friendly staff and a great atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Wonderful experience
    Fishlovers
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Had a wonderful meal, requested to be sat at the seats near the chefs to see them at work, and true to the request got ringside seats Phillip the head chef was terrific he cooked and chatted, gave us some oysters to try and then some chocolates before we left. Have always enjoyed the intimate atmosphere here, however Phillip just made it that little bit extra special. The food is of great quality, simple well put together dishes and wonderfully cooked, great atmosphere - you couldn't ask for more Top marks Phillip thanks for a lovely evening
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely hake
    chill
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Small room but great atmosphere. Food excellent, desserts bit on the small side.
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  • Oysters & Fish Pie
    KazWorkFoodVIP
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    I have to say, this is one of my favourite places to go with anyone who loves oysters and is visiting from abroad. Good food, service and consistent. Atmosphere as well, always busy and you must book but no need for 2 months in advance. Keep it up guys.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Perch but not to eat
    harrypussycatVIP
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Not what I'd expected. Few tables and all packed on a Wednesday evening. We were expected to perch at the bar even though eating mains fish not oysters etc. Still there was bags of atmosphere and the waiter was entertaining and helpful. The squid shared starter was not bad, a bit overcooked. The mussels were good as was the John Dory and there was a decent amount and good potatoes. Veg has to be ordered as an extra and while green was a bit tasteless. Sweets were good. If I was to go again I'd request a proper table as I'd feel more comfortable eating there. The bar is surely for snacking. A bit pricey for what it is but worth another visit as certainly not bland.
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    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Outstanding
    Jaime
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This restaurant has a wonderful feeling that you are stepping back in time when it comes to decor. Staff are attentive without being intrusive, wine choice is extensive and the food is amazing. Will definitely return and certainly recommend.
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    brunch, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still top class
    JHJLVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Another great meal at Wright Bros. We had oysters to start and both ate meals from the Daily Specials. The fish is really fresh and well cooked and the winelist is well-priced. We've never been disappointed here.
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  • As good as always
    Blondie74
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Have been to this restaurant a number of times, the seafood is always delicious and of the highest quality. Staff are very welcoming and provide excellent service
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fabulous!
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This place is an absolute treasure - great service matched by amazing food. Fun, funky and fabulous - great selection of oysters and terrific ambiance. Our first time there but certainly not our last.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Runty
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Seafood superb, staff sublime, customers satisfied
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    brunch, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood delights
    nojokes
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    A really good place to eat if you love seafood and fish, ambiance and atmosphere both good, we visited on a busy Thursday night enjoyed the hustle and bustle, but didn't feel rushed or cramped in any way. The menu is a delight for fish lovers, if you don't like sea food this isn't for you, I like most sea food/ fish but struggled to find a dish I wanted as a main course but my husband was in his element. The sea food platter we had for starters to share was great value and very, very nice - and only £19.75 - bargain! The staff were very nice, attentive but not in your face at all, dishes cleared quickly but no rush to bring the next course or see you out the door when finished. Great place to dine and in a cracking atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood
    Foodie
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Third time I have eaten at Wright Brothers Borough and third time Not disappointed! The fish and seafood are of excellent quality, there is a good selelection of wines to suit all wallets. The service is very good. I like sitting in front of the oyster counter as I like watching all the seafood being prepared. Don't expect it to be cheap but expect to leave with a smile on your face and a feel good factor as you've just had a really great meal in great surroundings.......oh and by the way, it's a little tight on space but that just adds to the ambience (somehow!).
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters!
    Lindychipstead
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    This is my 5th trip to this restaurant. I used to dislike oysters until I ate fresh Helford oysters and now it love them. The other food was great too.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Very good
    MCHLondon
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    The only drawback to this really good restaurant is that its gets over hot in summer and is very cramped. But the food and service make up for that.
