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The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
+44 20 7240 4417
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“plaice” (39 reviews)
“oysters” (91 reviews)
“crab” (43 reviews)
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32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The husband took me here for my birthday, and it was a good choice. The restaurant is cosy and seems to be constantly having to turn people away, because they are that busy. We started with a couple of fresh oysters (small, but delicious), followed...More

Thank NettyChetty
Reviewed 2 days ago

Oystermen is a very small restaurant in Covent Garden. Despite its small size, the restaurant does not seem crowded, perhaps because the friendliness, energy and enthusiasm of its staff would expand any space! Truly, these are terrific, terrific people. Also, beyond terrific are the oysters...More

Thank corgi1234
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little fish restaurant in Covent Garden. Superb fresh fish - whole crabs from the South coast, outstanding oysters (rock and native) lovely fresh plaice, skate wing, Coley etc. All the accompaniments with the main courses worked very well. Small place but great atmosphere! Service...More

3  Thank Nick W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Did not expect to get a table for Friday evening With only 24 hours notice. They were helpful, friendly, brilliant cooks and great service. Meal was a delight, though cheese board was slightly sparse, could benefit from a third cheese or a fraction more of...More

1  Thank adamshc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely little restaurant right in the centre of Covent Garden. One of the best meals I have ever had! The smell of the place is amazing! Lovely atmosphere. Great drink selection, staff are brilliant. Definitely reserve a table before visiting as its a small...More

1  Thank chloe H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a real good moment from the first contact by email until we left. Very nice service, Excellent Crab, very good Oysters and nice fish. They should have had highest score if the seatingarea were larger and the tables were not so close. However...More

2  Thank Pälle E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived here for the first time for lunch with two others on a friday. My first thoughts were that I was quite surprised at how small the place is. It was full but we had booked so were taken straight to our table. Attentive and...More

2  Thank Yompy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place - innovative recipes - fresh and a good variety of oysters. Service can be slow as the kitchen is small

2  Thank HonestMcHonest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited after reading the many good TripAdvisor reviews and can thoroughly recommend The Oystermen. It is a lively, bustling, restaurant with great seafood and staff. We had beautiful Whitstable Oysters for starters following by the whole plaice, both were superb. Prices are reasonable for...More

3  Thank muletrains
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really special place that comes highly recommended. The atmosphere was brilliant, the service was great and you can tell how much passion goes into the creation of the dishes. The owners are down so down to earth and full of information. The...More

1  Thank Cath R
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Questions & Answers
16 November 2017|
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Response from SVA-JMB | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine. This is not a fancy place. Excellent but not fancy.
11 July 2017|
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Response from OystermenRob | Property representative |
Hello! We do a full range of fish and seafood. Our menu changes regularly so give us a call to see what's on when you are in town. Thanks, Rob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 4417
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The Oystermen concept was born in 2014, when seasoned hospitality professionals and great friends Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton shucked oysters together for guests at Matt’s wedding. Since then the duo have earned a reputation for providing a relaxed, affordable and fun dining experience like no other; celebrating Britain’s finest and freshest oysters and seafood at events around London with their p
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