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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
+44 20 7734 4756
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (437 reviews)
“fish pie” (108 reviews)
“dover sole” (95 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not cheap - in fact it is eye wateringly expensive! BUT the food is excellent and there is top class service. We had the Royal seafood platter - all very tasty and well prepared. The wine was also very nice - just don't...More

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a leisurely lunch. Very busy but service was impeccable. Cold seafood platter was delicious and fresh, steak enormous and cooked to perfection . Duck egg mayonaise lovely !Will visit again .

Thank Frenchfay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to fault Bentley’s. Must be my fourth or fifth visit when in London and the selection and freshness of oysters is superb. They have a great bar to sit at and eat so a great spot if you are travelling solo. Always have some...More

Thank StuckinBangers
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time at Bentleys and i was not disappointed. The food was perfectly cooked and the service was perfect, meaning that it was not overly attentive or fussy so that it interrupts your meal but the wait staff were very friendly and efficient. Although...More

Thank dragonphoe18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were too unlucky to seat near a noisy family where all of them were watching loudly videos at their apps!(....) In addition with the noise of the RESTAU and the density (you are so close to the next table...)as well as the lazy service...More

1  Thank lawyer933
Stefan G, General Manager at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lawyer933, I am saddened to hear that your visit to Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill was not as you expected and did not meet our usual high service standards. As the General Manager, I would like to get to the bottom of this and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was one of my favorites for years, but I have not been there for a long time. It was such a nice feeling being back to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Selections of oysters was sublime - I came to eat...More

Thank sergio7711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Losing track of how many times I have been here. Tried the crab cakes and sole for the first time. The sole is amazing and served with capers and grapefruit wedges. I am not sure I will order anything else. Staff at the counter always...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great London fish institution. I visit whenever possible with my family when in town as they like it very much. The main dining room in front of the oyster bar is more fun than the other side which seems a bit closed off. Outside...More

Thank JCW1993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at a lot of good seafood restaurants over the years, and never been to this London haunt before. It was delicious. Service was attentive and good fun, they even brought out a langoustine/scampi for us to see following a confused French, Chinese,...More

Thank Awarbslondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked last minute for a special anniversary evening meal and we certainly weren't disappointed! Many restaurants nearby were full at such short notice. Our reservation was a 6pm, so it was quite early and the restaurant did get a lot busier throughout the evening...More

Thank NarayanaTravelling
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20 October 2016|
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Response from AgathaBideford | Reviewed this property |
Not really, smart casual
14 October 2016|
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Response from Lorna Anne C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - not sure probably pricey
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I have no idea, if you like I will check in a couple of weeks when I am back in London
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 65
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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