Wright Brothers Battersea

4.3
236 reviews
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Situated beside the iconic Power Station, Wright Brothers Battersea is a lively neighbourhood restaurant with an open style kitchen and riverside terrace. The kitchen features a Josper charcoal oven which seals and enhances the natural flavours in seafood and meat. Marble tables and bespoke leather banquette seating gives the restaurant a fresh yet classic feel. There is an elegant private dining room which can seat up to 24 people.
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j
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience, we had a great romantic night out. Well decorated, nice location and we loved the river views.
Food was absolutely delicious,the octopus was cooked to perfection and the sauce that came with it was divine, and the hake was delightful. Served with an Indian style hash brown, sweet potato purée and a courgette tempura, was a perfect combination. Great recommendation by the manager.
We will definitely recommend this one and go back.

J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great for a quick business lunch but disappointing for a full evening meal.

ST
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely setting and great food. We sat outside at the front, it can get a bit chilly so bring a wrap. My only 'small' gripe is the waiters trying to repeatedly pour the wine for you....I had to twice quite forcefully tell them to leave the bottle alone....our glasses were still half full and I'm quite able to pour the wine myself,
Other than that it was great

JS
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the free shuttle bus from Sloane Square to Battersea Power Station - fab service. Great location opposite the Thames, we sat inside, service was paced at the right level - not too over bearing or frequent. We had oysters and crab as main courses, both choices were superb. Defo recommend easier to get a table then the Wrights at Borough. Wrights is not a cheap option but the food was excellent, so if you are feeling indulgent book a table.

Wright Brothers Battersea
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hello Julie, We are glad to read you had a great experience at Wright Brothers Battersea. Thank you for the wonderful review. JMs

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Definitely go here to enjoy their oysters on their terrace over looking the Thames. I was however disappointed with the rest of the food.. I ordered two of their special starters, the tuna tataki which was very underwhelming, it was just very spicy and just didn't taste great, as well as the tiger prawns which were overcooked and just fine. I thought charging over £20 for these two dishes was really excessive. The service was great however, and the setting is really really lovely.

Wright Brothers Battersea
Responded on 9 August 2019

Dear Emy, Thank you for your feedback and sorry the food wasn't to our usual standards. I have passed on your comments to the head chef who will surely look into it and take action. Kind regards JMs

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AF
Munich
11 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service from Yolanda.

Wright Brothers Battersea
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hello Andrea, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are lucky and glad to have Jolanta in our team. I will happily pass on your feedback to her when possible. JMs

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointing fish and chips - a poor and small piece of fish and the batter was almost burnt - this rather let down the mushy peas and tartar sauce which were very good

The wine list continues to underwhelm me - overpriced wines, and none of them very good at that

Wright Brothers Battersea
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hello RegH, I'm truly sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to our usual standards. I have passed on your feedback to our head chef and bar manager so we can improve on the points you have raised. You can also contact me if you want to discuss further by sending an email to gm.battersea@thewrightbrothers.co.uk Kind regards. JMs

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PE
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wright Bros. Battersea branch occupies a prominent site on the pier convenient for the boat and other facilities at Battersea Power Station development. We had high expectations as we are relatively regular visitors to the Soho and Borough branches and we were not disappointed at Battersea ! The ambience inside and the service from Bruno and the rest of the team was excellent throughout. We opted for Jersey oysters and salmon sashimi to start and could not have wished for fresher . We were most impressed with the ray wing special which was delicate and delicious but the plaice was also notable. A memorable visit which we shall definitely repeat in the not too distant future!

Wright Brothers Battersea
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hello Paul, Thank you for visiting Wright Brothers Battersea. We are pleased to hear you have enjoyed your seafood experience and look forward to see yo again soon. JMs

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

In comparison to our visit a week ago, the food overall was prepared and presented worse. Service was as slow as unfriendly. After the first visit, we really wanted to come again very soon thinking that we found the right place. Being disappointed it will take a long time now to probably come back one day.

Wright Brothers Battersea
Responded on 16 July 2019

Dear Sergey, Thank you so much for taking the time to send through your feedback, although I am sorry to hear this experience wasn’t up to our usual standards. Needless to say I have had words with our teams. If you would like to discuss further, you can contact me directly at gm.battersea@thewrightbrothers.co.uk. Kind regards, Jean-Michel

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great location and food was good. Service could have been better and even though we had booked and turned up I was messaged from open table giving me a 'telling off' for not turning up.

It was also more expensive than we expected.

VH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyable meal in general although one comment which drags down the whole review: we arrived at 8pm and ordered the Full House platter for 60 GBP but were informed that some of the items on the platter had run out and would be substituted with other items from the list such as the large prawns etc. This sounded fine and we proceeded to order but then when we received it the replacement was a load of tiny brown shrimp still in their shells of the kind you usually find in potted shrimp - these were impossible to peel and eat individually and although a waiter suggested we eat them whole that was like chewing down on locusts! Was not massively impressed with that substitution considering the platter is pretty expensive. The fish soup starter was very nice although a little bit over salted for my personal preference. Chocolate and caramel fondant dessert really was divine; the service was friendly, professional and prompt, they let us taste the wine we were considering before we decided to order it and the other items on the platter were good quality so a shame about the substitution. Atmosphere was really pleasant, buzzing but not too loud. An enjoyable evening but please do consider substituting something more appropriate next time!

MV
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Location. Food good but not special or different. Place is out of the way so it is no surprise that the restaurant is mostly empty and its late. But it lacks character.

MB
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

All just “ok”, but expensive for what we got - a main each, 2 pints, 1 bottle of wine and 1 desert to share - £55 a head. 1 waiter servicing the whole area, he was run off his feet and unable to keep up with demand. Menu uninspiring, specials not much better. Won’t be returning if menu stays the same. Welcomed nicely and adjusted loud music - thank you.

