Wright Brothers - South Kensington

4.4
451 reviews
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Seafood
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Close to the area’s iconic galleries and museums, loyal locals and visitors mix harmoniously in the cosy dining room at Wright Brothers.

Head chef Jonathan Stray has a way of bringing the flavours of seafood out in simple yet inspiring ways. Feast on deluxe fruits de mer, seasonal fish or choose from the daily specials board. A weekday set-menu is available between 12pm - 5pm perfect for lunch or pre-theatre or enjoy oysters for pound each between 3-6pm daily.

Below the restaurant is Wright Brothers’ first ever independent cocktail and oyster bar: The Mermaid. While the emphasis is on wines and cocktails, guests can also choose to dine from the à la carte menu.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I would only go here for the shellfish as it is small and hence crowded inside. Two of us had the shellfish platter which comprised a small crab, 6 oysters, 6 whelks, around a dozen mussels, dozen small prawns and a handful of cockles. Not great value!
Service was fine and we were happy to tip, but we probably wouldn't go back due to the perception of the prices. Elsewhere on the menu 6 oysters would set you back £18, too much in my opinion for a so called "Oyster House"

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LM
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. We'd asked for a quiet table, but sadly one guest at another table was so loud we could barely hear out own conversations. That withstanding, a gem of a place.

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Responded 5 days ago

Hi there Laura, thank you for reviewing our restaurant and for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers,

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PG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service is good, we were put in the basement next to the loo even though there were free tables on the ground floor which was a bit naff. Other than that, a good but cramped place

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Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write this rating review. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The Oysters as usual are fantastic. The shrimp croquettes were tasteless mush. The bread uninventive. With all the fabulous bakeries in London and all the olive oils and butters available, they served something akin to a Ciabatta, very dry and the butter was off. Something I would expect from a pub.
The whelks were overdone.
I also discovered that their octopus isn’t cooked in house but ordered in, already cooked and vac packed.


Sigh...


Only going there for oysters now. Just oysters and cocktails.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hi there Chaya, we're disappointed to hear that you haven't enjoyed your meal with us. We always have good feedback on our bread which most of our customers like, however in regards to your comment about the "octopus" we can definitely say that we never served octopus here at South Kensington, in addition we always cook our fish/shellfish in our kitchen, if you want to discuss further please get in touch with us at gm.southken@thewrightbrothers.co.uk.

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F
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. However the menu is just a bit short.

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Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi Francos, thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! We chose Wright Brothers to celebrate my mother’s birthday and we couldn’t be happier!
Fish was fresh and very high quality. The service was impeccable and we really appreciated their effort into making the dinner special for my mother. She was so happy. We’ll definitely come back!

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Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are thrilled you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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TJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints good seafood experience. Would go again.

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Responded on 13 May 2019

Hi Timothy, thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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

Lovely little place, friendly staff & excellent service and the food was delicious.

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write this rating review. Your comments have been passed to our teams. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood, service was friendly and welcoming. Amazing range of cocktails. Great option for pre-theatre.

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Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi there Patricia, thank you so much for your kind words, we're thrilled that you've enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Bad food, small cramped restaurant. One dish came out raw.

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Responded on 24 April 2019

Hi there Sinead, we're disappointed to hear that your experience wasn't up to your expectations, as one of the gentlemen on the table praised how consistent food and service we provide here to one of the managers while you we're paying. We do value your feedback and we would like to know more about the issues you experienced here at South Kensington do contact us at gm.southken@thewrightbrothers.co.uk.

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DL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious fresh oysters, and excellent fresh fish. There are more dramatic spaces to eat in, but this is a very solid local resto with friendly and helpful staff.

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Responded on 24 April 2019

Hi there Dave, thank you so much for your kind words, if you have any suggestions or comments on how we can bring this to a 5* do let us know at managers.southken@thewrightbrothers.co.uk. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

we usually go to wWB inSoho - ```South Ken has kept the same quality of food and service - a very food meal

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Responded on 24 April 2019

Hi there Mike, thank you so much for your kind words, we always do our best to offer the greatest service with the best food, we're thrilled that you've enjoyed it. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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i
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tasty food and great service
Highly recommended for seafood lovers

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Responded on 21 April 2019

Hi there Ibra, we're thrille you've enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to your next visit. Southken managers.

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MM
London
61 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good ambience and service

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write this rating review. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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NM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food/service. Very well prepared/presented food and delicious. Really inventive, great food taste/combinations of flavors!

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Responded on 18 April 2019

Hi there Nicole, we couldn't be more thrilled than this for your amazing experience with us, we always try to add new items on the menu that keep our guests entertained with our flavours of our food and drinks. Your kind words we're passed to all our teams. We look forward to your next visit SouthKen Managers.

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JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely superb food, friendly service. Small venue, nice decor. Apparently there’s a downstairs bar, which is also part of the restaurant but on a more bar like atmosphere.. must try next time ;)

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Responded on 14 April 2019

Hi there Juan, thank you for taking the time leave this rating review and for your kind words, you definitely have to check our Mermaid bar when you're in next. If you have any comments or suggestions on how we can make it to 5* please drop us an email at manager.southken@thewrightbrothers.co.uk. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us went for lunch and had a fabulous meal, with beautiful fresh seafood, and with very good and pleasant service. Overall, it was a very enjoyable dining experience. We will go back!

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Responded on 7 April 2019

Hi there Laurence, thank you so much for your kind words, we're thrilled you've enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to seeing you here again. SouthKen Managers.

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ML
London
161 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The baked crab is the must have dish (also must have £29.50 to spare). Took ages to dissect so avoid if you are in a rush or on a date. Fish pie was pricey at £19.50 with no prawns.

