Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill
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.
New Year’s Eve Menu 5 courses £108pp
For bookings of 6 and above credit card details required. For all parties, you will be contacted by the restaurant to secure a deposit. This will be taken prior to the evening, which will be fully refundable up until Friday 20th December 2019. For reservations before 20:00 please note that Bentleys will require the use of your table again after 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 15 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill with our mouth-watering 5 course dinner menu at £108 per person and enjoy a live band and the fireworks at midnight in the screening room with late night bar.
Valid For: 2 - 15 people
Starts: 31 December 2019
Ends: 31 December 2019
Availability: Tue 17:30-22:45
Pre & post theatre menu: £23.50/£28.50
From a set menu.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 8 people
Starts: 11 September 2019
Ends: 11 March 2020
Availability: Mon-Sat 17:30-18:45 21:30-22:30
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM
First time here, food was amazing. Service was excellent. Overall a cute date / special occasion vibe.
The Lobster Spaghetti was AMAZING (this is coming from an Italian girl from NYC). However, I would pass on the lobster bisque, as it was more of a lobster broth than bisque. The flavor was perfect though, so if you wanted a very light starter on a cold day, it would be perfect!
My favourite restaurant in London. Wonderful feel to the area around he bars. Cloud like batter on the fish and chips. Oysters like just from the sea. On and on....and a piano playing just through the front door. Until next time.
Lovely place, very romantic but pricey even with the theatre offer!
Excellent all round meal. Been many times and it's consistently good.
Great, nice mea
One of the most amazing seafood dinners we’ve had!
Excellent lobster linguine. Good wine list. Service a bit slow but fine.
We ate at Bentley’s for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a delicious pre- or post theater menu for £23.50 for 2 courses and £28.50 for 3 courses. The pre-theater menu is available 17:30-18:45 and post-theater after 21:30.
We had the mackerel starter and burrata starter, then both had the lamb (with one chop and also a small serving of braised lamb shoulder), and the spice cake with citrus, lemon curd and dates. All were delicious. Dinner with one glass of wine each was approximately £45 a person.
The restaurant is conveniently located a few blocks from Piccadilly Circus, and has a heated outdoor seating area. The restaurant itself is nicely appointed and quiet in the upstairs area. Service was friendly and efficient.
Can’t believe I haven’t been here before. The best fish, chips and oysters ever. Staff, chef brilliant. Well done.
I’ve been going to Bentleys for years and it is one of my favourite restaurants; for its ambience, it’s simplicity and of course it’s oysters. The only reason I don’t give it absolutely top marks is the turnover of staff means they don’t know how familiar I am with their restaurant and treat me as if it’s my first time, which is mildly annoying but they are always sweet and the place remains one of my favourites.
The food was outstanding, preparation was perfect. The service was a bit slow and inattentive at times. All in all, a very positive experience.
Very pleasant place and enjoyable. Staff were well mannered and patient with us.
Lovely lunch. One of my favorite places in London. The bread and butter pudding is just the best - salivating at the thought of it. Thanks Bentley’s for making a special day even better
It was very good- but pricey.
Tables are quite close together and the noise level is high.
Simply delicious food and friendly, attentive staff
Absolutely loved Bentley's! Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend it!!
Came here for a pre theatre meal. Overall the food was ok, but when the bill exceeds £290 for the two of us ok isn’t quite enough. I had the dover sole which was very nice but at £67 I was expecting something slightly larger. We were squeezed onto a tiny table in the bar area. I didn’t realise until I visited the rest rooms that the restaurant is vast and there are far nicer tables that were available. A bit of a disappointment.
The best seafood restaurant in london.oysters to die for.
Nice atmosphere and good service , plus a nice plate of dessert for the Birthday girl.
Molto positiva. Cibo di ottima qualità e personale gentilissimo
The oysters were great! Tasty, fresh, and from diverse local areas. The fish & chips were a very solid execution of a traditional London meal, but done very well! The location is in a touristy part of London, but locals were dining there which I find comforting. The space is also great - some indoor as well as some outdoor. Very fun place, too. Enjoy.
