Wright Brothers - Spitalfields

4.4
566 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Seafood
Right at the heart of the vibrant Old Spitalfields Market, Wright Brothers Spitalfields is smart in some ways, casual in others and lively always.

Characterised by the stunning marble oyster bar which invites counter-style dining while chefs shuck and prepare the freshest oysters in front of you. The seafood at Wright Brothers comes sourced via their own wholesale business in Billigsgate market. Feast on huge seafood platters, packed with fresh shellfish alongside a seasonal selection of delicious small plates and flavourful mains like the tempura fried soft shell crab with sriracha mayonnaise, winter slaw & fries.

The bar serves a comprehensive range of seafood friendly wines and cocktails, which can also be enjoyed outside on the 'Market Terrace’— a heated terrace which allows for year-round alfresco dining.

Oyster lovers should visit between 3-6pm daily to enjoy their 'Pound a Pop' offer: oysters for just £1 each.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm

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Phone number
020 7324 7730
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michal Heins
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spitalfields Market
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Parking details
Street parking is very limited near Spitalfields Market on evenings and weekends. However there is a large car park at the back of the Truman Brewery, in Ely's Yard off Hanbury Street, about 2-3 minutes walk away.

There are two large bike racks on Lamb Street.
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Public transit
Spitalfields Market is located a short walk from Liverpool Street Station and Shoreditch High Street Overground.

The number 67 bus serves Commercial St, or the 8, 26, 35, 42, 47, 48, 78, 135, 149, 205, 242, 344 and 388 are approx 3 min away on Bishopsgate.
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Special events & promotions
Undercover and heated, yet outdoors, our Market Terrace is an informal space within vibrant Old Spitalfields Market suitable for events all year around. Seats up to 30 people or 40 standing. For more information please email sam@thewrightbrothers.co.uk
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
What 566 People Are Saying
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SW
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a get-together with a couple of friends which last met at a different Wright Bros, so we had a benchmark.
Food was good, but we found that it was somewhat pricey - especially the oysters, which were something we really wanted to try there.
Service fine, ambience fine.

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined here before for special occasion, and always treated well and birthday noted. Staff friendly and service good. Food delicious and well presented. Always a very enjoyable evening.

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R
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Seating gives privacy and it’ss Quiet enough to talk without shouting. Service is friendly and good.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were served by a lovely chef called Imad, who made our experience fab!! Would definitely recommend and will be returning without a doubt. Thanks for a great evening!

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Been to wright brothers may times ,the food quantity and quality was not as it should be for the prices,my fish was overcooked and presentation very poor

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e
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

£1 oysters are totally worth it!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food extremely poor,cooked with out love.
Service very disappointed.
Kitchen was not even able to fry a portion of chips right,what a shame.
Price wise,to expensive,stay away.

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love their food. Always fresh and flavourful. This time. The service was not good. A waiter wanted to take our salt away during the meal because they run out of salt mill. When we ordered second bottle of wine, a waiter was chatting to other staffs while he hold our wine bottle. We were all waiting for him to pour the wine to us. Hope this gets better next time.

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M
London
39 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A real find. Great choice of drinks. Tantalizing selection of well produced small plates. And all served by attentive staff in a perfectly sized (for conversation) space.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday early evening birthday celebration. Overall we had a good time. Food was good and the service excellent. However there was a shortage of oysters which fortunately did not affect our choices.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my friend went for a girls weekend away. We don’t like to eat food that will make us feel we have put loads of wait on. Was our first time here but 100% will be going back. The staff were so upbeat and fun. Highly recommend Wright’s brothers

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, cant wait to go again and food was exceptional

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LM
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A nice looking restaurant with good ambience. There is an extensive range of fish dishes on the menu and four of us tried several different ones. They were ok but not outstanding. The prices are expensive for the standard produced.

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E
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Wright brothers was top notch. The food was absolutely amazing. The ingredients seemed super fresh and high quality, and the flavours were complex. The portions were so filling we didn't have any room for desert. Also, the service was fantastic. It was my husband's birthday and although we didn't order any desert, they brought out some delicious icecream with a birthday candle. I would definitely come again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food!

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AJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite seafood restaurant, good choice of food and wine. Service excellent, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Love the oysters.

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c
London
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service really great as usual. The only thing I can say was bad was the fact that when we arrived the lady that greeted us tried to put us on a table right next to two ladies. The whole restaurant was empty apart from them and I do not understand why they do this when the whole restaurant was not reserved.

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food mainly fish and seafood dishes. Attentive and thoughtful service. Enthusiastic staff. A good evening all round.

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s
County Durham
39 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

OK, but nothing to write home about unless you’re into oysters in a big way. Salt cod croquettes enjoyable, but uninspiring sea bass: very small and over-cooked. Hugely overpriced, especially the wine list. Far better alternatives very close by.

