Fancy Crab

4.2
192 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£41 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
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.

Special Offers

Birthday bookings: 10% Off

Enjoy 10% off when booking for your birthday. Booking can be a week before or up to a week after your birthday.

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

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:30

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: 7 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

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: 7 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

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

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 12:00PM - 10:00PM

What 192 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
SN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambience. Lovely for weekend brunches

Report
Helpful
T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my god, how good is red king crab! The waiter recommended it rather baked than on ice and it was one of the best things I've ever eaten. I would dare to say it's way tastier than lobster. Everything else was beyond tasty too, especially the deserts. Lovely service. Amazing Ambiente. Great food.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The red king crab leg was amazing. The food quality is outstanding but slightly on the expensive side for what u get

Report
Helpful
K
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch time menu is excellent value. Pity they over salted the fries. Toilets were clean and funky! Great ambience

Report
Helpful
KD
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service were just so-so. My daughter chose this restaurant but it was a challenge for me to find something on the menu that I wanted to order. Chose the prawns but didn’t care for them. Left feeling hungry after that.

Report
Helpful
C
London
118 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you like crab and seafood then I would recommend this restaurant. Everything tasted very fresh. Service was good and the place had a lively atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
CP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I spent a very fun dinner with my family for my birthday, all the plates was very very good and the service has been gorgeous.

Report
Helpful
MC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was recommended this restaurant by a friend and was not disappointed at all. Had the set menu and it was delicious.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firstly the staff are sooo accommodating, friendly and absolutely lovely. The crab always tastes sooo good

Report
Helpful
b
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, food 1st class & was a good ambience would recommend it.

Report
Helpful
J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Was not happy with the overall experience as I heard good things and didn’t get that the wait for food was very long and only one or two dishes was very nice the rest I think was over price for the small portion. Of crab mainly the waiter tried his best to keep us happy but was not happy with the food and won’t be coming back and won’t recommend it to no one as it was mother day me and my guess felt the restaurant was not prepare for the special evening and it’s a shame we left Hungary still and had to go get McDonald’s after which tells u something sorry to give a bad review but this had to be said sorry fancy crab but there was nothing fancy about your food and restaurant.

Report
Helpful
l
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word, amazing

Report
Helpful
JH
London
20 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A great ‘upper end casual dining’ ambience if you get my drift, busy, bustling atmosphere but not noisy!
The perfect place to get the weekend started on a Friday night! Ideal for a casual lunch, any day of the week! Weekends do ‘borromless brunch’!
So much choice when it comes to CRAB but other seafood available also meat dishes.
A great place to meet, eat, chat and drink!

Report
Helpful
C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Ne jamais se fier a Instagramme !!!
Restauration nulle , plateau de fruits de mer plus que médiocre. Très decues.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place, though pretty empty when I was there. Service was excellent, nice menu, great wine but the lobster was slightly over done.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to treat my daugther and sister and we was impressed.
Nice staff and the food came within 15 mins
Food tasted real nice.
Cocktails lovely
Sure we was not even waiting that long
Bit pricey but worth the money

Report
Helpful
L
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a very nice place, grilled crab was very nice and artichoke side was very unusual and delicious. Not sure why there was a tiny flower in each champagne glass, it wasn’t a cocktail so can someone explain why it was there 🤔

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Very poor signature dish - Singapore Crab . Horrible orange colour sauce with a sweetish taste. Not much crab and expensive at £28 per portion.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great last minutes find

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nicely decorated place and ideal for date night- excellent service there from the staff.

Personally I felt the food wasn’t that great as I thought it would be (felt it lacked flavour and was a bit dull)

I had the Tiger prawns, Scallops- starters, Singapore chilli and crab gratin- mains.

Maybe will try the classic lobster and crab - next time :) which maybe is better

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The sea food platter was below par and not super fresh. The extra oysters that we ordered were all tiny and below average.
Mains were disappointing and we left most of the chilly Singapore crab dish.
That was my second time at Fancy Crab after a few month and my partner and I were very disappointed.
I wouldn’t go back or recommend it.
A seafood restaurant should have top shellfish as it is their speciality.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal. Our waiter Luis was exceptional, with nothing too much trouble for him. We went "off menu" for our starter and he organised it with the chef with no fuss. All the food was faultless, fresh & cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back again.

Report
Helpful
DC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were impressive and value for money.

Report
Helpful
K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service is extremely bad. We had to wait 10 minutes before we could order drinks, we had to remind them after 15 minutes, it took another 15 minutes to receive cocktails and water.
The food orders took longer than expected as well. With the starters they forgot to bring us cutlery (it was hard to get eye contact with them so we stood up and went to the bar to ask things specifically).
It took approx 30 minutes in between the starters and main course were served which was really annoying. In the end we asked to remove the service charge from the bill but I don't thing this was enough. Only once they apologised when the runner brought us the mains.. but the Floor Manager did not show any apology.

Report
Helpful
SJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really liked the atmosphere. A limited menu but the food was great, especially the King Crab. Service was very attentive and helpful without being obtrusive. The one negative was that it took 15 minutes to get seated as the reception was undermanned and the responsible individual was required to clear tables and serve as well as greeting customers.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service! Waited an hour and a half for food on valentines day only to be told the order was never put through. No one knew what they were doing, long queues at the door, difficult to get a drink. We had to walk out. Avoid.

Report
Helpful
OD
London
28 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Service poor. We’re given a birthday cake, when it was for the table behind. Singaporean crab way too much ginger and overall a very poor experience.

Report
Helpful
A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and our waiter the Albanian guy was brilliant! Excellent customer service!

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal

Report
Helpful
OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lovely restaurant. Prompt speedy service

Report
Helpful
A
London
51 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the bottomless brunch and was not disappointed. You can still get food from the a la carte menu, which was an added bonus.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was truly lovely night out at this place

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends birthday, Requested a quiet table and it was an amazing experience. I especiallu was suprised when you guys gave her a Birthday Cake in desert! She was very touched! Cheers guys!

Report
Helpful
S
London
16 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely food and atmosphere some of the plates were reasonable value but great for an occasion where you can just splurge out

Report
Helpful
KM
London
46 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fancy crab was brilliant- a great meal and great service

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved fancy crab. Had the set lunch menu, two courses for £16 which was good value for money and included a glass of wine. We were the first sitting so it was a little quiet!

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived at a completely empty restaurant at 9pm on a Saturday night only to be told there was a technical issue! I wouldn’t have minded if someone had called me to let me know but the courtesy call didn’t happen so a wasted journey and also an embarrassing situation for me. Very hard to find a good restaurant on a Saturday night without booking in advance so our night was ruined

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
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.

Report
Helpful
w
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our first visit (previously) was great - our second, not so much. The red crab on ice, au gratin and grilled was disappointing. The scallop appetizer was good on both occasions (excellent on the first, okay on the second but a totally different presentation.) Our visit was four days apart so it was confusing. The second being pretty but easy to eat in a shell perched high on a mountain of pink salt.

On our first visit, service was hit and miss although personable. Lovely server, eager to please was well intentioned, but her attention to tables was haphazard at best. The food, on our first visit was very, very good. Our second visit was handled by a very capable gentleman who was totally "on it." but the food was very disappointing. We ordered the crab on fish skin cracker on both occasions. Brilliant on the first occasion - a completely different plating and taste on the second, Confusing when trying to reconcile the visits. Like two different restaurants. We loved the first experience and did not enjoy the second (despite the excellent service).

This is a great room and concept - but consistency and value figure prominently in our appreciation of a restaurant. With so many options in London, it is unlikely we'll return.

Report
Helpful
p
London
60 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

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
5