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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

#391 of 17,868 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
+44 20 7734 4756
07:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have previously eaten in another restaurant on this tucked away street, so we thought we'd try another one for our engagement place was great. We sat at the counter, which we were initially nervous about but we had the best time . When we go back we will ask to sit at the counter. The fish cake starters melted... More 

Thank Martina W
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here 23rd for dinner.Had an amazing meal of Galway oysters,shellfish cocktail,dressed crab,lemon sole meunière,spaghetti with lobster,apple pie and ice-cream,all the dishes were perfect. The service was friendly and not too over the top,on the expensive side but well worth it. If you like fish/seafood give Bentley's a try it's not too be missed whilst in London.

Thank citiguyparis
Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice people, a fantastic lobster bisque, great oysters and classic wines for a place like this! We didn' have any kind of fish on the grill, but my instinct on the rest of the experience is good! Go for it!

Thank Florin M
Langley, Washington
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had linguine with shell fish. As a solo, ate ta the bar. Service was uber friendly with the bar person as the primary server. Atmosphere was subdued and rather clubby (downstairs)

Thank Navarro2014
Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant gives you everything you want of a seafood/oyster bar. Prices really are very reasonable for the standard of food. Book or you will struggle to get in.

Thank pso56
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 1 week ago 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.

Thank Colin G
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Ashanthy
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$65
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
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
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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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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