Wright Brothers - South Kensington
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.
Great fish and a really nice ambience
Wonderful fish, great ambience and cosy! Can’t ask for more.
tasty fish restaurant with interesting mocktails. it was a bit cold near the front window and some items were unavailable due to it being early January
Fish was fresh so can't complain there. It was a bit overpriced in my opinion, and the ambiance was quite average.
Good neighbourhood restaurant with excellent (and diet-friendly) options, especially fish and seafood. Not many tables so probably best to book. Seafood platters looked excellent with wide choice of oysters.
Wright Brothers is a regular restaurant destination where the food is always excellent and the service attentive
The ambience was great but most of the thints from the menu were missing. We had to wait for bread and butter around 10 minutes and when we asked about it, we were given an answer that the bread was in the oven...however once received the bread was cold.
Tiny, simple bistro with excellent oyster selection and fish dishes ( watch the specials) , cheerful and highly knowledgable staff
The happy hour mussels were great - we ended up having 12!
There were 7 people working in the small restaurant yet we felt like no one was v attentive to our table and were served at some point by most of the staff (perhaps causing the confusion!)
My fish pie was good but my husband went for a ‘special’ John Dory fish which was pretty much a pulverised carcus in a very bitter sauce. We ended up having to send it back! Very disappointing as we thought seafood was their speciality!
A simple gin and tonic was also served incorrectly...we won’t be going back which is a shame as I was looking forward to it.
Great staff good food
Seafood was exceptional. Fresh and imaginatively prepared and presented.
superb for oyster lovers
I like the Wright Brothers in South Kensington alot and have been there several times. That was why I was keen to take my brother and his family there for dinner.
We were seat at the lower ground floor, right at the back of the restaurant.
The starter arrived in good time, as we ordered the oysters.
Then it took ages for the main courses to arrive.
My fish pie was burnt at the bottom.
The salmon dish was swimming in sauces.
I was rather disappointed with the evening.
Loved the whole experience! Very small but wonderful seafood at fair prices.
Always a pleasure to dine here. Staff were very accommodating to my party who did not speak English. Food is always delicious and served with care. The oysters are exceptional.
Great seafood and a fabulous waiter, Jon, made for another great dining experience at this restaurant!
I don’t normally give five star reviews, but on this occasion I have no criticisms at all.
Oysters and main courses excellent, nice cheese board, good wine list and efficient and helpful service.
Well done, my wife and I will be back.
I have been here a few time and the standard was well maintained to an exceptional high level. Well done to all staff
Staff were very friendly and efficient but don’t pick the Dorset crab as a main as it is a total rip off !
We pre-booked lunch here as part of a 3 day trip down from Worcestershire. Soup was to die for; in fact my wife hadn't ordered soup but changed her mind when she saw and tasted mine. Mains also excellent. Have already recommended this little restaurant and will return in the New Year - God willing!
We were in the basement - not good. Food was good and staff very helpful but people at next table had to be moved because of cold draft
The food was of good quality and very tasty - mackerel pate was a particular favourite. There were two tables in the window but only really room for one, as a result one of us was facing a wall and we felt that we were sitting on top of each other rather.
Our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and made our evening enjoyable. Unfortunately, one of the waiters kept standing behind me to look out of the window for long periods, which was quite off-putting.
Overall, good food, generally good service and not bad value for money.
Very average. I had the fish pie which was good but not great. My wife had the Dover sole. It was overpriced and boney. Starters were expensive and not that good. I’d choose another restaurant if I were you.
Giussepie was outstanding - knowledgeable and enthusiastic. His bearded partner however comes across as a bit distant and difficult to understand.
Service awful- 4 people served us over 2.5hrs- nobody seemed to bring what we ordered so had to ask for the wine, ask for the bread which eventually arrived during main course
Excellent meal, great friendly service.
Beautiful food went there for late lunch. Well priced for what you get which is tasty and imaginative. Highly recommended
The service was elevated but relaxed, our Waitress Maryline was brilliant, with perfect suggestions that made our meal memorable.
The cocktails, food and dessert were all amazing.
We started with a house platter, consisting of a nice small selection of seafood: oysters, whelks, langoustines etc. and on Maryline's suggestion we tried the special of the month the Crab feast. It was incredible, and very reasonably priced! All of the food was paired with cocktails and wines recommended by Maryline, the highlight was an amazing dessert wine called Pedro Ximenez! A must try!
All in all we left very very happy with our meal, exactly the kind of food and service that I expected from a place with such a great reputation.
We will definitely be back!
Our party of 5 enjoyed the deluxe seafood platter. Lovely service!
Lovely local seafood restaurant with great staff and ambience. Superb choice of fresh oysters and a wine selection. Daily specials were good, particularly the Scottish sole.
Will be back
Food, service and atmosphere were terrific. Loved the cozy French vibe. Food delicious.
Great atmosphere. Friendly staff, great food! Five star!
Ostriche fantastiche, personale cortese.
Tutto molto buono. Vale la pena ritornare
Great restaurant for good quality fish dishes. No apparent veggie options. Service was attentive, friendly and reasonably quick. Basement tables lacked a little atmosphere but at least it wasn't noisy, as it was upstairs. Recommended for seafood in South Kensington.
We the prawns were not well cooked. E
It was an amazing experience- food/ambiance. Highly recommend!
Nice seafood, nice atmosphere, food tasted fresh and well prepared. Nice mocktails but limited range.
The fish and entree were delicious. Not such a spacious restaurant but the fish is worth making a detour for.
Food was good but the restaurant is the least appealing of all the branches. The menu is also more limited. I'd advise anyone visiting to eat in their Mermaid bar downstairs. Much nicer, quieter, cosier, better decor and the same food/drinks.
Food lacks taste
Service ok but we didn’t really enjoy it