Bucket Restaurant

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Seafood

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Bucket does seafood, by the bucketful. Sustainably sourced, made for sharing, and served simply, without excessive ceremony, in a laid back, do-as-you-like place. The focused menu centres on Bucket’s own versions of classic dishes, complemented by an extensive offering of regularly changing seasonal specials.

Buckets of mussels are offered with a choice of four distinctive sauces: coconut & chilli, lobster brandy, pancetta, chorizo & tomato or classic white wine. A crayfish burger, seafood linguine, salads and raw and cured seafood dishes are also on the menu.

Top quality and accessibly priced house wines are on offer, as well as a small list of international wines, selected to go particularly well with menu.
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NAGL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of those restaurants where everything on the menu appeals and yet it is not overwhelming. Delicious array of original starters and sides with a catch of the day to suit all tastes.

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Smanderson
London
14 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superlative service by the wonderful, knowledgable serving staff, very quick delivery of the superb food. Not much more to say other than the setting of the restaurant is also lovely.

I will very much be returning!

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 8 March 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for spending the time to write the review. We're just flattered about your positive comments. Really looking forward to seeing you soon Andrea

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DaisyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Valentines Day and were treated from the start. Staff were discrete and friendly, a Hard thing to get right! Food was super fast and we got some extras that really sweetened the deal, such as little valentines chocolates and even a shot each with our bill. Will be returning if we find ourselves in West London again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and excellent service. Looking forward to returning already.

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KirstyM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Expensive wasn't wowed by food or oysters sadly. Waiter was knowledgeable. Wine list was expensive for mediocre wines.

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AleroA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant with a lovely vibe and wonderful staff

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NAGL
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Really delicious, lovely staff. Highly recommend.

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annez
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was lovely but sadly I went mostly for oysters which were sold out stt it did put a damper on the evening

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 30 January 2020

Hello, We are so happy that you enjoyed the food, and so sorry that you couldn't have the oyster. Have the freshest seafood without trowing away everything is always a challenge. Next time you come give us a call in advance to reserve them for you, it's always better to do so especially during oyster hour from 4 to 6 every day where you can have our West Mersea at 1£ each. Have a great day Andrea

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JAPP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brilliant staff and lovely food. The soft shell crab was a disappointment and greasy otherwise can’t fault the other dishes.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 30 January 2020

Hello, We are so happy that you enjoyed our food and I'm sure we will be able to surprise you also with the soft shell crab. Have a great day Andrea

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant evening food was lovely...only disappointment was food not bought at the same time...

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 5 January 2020

Hello David, we're really happy that you enjoyed your experience at bucket. Next time mention to your waiter that you'd prefer to receive all at the same time and I'm sure we'll be happy to accommodate your request. Have a great day. Andrea

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AndyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it -was really fantastic experience for me and my wife.

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sDate
London
30 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very pleased with this meal, the service was extremely attentive and gracious, the buckets of fritto misto are excellent - hot and crispy, and the sides and starters are all made of excellent ingredients and the portions are generous. I'd happily come here again!

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We are all looking forward to having you again soon. Andrea

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LaurenceS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the staff and service. Food was great, really want to go back!

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you very much Laurence. Hope to seeing you soon. Andrea

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AnthonyN
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Despite the fact that the open table asked for special occasion.
The restaurant hadn't a clue that it was my wife's birthday dinner...
However..the place was great and we will be going back very soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! Really enjoyed it!

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 9 December 2019

Thank you very much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Great service...superb front of house and very nice decor. Let down by quality of food.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 9 December 2019

Good afternoon, We are really happy that you enjoyed the decor and the front of house staff. Please contact me if you want to discuss further your experience. Have a good day Andrea

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johannaT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this cool chilled out restaurant
Food is great
All seasonal fare and delicious fish
Even do gluten free calamari!
Service is always goo too

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the oyster especially during the oyster hour. Definitely return for this.

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KeikoO
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very cozy to be and food was very nice. We’d love to comeback here!

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 17 November 2019

Thank you very much for taking time to review your experience. We are exited to welcoming you again soon. Have a good day Andrea

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vipNelliM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant recently changed the menu - I think that it is more balanced now. It was my birthday and we got a dessert of the house - a mouth-watering (and light) mango and passion fruit cheesecake. We missed the crab mac&cheese though, used to be our favourite!