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BW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Didn’t get served a drink until prompting bar staff
But after that service was good

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AR
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great menu, shellfish heavy starters from raw oysters to cockles to oyster shooters, other starters fantastic as well (cod croquettes are amazing), mains fish are solid

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DJ
London
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A return visit that didn't disappoint Great oysters to start and the fish mains were excellent. Drinks are pricey but staff friendly and efficient

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o
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The food we got was good Sardines/seabass/cheeseplate
Service on the other side needs work.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Poor standard of cooking and average product.

We had fish and chips (fish was crumbly not flakey, the chips were fries that had been standing and reached the diner pliable and luke warm - the peas were under seasoned and the tartare sauce was acceptable) and the special which was the halibut (over cooked and under seasoned).

An expensive and very average meal, which unfortunately for Wright Brothers isn’t acceptable anymore in London.

I didn’t see anything that would want me to give this restaurant another chance.

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OW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food are fresh and very tasty. Services are very good and waitress are very attentive. Will come back for sure !

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r
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We had been here before and my husband loved the place , I felt it's more like a chain restaurant and I think we both felt that this time. Food was ok, not wonderful although I really liked my main course of hake and the oysters were good. Service was good though probably won't rush back as so many other restaurants to try .

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MP
London
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't fault the food or service.

However if you have a group of 10, apparently it's a real problem to allow you to have the full menu - they want to limit you to just 4 options. I had a real battle to get the full menu - despite assurances that we weren't bothered about the 'standard of service'. We wanted choice over service - try telling that to the manager.

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Sadly although highlighting on our booking form it was my birthday lunch the service was terrible. Why ask??
My starter & small plate came but nothing came for my partner. He got his cocktail but I had to ask for the wine which came after I finished my first course. We did tell the waitress to serve our order all at once.
Wine glasses were not topped up during the meal by waitress. We had to do it ourselves.
Basically we had to ask for everything twice. They were not at all busy. We were not offered outside seating which I saw during my first course.
Staff too busy talking amongst themselves most of the time.
No acknowledgement to our special occasion birthday.
Pity as we loved the food.
Will not be returning due to v poor service for a £170 lunch for 2.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff were really friendly and very accommodating.

This is our second visit travelling from the Midlands.

We changed the time of our booking which was no problem and were given a lovely table outside.

The staff were really informative about the wine and food and chatted to us for sometime.

I would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, decent service. The pros and cons of being directly in Spitafields market is the buzz of the market coupled with people ogling at your food.

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B
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Wright Bros scores on all points.
Requested via reservation the seasonal native lobster and got it.
Amazing.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday. Atmosphere was really good and service welcoming and efficient. However was not blown away by the food, have had seriously much better seafood elsewhere, calamari was a bit overdone and the bread was as hard as brick but the cauliflower had a good flavour. Decent selection of cocktails. Overall a nice experience but wouldn't feel the need to go back.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good wine champagne and cocktails menu . Fish was cooked perfectly , we had a bottle of wine 2 course and a shared dessert with dessert cocktails for £154 with service so not cheap by any means but worth every penny

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B
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, exceptional service. Super accommodating for my sisters birthday. Try the English sparkling wine - fantastic with oysters!

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FW
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab was fantastic. And reasonably priced. Menu with seafood platter options a bit confusing. But service was excellent. Attentive but relaxed. Would definitely go back. Lovely outside setting.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot fault the service we had on Tuesday, small plates were also all delicious. Thanks for a great evening.

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MP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Disappointed with food, steak and two prawns for a main dish seems rather mean steak did not have much flavour rhubarb on desert not cooked Fish ok but bland, salad not very interesting and dressing tasteless. When making the booking I was asked what the occasion was, it was for a birthday, but nothing was mentioned during our visit, why ask for this information if u were not going to recognise it at least when being greeted. Not a warm welcome we were 5 minutes early and although plenty of tables was greeted by” oh your table is not ready”. We were given a table straight away but felt like we were a bit of a nuisance. How hard would it to have been to mention we were there for an occasion and hope we enjoy the visit, it was clear that you neither read the notes attached to the booking and or it is of no interest to you. Server was not attentive when we asked for wine glasses we were told “glasses are on the table”. She did go and get steamed glasses but Is it not allowed to choose to drink your wine out of a wine glass rather than a tumbler? Starter dishes left on table after we had finished although she looked across several times. Only asked once when we paid if we were happy with meal. When we responded with a less than enthusiastic fine we just got a response of good. I did not want to pay the service charge but my friend is kinder, and it was his treat for my birthday. See no reason to return although restaurant looks very nice. We both work in hotels and know there is better food and attitude out there

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LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such amazing food, we are still taking about how delicious everything was three days later!

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DA
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, especially the shellfish, and we loved sitting on the bar watching the oyster shucking and other food prep. But drinks were only average quality, particularly the warm white wine. Nevertheless we will go again because the food is lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice location, however a bit chaotic. Food was good, all in all still an enjoyable evening.

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