Wright Brothers - South Kensington

4.4
401 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
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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Essex
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish and a really nice ambience

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CH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fish, great ambience and cosy! Can’t ask for more.

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m
London
24 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fish was fresh so can't complain there. It was a bit overpriced in my opinion, and the ambiance was quite average.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wright Brothers is a regular restaurant destination where the food is always excellent and the service attentive

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AM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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HE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tiny, simple bistro with excellent oyster selection and fish dishes ( watch the specials) , cheerful and highly knowledgable staff

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GL
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff good food

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Seafood was exceptional. Fresh and imaginatively prepared and presented.

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n
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

superb for oyster lovers

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CL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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CH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole experience! Very small but wonderful seafood at fair prices.

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HS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great seafood and a fabulous waiter, Jon, made for another great dining experience at this restaurant!

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PE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been here a few time and the standard was well maintained to an exceptional high level. Well done to all staff

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G
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Staff were very friendly and efficient but don’t pick the Dorset crab as a main as it is a total rip off !

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RJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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KB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Giussepie was outstanding - knowledgeable and enthusiastic. His bearded partner however comes across as a bit distant and difficult to understand.

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p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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

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GL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great friendly service.
Atmospheric restaurant

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food went there for late lunch. Well priced for what you get which is tasty and imaginative. Highly recommended

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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S
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our party of 5 enjoyed the deluxe seafood platter. Lovely service!

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RR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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SF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, service and atmosphere were terrific. Loved the cozy French vibe. Food delicious.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Friendly staff, great food! Five star!

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AF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ostriche fantastiche, personale cortese.
Tutto molto buono. Vale la pena ritornare

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KW
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We the prawns were not well cooked. E

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FG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience- food/ambiance. Highly recommend!

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice seafood, nice atmosphere, food tasted fresh and well prepared. Nice mocktails but limited range.

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish and entree were delicious. Not such a spacious restaurant but the fish is worth making a detour for.

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c
London
69 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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w
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Food lacks taste
Service ok but we didn’t really enjoy it

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