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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

4.3
4.3
2735 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
Now in its tenth decade, Bentley’s first opened its doors in 1916 in the same beautiful old Victorian building it occupies today and has now become an iconic London restaurant.

Offered the chance to restore Bentley’s to its former glory when it came up for sale in 2005, Chef Richard Corrigan embraced the challenge. Once again opening its doors to great critical acclaim serving oysters, fish and seafood in much the same way it has since 1916. Linen-clad tables, a wooden floor and Richard’s art collection adorn the walls creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill also has two beautiful private dining rooms. The Crustacea seats up to 14 and the Swallow Street Rooms, with it's own private bar and street entrance, seats up to 60.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, British

  • Hours of operation

    Oyster Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7734 4756

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Richard Corrigan and Michael Lynch

  • Private party facilities

    The iconic Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill has two private dining rooms. The Crustacea Room accommodates up to 14 guests on our reduced A La Carte menu, no room hire fees. The Swallow Street Room accommodates up to 60 sit-down and up to 100 standing. There are no room hire fees. Menus start from £40.

  • Private party contact

    Our Team: 020 3589 5640 x2

  • Neighborhood

    Piccadilly

  • Parking details

    NCP public parking nearby in Berwick Street.

  • Public transit

    Underground Piccadilly or Green Park stations.

  • Entertainment

    On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, our resident pianist plays in the Oyster Bar with linked speakers to the outside terrace.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,735 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Dispite the contrary on the internet and the booking app and despite being able to make a booking with no comeback, the restaurant was closed. Spent a great time and meal at Amazonico! Amazing food and great service!
  2. CP

    ChrisP

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a number of times and the food and service are always superb
  3. TR

    TimothyR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous evening, great food and attentive staff
  4. PS

    PaddyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our food and service was excellent Unfortunately a noisy group at the bar took the ambiance off a little However your staff reseated is a bit further away which helped a little with the noise level See you again
  5. FT

    FrankieT

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were welcomed on arrival and asked to sit outside. Although cold, the overhead heaters were very good at keeping us warm. The food was excellent, Jersey Rock Oysters, soup and Sea bass and fish pie. Getting a bill at the end took time and paying it entailed another wait!! It is unfortunate that smoking is allowed outside as the smoke detracts from the enjoyment of the food. We will certainly return!!
  6. L

    Lizzie

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come to London we eat at Bentleys. We would never miss it because it is the freshest seafood, the loveliest desserts, fabulous wine list, and the staff are all so friendly so knowledgeable. You cannot go wrong dining at Bentleys!
  7. T

    Tonka

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food!
  8. NC

    NickC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a characterful venue with lovely food and attentive staff. We had some issues with the location of our table which was resolved quickly and without fuss. It was our anniversary and we had a wonderful evening.
  9. P

    Paicey

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb restaurant that lived up to its name and reputation. Both the food and the service were outstanding, with memories that will last beyond our visit. I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant, the oysters are delightful.
  10. A

    Anon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good - efficient service, nice atmosphere, great food. Our only criticism would be that we were coming pre-theatre - we'd researched beforehand and knew there was a pre-theatre set price menu available, but it wasn't automatically offered (even though our reservation was 5.30pm) and seemed to be provided a little reluctantly when asked for. Perhaps catering a bit for tourists?
  11. ID

    IanD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service and the menu was perfect...... Bonus for us was meeting Richard Corrigan on the way in so as it was my wife's birthday it made the evening more memorable.
  12. T

    Terry

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic pre show dinner. Staff were attentive and friendly will definitely return
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Very disappointing experience. Chef himself was sitting with people and making a lot of noise. The food was overpriced and the quality pub standard.
  14. GS

    GemS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food & service. Barman (originally from Sardinia) was particularly charming & friendly. Despite being busy, he found time to talk to us about the chsampagne & wine. We had a great evening.
  15. JM

    JustinM

    Gloucestershire

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great staff. Just sometimes they can be a little vague. Sometimes very attentive, sometimes disappear?? But they are knowledgable and represent the restaurant very well. Bentley’s is a great everyday fine dining experience. It’s not an in/out restaurant like many others in the area. You go to enjoy and take your time about the whole experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fish pie was superb
  17. ES

    EdwardS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, with great service too. Very much enjoyed the platter.
  18. D

    Docrmb

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Fish was rubbery and awfully expensive First time we ate there It was superb shame the quality wasn’t there the second time
  19. SG

    SharazG

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite place in London to eat fish.
  20. HM

    HollyM

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was excellent. Decor is slightly tired.
  21. s

    susieq

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent, never had a bad meal and the staff are really attentive without being intrusive. Can not fault this restaurant, our go to favourite.
  22. GG

