Wright Brothers Soho

Address: 13 Kingly Street, G7-G8 Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London, W1B 5PW, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7434 3611

- Mid-range

3.6

An unpretentious spot serving oysters from Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall oyster farm.

Wright Brothers produce some of Britain’s best oysters: they run Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm, situated on the Helford River in South West Cornwall, and sell to many of London’s most revered seafood restaurants, but this is their own, more down-to-earth setup.

Food and drink
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Service
3.8
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Food and drink
3.7
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Value for money
3.6
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Ambience
3.5
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Location
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Food and drink

Check the specials board – we were lucky enough to score hot deep-fried oysters with a lush tarragon mayo – but the knockout dish is a menu staple: ox cheek and ale pie comes with two fresh oysters on the side to pop into the pie before eating. For such a rich-tasting dish you want something equally beefy alongside and the Kernel beers (IPA and porter) brewed in Bermondsey are really worth trying in preference to the wines. The beers go well with simple oysters too. Desserts are bijou but very delicious.

Ambience

Slighty corporate and faux-rustic but not without charm. Despite the location, it tends to attract Londoners more than tourists.

Service

Knowledgeable, certainly. I’ve not been when it’s busy.

Location

Between Carnaby and Regent Streets, great for shopping or as a central meeting point after work.

Price advice

Seafood always tends to be more than you want to pay, but compared to other shellfish specialists prices are reasonable. A plate of three oysters starts at £6.50, mains are £10-£17 and desserts £4-£5.50.

Branches

The original in Borough Market is something of a City gent bolthole – see website below for details.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Stag / hen parties
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • No fuss

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