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 15 November 2019

Thank you very much for your review Nelli. The chef Mack put a lot of effort into the new menu and we are super happy that you enjoyed it. We have more and more special on every day now and maybe the crab mac&cheese might do another appearance!! Have a good day Andrea

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JenJen
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great food, but service was a bit slow. Although the staff is super nice so I would definitely come back for my seafood fix.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 6 November 2019

Hi Jen, Thank you very much for your review. unfortunately on Sunday we had an issue with the staffing and we were a bit short. We are looking forward to having you here again and give you the best time. Have a good day Andrea

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vipraed
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value

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Shelll
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed with the whole experience. The food was delicious and such good value. I will definitely be going back.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 14 October 2019

Thank you very much! We are really looking forward to seeing you again.

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HaroldW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant time right from the welcome at the door to the end of a very satisfying meal 2.5 hours later. There is a middle eastern ambiance to the set up of the restaurant especially in the banquettes full of cushions. Our server, Nara, was very informative and charming and gave us a really clear outline of what to expect from the menu items that we were thinking of ordering. My companions had the seafood chowder and I had the bream on spicy lentils. The food was very tasty and well seasoned. I have already recommended this restaurant to our hosts here in London.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 14 October 2019

Thank you very much Harold. It's a pleasure see that you enjoy all our specials! Have a good day. And thanks as well for he recommendation to your host. Have a great day

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GregD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Side plates with the main course a little small! But delicious quality food

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 9 October 2019

Thank you very much for your comment. We launched the new menu last week and and all the feedback are more than welcome. Thanks Andrea

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ShawnM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with mussels, which were excellent -- very fresh and flavorful. We also had the mixed fish grill with sea bass, monkfish and halibut. The fish was perfectly grilled. We enjoyed the quiet ambiance and the attentiveness of our server. Highly recommended.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 29 September 2019

Thank you for the review Shawn it's always a pleasure. If you enjoyed the mixed grilled fish you have to come back because we're launching our new menu next week and the mixed grill will be part of it with a selection of fish that will constantly change. Looking forward to see you again. Andrea

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BeverlyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder little restaurant with a fabulous menu. Scallops were excellent as was the steamed mussels, sea bass, halibut....all were very good and fresh. We ate there 2 nights in a row! Reservations are best because they fill up fast especially on the weekends.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 29 September 2019

Hi Beverly We are really happy that you enjoyed your night. The good thing is that the scallops you had as special will be on the new menu we're launching next week so you can have it again! Looking forward hosting you again Andrea

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

So me and my friend ordered the prawn and crayfish burger, we unfortunately had to send it back due to the burgers being so salty... It tasted like salty popcorn. When the food was taken back you could see the chef arguing with the waiter. This should not happen in a restaurant like this, it makes you as the customer feel bad for sending it back. The waiter and assistant manager were very kind and helpful on the situation. She told us she tried it and it was salty and too spicy. We exchanged for mussels. The mussels were very nice and fresh, however my friend did ask for mussels in a lobster bisque sauce. However the sauce wasn't orange it was a dirty grey, the mussels tasted plain like there was no sauce on it. It was our first time there, the ambience was nice, but you shouldn't have to feel bad to send food back. It looked like also two other people sent food back.. so in fairness the front of house staff were so lovely but the chef isn't great.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 29 September 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the mussels. I'm so sorry to hear about the rest of your experience and there are not many excuse for what happened. Please if you can contact me so we can discuss this further and make things right. Looking forward to hearing from you Andrea Andrea

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Salma
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Service was brilliant and the food was amazing - such a cute little restaurant, would highly recommend!

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 29 September 2019

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback Salma. Looking forward to see you soon. Andrea

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MrsPunch
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really had great evening at Bucket. The soda bread was probably the best I've ever had and was just the right consistency to mop up the tasty broth from our bucket of mussels. We also liked the raw sampler but not as much as the very good octopus and potato salad. For mains we had the spicy linguini with langoustines, the fish finger sandwich and two crayfish and prawn burgers which we all enjoyed with a side dish of the yummy snow crab mac 'n' cheese. We didn't have any wine, just cocktails. Nothing was too much trouble for our excellent server Nara and I would have no hesitation in recommending Bucket and hope to return very soon.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 29 September 2019

Thank you very much for the review and your kind words. We are particularly proud of our bread and we're happy that you enjoyed it. Espresso Martini to finish? Always the way to go. Looking forward to see you again. Andrea

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Jess16
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, great decor, excellent quality food and the staff were lovely! This is perfect place for a relaxed dinner with family/friends, would highly recommend :)

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 29 September 2019

Wow Jessica, we're almost blushing. Thank you very much for your comments. Looking forward to see you soon. Andrea

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kLyVe
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a previous review I commented on the degraded efficiency of the new staff. My comments were objective and based on the experience that I had at the time. I also stated that that I was confident that the staff would improve as they gained experience.

