Raw - Fish & Cocktails

4.3
20 reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
A chic and stylish interior, evocative of the ocean. A fish & cocktail menu that fills you with anticipation.
Chef Ivan Simeoli is bringing a second branch of RAW to the hustle and bustle of Great Portland Street.

When you dine at RAW you will be treated to an evening of small plates of beautifully prepared fish, that go hand in hand with thirst quenching and unusual sea-themed cocktails.
Silky oysters, grilled octopus with borlotti beans, chorizo and ink crumble, light and crispy tempura tiger prawns and ultra fresh red prawns carpaccio are just some of the dishes coming from Ivan’s creative mind.

The atmosphere is a bubble of conviviality making every visit something to look forward to.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 2:00PM 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 9:00PM

What 20 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant is permanently closed, why would you allow people to book a table only to come to the place and discover it is closed???

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AndrewM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It's hard to rate a restaurant whose website - in cahoots with OpenTable - allows you to book a table when it's closed. In fact, judging by the state of Raw on arrival last night, "long-term derelict" is probably a more accurate description than simply "closed".
It may be that a terrible tragedy lies behind this situation in which case I might be slightly embarrassed, but really, OpenTable, the embarrassment should be fairly and squarely with you.
PS. I would have been happy to point out your error less publicly, but there does not appear to be any way giving you direct feedback.

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vipLondonfun
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived with our friends who were visiting from abroad and it was their last night in london to find that the restaurant was boarded up and shut. There were other groups of diners as well, all trying frantically on a Saturday night to find alternative booking. Thai is terrible customer service. I see that your site say booking is still available but make no mistake, this restaurant is closed.

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vipcarmina25
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant was closed , the windows were covered with newspaper s and yet still showed as bookable. We weren’t the only people who booked

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arid
London
18 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Battled to get service, and fair value for money only because of the half price aspect.

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DarrenS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food. Great service. We are very happy we stumbled upon it. I would highly recommend it to others.

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InaraK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Highlights include the monkfish, oysters and cuttlefish tagliatelle and the crushed potatoes. The bun was a bit underwhelming but everything else was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our dinner party of three received a very warm welcome on arrival and we were quickly shown to our table where, after perusing the very innovative-sounding dishes, it was difficult to choose from, but after ordering a bottle of organic and biodynamically-produced Picpoul, we decided to order half a dozen of the seasonal Jersey oysters, which were perfectly shucked and served with a miso vinaigrette and hot sauce, followed by cod croquettes, which were perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy and generously cod-filled on the inside.

We then moved on to a tuna tartare bun and a cured salmon bun, both of which were very generously filled with melt-in-the-mouth slivers of excellent quality tuna and salmon.

Although not to everyone’s taste, whenever I see sea urchin on a menu I am eager to order it, so couldn’t resist the Sardinian sea urchin & burrata that was drizzled with Capezzana olive oil, and set on sour dough bread.

For the warm/hot dish options we opted for the recommended red prawns carpaccio which was advertised as being served with a ponzu dressing and truffle oil, but this dish more than excelled the description when it arrived, being served with very generous shavings of fresh truffle and a harmonious accompaniment of samphire; this mouthwatering dish was a firm favourite from the menu!

We then concluded with the flamed miso Cornish Monkfish, served with a spicy miso dressing and garden peas, which was equally mouthwatering.

If you’re a lover of seafood and Asian fusion cuisine, then look no further than RAW; it won’t disappoint and neither will the friendly staff!

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wand1985
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

- Oysters hadn’t been opened properly and were full of grit/shell
- They didn’t have the wine as advertised on the wine list but rather than tell us just gave us a different vintage at the same price
- Plates we’re quite spicy for what they were. I’d expect a small plate to be £7-8 not £13-14
- Toilets were pretty dirty

Raw - Fish & Cocktails
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear diner,we are sorry to hear there were some hiccups during your visit. Feedback on the food had been positive throughout the service, however, upon checking with the management they apologies for any inconvenience regarding any problems with you may have had with the oysters. A wine alternative was discussed at the table and the option suggested was accepted and served, but again we do apologise for any misunderstanding. We will pass on your comments to the chef on the portion sizes. Thanks

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Carlo
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was sure I was going to have a nice lunch, but it went beyond my expectations. Everything was really good, from cocktails to the food to service. We’ll be back soon.

Raw - Fish & Cocktails
Responded on 23 August 2021

Hi Carlo, thank you for sharing your experience at RAW's and we are glad to hear it all went well.

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EricP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolutely lovely, wonderful service, wonderful food, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and didn’t want to leave!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal. Each dish was delicious and really inventive. Same goes for the cocktails. Our waitress was really knowledgable about the menu and helped us make some great choices. Can’t recommend this place enough. Looking forward to coming back again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sooooooo gooooood. The staff were amazing. The food was sensational. I cannot believe how delicious and well priced it was. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous! Can not wait to go back !

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vipHevL
London
175 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice food, 50% off made it good value for money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and food. The owner seemed like a very genuine guy

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely waitress who was really helpful and honestly pivotal to us enjoying ourselves as much as we did. She knew what was great to recommend as some of the choices seemed quite abstract to us. We went a little early in the evening and it seemed to be picking up more when we were leaving. The cocktails were also lovely and refreshing.

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vipDavid
London
116 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The portions are small as most diners have said. Considering the price it is acceptable, where can you get a main for £13. Having said that the food is really tasty and good. The only downside is the wine list, only 3 choices of red wine.

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FerruccioT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place and food is delicious.
Good service.
Such a great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was really fantastic. Portions are small to medium. However, the food is really, really good. Enjoyed the place.

Raw - Fish & Cocktails
Responded on 17 June 2021

Thank you very much for your review and we hot to see you soon!

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FAQs

Raw - Fish & Cocktails is rated 4.3 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.