HS
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fifth visit and it didn’t disappoint. Slightly expensive so I only go there as a treat but a treat it is!

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

Superb oysters, good value, great value after 3pm! Staff great and it’s in a good spot!
I thought the three small prawns on the special board were over priced but this is my only fault with this place! We will be back and would not hesitate to recommend it!

EM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food but the cod special was a bit disappointing, unfortunately quite dry.

TM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing. We have eaten at battersea and there Wright brother restaurants many times. We struck a bad night. We arrived at the restaurant at just after *pm with only two other tables inside taken. we were seated next to a large table of young, noisy middle eastern males and one female. They appeared to be having a series of seafood platters. Over half of them ate standing up at the table and they all appeared to be all talking at once. They were totally unaware of our presence. They left after 45 minutes leaving a lot of food uneaten. An elderly couple sitting next to us complained to us that they had been there for quite some time before we arrived and their behaviour had been unacceptable.

Regarding our own service it was poor and a number of choices were unavailable. The waitress was very pleasant but with only two other couples in the restaurant our meals took ages to arrive. We had only one very small starter each and main courses and two desserts shared by each couple. We had a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and a small carafe of Chardonnay and there gins and tonic. The bill was over £75 per head and our guests - Americans - were polite enough to comment, but they mentioned after we had left that it wasn't their first London meal and was very poor value. We will think hard again before we bring foreign guests.

H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Generally poor service compared to the other Restuarants

N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Saturday late lunch with friends- the staff were very happy to let us order and graze which is what we did... allowing us to take forever and enjoy a catch up...
It was busy and noisy because of the seafood festival - which provided much entertainment...
We all felt we would go again.

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great location, good views across the river.""....................... ...................

GF
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening and with management and staff providing a great level of service. The takeover experience from Roy Brett and his team was amazing and look forward to his return to Battersea.

Gary & Peter Battersea

N
London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good quality seafood is the norm at Wright Bros. Battersea. We booked for the "Mark Hix Takeover". Food and service were the usual high standard .... but... the the so-called celeb chef.. Mark Hix was a no-show!! Other Chef takeover evenings the chef has walked around and chatted to customers... not this one!! Kind of spoilt the evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff, great food.

RO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Battersea just doesn’t cut it.

Staff professional however perfunctory. Product knowledge all fine. Completely lacks personality and the warmth, charm of the original in Borough.

Menu choices lacking and poorly defined.

Food portions small and pricing high. Not generous.

Cooking average. Chain restaurant. Dull dishes, poorly executed.
I could go on...

It’s was hugely disappointing.

CE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Not sure what’s going on with Wright. This was our fourth visit in six months and service and food went steadily from excellent to mediocre (why else would we return). Service was very slow, they seemed understaffed and the waiters who were present didn’t know the menu and didn’t get the order right. I rarely write poor reviews but this place should have everything going for it and we used to really enjoy it.

On a positive note, oysters were excellent as usual. food very fresh.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, waiter was excellent very knowledgeable on the food.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very cool location, food was excellent and the staff amazing throughout really did the brand proud.

JY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a celebratory lunch for my son's birthday. Cue lots of champagne, oysters and fabulous food. Our waitress was exceptional. She welcomed our dog and baby too. We will be back!

RC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with wonderful seafood. Good cocktails as well

t
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have enjoyed this restaurant three times now, each time the staff and food have lived up to the standards offered on our first visit when freshly opened, so thank you.
The food and service cannot be faulted in any way and I would be hard pressed to suggest any improvements that could be made.
Thank you to the team.

DR
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good choices of fish from main and specials menu. 3 of us were impressed with our hake, plaice and mussels mains. Nice broccoli side, minted new potatoes turned up as sautéed but that was even better. Good red IPA, Sauvignon by the glass also good. Great location and decor. Staff were exceptionally nice. Would go again. Thank you all.

C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited on a Sunday evening, so the restaurant was not very busy; nevertheless the atmosphere was good and I liked the decor and the general layout of the place. The location: close to the Thames and within the new Battersea Power Station development area is also a plus.
The service was prompt, friendly and efficient. My wife and I both had a smoked salmon starter with butterd soda bread, which was delicious . This was followed by hake, with a curry and mussel sauce, accompanied by minted new potatoes and roasted butternut squash; beautifully presented and also absolutely delicious.
For sweet I opted for the lemon posset with pistachio crumble, which lived up to the high standard set by the starter and main.
The wine was reasonably priced, with a selection of wines served by the glass or in a 500cc carafe (a nice option I thought).
All in all, I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

VN
London
28 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Oysters are the best! We will definitely return to try the fish platter. Great champagne and drinks selection too.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the place. Staff very friendly and provided good service. Would definitely go back again

DR
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive and friendly staff. If you love seafood you will love this Restaurant. Nice wine list too. Will definitely be back.

BR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was very short on us and oversold the fish. Didnt live up to the standard this time around. Been many times before where its normally 5 stars all around. When mentioning it wasn't usual quality felt like waiter was arguing back. for a 300 pound dinner didn't find this visit amazing.

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Had the smallest crab, should never have been served plus the hake was the same

d
London
20 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Including Circus West Village in our neighbourhood of Pimlico, Wright Brothers Battersea ranks in the Top Five. Never fails to delight. Highly recommended.

CW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely restaurant setting, on the river. Tasty food and good service.

OS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were very attentive, it was a bit chilly in the restaurant but lovely food!!! However it was my sisters birthday that I mentioned when I booked and they didn’t acknowledge it at all.

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