Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

4.5
2974 reviews
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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.

Specials

Mother's day: Complimentary glass of champagne

Lunch only, all mother’s dining on the day will receive a complimentary glass of champagne.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: March 31, 2019

Ends: March 31, 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-2:30PM

A glass of champagne with fish and chips: £22.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: March 12, 2019

Ends: July 31, 2019

Availability: Mon 12:00PM-2:30PM

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What 2974 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

our family gathering tradition in london

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AF
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening back at bentleys brought our friends... great food , good ambience and amazing service ...
Looking forward to our next visit!

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YN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place as usual. Oysters were outstanding

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S
London
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can say no more than to advise that our lunch was enjoyed in the presence of a celebrity food critic, so the food was indeed excellent, waiter Alex was helpful and enthusiastic, enjoyed a seat outside after lunch for a brandy or two, a memorable lunch indeed.

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BB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

High quality food in a great central London location.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The lack of peas on the menu was a grave error of misjudgement.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!

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d
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice food and staff but loo was dirty

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place to catch up with a good friend. Relaxed, knowledgeable staff, great bar and overall experience. Not cheap.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Poor service

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CB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Sat for over an hour and still didn’t get food. For a place that charges those prices service does not match. So disappointed.

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JB
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bentley's has become my default central London venue for reunion lunches with old school friends. We are all of a similar age and still appreciate a proper traditional restaurant with good straightforward food and a great atmosphere. We were not disappointed on this latest visit.

I will be there again next week to catch up with my wayward brother for our annual chat!

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love taking family members visiting from the states.
It's also a brilliant place to meet friends for cocktails.

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AL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had Dover Soles for mains which were not very good. We had come specially for the Dover Sole and is a dish which we know well. Perhaps Monday is not the best day for fish.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic it’s a bit pricey but worth every penny Our Waitress was fantastic very knowledgable about the food and her service was first class Would recommend highly

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ZC
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Very high quality of food and service.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We have visited before and we’re looking forward to return . Table was very noisy - beside where all wine bottles for tables kept and felt food very mediocre . I had half lobster - very small and over cooked . Altogether a disappointing experience and unlikely to return

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RT
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and superb service. Couldn’t fault them at all. Looking forward to going back

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food not good as be4,scallops completely changed.do not like !

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, really enjoyed the experience, staff excellent, couldn’t have been more helpful. Food excellent and beautifully presented. Bit on the pricy side but it’s a special place so I can live with it, I will be back..

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Slightly disappointing - very old school interior, ordered steak and spinach and they were 'over' seasoned so I couldn't actually taste the meat and spinach itself. one of the oysters were off and wine wasn't good value for money. service was lovely and pretty straight forward to book but considering how much we paid, it wasn't good value for money.

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JA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

We got a very poor table by a window. The passing of customers and staff was not an enjoyable experience. The cold breeze coming in at my back and for my wife was not good. Food was lovely and staff were good. Hopefully we will get a better table next time.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fabulous food and I could've eaten many more things off the menu than what I actually had. The only downside was the speed of service, I would've liked to have more time between courses. We were in and out in about 90 minutes.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about this meal was excellent. We are already planning our next visit

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c
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Booked here after discovering the Seafood bar in Harrods was being refurbished, a friend recommended Bentley's, we were not dissapointed and will certainly return.

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s
London
56 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place. Feels like it’s got more expensive though....cover charge, service and 2 x black coffee added up to almost half the bill....that said, it’s a really good option.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was amazing. I asked for them to impress me as I had eaten at another amazing fish restaurant earlier in the day. The meal did not disappoint and the wine was even better. I had a delicious fish curry. We sat outside for a business dinner, and the whole experience was wonderful.

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AH
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have attended Bentley's many times before and the reason we keep going back is the quality of the food and the general experience. We live in Reading so it is not exactly convenient to travel all the way up to London but if the standard remains the same we will be back.

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TM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there and had a wonderful experience the food choices brought the see to my tongue and the ingredients tasted fresh and well cooked.

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DJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The evening was spoilt by the speed at which the food was brought to the table. The starter arrived within minutes of being ordered whilst the waitress hovered close to the table to remove plates as soon as we were finished. The main course a similar pattern. It appeared to be all about getting us in and out quickly to maximise revenues. A real shame as it was birthday and a lovely venue.

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KE
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday 22nd Feb was my 4th visit. I had Jersey oysters to start then lobster 3 glasses of mucadet. It was delicious, service exceptional and we were able to sit on the terrace. It was a wonderful, wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone...

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HK
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic oysters!

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Posh dinner out when you are celebrating or wish to impress without being OTT; excellent oysters and helpful efficient service. Slightly feel as if you step back in time with the decor = which is why you go there!

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C
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in an enjoyable ambiance.
Food was exquisitely cooked and presented.

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DP
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great venue and although they got my order wrong I stuck with it because it looked and smelt amazing and it didn’t disappoint

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening, couldn't be better. We will be back!

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DP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been several times and thus knew what to expect. They did not disappoint, wine, food and services were all first class. We will continue to go there.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time this place is awesome, what an institution, what a London gem

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LW
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I love Bentley’s but the service to begin with on Saturday was a bit off. We sat for 20 mins without being offered a drink. We were sat opposite the staff toilet. A member of staff got the vacuum cleaner out behind us.
So not a good start but our waiter who eventually served us was lovely and turned it around for us.
The food was lovely as always.

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DN
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Attentive and food was great!

A good night out!

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