Wright Brothers - South Kensington

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Seafood
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 Colin Pritchard 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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IJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent evening, the food was delicious and the service warm, attentive, and efficient. The atmosphere of this restaurant is of a small local and reliable bistrot which is becoming rather rare. Thank you!

SC
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted good seafood in a relaxed, informal atmosphere and this is what we got.
Nothing is pretentious about Wright Brothers South Kensington, the food is what you come for. We started with selection of six oysters and the octopus special. The octopus was really tender and full of flavour and made us wish we had had a larger portion as a main course. The oysters were slightly on the expensive side at £18 for 6.
However, our mains of monkfish tails with cauliflower purée and linguine vongole were quite excellent. I’ve had so many vongole where you end up with a mouthful of oil but at Wright Brothers, they cooked it to perfection and it left such a rich, smooth taste after each mouthful.
The monkfish tails were the best I’ve had and although the portion size (two tails) was adequate I could have easily eaten more. When you end up sucking on the bone, you know it was a great meal.
I had a glass of the house beer ‘Oyster stout’ (which is actually brewed using oyster shells and it went so well with both courses of mine (oysters and monkfish tails).
The chefs and owners understand seafood and shellfish so well it’s easy to see why this is vastly becoming my favourite restaurant in South Kensington.
The restaurant was busy during our visit and the tables are very close to each other but when you have food this good with good company, it doesn’t bother you.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Scott, we would like to thank you for sparing some time to write such an amazing review. We're absolutely delighted that we've exceeded your expectation with our food and service. Great reviews like this make all the hard work worthwhile. All your feedback has been passed to our teams. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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KW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was honestly disappointed by my food. Not particularly tasty and bland. It certainly didn’t reflect the £23/24 price tag. Same with the sides we ordered. Chips were great and I know, not everyone gets them right.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 15 September 2019

Hi there, may we first thank you for bringing this feedback forward to us, we're disappointed you didn't enjoy your experience with us and we would like to know more about your experience as we're always look to improve please get in touch with us at manager.southken@thewrightbrothers.co.uk. SouthKen Managers.

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RC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved our evening at Wright Bros. Great food and wonderful service. And some wonderful bottles of white and red burgundy at the top end of their list.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi Russel, thank you so much for reviewing us, we're delighted you enjoyed it so much. We're looking forward to your next visit. We've passed the message to our teams. SouthKen Managers.

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R
London
21 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleased with the overall experience - elevated by excellent customer service. Alongside an excellent a la carte menu, there's a board of daily specials to increase the available choices. Good wine list, too.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi Richard, thank you so much for your kind words, we're delighted you've enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to your next visit. Your words have been passed to our teams. Southken Managers.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and ambience. We will definitely come again!

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi there, thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We're thrilled you enjoyed it so much. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Bad venue in So. Kensington. Other branches are much better. They really should shut down and find a better venue. It is cozy but noisy. Not a good combination. Full of very fat people talking very loudly like they were hard of hearing. Looks like a fake old pub with walls the colour of yellow tobacco smoke.... Other venues are terrific with Borough Market as far and away their best. Soho very good too. Their interior designer let them down in the expansion....

T
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely French style ambiance. Wooden tables & chairs , small venue with appropriate artwork. Good simple food well presented although £26 for a lobster was rather steep!
Service fine - with only 2 tables occupied would have been nice if we didn’t have to pour our own wine so the 15% service charge rankled.
Overall a pleasant experience

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 2 September 2019

Hi there Tracy, we're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. We're committed to offer the best experience, food and service and all feedback is welcome. We've already passed your message to our teams so that will not happen in the future. I've attached a little note on your reservation so next time you're in we'll look after you. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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A
London
80 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

No my favourite of the Wright Brothers chain. Good food as always, but the restaurant lacked atmosphere and looked out on to an unattractive dirty street. It was also quite shady, so disappointing on a sunny day.

TG
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely, leisurely lunch with perfect service and beautifully cooked fish. I highly recommend the gorgeously tasty lime & coconut truffles!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice!

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 24 August 2019

Hi there thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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ML
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

fresh fantastic sea food, great service and probably the best Bloody Mary I’ve ever tasted

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 17 August 2019

Hi there Markus, thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're delighed you've enjoyed your visit here, your kind words have been passed to our teams. We're looking forward to your return. Southken Managers.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

There was a group of 7 of us. We had 2 of the Deluxe platters and they were beautifully presented and were enough for 7 people. The oyster Bloody Mary shots were Devine too. It’s my second time here and I’m sure it won’t be our last.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 17 August 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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r
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service (nicely paced, lots of good advice e.g. try the oyster porter) in an oasis of calm in South Ken. Food was great (oysters first rate) and not too pricey if you choose sensibly. The platters looked great too.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 19 August 2019

Hi there Rob, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're delighted you enjoyed our Food, Service & Recommendations. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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HW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small fish restaurant close to South Kensington tube.Friendly and hospitable service.Menu is uncomplicated and dishes cooked well.Chose the happy hour (3-6p.m.) oysters for £1 each and the grilled Atlantic prawns.Both were delicious.Only stayed for a light lunch after visiting the V and A but hope to return with friends to try more of the menu.Recommended if you like sitting in a relaxed atmosphere eating good seafood at a reasonable price.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 13 August 2019

