Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

4.5
2771 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Seafood
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Now in its tenth decade, Bentley’s first opened its doors in 1916 in the same beautiful old Victorian building it occupies today and has now become an iconic London restaurant.

Offered the chance to restore Bentley’s to its former glory when it came up for sale in 2005, Chef Richard Corrigan embraced the challenge. Once again opening its doors to great critical acclaim serving oysters, fish and seafood in much the same way it has since 1916. Linen-clad tables, a wooden floor and Richard’s art collection adorn the walls creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill also has two beautiful private dining rooms. The Crustacea seats up to 14 and the Swallow Street Rooms, with it's own private bar and street entrance, seats up to 60.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, British
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Hours of Operation
Oyster Bar
Monday – Friday
11.30am – Midnight
Saturday
12pm – Midnight
Sunday
12pm – 10pm


The Grill
Monday – Friday
Lunch 12pm – 3pm
Monday – Saturday
5.30pm – 11pm
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Phone number
020 7734 4756
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Richard Corrigan and Michael Lynch
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Parking Details
NCP public parking nearby in Berwick Street.
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Public Transit
Underground Piccadilly or Green Park stations.
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Entertainment
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, our resident pianist plays in the Oyster Bar with linked speakers to the outside terrace.
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Special Events & Promotions
CIGAR NIGHTS
Guests will be presented with an informative and fun tutorial on the cigar of the month, how to smoke it, the subtle nuances of the flavours and how it pairs with the spirit being showcased.

Welcome drinks and canapés, cigar master class and paired drinks £35 per person.

OYSTER MASTERCLASSES

Classes take place on a Saturday and start at 10:30am and cost £65 per person to include champagne on arrival, oyster master class and tasting, with sommelier matched wines. You will also get to take home a goody bag with apron, recipe cards and oyster knife.

To book any of the above please contact privatedining@bentleys.org or call 020 7758 4144.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

The iconic Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill has two private dining rooms. The Crustacea Room accommodates up to 14 guests on our reduced A La Carte menu, no room hire fees. The Swallow Street Room accommodates up to 60 sit-down and up to 100 standing. There are no room hire fees. Menus start from £40.

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Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM

What 2771 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and excellent waiting staff, with our visit made even more special by getting a photo with the main man!! Great atmosphere eating outside on a lovely summers day - despite the rain shower. Recommend the crispy squid and the crepe brûlée. We will be back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best fish and chips I've ever had! The service was great and food was amazing. There wasn't much atmosphere, but we went at a quiet time so perhaps that's why. The food made up for it!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

What a wonderful seafood/fish restaurant. The starters of fresh oysters, eel bacon and potato, and scallop ceviche were amazing. The main course offerings are as expected but prepared perfectly with the freshest ingredients. The chocolate mousse was also excellent. We sat outdoors on an amazingly beautiful London evening. The staff were attentive without being overbearing. All in all a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Brilliant venue.

Always good food , good staff, good atmosphere, always a pleasure to return

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

A wonderful dining experience! The food was fabulous-superb fresh fish beautifully cooked. Some of the best service I have ever had in a restaurant- really professional and charming. We had a lovely evening and hope to be back soon.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Reunion of old friends-perfect location with amazing and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

This was our 2nd time for our London trip in 3 weeks. Lovely service, amazing food! We will definitely come again!

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Top class as usual

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

I cannot fault anything about my meal here. I at the Vietnamese and catalan dressed oysters, the lobster bisque and the turbot. Everything was exceptional and reasonably priced for the quality of food you get. The staff were very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody who loves good quality seafood.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

First visit, but we will definitely return. Excellent lobster.

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here on the hottest day of the year. And my god was the meal good. Mouth watering oysters followed by sublime turbot (for me) and sea trout for my wife, washed down with a great cocktail and bottle of Albariño. The staff worked as a great team and we were even welcomed by patron Richard Corrigan. We will definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on 26 July 2018

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch at Bentley's on one of the hottest days of the year and enjoyed an outside table in the shade. Mr Corrigan was in attendance, entertaining a couple of clients on the adjoining table, which if nothing else ensured that we had very good service. However I suspect that the staff do a good job anyway which is nice to know.
This restaurant is very conveniently situated but removed from the hubbub of Picadilly and Regent Street. A good place to recharge ones energy after trudging around the Summer Exhibition.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

good. Excellent oysters.

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2.0Dined on 23 July 2018

Service was slow and inconsistent. Meal was mediocre. Sadly, it seems Bentley’s has declined over the years. Expensive for what is.

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4.0Dined on 23 July 2018

Bentleys is always great, particularly if you like fish. In the summer, sitting outside under their umbrellas is great. Downside is that there’s no salad or cold option for main course.....

