Wright Brothers - Spitalfields

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Seafood
Right at the heart of the vibrant Old Spitalfields Market, Wright Brothers Spitalfields is smart in some ways, casual in others and lively always.

Characterised by the stunning marble oyster bar which invites counter-style dining while chefs shuck and prepare the freshest oysters in front of you. The seafood at Wright Brothers comes sourced via their own wholesale business in Billigsgate market. Feast on huge seafood platters, packed with fresh shellfish alongside a seasonal selection of delicious small plates and flavourful mains like the tempura fried soft shell crab with sriracha mayonnaise, winter slaw & fries.

The bar serves a comprehensive range of seafood friendly wines and cocktails, which can also be enjoyed outside on the 'Market Terrace’— a heated terrace which allows for year-round alfresco dining.

Enjoy £1 oysters from 3-6pm daily.
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LP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Other better value fish restaurants around. The chips were very disappointing

IT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant, lovely place, everything perfect. Food as good as you expect with it all so fresh but the presentation of the cocktails and quality of staff stood out beyond what I expected.

k
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place. Reasonably expensive for what you get, but good quality.

E
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Without knowing the story behind this restaurant, the food in itself tells the story. Honest and fresh ingredients with amazing cooking skills to bring out the best of the ingredient. I can't fault the food except the portion size. Good selections of wine as well.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The monk fish was pretty tough unfortunately and the Irish coffee wasn't great. The cod was amazing but wouldn't come back due to the prices.

RD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cracking mixed oysters and Dover sole. Wife
really enjoyed her Monk fish.

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is interesting and intimate - host was quite stand offish. The food was average - very expensive for the quality of it. Sardines the size of anchovies.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lovely surroundings - we sat at the counter/bar and it was lovely! Food was also good but not as fantastic as i was expecting. Wine was gorgeous.

g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here but won’t be our last really enjoyed it food was outstanding

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great lunch thanks. The dressed crab and mussels were top and we'll certainly come back

OT
Dubai
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have been to Wright brothers many times before and we usually really like it.
The food was slightly this visit. It didn’t taste fresh and not very tasty. We had high expectations as per our usual experience and we were quite disappointed..
service is good as usual! Ambiance wasn’t incredible considering it was a Friday night

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely amazing experience! Outstanding food and service in a gorgeous cosy but exciting setting! The cocktails were out of this world as were the oysters and the monkfish!

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 3 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very rude staff implied my name couldn’t be chelsey as I was black. Over 40 minutes wait for a cold seafood platter.

HT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

店内はまだ空いている金曜午後7時に入店。入口近くののバラック風のテーブルに通された。

ヒーターはあったものの、すきま風が入ってきてけっこう寒かった。次回は店内奥のテーブルを指定しようと思った。

食事とサービスは全然問題なし。焼きイワシ、平目がうまかった。

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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s
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Went on a wet Monday night so expected it to be quiet. Service was amazing, would have said that about the food but the risotto was slightly over salted. Would recommend this restaurant.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love visiting Wright Brothers in Spitalfields. The service is amazing, everyone is so friendly and helpful and the oyster happy hour is incredible!!! Definitely recommend the oyster shooters!

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Shellfish has sand inside, not good quality to be honest. Restaurant itself is fine can’t argue but just seafood no good. Staff are friendly.

FD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clams and oysters were plump, juicy and tasted of the sea. Whelks were gritty but quickly replaced by another order of clams as soon as team were made aware
The £20 Dover sole offer in January is amazing value and delicious - beautifully cooked and presented
The dining room is noisy and there was a very loud group whose voices echoed across the room, so not a place for quiet conversation
Go - you won’t be disappointed

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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JN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice seafood with good atmosphere. Wine menu is great as well.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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A
Cumbria
15 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to go for seafood

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there and dine in the outside area. Friendly and accomidating staff, great food and it doesn't feel cramped in like a lot of other restaurants in these days that try to put more tables up and closer together. We really enjoy the seafood platter and we are looking forward to our next visit!

V
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Have dined at this Wright Bros several times and although good the food was a 4 star rather than the usual cast iron 5 stars. It was also very cold in the restaurant when we dined there.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

great seafood but mains are a big disappointment and overpriced. service was just ok with young overconfident wait staff who didnt even bother to ask how our meal was. We had to ask multiple times for things.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Bit disappointing all round. Took over 15 minutes for our bloody Mary’s to arrive even though the place was practically empty. Everything felt a bit slow. Years ago this place offered the finest seafood platter I’ve had. Not so anymore. The volume and range of seafood has gone down I feel. Maybe not everything was available it being Christmas week. The oysters were varied and tasty though lacking in condiments. I won’t rush back. The wine was excellent but we went elsewhere for a nightcap.

M
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood snd wonderful staff. Very recommendable.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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D
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall most of the food was really good. Partner & friend had lobster and gnocchi for mains I had the ribeye steak. The steam was a complete let down. It was slightly overcooked but what really disappointed me was the lack of any sauces (no bearnaise, peppercorn etc) so it was incredibly bland. I know this is a fish restaurant but if you serve a dish then do it properly or not at all

KS
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Christmas treat - helpful staff and nice atmosphere.

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food , great service the only downside was the drafty window we were sat next to

L
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as good as times before, some of the dishes very salty..!

KE
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Throughly enjoyable meal and good service! excellent seafood!

ER
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed, all round quality. One of the best seafood meals we have had in London. Service was on point as well, will definitely return.

MM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good service, attentive, helpful and pleasant. Food was terrific - Bloody Marys, selection of oyster, followed by Fish & Chips and then Neals Yard cheeses. Washed down with a bottle of Malbec... Perfect Xmas lunch for those now thrilled by turkey.

LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant for real foodies who love all things fish! The service was spot on, and the ambience was second to none. It's set in Spittalfields so expect lots of charm. I would absolutely go back.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 27 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time sitting at the bar eating oysters and drinking wine. The people that work here are so nice.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 27 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 27 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We was seated in the bar area, I’ve only tried oysters once before and my son had never tried them, the chef behind the bar was so friendly and explained everything to us, we ended up having them cooked 4 different ways, they’re we’re fantastic, staff were so friendly and helpful and everything we had including mussels and squid was lovely ,we’ll definitely be going back.

H
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food, great service and a lovely atmosphere!

DF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Disappointing choice of starters -did not offer to take coats before being seated - not offered the opportunity to order a drink before being asked to order food - incredibly rushed service -the moment we had finished our starter the main course arrived-when I asked if we were involved in a race I was told I should have asked if I wanted a break between courses!! If you want fast food and ultra fast service go here! If not, avoid. On a plus point the fish and chips were very good -wonder if they do take away?