Fancy Crab

4.2
152 reviews
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£41 and over
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Located on Wigmore Street in Marylebone, Fancy Crab celebrates the world’s most sought-after shellfish, the red king crab. With less than a handful of restaurants serving this delicacy in London, Fancy Crab sets itself apart with an exciting and innovative menu that highlights the versatility of this delicious meat.
Displayed in pride of place at the back of the restaurant, the red king crab is expertly prepared and served simply on ice or baked with butter and thyme, to allow the sublime flavors of this sweet, succulent meat to shine through. Ordered whole or as portions of leg or shoulder meat, the crab make a truly luxurious experience for a decadent lunch or dinner. Signature main courses include Singapore chilli crab; Fancy king crab burger with potato fries and coleslaw and King crab fettuccine all prepared in different ways to show off this indulgent ingredient. The bar downstairs offers a cosy retreat with booth seating, serving an array of delicious cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Burgers, International
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Wed 12:00–23:30
Thu–Sat 12:00–00:00
Sun 12:00–22:00
Brunch
Sat, Sun 12:00–17:00
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00–17:00
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Phone number
020 3096 9484
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
4 minutes walk to Bond Street Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Christmas Party Set menu: £45

With Complimentary Glass of Seasonal Bellini

We also provide Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan and Vegetarian Christmas dining options. Simply ask a team member upon booking

A deposit of £10 per person is required to secure your table booking.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 12 November 2018

Ends: 6 January 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-22:00
Mon-Sat 12:00-23:00

Weekend brunch with bubbles

Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm the Special brunch menu. You can add 1,5 hours of unlimited Prosecco for only £15.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 17 September 2018

Ends: 1 December 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00
Sat 12:00-17:00

Feast on London: From £16

2-course lunch £16 and 3-course lunch £19 per person (special menu, inc. drink).

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 17 September 2018

Ends: 1 December 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 12:00PM - 10:00PM

What 152 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our table was cancelled 5 mins before arriving, I was told the restaurant tried to contact us, but I had no missed calls, emails or messages. Ruined our Saturday evening.

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p
London
58 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good! Went for brunch with a few friends, we had avo toast, Singapore crab and crab gratin

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d
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I don't think it fair to comment on the food as we left before eating. Stood in the doorway waiting for some time to be greeted (hardly any diners). Eventually told to sit in first booth then virtually told off as we went to sit in our understanding of where that was but told, rather curtly, no it wasn't our table. Then waited for some time before being asked for drinks order. Menu has changed I think from memory - overall we decided that given the price point for the food we would like to be treated a little better. If the restaurant was full that would at least be an excuse but it wasn't . Maybe a bad day but these shouldn't happen if you decide to premium price! The web site forces a star rating for food so have shown average but as I note we felt that we were an annoyance so this is a guess!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

We ordered the grilled shrimp starter which My friend ordered the crab claws and was told the 200g minimum allowance (£36 worth) was a decent portion - it was not at all..

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p
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service excellent but a bit pricey, £320 for the red king crab which you have to try, but it feeds 4.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The restaurant looks good, but the food was just OK.

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A
London
71 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not a huge menu but a varied one offering a good choice. The food is well presented and tasted fantastic. Service was outstanding and made you feel a valued customer. Well worth a visit

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NS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was great but waitress was very impatient with poor bedside manner. Made situations awkward, continued to rush us until we had finished eating then never came over to ask how we were. Also did not mention that we were entitled to a free drink with our choice on the menu until we prompted and asked it that was the case. Not a great way to spend my 30th birthday.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best restaurants I’ve eaten in. Good was all fresh and service was great. Would definitely go back their again x

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P
London
21 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Disaster! This place used to be fabulous for a set lunch but now it carbo filled and not very nice at all. I will return when they change the set menu in 3 months.

Delicious Riesling

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food not great

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H
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Took my daughter for her birthday lunch and had the set menu this comes with a drink which we was not offered when my auntie questioned does the set menu not come with a drink waitress replied did you ask quiet rude if you are offering a drink with a set menu at the time of the order we should have been asked what drink would we like

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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is just OK, it certainly doesn't have a good price quality, or quantity balance as the cost is around 40 per person for a tiny crab leg, a side and a glass of wine. I would also recommend lowering the volume of the music, it's way too loud.

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CH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really liked it here.

Very helpful waiter.

Amazing crab - am not normally the biggest fan. But really enjoyed it.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great crab, great service and cocktails and had a complementary glass of bubbles to celebrate their birthday!

A little noisy with some younger guests but otherwise perfect

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Poor service and not accommodating at all. Food was good, but not for a special occasion

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p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great tasting food. The tempura King crab as a bit too oily but apart from that food was delicious.
Quiet atmosphere but we went during off hours around 6pm
Great music.
We will definitely come back as well as recommend.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Crab burger and crab benedict were great but the “crab hash” does not actually contain crab!!
Quite expensive for what you get

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P
London
21 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The set lunch is a bargain here, and their soup particularl good. I also liked the cod. There is a nice Californian Chardonnay on the list too.

Slightly hard to attract waiters' attention.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The was amazing love the staff !!

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YH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Ridiculous was called 3 hours before booking to tell us we have to arrive earlier when booked in advance. Crab was very salty.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a lovely evening. The food was amazing and for great value and the service was very good.

Will definitely return!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and the crab lived up to expectations.

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f
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was lovely apart from some of the cockles was grainy. Service was great. It was very pricey i felt and i wasnt full at the end of it. But good experience!! The crab was delicious

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The langoustine starter was utterly pathetic. I was shocked they served it. No meat at all. I complained to no avail. The cold King Crab was lovely but the Grilled crab didn’t have a particularly nice flavour. Soggy fries. You can do better in London than Fancy Crab.

