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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

#369 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
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11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
+44 20 7734 4756
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07:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Bury, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a warm and charming welcome in this consistently good place. Great staff, Prosecco, Oysters, fois gras, grilled shrimp , the most tender of Hereford Sirloinds and lamb shank with a bottle of Malbec was excellent in execution and taste. Just the way a dinner should be . A bit pricey and not sure where the cover charge came from... More 

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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coming from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., I'm always skeptical about seafood restaurants, but Bentley's did not disappoint. Excellent, fresh, high quality, tasty seafood. Very extensive, but also expensive wine list. Attentive service and lovely piano music inside, but would recommend sitting outside, if possible.

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Thank Cathy H
Hong Kong
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food. Good wine list. Oysters always is the best in town I think. However the service just depends ....

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Bentley's on my wife's birthday with my two teenage sons. It was excellent. My wife is very particular about seafood quality. She said this was the best. My son was also very happy with his steak. We have travelled all over world to some of the best restaurants so do not say these things lightly. Very good... More 

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Thank Neil L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant really was a great find. Situated down Swallow street in London my friend and I decided to try it when we were visiting for a day of shopping and fun. We were greeted warmly and our coats were taken to the cloak room. The staff were all very pleasant and attentive. Water was brought to the table without... More 

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Thank PhilTrenfield
Ghent, Belgium
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, great service.... it was a first visit, but I will certainly be back (the bisque !!! and those scallops !!!)

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nyc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I was planning to visit Piccadilly Circus, the hotel concierge recommended any restaurant on Swallow lane. I fancied the menu at Bentley's more than the first restaurant on the street. I was a party of one so they seated me at the bar. The bartender unequivocally recommended the 'dressed crab' appetizer which was hands down the highlight of my... More 

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UK
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great working lunch, good food and service. Not much I can comment on this restaurant, it's produces exactly what you would expect, although the crab ravioli was to another level.

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Thank fantailuk
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I use it as often as we are in London. Our preferred spot is to sit at the bar have a selection of oysters and then something from the specials menu. We rely on the staff to choose our mains, wine, pudding everything really. Helio guided us through oysters, grouse, cheese and a good selection of wines... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was impeccable, we had he Royal a great selection from lobster to prawns. Wine list expansive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 65
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:00
Thursday
07:30 - 00:00
Friday
07:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground Piccadilly or Green Park stations.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 4756
Description
The sensitive restoration of this famous restaurant has retained many original features of the building and the spirit of Bentley's original arts and crafts heritage has been preserved in the carefully thought-out choice of furnishings, fabrics and wallpapers. American oak flooring, light wooden panelling and the reframed old Bentley's fish paintings all add to the relaxed air of calm, understated luxury. Bentley's has its own bakery and patisserie and sources all ingredients, such as smoked salmon from Frank Hedderman in Ireland and finest West Cork beef, from some of the best producers in the business. Deliveries arrive fresh in the kitchen every day.

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