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The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
+44 20 7240 4417
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“plaice” (56 reviews)
“oysters” (213 reviews)
“crab” (106 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
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32 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food, great wine and great service. Well done guys - you have achieved the impossible in London!

1  Thank Elena A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a small, unpretentious restaurant which may not look like much from the outside but serves probably the best fish I have ever eaten. The staff are very helpful and friendly and all the dishes looked delicious.

2  Thank Nicky A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a late dinner here on a Saturday night after booking a few weeks before. When we arrived our table wasn't quite ready yet so we were given a free glass of lovely fizz while we waited 5m. We chose some oysters to share for...More

2  Thank Boosworth
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on Saturday for the first time and will definitely be back. Great food and service and we both had the Sea Bream which was superb. Can't wait to return

3  Thank Beachbumsalso
Reviewed 4 days ago

I admit I am a crab fan. But when you see two eight year olds next to you downing a large brown Dorset crab with astonishing relish, you know this place is special. My wife and I loved the crab, the oysters, and the white...More

Thank john P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me by my sister and her boyfriend and I was not dissapointed......the food was delicious (we had oysters and a crab) and the staff were extremely accommodating, knowledgable and made the experience special. The oysters were deliciously fresh and I...More

1  Thank Jenna B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievably good. At the moment the restaurant only has 26 covers, though planning to extend to next door, so booking advisable. From start to finish the dining experience was superb. Let's start with the staff, Begonia, well she just rocks! Lovely smile and look out...More

Thank Rosie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat seafood , oysters were really fresh and the fish courses prepared to perfection . We all tried each other’s dishes as we all found our choices excellent . The staff were really attentive to our needs but in a very relaxed...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny restaurant just off Covent Garden and you need to book a table. It is full of charm and very professional. The fish off the small menu is perfectly presented and very cleverly done, showing that there is a very creative cook...More

Thank Snoot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try The Oystermen based on the reviews and can confirm it lives up to its hype, and more. The quality of the cooking is added to by the wonderful service by smiling, super friendly staff who remained extremely lovely and professional throughout...More

Thank MrandMrsLawes
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Patrick H
24 June 2018|
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Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the restaurant, a small place with great food but all you can do is ask
Jahanara U
20 May 2018|
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Response from Hamaidia | Reviewed this property |
You could try street parking but remember this restaurant is in Covent Garden.
13 May 2018|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
We think it’s 6-7 but we went 10pm ! Tbh its fantastic happy hour or not!! Have a lovely time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 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
  • E-mail
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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