Wright Brothers - Spitalfields

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Seafood
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  • Lunch
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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.

Oyster lovers should visit between 3-6pm daily to enjoy their 'Pound a Pop' offer: oysters for just £1 each.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always visit the Borough Market food stall to get the fresh oysters. This was our first dining experience at a Wright Bros Restaurant and I have to say I will be back for more. The fresh seafood was a fresh as the market and the selection of mains were amazing.

CH
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We’ve been here a number of times, and the food is always excellent. The front of house guy is lovely - I always forget to ask his name! This time there were three of us. The only thing we were disappointed with was the fact that as each of us finished our main course, the waitress cleared our plates. While others were still eating. Rude. I spoke to the main guy who assured me this wasn’t normal practice and that more training would be given.
We’ll be back to check 😉 with oysters like that you won’t keep us away!!

TL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fresh shellfish and lovely oysters. The Bloody Mary served with a fresh oyster is a must have. Attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Desserts were passable. But you don't come here for puddings.

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I love Wright Brothers but the service this time was absolutely awful. I took my mum and sister there having told them how much I love it and left feeling quite embarrassed for my recommendation. We spent half the time trying to catch the waiter's attention and when we did he was rude.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 8 September 2019

Good afternoon Agnes, thank you for taking the time to write to us, we are sorry that your experience with us was not up to our normal high standards, especially that you are a valued regular with us, could you please contact me at manager.spitz@thewrightbrothers.co.uk to discuss your experience in further detail, kind regards, Joel

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

The restaurant is located in a lively area, just opposite Spitalfields market, and is very spacious and cosy with a lovely outside terrace seating. The seafood was very good, especially the prawns which was very fresh, while the cooked dishes was also well executed and tasty. Service was good and attentive. I really appreciate my complimentary birthday additional ice cream scoop, which was a nice touch. I would highly recommend the restaurant for special occasions eg birthdays, anniversaries.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 10 September 2019

Good afternoon Frank, thank you for taking the time to write to us, it is great to hear such wonderful comments. We are glad you had an enjoyable experience with us, especially on your birthday, we look forward to your return visit, Joel and the Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents came up to stay and we ended up booking here. Great food and fantastic service, our waitress was very attentive. She comes from Devon and moved to London with her boyfriend. She was helpful and nothing was ever a problem which makes the experience much more enjoyable. The deluxe seafood platter was FANTASTIC!! Overall we couldn’t fault anything about this restaurant. Thank you

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 8 September 2019

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your fantastic review, it really is wonderful to hear such great comments. We have told Heather your lovely words. We pride ourselves on the quality of seafood we produce as you have highlighted with our platter, and service to go above and beyond. We very much look forward to your next visit, Joel and The Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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NS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday meal with oysters and lobster. Can't wait to come back!

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 1 September 2019

Good afternoon Natalie, we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and making us a part of your special day. we look forward to your returning visit, Joel and The Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve drank here on many occasions, but never dined.
With family coming to visit, we knew where we wanted to eat for dads birthday.
Our welcome was exceptionally friendly & throughout the evening our experience was made great by Harvey our server.
The food was fantastic, & the small touches always help.
Recognition of why we were there ( birthday ) on arrival; & a little ice cream treat.
Great evening.
Thanks Harvey.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi Ian, thank you for taking the time to wright to us, it is a pleasure to hear such great comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and all comments have been passed on to Harley, he will be very pleased, all the best, Joel and The Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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NT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant lunch which we all enjoyed. Likely to return for next special occasion

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi Nicholas, Thank you for the time to write to us, we are very happy to hear you had an enjoyable ecperience with us, we look forward to your return, Joel and The Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for the £20 lobster lunch special. The food was really good with efficient service. Would return.

OT
London
148 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a group of six, some enjoyed the oyster happy hour £1 each offer. We all had 3 courses, everything was well presented and tasted good. Personally, my sardines, plaice and panna cotta were all delicious. It was our first visit to this branch of Wright Brothers but feel at home!

RD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, entertaining chefs at the bar.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 18 August 2019

Good evening R2D2, Thank you for taking the time to write to us, we are very happy you had a wonderful experience with us, we very much look forward to your return (of the Jedi), all the best, Joel and the Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and helpful waiting. Really enjoyed the evening and the buzz.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 18 August 2019

Good morning Douglas, thank you for writing to us, we are really glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forwward to your returning visit, all the best, Joel and The Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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JC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely midweek lunch with my wife. Staff were lovely, accommodating and attentive. The decor is great and the Oyster Bar is a great part of it, although we sat in the main restaurant. We had Oysters to start, which were amazing and then shared a lobster and rib-eye main course with a bottle of Rosé.
All round it was a great meal, great produce and great staff in a great location - nothing else needed :-)

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 16 August 2019

Good evening Jeremy, thank you for taking the time to write to us, it is super to hear such wonderful comments and we are glad you had a great experience with us. We look forward to your return, all the best, Joel and the Wright Brothers Spitalfields team

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BY
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for oysters happy hour and drinks - nice and quiet on weekday late afternoon. Would recommend for casual catch up

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 14 August 2019

Good evening Byby, thank you for taking the time to write to us, it is always lovely to hear you would recommend us, especially for our happy hour oysters 3-6pm everyday, we look forward to your return, Joel and the the Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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RO
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was exceptional as always. Fabulous staff who provide great recommendations on wine and food pairing.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 11 August 2019

Good afternoon Rory, it is great to hear such wonderful comments, thank you writing to us. We very much await your next visit, all the best, Joel and The Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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PJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten at Wright brothers many times and loved every meal. I really enjoy the Spitalfields branch as it is great setting and lovely staff.
This meal was brilliant and the wine list is not expensive but well chosen. Great champagne too!