    GillianG

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a really lovely dining experience here.The pre and post theatre menu were wonderful value for food that was exceptional in quality and flavour. The service was outstanding- discreet and very pleasing. My husband also received a "HappyBirthday"plate of delicious little sweets.
  23. S

    Samson

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite restaurant in London for lunch, I can’t fault it best dover sole ever
  24. HB

    HarryB

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our first visit to Bentleys. Very good meal and lots to choose from on the menu. The staff were excellent. We would have liked more space between the tables, but would go again.
  25. LL

    LoopyLou

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it will return
  26. D

    Dink

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Unfortunately after going to Bentleys for around 15 years it was the first occasion I left disappointed! The charge of £15 for one very mediocre Luke warm prawn was shocking and the fish soup tasted nothing like it always had previously The change in menu resulting in the hike in prices left a very bitter taste The front of house and bar staff were all very professional and polite and provided a bit of craic at the bar
  27. BK

    BarryK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great fun at the counter of the oyster bar. Really looked after well by all of the staff. We've gone there before and definitely will go there again.
  28. SJ

    StuartJ

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday treat with friend. Staff were wonderful and oysters perfection. Nice Chablis too
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food and ambience was very good but the service left a lot to be desired. It appeared that the staff were very focussed on other ya les maki g it very hard to get their attention for additional drinks . E en after catching g their eye they still didn’t attend us.
  30. BR

    BRYAND

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a first class experiance at my fav restaurant!! 👍🙌
  31. LD

    LeDap

    London

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    My starter of lobster bisque was reasonably tasty but a bit watery whereas my main course of Dover sole fillets with crab butter was excellent - as was the side dish of skinny chips. Service, for a rate of 13.5%, should have been exceptional but sadly fell down on a number of fronts. Cheerful it was but efficient it was not. Especially annoying when customers are neglected as soon as the main course has been served. By no means unusual in restaurants generally but frustrating nonetheless. Very expensive.
  32. JJ

    JoJo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Tables too close together. We experienced very slow service. Ambient music barely heard. Disappointed.
  33. VW

    VivWong

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    We went for valentine’s celebration and the experience wasn’t great from the start: first, the glass and table mat at my seat was not clean from some sludge which luckily the waiter was happy to replace them with clean ones, then they broke my boyfriend’s wine glass when giving us the menus. Food was ok but wasn’t good enough to match the expensive price. We ordered oysters, crispy squid, lobster bisque, beef tartare, lobster tempura and lobster thermidor. The oysters were on point. The lobster bisque doesn’t taste much of lobster, the lobster was overcooked and chewy in both lobster dishes and the beef tartare was better than all the seafood dishes except the oysters. I had been to other seafood restaurants for oysters and seafood and this was the least satisfying experience I have had.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent flavours and attentive service in crisp decent surroundings...Richard was our waiter who an asset to the Bentleys.
  35. MP

    MattP

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  36. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have going to Bentleys for 40+ years ....not every year .....the service was very good to table and the Dover soles were excellent. Just wish for a little more' elbow room " !
  37. LS

    LewisS

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner after a matinee. Sat at the bar and served by Frederico. Bentley’s is the perfect English upscale restaurant. Food is always excellent and consistent. Every person is treated with respect and a smile. Thank you for being there all these years.
  38. KH

    KayH

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special celebration for us and Bentley's did not disappoint ! From the moment the door man opened the door I knew it was going to be a fabulous experience and it was. The piano player was superb the food delicious and the service just right and the ambiance in the downstairs restaurant was so relaxing. We were a little nervous of having our first oyster but we are now converts to the Galway ones. We shall be back !
  39. DJ

    DJO1

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect restaurant Friendly and relaxed Beautiful outside area under heaters Attentive staff
  40. SP

    SlightlyPicky

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great oysters both native and farmed, followed by nicely cooked fish and an interesting cheese plate. Excellent and reliable.

FAQs

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7734 4756.

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 2735 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Piccadilly

  • Hours of operation

    Oyster Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    NCP public parking nearby in Berwick Street.

  • Public transit

    Underground Piccadilly or Green Park stations.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Richard Corrigan and Michael Lynch

  • Entertainment

    On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, our resident pianist plays in the Oyster Bar with linked speakers to the outside terrace.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7734 4756

  • Private party facilities

    The iconic Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill has two private dining rooms. The Crustacea Room accommodates up to 14 guests on our reduced A La Carte menu, no room hire fees. The Swallow Street Room accommodates up to 60 sit-down and up to 100 standing. There are no room hire fees. Menus start from £40.

  • Private party contact

    Our Team: 020 3589 5640 x2

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