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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C3PO
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended venue to dine. Exceptional service from attentive knowledgeable staff who accommodated dietary requirements (coeliac disease) without any unnecessary fussing. Fresh delicious seafood cooked to order with accompanying drinks to match. Enjoy!

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MillieC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have been here a few times and the food is always delicious. The menu often changes so that you can try loads of different dishes each time. The staff are polite and attentive. Will continue to go back.

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RachaelF
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault it. Stunning fresh fish, lovely ambience; even on a CV-19 quiet Thursday

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Davidc
Edinburgh
18 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice restaurant good food and we enjoyed our night at Spittlefields Wright brothers would come back again

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LiljaH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oysters! Oysters! Oysters! Oysters! Oysters! Yum!

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Anna
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Super friendly staff too. Amazing oysters!

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vipLucy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You can’t really go wrong with this place. When we went they had Carlingford Oysters for £1. What more could you want....other than a friendly, knowledgeable team and some Albariño. Heaven

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SuzanneH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not sure ifI would recommend. It was quiet- a Friday afternoon5:15 ish we asked to sit somewhere side by side but they wouldn’t let us. Tables all empty till we left.Could just have said yes but if it gets busy then you will have to go opposite to each other. Sat in corner round table- table just a little too low. Window drafty. Slow to ask for drinks. Fish of the day - good but small and expensive- 3 small monk fish fillets and some cauliflower purée- £24 - needed some other veg and ? Potatoes or the roasted Jerusalem artichokes ( cheapest veg out) they do. Very salty. Oysters for £1 each before 6pm was great.

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vipKandA
London
87 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous seafood, great staff, super location - always a pleasure! We’ve been many times, love sitting up at the wonderful marble bar. We’ll be back without a doubt!

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DBMaki
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service great but a bit pricey even for London. £5 for a portion of chips is a rip off!

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DmitryG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

All the food came out at the same time, which means half of it we ate when it was barely warm. We asked for a desert menu and then were offered to pay before we had a chance to say either we wanted to have a desert or not. The check was again brought to us immediately after we put down the fork. There were still two active parties at the restaurant and it was almost an hour to their scheduled closing.

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Responded on 6 March 2020

Good afternoon Dmitry, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that your evening with us was not up to expectations, please be assuered that I will do every I can to prevent this happening again. If you would like to discuss this further, please do get in touch gm.spits@thewrightbrothers.co.uk. Kind regards Matt

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CiaraC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful family lunch. Delicious and varied seafood menu!

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KatC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sitting at the counter at Wright Brothers — thoughtful and attentive service! Great drinks and snacks as always.

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LesleyP
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

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IanT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
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.

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Responded on 6 March 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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karleb
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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Responded on 6 March 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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Elena
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
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.

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Responded on 6 March 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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Nicola
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.

Wright Brothers - Spitalfields
Responded on 6 March 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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RobD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HMM06
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.

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Lucy
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.

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gladys
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

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JonathanS
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

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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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great

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AnnaR
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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vipsaucierturneddistiller
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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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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Williams1234
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.

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HisashiT
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。

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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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seanh
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.

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AlexandraH
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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OpenTable Diner
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.

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FrequentDiner
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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JungwonN
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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Anton
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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Judybaby
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!

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Violetpiano
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Maisu
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood snd wonderful staff. Very recommendable.

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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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