Permanently Closed - Claw

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20 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to Claw,

We believe that crab and other British seafood is undervalued and we want more people to realise that it is fresh, healthy, high in protein and most importantly delicious!

Sustainability is at the heart of our business. We aim to source as much produce from the UK as possible and try to keep our menu up to date with the seasons.
Taking out the middle men, we deal directly with sustainable fishermen to ensure that we receive the best produce. Our crab and lobster comes from Favis in Salcombe, trout from the chalk streams in Hampshire, oysters from Colchester and all our meat from H.G. Walter.

Over the last two years we’ve traded at markets throughout London, festivals across the UK and ran pop-ups at various restaurants and bars. Find us at our Carnaby restaurant or various festivals and events in the Summer.

See you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary British, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 12:00–22:30
Sat 10:00–23:00
Sun 10:00–22:00
Sat, Sun 10:00–16:00
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Phone number
020 7287 5742
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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49 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

love a bit of soft-shell crab burger - i mean who doesn't?! lots positive to say about this place, location, menu, spice, beer, service. there was a small problem with summer flies which is a shame, but it was very humid. i would go back

41 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely tasty food and will definitely return to try the dishes!

48 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Completely over priced for what it is. 1/3 of a pint costs £4.5 (they don't serve pints) same for a £10 cocktail - gone in almost 3 sips. Portions are small compared to the prices they charge, especially fried food. Wouldn't recommend this place.

33 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was tasty but I didn't feel I got good value for money. The grilled octopus was a bit disappointing. But food in this area of London is generally around this price range.

3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing staff were very friendly! Wine was a little pricey for a carafe but it was great. If you like fish

8 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

The first visit I had here was amazing, I could not rave enough. This time though, I was wildly underwhelmed, perhaps it was a peaceful Easter monday quiet vibe, but the diner service was mediocre.

2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

FELT SICK AFTER THAT 🤢 Fillet o’fish In McD is better

We ordered the prawn toast as an appetizer, and it was VERY deep fried without any prawn on it (flavor only), oil drops were falling down from it when trying to eat it with hands.

As a main we got express lunch with crab. The brioche was deep fried, very little crab on it. High expectations but average taste, you can’t taste the crab in it all.

The Crab KFC - you’re paying £12 for 5gr of crab with 1 litre of oil

1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food ok, not brilliantly executed though the menu sounds good on paper.

Service terrible. Had to ask three times to get a drink but worse was when I was told to change my baby on the toilet floor as they have no change facilities despite me saying on the booking I was bringing a baby.

399 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lunch express for £12 is so much food that I just couldn’t finish the fries. Should have asked for all salad option if it existed.

8 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was amazing, can’t wait to return!

17 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great range of dishes, particularly the small plates. Food was delicious, service was good overall. Would definitely recommend to seafood lovers.

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30 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food, especially the small plate concept. We had the chance to try a wide variety of items. The atmosphere is modern trendy, but casual. It was a great place for after-work dinner. There is a nice vibe, but not so noisy (at least not downstairs) as to prevent conversation. Friendly service. We thought that the food was excellent at fair for London prices.

4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I consider the food to be good value for money. The dishes offered were unique, and the quality was high. I would definitely return!

5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very chilled evening with my partner. The restaurant is simple but very nicely done with good ambience, lighting and music.

The food was fantastic and very imaginative with some really good healthy options and also some naughty dishes 😈

Service was friendly and efficient! We will definitely come back!

1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was happy with my trip to Claw. The squid and octopus dishes are must-orders. They were great! The beetroot dish was a bit watery but tasted good.

Don't bother with the fish tacos. Worst fish tacos I've ever had!

Nice service. Waiter very happy to recommend wine. Wine was good (had the Beaujolais).

Wasn't cheap - came to about £50 each (table for 2). Which I think is steep given the quality of the food (and the awful fish tacos!) But still, mostly enjoyable, every other dish was tasty.

161 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Soft shell crab was the highlight. Like the fact they toast the brioche bun for the crab roll. Nice service. Didn't accept dining cheques which was not stated on the opentable page.

164 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Claw for lunch and had some small plates to share. Would have liked to see a crab claw dish which I think they had before

2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was very good but the food was average to good and quite pricey. Portions were on smaller side with padding to make look larger.

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Responded on 30 December 2018

Hi Colinfrom, thank you for taking time to write us a review. We truly appreciate honest constructive feedback, it's only through you that we can better ourselves. I was sad to see you didn't enjoy your visit, we pride ourselves in serving the freshest seafood at the most affordable prices. We guarantee that by personally friending our fishermen and benchmarking our pricing against our competitors to make sure we are also affordable and I can ensure you we are the most affordable in the area.

3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved everything except for the “loud gangster rap” playing for lunch ! My view would be less Loud, maybe rock.

Claw - Permanently Closed
Responded on 30 December 2018

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for leaving us feedback, you will be glad to know we have taken onboard your words and adjusted sound levels as well as updated our playlist. We hope to see you again soon!

2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A nice tapas style meal. Good range of flavours