Would hole heartedly recommend every time!

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 5 August 2019

Good afternoon Paul, Thank you for writing us a wonderful review, it is great to hear our staff are going above and beyond. We pride ourselves on our seafood and wine pairings, we look forward to your return, Joel and the Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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S
London
24 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were unlucky in that we had a very noisy group arrive near the end of our meal. Prior to that we had a very pleasant evening. Food and wine went down well. My husband loved his seafood platter. I had the plaice and brown shrimp, again enjoyable. The coconut panda cotta with pineapple and chilli was really good but I love a dessert!

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 9 August 2019

Good afternoon Strats, Thank you for your wonderful comments. We do pride our self on our seafood and the platter is certainaly up there with the best. And as one of our new dishes, the whole plaice was an excellent choice too. We look forward to your next visit, Joel and The Wright Brothers Team

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

The manager was very nice and attentive, very nice evening.

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

Nice ambience , very good service and tasty food. Would definitely go again. Food is a tad pricey

KP
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really like this restaurant great opportunity to eat lots of fish as my other half cannot eat fish. We will be back again soon.

Best wishes Kim

CR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I’ve eaten in a couple of other Wright Bros restaurants and have really rated them before however, the service was really poor in Spitalfields on Sunday. Had to wait a while for our table even though we booked. We had to chase down a waiter for absolutely anything we wanted or ordered the whole time we were there. Not once did anyone come proactively to us. We weren’t given the correct cutlery to hook out the oysters. It didn’t seem to matter that we started out ordering a bottle of champagne and that it was a birthday celebration? Had to get Irish coffees made 3 times before they were made properly because they forgot sugar the 1st time and the whiskey the 2nd time. 3rd time lucky! It’s wasn't even that busy either so I can’t understand why it was so poor?

JN
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome seafood platter, great wine pairing and good service. Waiters seemed busy at end of the night but it was a Friday. One of the best seafood restaurants in London

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 31 July 2019

Good afternoon Johan, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We are delighted to hear you had a great experience with us, we do certainly believe we are one of the best seafood restaurants in London too. We do get a little busy at the weekends but try our best to accommodate. We look forward to your next visit, all the best, Joel and The Wright Brothers Spitalfields Team

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Restaurant, food was a bit slow in coming out....

Great Restaurant though!

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 31 July 2019

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is wonderful to hear that we are considered a great restaurant, we do thnk so ourselves. We strive to serve the highest quality seafood and service, All the best, Joel and The Team

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K
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I made a last minute booking for a birthday meal and although the staff were a little unorganised with having to remind the wait staff of things they were very polite, friendly and helpful. We had a fab evening and added a new fan of Wright bros club

b
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff friendly and efficient!
Food and drink yummy plus really enjoyed the oyster happy hour 👍🏻
Staff made it a very relaxed atmosphere but very attentive definitely will be back

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a lovely meal. The staff were incredibly attentive and knowledgable. We sat at the counter and felt completely comfortable. The food was stunning as well.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice location in the market
Oysters lovely
However the salmon was a very small portion
Overall very expensive considering the size of the portions also the 12.5 per cent service charge is a bit over the top
Excellent food just not much of it

D
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food in very lively area. Great for a special occasion but a bit pricey otherwise.

RO
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood was amazing albeit thought a bit pricey.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wright Bros. always deliver with great quality cooking. Location is very convenient for me and the atmosphere of the place is lovely. Good place to get your fish fix.

g
London
280 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wright brothers was perfect for a Sunday Evening fish supper. Great specials and we'll you can't complain about the delicious platter, spot on

LP
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good fresh fish and seafood.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the counter tables! Just a shame there was no crème brûlée!

AC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice romantic venue, great food and nice, but not overbearing service. Good selection of non alcoholic cocktails and even non alcoholic prosecco, so good for those of us that don't drink, but want something a bit more celebratory than water.

CM
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb meal. Food very good and service (guy from Manchester) excellent. It's not the cheapest venue but v good value. Quiet for an early Friday evening but the sun was out so many distractions. Would highly recommend and go again.

s
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious seafood at this restaurant but also alternative menu choices for vegetarians/non seafood eaters. Nice cocktails as well. The staff were friendly very accommodating to my friend who had her baby with her. I didn’t realise that the outdoor seating was actually inside Spitalfields market so not actually outside but it was still a nice atmosphere.

i
London
22 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were made very welcome and service was good throughout the meal. We even had complimentary birthday desert and candle - thankfully not over the top celebration !
The fish dishes were well cooked, seasoned and freshly cooked with good vegetable accompaniments. The duck breast was not quite pink enough for my tastes -hence the 4 stars not 5.
Overall a good venue for a birthday lunchtime treat - if you book after the office lunchtime bustle subsides.

j
London
269 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The freshest fish prepared with care and served by an enthusiastic tam makes for a great evening.

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

These guys were an excellent choice for an intimate birthday celebtration. The service and food was impeccable attentive, would definitely revisit and recommend

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