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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

#420 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
+44 20 7734 4756
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Southlake, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sampled a wide variety of the menu from four different variety of oyster, which were sweet and salty. A total delight. The grilled to the prawns were spicy and surprisingly flavorful for a London prep, melt in your mouth Parma ham, and smoked scallops. I don't often repeat, but this place is worth looking up again.

Thank Traveler_REL68
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a seafood restaurant, excellent food and service. The staff makes you feel right at home despite the restaurant being very, very busy. Reservations are a must, and the food is sooo good we ate there twice during our stay. Absolutely a fabulous meal on each visit.

Thank SHERLOCKSanDiego_ca
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here a few weeks ago with a group of friends and had a lovely evening, great atmosphere and good service. Some of the food was lovely although mine was a little bland but everyone enjoyed the evening.

Thank helenth0mas2016
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have for the last few years eaten at Bentleys Oyster Bar as a treat for our wedding anniversary. It always been great food and good service.We booked to eat downstairs to listen to the piano,but when we arrived and had to eat upstairs overbooking or something. We stood in the bar and had a drink whilst looking at the... More 

Thank lordrob2015
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered many appetizers to share and then main courses. All excellent. Best fish cakes for very long time. Well mixed cocktails. Good wine. Service impeccable. Great place for business meals.

Thank Rachel K
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Charming staff made my mother and I feel very welcome and while there were some eye-wateringly expensive things on the menu, I was pleased to see that there were many wonderful things to be had in the £20-£30 range. I am not a big fish person (I have lungs), but in a place this good it frankly doesn't matter what... More 

2 Thank Nick M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was lucky enough to enjoy the tasting menu here through a work invitation. Just exceptional in every way. Superb food matched perfectly with wine for every course. Have wanted to dine here for a while, will defy return.

Thank Bridie73
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited for cocktails, best espresso martinis! Great staff and lovely sitting up at the bar. Have eaten there before and next visit will be for food and drinks.

Thank Ali W
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this restuarant while I was lost looking for somewhere else. The doorman was most kind and recommended I try here instead. He was so gracious I obliged. The food was lovely but made better by the professionalism of the staff. Loved it.

Thank Tori D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice experience, the food was great and service very good and friendly. Tho location is also very nice, in the middle of London city on a pedestrian street, so no cars😜 and the possibility to sit outside. A bit expensive, but worth it 👍

Thank Mads W

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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
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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