Wright Brothers Borough Market

4.6
2124 reviews
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Borough Market is the original Wright Brothers restaurant. It’s intimate, informal and never, ever dull. Seating is mostly arranged around a long oyster bar and two shared high-tables which offer views across the open kitchen.

Head chef Rob Malyon’s speciality is great ingredients cooked simply and includes classics such as oysters, fruits de mer, moules marinière, as well as a daily-changing specials board featuring the best seafood and seasonal produce. It doesn't get fresher than this.

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Surrey
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Lots of hustle & bustle. Loads of great options in the menu.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood is soooo great and fresh!

M
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Relaxed venue. Not too noisy but enough background noise. Oysters were superb !

TD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a refreshingly simple, charismatic seafood bar and casual restaurant. We sat the bar watching the cooking, which is done to order and all with simple and fresh ingredients. It's got a good buzzy atmosphere, ideal for a casual experience rather than a truly comfortable finer dining one. We thought it was good value for money and the quality of the ingredients and cooking is excellent. The service was attentive and friendly.

MK
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wright Brothers is always a great experience. They know the difference between service and hospitality here and they make you feel right at home while you fill your soul with oysters and wine. Such great staff and brilliant seafood.

K
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Terrible welcome & rude staff. We booked for a birthday celebration. After staff initially acknowledging us (8.20) and saying we have a table booked at 8.30, we were just ignored & weren’t offered a drink order. At 8.29 we asked how long we might be waiting & we were told “your table is booked for 8.30, it’s not 8.30 yet.” Unfortunately this set the tone for the evening and I wish we’d gone elsewhere despite our waiting staff being helpful thereafter. Whilst when we asked for the bill we were offered a complementary dessert, it didn’t make up for the 2 staff members who should rethink their positions in a customer service industry.

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was my birthday with my family and they only had one special dish left all the rest had sold out and no Malbec either. I have been here many times and this has never happened. I was very disappointed

z
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the no nonsense cosy ambiance that feels rustic but service and food are impeccable. Great value for money for London standards. Great value drinks list too. One of the best seafood experiences in London both in taste, cooking and authenticity. We loved it so much booked again to go back in a couple of days.

B
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Buzzy, friendly and fun. Food is great and staff super

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food with friendly efficient service on a very busy Friday evening

f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent for fish and seafood lovers! Was drawn by Native Lobster Special Deal. However, on arrival (very early for lunch) to check they still had them, was told they didn't that day! I had sent an email with my booking explaining this is why I was coming specially and so was a bit disappointed to hear that even if the offer does state that it is first-come-first-serve and it is an offer for weekdays and we were there for the first possible sitting at lunchtime (the offer is weekdays lunchtime till 5pm). The rest of the menu is pretty expensive - albeit delicious looking! I wondered if this wasn't a cheeky way of getting you in to spend a good deal more than the £20 deal at lunchtime. However, 2 lobsters were found after I'd expressed surprise, given the email and confirmation and it was delicious, simply and perfectly cooked. I would love to come back for a special occasion, but obviously knowing that the usual prices mean it has to be a special occasion (especially for lunch on a weekday)!

LB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Wright Brothers in Spitalfields before but not Borough. Nice restaurant, good atmosphere. We were sat on the bench overlooking the kitchen which was a little on the noisy side but OK. We shared a house platter and had some king scallops as well, all were absolutely delicious and very fresh. The scallops were perfectly cooked. Great service and reasonable prices, we’ll definitely be back!

DP
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favourite places in London its so good! Been here 30 plus times, never disappoints!

BO
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular and never disappointed.
Staff very accommodating and food as usual superb and very fresh. Dressed crab, pint of prawns and sweetest mussels.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing fresh fish, I give 4* and not 5 because the seating area is very small. But food is really good!