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Great and fresh seafood, cooked to perfection. Really enjoyable Saturday luncheon

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

The food was amazing, the service was superbe and very professional, great sommelier, overall a wonderful experience

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Great Staff! so Helpfull, nice, proffesional, smiling ect,ect, wondrful food , fresh , creative So perfect

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4.0Dined on 16 July 2018

Good food and wine selection, nice and willing to help staff.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Great! Consistent, friendly and up to usual high standard

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Excellent restaurant, superb varied menu supported by a great specials menu.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Fish and chips that reached the height of perfection and an amazing summer plate of salmon, crab and smoked trout. This restaurant has a reputation for the finest fish - and it didn't disappoint. Could there be a better lunch than perfectly cooked, perfectly fresh fish and a glass of crisp white wine? I don't think so.

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4.0Dined on 13 July 2018

I arrive hot and glowing, over 30 minutes early. I am given my choice of seats: table 40 is the place to be.

A glass of Perrier Jouet (NV) and I am refreshed. There are some nice sounding specials, that I half catch, but I order my usual. I would love this place to become my local.

The bread is robust sour dough, with a chewy crust. Shellfish cocktail: perfection as ever. Steak tartare hand chopped, with seasoning just on the spicy side and good chips. Côtes du Rhône is a good foil. The jazz pianist sounds just a little too discordant for comfort.

Gooseberry rhubarb tart is a hot dish with a pie crust top, malic sweet sourness. Sagrantino may be better served at room temperature.

I forgot again about the cover charge and service charge, but they equate to the amount of a tip.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Excellent service , lovely food and even watched the tennis!

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Amazing food! Good ambience.

We ordered oyster, lobster spaghetti and sea food platter. Seafood is very fresh and spaghetti is delicious.
Waiter is very polite and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Do try the (giant) sushi and the lemon sole was remarkably large. The Stout rarebit was a fine finish

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

We ate at the bar. Immaculate understated service. Felt relaxed in a very good way. Food quality superb.

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

Service is first class
Oysters divine
Mains delicious
You cannot fail to have a great time- sitting outside in a warm summer... eating oysters, drinking white wine and cocktails.

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4.0Dined on 9 July 2018

Bentley's is a good stop for decent seafood. What is a bit of an issue is that the service is shaky, last time they brought me another customer's first course by mistake and this time the kitchen forgot my main course until we reminded them. But, having said that the seafood is quite good and Bentley's is a nice place for a good meal if you are near Piccadilly Circus.

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2018

We visited London for our holiday and we visited this restaurant with our family at last night. Foods were fantastic and their provided services were also excelent,it was good memorial dinner for us.

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3.0Dined on 27 June 2018

a bit disappointed...I was told it is one of the best seafood restaurants in town, however it didn't fulfill our expectations, if there's a next time I'd need to try the oysters. Sharing plate with micro mussels and half lobster, I was about to ask, where is the other half sir? I guess you don't ask that in your wedding anniversary dinner. Fish stew very salted with the clams bringing all the sand of Sahara. I know some places in Spain anyone would throw those plates to the waiter. One of the things I was concerned the most it was when the waiter removed my plate without finishing, astonishing.

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3.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Food was excellent; service was good but a bit rushed. Did not have time to finish our gin (£13 each!) before our starter arrived. Total bill for two (2.5 courses) was over £180 so the imposition of a £4 cover charge was a bit of an insult.

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Great food, Service a bit off this visit. Considering a lot of staff it was disappointing, they forgot 3 things we asked for,
A Cocktail, barman forgot
Coffees, waitress forgot
Ashtray, gave up waiting as he must have forgot and paid and left
Considering it’s a pricey meal for 2 and lots of staff around the entrance being friendly it didn’t make us feel valued

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Amazing food, beautiful service, it's a pleasure for all fish and seafood lovers!!

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

I have eaten hear 5 or 6 times know. It’s always a great place for some lunch.

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4.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Lovely leisurely lunch with friends. Looked after very well by the staff team. Looking forward to going back some time soon.

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1.0Dined on 16 June 2018

I left this restaurant after 25 minutes without service. It’s like the waiters were intentionally ignoring me. That’s never happened to me anywhere before.

The reviews are positive and the ambiance is nice but the service... isn’t.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

An old favourite... great for lunch outdoors. Excellent sea food; friendly staff; excellent service. Go there!

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Another great experience at Bentley’s. Fantastic food, great service and lovely atmosphere. The live music outside on the terrace and inside in the bar area was pleasant and unobtrusive. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Had a great experience dining at Bentley’s last week! Wonderful menu selection & attentive wait staff!

It was fun to try a variety of regional raw oysters. The Dorset oysters were my favorite! I had linguini vongole. It was served hot & the clams were delicious! The crime brûlée was perfect!

Do make a reservation & enjoy!

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