It wasn't a negative review, more like constructive feedback.

Andreas, the general manager took note and contacted me directly: I was most impressed at his keen personal interest.

One of the tenants of good customer service is that even if the product is bad, taking the customers concerns seriously and acting on them will in 80% of the time result in return business.

In this case the product is "very good" so when the general manager contacted me, apologised and offered to "make it right" on my next visit, how could I refuse.

I arrived a little early at around 12:30, the table that I had requested was ready for me as were the oysters; my wife's favourite.

On this visit the experience was as good if not better than the first. The staff were attentive and focused (even the new ones); I observed that all patrons were receiving similar attention.

My plan was to just have a dozen oysters and a bottle wine for lunch. The attentiveness and friendliness of the staff extended that hour long lunch into a four and a half hour dining reverie.

After the meal, the bill arrived. Some would have baulked at the price but I felt that it was worth it as the food and service we received was exceptional. My wife and I felt so relaxed and made to feel genuinely valued. I have to admit that because of this we did order considerably more than the "original plan" outlined, hence the large bill; the very same thing happened on our very first visit.

Andreas was true to his word and had really, "made it right"; kudos to you, Andreas.

This restaurant still remains the favourite of my wife and I and we look forward to visiting again very soon.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked it at the last minute because our first choice was unavailable. Excellent food- probably our best meal in the UK. Everything was done perfectly.

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vipTMH1
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here three times in the past week. I love this place; it has become one of my favourite restaurants in London. The food is wonderful and the staff so friendly and helpful. It makes for the prefect night out.

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kLyVe
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This is my second review of one of my favorite restaurants, unfortunately the experience was a little disappointing and this time we brought friends.

The staff have changed and they all seemed a overwhelmed, none of the familiar staff remain. On arrival we were treated as walk-ins i.e. no reservation and the table I requested had recently been allocated to someone else only minutes before our arrival.

The food was great as always, I have to recommend the crayfish burger (all crayfish I saw it last visit and once I realized that it wasn't a meat patty with crayfish on top, I had to try it.

The allocated seats were as comfortable as the ones on the table I requested except that I could't see the specials board and felt a little isolated from the ambiance of the restaurant.

The food arrived sporadically i.e. the side dishes arrived around 10 minutes after the mains arrived and I had to request bread twice before it eventually arrived; the waitress was extremely apologetic.

The drinks seemed to take an eternity to arrive, two beers a glass of sangria and a cocktail. I guess that the cocktail held up the order but unlike the food eventually arrived all at the same time.

I'm sure that once the staff have found their feet, the service will improve.

All in all, the little hiccups in service didn't spoil the evening and our friends enjoyed the experience.

This is still one of my favorite restaurants.

Bucket Restaurant
Responded on 4 September 2019

Hello Clive, As always thanks for your reviews, your comment and observations can only push us to do better. Please contact me via email to discuss your experience further. Looking forward to have a glass of Primitivo rose' together next time you're in. Have a good day Andrea

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vipTMH1
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved everything about Bucket, so much so that at the end of the meal we made another reservation for a few days times so that we could return with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food is average and unimaginative. The seafood is fresh but it has to be honoured with clever complementary combinations and seasoning . If you were served this at someone’s house you’d be happy and impressed , but I expected more, and was disappointed. The ambiance is good and welcoming . The service was not attentive.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best evening enjoying delicious seafood. Told all our friends about it and can't wait to return. Waiting staff are also the friendliest and most professional bunch.

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Sam4
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual, Service food drinks perfect...a little beef burger on menu would have been 110%.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
160 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The restaurant is pleasant, and the food pretty good. There is not a huge selection of different fish, but the fried dishes offer the best choices.

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Bucket Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bucket Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3146 1156.

Bucket Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

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