N
Norfolk
18 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and the usual buzzing atmosphere.

h
London
18 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place for a birthday celebration for my partner

SM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

One of those places were they would rather fit more people in as they can, rather than worry about customer comfort. I know it's a fish place, but treating customers like sardines is a bit much

Service was not great. Being told that the staff member 'had been on a wine course' and so I was incorrect in expecting a white wine not to be orange was a bit off. Or not waiting for the full order before walking away.

Food was the normal high standard, but expensive. Better deal on (nicer) oysters cross in the market.

Wright Brothers Borough Market
Responded on 10 August 2019

Good Morning Simon, I'm sorry to hear you were less than impressed with your recent visit to our restaurant. We are a very small and busy restaurant however we aim to make all our guests feel comfortable, I'm sorry we fell short this time round. I am very appreciative for your feedback on our service, we will take these points into consideration as we are always looking to improve. I'm glad you loved our food and oysters. Kind Regards, Josh

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CT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & tremendous atmosphere. We will certainly revisit.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters were sensational and the ambiance of sitting out near the busy borough market streets was just so lively. The staff were helpful and friendly. Will definitely be going back.

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

The plaice was first class, so too starters of oysters, whitebait and fish soup. Delicious Albarino.
But it was so very noisy. Difficult to have a decent conversation. The staff are not trained to do their work quietly and there is a huge amount of crashing of dishes and cookware by the chefs and waiting staff. I am not sure we will return, which is a shame, because the food is outstanding.

AJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this place - been coming here for years. Fish is always expensive in London but I think Wright Brothers is reasonably priced. The format, layout, ambience of the place is what makes it. Another great night. Thanks Wright Brothers!!

W
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit and just as good. Excellent food, attentive service, and a lively atmosphere. The oysters Rockefeller were superb, as was the Wright Bros fish pie. Highly recommended.

VM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We've been meaning to go for awhile to check out the Wright Bros. Lovely oyster selection which is what we came for. Definitely a good idea to book if you are going to be around Borough and know you will be stopping in.

CS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, staff and food. Highly recommended. The crab was particularly nice.

JM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was good and buzzing. We were seated at the bar and were served attentively. Food was lovely and fresh.

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

We had the full house seafood platter and it was the nicest seafood we have ever had. The service was exceptional and we were lucky enough to have seats overlooking the kitchen. We will definitely be returning, thank you!

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

Sat by the bar and watched our food being cooked. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

SD
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday treat meal, staff were attentive and very accommodating and obviously love working there as were having fun and chats with each other, lovely to see. Would def go back

MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wright Brothers is easily my favourite restaurant in London. The oysters are the best I've had and the fish is fresh and delicious. Definitely look at the blackboard instead of just ordering off the menu.

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as usual. Oysters and lemon sole were very fresh and well seasoned. Wait staff was helpful and patient. Great service. Would definitely return soon.

BF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Shame owners have ruined the seafood platters not like it used to be. small portion less quality and higher price.
Big shame as staff do a good job.

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Poor service. Menu badly explained. And average food.

Wright Brothers Borough Market
Responded on 1 August 2019

Good evening Julian, I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We do our best to ensure our guests have a great time but clearly on this occasion it was not great. I would love the opportunity to discuss your experience in greater detail if you're willing. Please email me directly on gm.borough@thewrightbrothers.co.uk. Best Jhonnie

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TC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Amazing food amazing food. Best place in borough market

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Disappointed because no more scallops, no more octopus available... It's suppose to be a "FISH RESTAURANT", isn't it ???

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for a date! Staff amazing, food delicious. Atmosphere. Not super intimate, but cozy and nice!

LC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, service was excellent. Buzzy ambience in a great location

ND
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For me - this is by far the best oyster joint in town. I keep coming back and they keep delivering. Absolutely brilliant.

GN
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place,great food . Very fresh seafood,amazing oysters.
only slight let down was we ordered a good bottle of rose. We asked if it could be colder and the staff got very defensive rather than just replacing it with a colder one.
Overall great but just this let it down ...

a
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really high consistent quality of food, in atmospheric surroundings.

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