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Responded on 1 April 2019

Hi there McLee, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, good or bad we want to know. The crab is one of our favourites dishes too here at SK, and it does imply a bit of effort as well. Our fish pie is not advertised as having any shellfish it's a signature dish that was always done with just fish. Your feedback has been already passed to our kitchen team and management. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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NC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sea food platters. You can make your own. Great wines and cocktails. Attentive service. Great music. Downstairs area with bar is perfect if you want a bit more intimacy and quiet.

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Responded on 1 April 2019

Hi there Nada, we're thrilled that you've enjoyed our service and food, we also think the bar is one of those great places to be when in Wright Brothers South Ken. We've also passed your message to Chris and the team! We look forward to your next visit! Southken Managers.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good oysters and scuttle fish. However my wife chose fish pie and it was a bit short on fish. This was a comment from a previous reviewer so should have taken this to account when ordering.

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Responded on 1 April 2019

Hi there Mike, we thank you for the kind words, rest assured your feedback has been passed to our back of house team in regards to your fish pie thank you so much for bringing it to our attention. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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JS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly delicious food and wonderful staff. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and mouth wateringly good.

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Responded on 7 April 2019

Hi there Julie, thank you for taking the time leave this review. We're thrilled you've enjoyed our food and service. Your feedback has already been passed to our kitchen team. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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EM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

i had phoned earlier in the day requesting for a special table and they delivered with an excellent table downstairs which was quieter and in a booth. perfect!

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Responded on 25 March 2019

Hi there Elle, we're happy we could accommodate your needs for the day, thank you for booking in advance and we do hope to see you soon. Southken Managers.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing array of some of the best oysters I’ve ever had. Attentive service and warm cozy vibe...sat downstairs. I’ll be back!

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Responded on 17 March 2019

Hi there, thank for taking the time to write this review, we're thrilled you've enjoyed our Mermaid bar and also the food and service. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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OF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was so friendly and attentive without overdoing it or being pushy. The food was excellent and for South Kensington, a super reasonable price. Would 100% recommend this and will definitely return!

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Responded on 18 March 2019

Hi there Olivia, thank you for taking the time to write all this nice words about us, we're thrilled that our service and food we're up to your expectations. We have already passed all this feedback to our teams. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Sorry to say that the service was not great, it even felt a little threatening as though we were not welcome in this establishment. Must be something wrong with the bigger picture management in the company, we won’t be going back.

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Responded on 17 March 2019

Hi there, we're sorry that your experience was not up your expectation, we're keen to find out more about the issues you had, please contact us directly at gm.southken@thewrightbrothers.co.uk

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I had taken my father to celebrate his Birthday, I have previously taken my mother to do the same. On my previous visit with my mother a small gesture was made in recognition of her Birthday, this was a lovely personal touch. Sadly nothing similar occurred this time and the wine we wanted was out of stock, for this restaurant I expected a little more.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food very fresh fish and excellent service what more could one ask for

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent but I did find two fish bones in my main dish................

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Responded on 13 March 2019

Hi there Caroline thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled that you've enjoyed our service and food and we would like to assure you that your comments and feedback have been passed to our colleagues in the kitchen and floor. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and service but table was quite cramped. Quality of food is high as always and certainly recommend for all oyster lovers.

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Responded on 13 March 2019

Hi there Rachel, thank you for taking the time to write this review, thank you for the kind words and we're thrilled you've enjoyed our food and service. Your feedback has been passed to our teams. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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HK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite fish Restaurant on London did not disappoint. All dishes were delicious with good very friendly service. Fish is never cheap but this is good value for money with balanced sized portions

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Responded on 13 March 2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write this review, we're thrilled you've enjoyed our service and food. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice food. Table quite narrow for three men. Luckily we weren’t four people!

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Responded on 13 March 2019

Hi there James, we love the fact that you've enjoyed our service and food. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Location is great. Good food and friendly staff. Recommended.

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Responded on 13 March 2019

Hi there TadT, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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VS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner on Friday night was truly amazing. Service was great, very attentive and friendly stuff. We ordered a selection of natural oysters as well grilled and fried oysters. Best ever! Tiger prawns, scallops, crab salad - everything is worth a try. Thank you for having us! We will definitely come back :-)

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We all enjoyed the food, but table very cramped and noise level uncomfortably high at times. Wines a little expensive, I had a Yealands Sauvignon at a restaurant earlier in the week at £27, as opposed to £40 at WB.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was efficient and customers’ wishes are taken into consideration.
I would like to praise the quality of food in this restaurant. Most products (fish, seafood and cheese) come from the UK. Thus, I had the opportunity to discover new products and flavors (I come from France).
Prices are very reasonnable.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Responded on 13 March 2019

Hi there, we are thrilled to see this review and the fact that you've enjoyed and appreciate the food served here. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If you love seafood then this is the perfect spot for you. The ambiance made us feel like we were in Paris.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fresh Jersey Oyster! Really enjoy

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Responded on 13 March 2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Fish over cooked
Dish selection felt mass produced than a piece of fish that was outstanding

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We felt rushed and the service wasn’t great. The waiter kept trying to get us to order a starter - 3 times we told him we were having a dessert instead. He maintained that our main, fish pie, would be a while and kept pressing us, even though we told him we weren’t in a rush. It used to be my go-to place for a lovely fish meal but I won’t be rushing back. You shouldn’t spend £90 on a meal at lunchtime and feel disappointed.

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1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was high quality.. fresh fish delicious. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. Unfortunately, we were escorted downstairs which, although well decorated , was overly warm and a bit stuffy. Overall, a positive experience.

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