Hi there Helen. Thank you for reviewing our restaurant we're thrilled you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my wife's birthday here. Brilliant seafood, the prawns and mussels tasted so fresh, highly recommended.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 24 August 2019

Hi there Albert, thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant and for the kind words. We're delighted you guys have enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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

Was excited about this restaurant bit some bits were disappointing. Sardines were beautiful. My main course , which apparently is your signature dish, needs work, needs more than two kinds of fish, a few prawns and muscles wouldn't go a a miss. Service was excellent friendly staff

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 13 August 2019

Hi Emma, thank you for bringing this to our attention, our fish pie has three types of fish (Hake, Smoked Haddock & Salmon) unfortunately there's no shellfish in our pie, but your request has been passed to our teams. Thank you for taking the time to review us. SouthKen Managers.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely meal at Wright Brothers. The staff were all really nice and helpful. The food was delicious and the wine was good - we might have liked a bit more variety on the wine list for white wines that were not picpoul or sauvignon blanc and wereavailabl in 500 ml carafes, but that's a small quibble. Highly recommended

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi there Alison, thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant and for your kind words. We're thrilled you enjoyed it. Thank you for the wine list feedback it has already been passed to our teams. We're looking forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh food, and a team that make you want to keep coming back. Amazing as always

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi there thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time and meal here. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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PD
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Quite basic dining area but great food, lobster was loverly, and wine by the glass was an impressive selection. I enjoyed our lunch very much.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi there Paul, thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant, we're thrilled you enjoyed it. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic late lunch / early dinner and the food was fantastic, I had a super delicious lobster. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was really relaxed. I’d love to go back and sample more.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi there Cate, thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant, we're thrilled you enjoyed it and we'll make sure we pass on your lovely message to our Teams. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good value oysters, good for treating yourself on a weekend :))

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 4 August 2019

Hi there thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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

Seafood platter was excellent. Oysters, lobsters, and all else served on the platter were fresh and delicious. For me who was born in a seaside city and spent almost all time in seaside metropolitan cities, this was a big surprise.
A cozy dining place in South Kensington with easy access by car or underground station.
We were lucky to get the 6 people table as this was a full house even on a Thursday night.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 4 August 2019

Hi there Susan, thank you for taking the time to review us, we are thrilled you enjoyed it. Our team looks forward to your return. SouthKen Managers.

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MK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunchtime meal. We all had different choices: fish pie ; mussels; monkfish and lemon sole. All four were delicious. The food is simple but perfect. Highly recommended.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 31 July 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Our team looks forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A good neighbourhood local. Not the cheapest but overall a good place to have with some solid offerings.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 31 July 2019

Hi there thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant restaurant, food is amazing and prices are decent. Nice ambience, cannot wait to book again.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 31 July 2019

Hi Nimah, thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time here. Our team looks forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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

Service fantastic food incredible value for money in London amazing. We can’t wait to go back and take friends

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 31 July 2019

Hi there Linda, thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday for my wife; it was great service and food

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 31 July 2019

Hi there thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of two best places in SK for seafood / oysters etc (other place being Bibendum)

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 26 July 2019

Hi there thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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

Perfect, the food, the service and surroundings. We had oysters, fish soup and shared a whole lobster. Good choice of wine including English sparkling. Looking forward to going back when next in London

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hi there Natasha, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are thrilled you've enjoyed our food and drink. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful place - delicious food and great service. Definitely will return.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hi there thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We're thrilled you enjoyed it so much. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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BT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, one of my favourites in the area.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hi there Barbara, thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed it and we look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good wine list

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hi there thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Southken Managers.

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JP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxed place, staff were friendly and helpful, food was excellent. Really enjoyed it

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 9 July 2019

Hi John, thank you so much for rating our restaurant and for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen managers.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely venue. Great service but just too expensive to make it a regular

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 6 July 2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, your feedback has been passed to our teams. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers.

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SR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous oysters in a great environment with great service

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 30 June 2019

Hi there Simon, thank you for rating our restaurant. Your kind words have been passed to our teams. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The appetiser of tuna sashimi was spectacular but my main course mussels were not cooked for long enough. They were barely open. I complained to the waiter, he said he would tell the chef. He never got back to me, I paid for the meal I couldn't eat.
Disappointing to say the least.

OR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and excellent service. I would’ve given five stars but felt a bit expensive.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 28 June 2019

Hi there, thank you for rating our restaurant. Thank you for your kind words and feedback that has been already passed to our teams. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers

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GD
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

all - good - puddings let it down - too sweet . they were great accommodating our needs and the team are strong

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 28 June 2019

Hi there, thank you for rating our restaurant. Thanks for the kind words which have been passed to our teams. We look forward to your next visit. SouthKen Managers

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MH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

If you want great seafood in a small and friendly restaurant, this is the place.

Wright Brothers - South Kensington
Responded on 25 June 2019

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

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