Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

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£26 to £40
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Seafood
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.

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

New Year’s Eve Menu 5 courses £108pp

For bookings of 6 and above credit card details required. For all parties, you will be contacted by the restaurant to secure a deposit. This will be taken prior to the evening, which will be fully refundable up until Friday 20th December 2019. For reservations before 20:00 please note that Bentleys will require the use of your table again after 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 15 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill with our mouth-watering 5 course dinner menu at £108 per person and enjoy a live band and the fireworks at midnight in the screening room with late night bar.

Valid For: 2 - 15 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-22:45

Pre & post theatre menu: £23.50/£28.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 11 September 2019

Ends: 11 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:30-18:45 21:30-22:30

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill with our mouth-watering 5 course dinner menu at £108 per person and enjoy our live band and the fireworks at midnight in our screening room with late night bar.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

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What 3198 People Are Saying
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DL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic historic restaurant with the best seafood in London, friendly and attentive staff and a wonderful atmosphere.

GR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Welcoming from the front door and throughout the meal.
Alex was knowledgable and helpful while allowing us our privacy.
The food was extremely well presented and cooked to perfection.
Alex was very helpful with wine selection and the meal was perfectly balanced.
We both felt well fed but that we had eaten lightly

M
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service y great product. A place to go if you want to have the best oysters in town

BR
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that on arrival nobody asked for my name nor whether I had a reservation. I was later accused of being a no show.
Other than that, the food and service were excellent, the wine list is extensive and good , would definitely come back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and wine, would highly recommend

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Despite booking weeks in advance got a poor and draughty table., which was also embarrassing for me with a good client Otherwise good

CY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time, service was good and food was great. I ordered the seafood platter, just to note, they did change the menu every once in a while, so if you are going back for your favorite dish, just call and check

CP
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall, would definitely return again.
Staff were very good.

T
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a lovely place. What’s not to like? It was our first time here, but it won’t be the last :)

W
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food is disappointingly flavourless, especially for the price. Lobster spaghetti was really bland. They also really cram people in, so although it’s not a loud place it’s hard to have a conversation. It’s a cosy, old fashioned place though and the staff were great

CZ
London
29 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and the meals from start to finish were great.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I expected a more fantastic experience for what we paid...nevertheless, nothing wrong at all in the food.
Starters, main course and sides were very good. Perhaps the deserts could have been a little more impressive?
As for the service, it was impeccable!
Perhaps we were guilty as we overdone on the wine and the bill came to what it came.

RL
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable evening thanks to the highly professional and friendly staff. The food was excellent and overall an excellent experience. Would greatly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner, staff were absolutely lovely no BS just very nice and welcoming.

KW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Both the waitors, one male and one female, were very good. In particular the male waitor was very friendly and enthusiastic in introducing and explaining food to us. Really very much appreciate his service.

Food were very good. I like the fish soup and fish stew in particular.

However, we, a group of four, was initially assigned an uncomfortable table suitable for two only while plenty of good tables were available. Has it been the very good service and food later, I would strongly recommend against this restaurant.

L
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Despite booking under the pre-theatre menu, I was seated downstairs where I was told that menu was not served. Moved upstairs and still was handed the wrong menu. The female staff gave us a slightly unimpressed expression as she handed us the menu, checking her watch that there was only 15 minutes left to the clock before the deal finished. We promptly ordered and the service was saved by a much nicer gentleman that evening that despite us opting for a cheaper alternative to their restaurant didn't make us feel unwelcomed. Only further downside that was the table next to us was enjoying themselves so much that their laughter drowned the rest of the floor during the majority of the evening. Mackerel starter was absolutely amazing. The main piece of lamb as nicely cooked but sadly the piece of meat was too fatty leaving most of it inedible. It was still a good evening out for us but certainly it didn't meet my expectations. Bill for the 3 if us came to just over £120. There is a £2 cover charge per person and a 12.50% service charge also on top.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good but not memorable. Polite staff, rather dull atmosphere.

CT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys never disappoint. This visit included oysters, lobster bisque, octopus, Thornback ray, and scallops. All outstanding as usual!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time here, food was amazing. Service was excellent. Overall a cute date / special occasion vibe.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Spaghetti was AMAZING (this is coming from an Italian girl from NYC). However, I would pass on the lobster bisque, as it was more of a lobster broth than bisque. The flavor was perfect though, so if you wanted a very light starter on a cold day, it would be perfect!

S
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the ambience, sadly prices have gone up quite a lot lately - wine excessively expensive which is a shame. Always love the oysters.

OT
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect

MH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favourite restaurant in London. Wonderful feel to the area around he bars. Cloud like batter on the fish and chips. Oysters like just from the sea. On and on....and a piano playing just through the front door. Until next time.

EP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place, very romantic but pricey even with the theatre offer!

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round meal. Been many times and it's consistently good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, nice mea

ML
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most amazing seafood dinners we’ve had!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable

HH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent lobster linguine. Good wine list. Service a bit slow but fine.

G
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Bentley’s for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a delicious pre- or post theater menu for £23.50 for 2 courses and £28.50 for 3 courses. The pre-theater menu is available 17:30-18:45 and post-theater after 21:30.

We had the mackerel starter and burrata starter, then both had the lamb (with one chop and also a small serving of braised lamb shoulder), and the spice cake with citrus, lemon curd and dates. All were delicious. Dinner with one glass of wine each was approximately £45 a person.

The restaurant is conveniently located a few blocks from Piccadilly Circus, and has a heated outdoor seating area. The restaurant itself is nicely appointed and quiet in the upstairs area. Service was friendly and efficient.

Recommended....

HH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe I haven’t been here before. The best fish, chips and oysters ever. Staff, chef brilliant. Well done.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’ve been going to Bentleys for years and it is one of my favourite restaurants; for its ambience, it’s simplicity and of course it’s oysters. The only reason I don’t give it absolutely top marks is the turnover of staff means they don’t know how familiar I am with their restaurant and treat me as if it’s my first time, which is mildly annoying but they are always sweet and the place remains one of my favourites.

T
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was outstanding, preparation was perfect. The service was a bit slow and inattentive at times. All in all, a very positive experience.

JC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant place and enjoyable. Staff were well mannered and patient with us.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely lunch. One of my favorite places in London. The bread and butter pudding is just the best - salivating at the thought of it. Thanks Bentley’s for making a special day even better

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was very good- but pricey.

PJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tables are quite close together and the noise level is high.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious food and friendly, attentive staff

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Bentley's! Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend it!!