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The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
+44 20 7240 4417
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (221 reviews)
“crab” (111 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Freshest oysters, stunning presentation of our mackerel and other dishes. A real find in a somewhat basic surrounding but it works. Soon to expand into the neighbouring property which will give more room. Service was great and this is a place locked into my memory...More

1  Thank Alan J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely phenomenal spot in Covent Garden. Fresh oysters were amazing. Tempura oysters with caviar and champagne aioli were incredible! Get there early enough to get the sea bream. Top 10 meals of my life. You will be delighted.

3  Thank Katie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved, loved, loved the Oystermen. This tiny little spot puts out fresh inventive fish and seafood dishes. Limited menu, but everything we had was great. Shared an plate of assorted oysters, and a little salad, sea bream and crab. Service was friendly, helpful and attentive....More

2  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can’t say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. I am not a fan of seafood but made this reservation for my husband (since he loves oysters) and he said they were the best oysters he’s had in ages! I was a little nervous about...More

1  Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went back to The Oystermen after a year and found it still hitting the spot. The food is still of a very high standard with interesting combinations of flavours. Sardines and nduja anyone? The fish itself is great quality and accurately cooked. The service is...More

1  Thank Procrustes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cute little restaurant performed the best restaurant-experience during our four-day-trip to London. The three of us enjoyed the food, the wine, and the friendlyness of the staff. I reckon the seafood was caught just before our arrival. Close to covent garden, and close to...More

1  Thank Mars V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a two hour booking at this tiny but great restaurant. Initial ‘welcome’ from the waitress was not impressive and had we not booked we would have walked away. However it was all uphill from there. Some Maldon oysters were wonderful: sea bass and...More

Thank marigoldKent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited today with my partner, we bought a 2.4kg crab with chips. The crab was massive and fresh, the garlic mayonnaise for the fries was lovely. I was impressed with the friendly staff and quick service. Would love to visit again!

1  Thank G2456
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is difficult to better for anyone who enjoys seafood! On our latest visit not only was the food and service up to the usual high standard but the music was the crowning glory making for the ideal atmosphere in which to enjoy this...More

1  Thank CarpeD65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch today at Oystermen after heavy meeting in the City First class champagne by the glass , followed by six oysters , grilled mackerel with spring onions & oyster sauce All 100% Finished off with white chocolate ganache to share which was divine. Never...More

1  Thank David H
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Patrick H
24 June 2018|
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Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the restaurant, a small place with great food but all you can do is ask
Jahanara U
20 May 2018|
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Response from Ahmed H | Reviewed this property |
You could try street parking but remember this restaurant is in Covent Garden.
13 May 2018|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
We think it’s 6-7 but we went 10pm ! Tbh its fantastic happy hour or not!! Have a lovely time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 4417
  • E-mail
The Oystermen concept was born in 2014, when seasoned hospitality professionals and great friends Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton shucked oysters together for guests at Matt’s wedding. Since then the duo have earned a reputation for providing a relaxed, affordable and fun dining experience like no other; celebrating Britain’s finest and freshest oysters and seafood at events around London with their p
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