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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Wright Brothers Borough reviews from OpenTable diners
286 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.6
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (158)special occasions (94)romance (80)business meals (58)pre/post theatre (41)sunday lunch (38)brunch (33)outdoor eating (28)group bookings (22)outstanding value (16)disabled access (6)child friendly (6)afternoon tea (6)good vegetarian options (3)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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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
    Special Features:
    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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    business meals, fit for foodies
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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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  • SyzlakVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Great food. Staff a bit too cool for school but the great location overlooking Borough Market and the fantastic lobster and oysters more than made up for it.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely Sunday meal for 2
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    We popped in for a quick Sunday dinner. Service was great - very friendly. Excellent selection of oysters to start and really fresh fish to follow - a great meal. It's compact inside, but that gives it quite a buzzy atmosphere. It wasn't cheap (£45pp, only one of us drinking and had 2 glasses of wine) but the quality of the produce and the cooking is very good.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fishy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Great if you like fish. Simple good puddings that are not too large or sweet. Good service. Lively atmosphere
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    fit for foodies, romance
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  • Fantastic food & great atmosphere
    Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 26/6/2014
    Visited here for a business lunch and had the most wonderful fish pie. The atmosphere is fantastic and the service is great too. Please note that this is not necessarily a place that you would visit on business unless you know the person well. As the seating is quite intimitie and the tables are quite close. In addition, the majority of the seating is on stalls, which adds to the great atmosphere, but not great for a formal business lunch. I will definitely return soon.
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    brunch, fit for foodies
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  • Consistently good venue
    Mr80s
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    My favourite of the London Wright Brother venues - the first I went to and the one I return to most often!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Fantastic Oysters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/6/2014
    Best place for oysters in London! The best place to sit is at the bar so you can watch the chefs at work and enjoy the atmosphere of this busy little restaurant. The wine list is small but well chosen. I chose an English champagne since I am not a fan of the big brand French champagnes and and I was not to be disappointed. If you are in the area and have an hour to kill you would do a lot worse than dropping in here.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely lovely
    HTZR
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    A great dining choice. The oysters were amazing - I had oysters a few days before at a more famous restaurant in Piccadilly and these were by far the better option. The portions are great (again compared to the more famous and expensive) the staff friendly and helpful and the food spot on. Next time - in the very near future - I will have the woysters again and the squid - already planning it.
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    brunch, group bookings
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  • Well worth the price
    Shay
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    Went to Wright on a Thursday evening as part of a group and had grilled lobster, fried squid and some wine. We were served efficiently and needless to say the food was fantastic. I'd have liked as bit more carbs to go with the lobster but that is trivial as the entire dish was cooked to perfection. I'd definitely recommend it!
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  • Great evening
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Love the high stools and eating at the bars. Delicious oysters and dressed crap.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • Valuable!
    ecncms
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The seafood is fabulous and in a reasonable price.
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    outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    amywright4
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Loved everything about Wright Brothers Borough! Our lunch was a real highlight to a special day in London. Great location next to Borough Market and very close to London Bridge Underground.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy dinner for two at the bar.
    LukeyBoy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A great menu with great wine kept us happy at the bar whilst we were looked after by the great staff. Really friendly and very tasty. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we sat opposite the kitchen
    Pie2MashNLiquor
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    It was Friday evening and very busy so it was great to enjoy the theatre of the cooking and engage, hopefully without being a nuisance, with the people preparing our Pollock and Lobster etc. Really appreciated being introduced (at no charge) to the Canadian Oysters that were very different (but equally enjoyable) as those we had already eaten for our kick off to the whole meal!
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    brunch, fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PM
    PeteMVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Superb food and service as ever. This place is a great little gem for good seafood. I had the grilled harissa mackerel followed by the plaice with shrimps & cucumber. Devine!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Memorable fishy supper
    igmacfarlane
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Proper, old-school setting (with up to date prices though) Good fun sitting at the bar and having tasty things arrive from every direction. The oysters we started with were expertly shucked and a shellfish platter (don't like the "fruits de mer" tag English restaurants sometimes persist with, even when they've dropped all the other French tags and flummery of yesteryear) was memorable, albeit with a boring number of winkles to deal with. Look forward to going back again.
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Oysters
    Gourmet
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Great selection of oysters. Buzzy atmosphere and lovely staff. We were 3 people and sat at the bar which worked very well. We will be back - again!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended, a real treat!
    BelleWriter
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    I stumbled across Wright Brothers with a friend a few months ago, the atmosphere although quite snug is very cosy. The staff are friendly and attentive without becoming intrusive. The menu could have been explained a bit more but the staff were still very good. It's open plan so you can see the food being prepared, one of the chefs was chatting with us during our meal. Love the atmosphere, great wine selection, beautiful oysters, just a wonderful find. Also in Borough Market which is a treat. I brought my mother for her birthday a few days ago and she loved it. I recommend booking as they do get very busy. Even if you are not a fan of oysters there is fish available. Plus all the tips go directly to the staff which is nice to know :)
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  • The Wright choice
    Keeka
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    We had a fantastic meal at Wright Brothers Porter and Oyster House. Superb fish and seafood and great service from very knowledgeable staff. Also a great atmosphere. Will go again when in London, a delightful little part of the city.
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  • Solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/5/2014
    Size and layout of the place works for a busy Friday after work on a sunny early evening. Good food. Service was good and nice to see the head chef walking away from his pass to chat to people. Also is say its great for having a bite and something to drink casually as I was with my sister but also as a date place where you'd want to keep it quite light sat at their bar. Will definitely go back
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    I would recommend this to a friend.