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OT
Italy
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing starter and mains, delicious cocktails. wasn't a major fan of the dessert, but would come back here in a heartbeat

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited Fancy Crab with friends for brunch (with unlimited prosecco option) during the weekend. The menu selection is short and simple. We ordered king crab benedicts and they were really delicious! Another dish that we've ordered was buttermilk blueberry waffles and they were really good too! Overall it was a nice brunch, not too crowded, our waitress was polite and we had a good time.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Good service but their food portions very small for what your pay compared to other similar restaurants serving seafood

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PS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had lunch and we really enjoyed it. Very nice staff. The food and wine were excellent and a bit different. Welcoming to families. The prices are reasonable for what you get, decent value to money ratio. It's not 'cheap' but doesn't pretend to be and given it's location it's not bad.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Picked this place for my dads birthday meal as he is a massive crab and seafood fan and never really comes to London so thought it would be a nice treat.

Whilst the food was really great the service really let this place down. We waited to be acknowledged and seated for sometime despite there being more waiting staff than customers. We weren’t told that the Cornish crab platter wasn’t available until after we tried to order this, even though it supposedly isn’t meant to be on the menu anymore. This was a huge shame as it was the main reason I’d picked the restaurant for my dad!

We had to repeatly ask for drinks, sauces that had been forgotten about. We were served our wine in a cracked glass, not really an issue as immediately they said they would replace the glass. We then queried the wine that had been thrown from our bottle that had been poured into the said glass and they stated they would bring an additional glass, again no problem. However the glass served was clearly a different wine and not cold. When we queried this it was stated they are the same but it was very clear they weren’t even the same colour or taste. They didn’t attempt to bring the bottle to compare and I suspect that it was just the cheapest house white and that they were hoping we wouldn’t notice the difference.
We were left with our dirty empty plates for a long time whilst the wait staff chatted.

When we didn’t tip the full 12.5% based on the service, we were questioned about this. It is optional and even they should have acknowledged the service had been awful.
They then proceeded to discuss this amongst themselves before we left.

It’s a shame the service didn’t match the really great food and overshadowed the whole meal.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere but the food is really overpriced. Not sure I’d go back

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AL
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

If you love red king crab, you'll love fancy crab. Really tasty. Slightly flat atmosphere as not as busy as expected. Also, table layout is awkward with a row of tables right as you walk in which almost everyone refused to sit in.
Would defo go back. Not overly expensive. Great food.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food, poor service. Had to ask for a drinks menu after waiting 15 minutes. When I placed my food order I was told that they no longer served that particular dish because it's not popular - why is it on the menu? Small plates we shared as starters are very small! The waitress started clearing our plates when I was still eating. Mains arrived and presentation lacked creativity but tasted real good. Nobody came back to our table and we had to get up and go and ask a waiter to take an order. Food is worth the visit but service isn't great.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

We had grilled crab leg and shoulder with lemon and butter sauce. The crab is not fresh. Seafood restaurant does not serve fresh seafood....
And the service there is .... emmmm can not explain .... seems staffs are really really sleepy.
Only thing taste nice is fries.

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b
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked a table for four from Open Table (on Friday, 6 July afternoon), for their Weekend Brunch with Bubbles (3 courses menu with bottomless Prosecco, at £15.00 per person, including service and tax) at Saturday, 7 July morning. My party arrived before me, and was told by the Manager it was a different brunch menus, and bottomless Prosecco is additional £15.00 per person on top of menu price. When I arrived, I spoke to the waitress and show her my booking confirmation, she responding saying she doesn't work weekend so she is not sure about my brunch deal. I went online and show her their promotional menus, she said she got it and then walked away. Few minutes later, she came back saying that's not their menu, and offered us their regular brunch menus instead. We asked to speak to their manager (we can see him on the phone with someone about their sound system). We waited for him to finish the call, the waitress then went to him and come back, telling us that our brunch deal is not valid. We told her we booked the promotion on the day before and she said they have changed their menus online. We asked to speak to manager, she responded saying he is very bust as he has many things to do, so he can't come to speak to us. It was 11.30 hours in the morning, there were only our party and another table. So we left the restaurant. I was fuming and embarrassed as I organised the brunch for my friends. Not only they didn't honour their promotion deal, the manager didn't even have the courtesy to come to speak to us. By the way, I went on the Open Table website, that promotional deal is still there!!

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AF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food here was really delicious but the service and ambience let the Fancy Crab down greatly. Our table was at 9.15pm but the lighting had clearly not been adjusted so it was very bright and the music was quiet but the bass was unnecessarily high. Also the service was below average. Whilst our waitress was lovely and suggested some great food choices, our starters of oysters and guacamole (neither of which need cooking time) took almost 45 minutes to arrive and then once our main had arrived, no one came to check on our table at all until we had finished our meal. Even once our bill had arrived, our finished plates were still sitting in front of us until another lady (who didn't look best pleased) came to remove them. It really is a shame as the food is great, but there are so many fab restaurants to choose from in London, that service like this just really isn't acceptable.

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LL
Buckinghamshire
50 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely Friday lunch at the Fancy Crab. Great deal with a bottle of prossecco when ordering 12 oysters. Crab was amazing and so was the house plate of shellfish. Will definitely return - maybe for a weekend brunch.

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FA
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a good experience but the special bottomless menu wasn’t clear on the open table website - it made it seem like you would get 3 courses and bottomless prosecco for £15 each when actually it’s £15pp for the bottomless prosecco alone. For that reason it made the experience slightly less enjoyable than it could have been as that was the main reason we chose to dine here.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We did mention it was a birthday dinner but didn’t get any attention. Disappointing as it was a special 50th..

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