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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

#391 of 17,835 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Mayfair
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11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
+44 20 7734 4756
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07:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Received the oyster masterclass as a present and what a fantastic gift. Really informative, informal session. Learnt all about different types, how to open, how to tell a bad one etc. Really generous measures. Could've had 20+ oysters. Lots of complimentary wine and champagne. Service was exemplary. Really friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommend.

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Thank Colin G
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there with family friends and it has a nice atmosphere. Very romantic so good for couples especially! For drinks we ordered a bottle of rosé champagne which is quite nice. For starters, we ordered two shellfish platter (each platter is ideal for 2-3 people) and then two dozen of oysters. The shellfish platter isn't really worth the price... More 

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ALPHARETTA
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135 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a private room for a small group. The service is brilliant and the privacy absolute (both good things in typically crowded London establishments). We had a Set menu with a ton of choices - I went with the stuffed lemon sole (stuffed with crab and butter, every mouthful an orgasmic delight!) but others (horrors!) ordered steak which was... More 

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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for our anniversary dinner.The food was to die for.We started of with oysters and champagne before swiftly moving onto lobster(My first time) and a bottle of wine which kept being topped up throughout the evening.It has a beautiful, warm atmosphere and I felt like I was engulfed in a whirlwind of luxury and class.It is not cheap but... More 

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Thank Ashanthy
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cosy place, good seafood, impressive wine list and great service. Of note are the oysters and the seafood appetizers. It is pricey though and they really push it in terms of pricing. The two of us ended up having a 300£ bill on which, outrageously, they tack on a 2 pounds per person cover charge! Much as we enjoyed... More 

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Grezels, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous quality of seafood, impeccably and innovatively presented with ideal balance between formality and sense of special occasion balanced with relaxed atmosphere.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A late birthday treat for our daughter proved to be absolutely fantastic! We eat out a lot in London but on this occasion we just wanted a quiet place that served good food and no pretentiousness. Had some fabulous crab cakes, soup and some crispDover sole goujons. Mains consisted of a lovely piece of fish, cooked to perfection served with... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Valentines special with excellent Jersey oysters, delicious scallops, duck and beef. Very courteous and friendly service.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

En-route to the theatre we happened upon Bentley's after my husband had a hankering for fish. No booking, no problem. We were seated and given an hour or so to vacate the table. Lovely ambiance - you can tell there is history and stories in this place and the clientele, particularly those seated at the bar only add to it.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away just off Piccadilly, Bentley's is bursting with character, great service and quality food. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$65
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:00
Thursday
07:30 - 00:00
Friday
07:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground Piccadilly or Green Park stations.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 4756
Description
The sensitive restoration of this famous restaurant has retained many original features of the building and the spirit of Bentley's original arts and crafts heritage has been preserved in the carefully thought-out choice of furnishings, fabrics and wallpapers. American oak flooring, light wooden panelling and the reframed old Bentley's fish paintings all add to the relaxed air of calm, understated luxury. Bentley's has its own bakery and patisserie and sources all ingredients, such as smoked salmon from Frank Hedderman in Ireland and finest West Cork beef, from some of the best producers in the business. Deliveries arrive fresh in the kitchen every day.

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