A real treat, in wonderful surroundings. This was a retirement celebration - it’s almost worth going back to work again!
Absolutely beautiful food, decor, ambience and staff. We all agreed that the Menai oysters were the best we had ever eaten.
Old fashioned feel, elegance and service, but very limited table space. Food is very good but some items are exceptionally pricey.
Don't sit near the bar after 9.30 pm as there are no one to serve you. Apart from that the good was amazing.
We had a very nice lunch at Bentleys although my wife had to send back her fish pie as it wasn’t warm all the way through. This was rectified but took about 20 minutes meaning I had finished my meal before my wife was served. I am disappointed that this wasn’t acknowledged by the staff however the quality of seafood here is outstanding and I still recommend it.
As usual very good food , had a problem with first wait staff understanding my order but was taken care of with 2nd female wait staff very well.
Lovely ambience, very friendly and professional service, wonderful food. The variety of seafood platters was, however, lacking, and upon ordering our own selection of seafood, it was served to us on separate plates. Not a problem per se but it could’ve have been arranged more nicely. Welks were far too big, but the rest of the food was fantastic, both in terms of quality and preparation.
It was a disappointing end to what started as a very good birthday celebration with friends.
My first contact with the barman was great - Thanks Irish! ;-)
The food was good although the afternoon ended with an unnecessary and embarrassing exchange at the end.
I had paid a sum up front which on reflection, the restaurant should have taken off the final bill. This would have prevented any confusion.
When the final bill came, I explained that I had paid £100 up front and presented the receipt to the waitress.
less than 5 minutes later, the restaurant manager appeared at our table and politely enough asked me to explain myself again (re the up front payment).
He lingered at our table behind one of my guests until I produced the receipt.
I was totally embarrassed by the situation and the our of our lunch was spoiled.
I spoke to the manager again at the end to tell him how I felt and to better understand what had happened.
The question need not have come to my table at all. The manger should have checked with his team to see who had taken payment, what was logged against my booking etc.
This incident on top of an earlier incident where the same waitress emptied an already empty bottle of water into the glass of one of my guests. The bottle should have been removed and another bottle offered.
This was a really disappointing experience and apart from the apology and excuses, the manager could have done more to rescue the situation.
If the 'error' was down to language or process or both in my opinion, the issue with the bill was totally unnecessary and clearly staff need to be retrained. For the calibre of restaurant and the price tag, this was a disappointing and offensive first visit.
Dear DeAnn D, I would very much like to thank you for taking the time to leave a review. However it does sadden me to hear of your experiences post meal. It seems on this occasion we did not meet the standards that Bentley's always strive to achieve. I would like to rectify this situation. Please, if you would like to discuss further, email email@example.com Kind regards, Ionut Blaga Assistant General Manager
Old school place for wonderful oysters and excellent seafood. Downstairs oyster bar is the more fun environment. Upstairs dining room looked a bit stuffy. I had a magnificent selection of oysters, great Lobster Bisque and perfect grilled Dover Sole. My wife had a nice Haddock dish. Our server was helpful and friendly. She helped my wife with an off the menu option with her main. Pricey but worth it.
Fresh seafood. Yummy
We both ordered sirloin steaks one medium rare one medium. They were both totally over cooked. The peppercorn sauce was a disgrace- it was so watery and had no flavour. The head waiter agreed and offered us complimentary deserts. The sommelier failed to top up our wine glasses.
We have been to Bentleys several times over the years and it has always been great, but this time it was very poor.
The pre theatre menu was good value for money, however we weren’t as wowed by the quality of the food as at Corrigans. Toilets need to be improved also.
I like the wine menu. A full lost of a variety of choices.
Everything was really rather fine but a little overpriced for what it was . Luckily it was a business lunch with an excellent outcome so all was good in the end .
Excellent food, fresh and original.
A little over priced