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  • Just as expected
    SJK25
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Tiny venue, busy on a great street . You could spend an afternoon and then if you love seafood go to Wright Bros. I made the reservation as a surprise for my husband who loves oysters. And yes, he was very happy with the oysters and brew. Casual, busy, fun.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • fantastic
    foodie
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    I enjoy write brothers each time i visit. fantastic food! love sitting on the bar in front of hell-fire cooking and watch the chefs during their work. love it.
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  • Hannah
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    We have eaten here before and the food is always consistently good. A lovely ambience being near Borough Market and the staff are very friendly
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Honch
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Friendly helpful service, lively atmosphere and delicious seafood. Gets a little hot in there during the summer with the open kitchen..
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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  • Delicious lunch for birthday treat
    Lolly591
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We had a lovely 2 course lunch at the weekend. Food was delicious, and very fresh. Portion size just right too. And good attentive service without rushing us. Glad we booked as very busy. We ate at the bar which was relaxed and informal, but gave us our own space to enjoy the meal. Worth a trip.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great oyster bar with an ambiance
    sipsik
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    I like this oyster bar, great lively ambience and food, good wines, interesting crowd.. The only downside is the some of the young stuff members feel they are quite important because they work here.. They should take more easy :-)
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • The pearl of many oyster bars
    Andrewmcneilis
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    If you want a relaxed informal lovely evening in a traditional setting the wrights at borough market is awesome
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    afternoon tea, business meals, disabled access, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious oysters and cocktails!
    Gabster
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Went on a Sunday, when it's a lot quieter, with m my parents and had some great seafood. Service was a bit slow but everything that came out was wonderful. A tad pricey but worth it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere borough market
    Hcr1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great ambience for evening night out. Good food with lots of specials
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  • Excellent as ever!
    TonyH
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Wright Bros is a bit of an anachronism, tucked away in Borough Market but apparently well known amongst the Japanese and American tourist fraternities. There is a good reason for this - the seafood (starter and main courses) that we ate was of the highest quality and simply could not have been bettered.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncomfortable and poor value
    Pfpm
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Although the food was very good the restaurant is cramped, hot and the stool seating was uncomfortable. This is not a relaxing restaurant. The specials board was difficult to read and although the menu was simple some items needed more clarity. Overall the very high prices left us feeling it was a poor value restaurant.
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  • Great food for fish lovers!
    Delphinet
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I booked a table for 6 for a friend's hen do. The food was excellent and the service professional and friendly! I would recommend the maquerel pâté and the crab. We had a really nice evening. The only negative comment relates to the heat inside the restaurant. We were sitting not far from the open kitchen and we were really feeling the heat. We rushed at the end of our meal to go outside for some fresh air. I would recommend not to seat to close to the open kitchen if you can. Other than that it was a very nice experience!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PM
    PeteMVIP
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Our waitress was not as attentive/on the ball as usual and had to be called over to take drinks, food orders. That aside, great food as ever.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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  • Top oysters
    Foodle
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Had delicious oysters, creamy and tender, beautiful whole place and perfect dressed crab. Great service at the counter.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fresh food buzzing atmosphere
    Miffy
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    A good place to eat if you like seafood and the hussle and bussle of London life. Not cheap but worth the money. Booking essential. Great location.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great informal atmosphere
    Steve
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    Good informal atomsphere and a great range of fish dishes. Service was spot on.
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  • Buzzing post work venue
    Deedot
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    It was the hottest day of the year 6pm on a Friday eve. chose this restaurant because of the reviews. Staff were very efficient. Cover bread arriving as we sat down. Drinks promptly served. The space is tight so you are very close to neighbouring diners. It is certainly a fun, busy, fast paced environment. Not for leisurely romance although there were couples meeting there after work. It is not cheap but the kind of food it serves is not cheap. The menu is very short but I like that. Do good food well. No need for 10 pages of choice.Also we had the mini platter... It would have been good to be told that was enought for two sharing. I couldn't face much more than the pate after the rockafeller starter in that heat.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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