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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

#408 of 17,608 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Mayfair
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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No matter I am coming for a glass of champagne, quick lunch of just few oyster always a pleasure to be back. Most thanks to Ionuț, that he always makes all my visits memorable. will definitely be back

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Thank RADU P
Greenwich, CT
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon arrival and experiencing a slight faux-pas, we weren't so sure that, as the American cousins who invited British family to dinner, we'd made the right choice. Four complimentary glasses of champagne, delivered to the table moments later, and we were hopeful that the evening would be as special as we hoped. Nice start.... This is a classic English seafood... More 

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Thank RockridgeC
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to eat upstairs as there were more than 4 of us, think the menu in the downstairs bar has a better selection. Service excellent and the waiters were very polite as were the ladies who took our coats. The only disappointment of the evening was that there was no gluten free bread available and the chips were heavily... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic meals however let down by the service (what you expect for that price at least). Only 3 of the 7 oysters were available, no problem with that as they are freshly sourced however would be great to be told prior to sitting with the menu for 15 minutes and choosing what you want. Wine was slow to be delivered... More 

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Thank Jessica C
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good food did not like sitting so close to next table seemed like get you in get you out might be living on past rep ????

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Thank bripaulnu88
San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to London we tried Bentley's on Swallow Street for lunch. The ambience is very pleasant, the service was excellent, as was the food. I would definitely go back, and can recommend it enthusiastically.

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Thank Lisa E
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

GREAT NY Eve Dinner with oysters added on plus a bottle of Viognier. Menu was great and slanted at seafood. Everything fresh and service excellent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Bently's twice now and left happy on both occasions. The restaurant itself is classic and relaxing. Staff are very attentive. The food is fantastic. I would defiantly recommend this place.

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Thank Timolena
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet another last minute decision for dinner and I was after oysters so using TripAdvisor I found Bentley's...15 minutes later and I was sat at the table. A lovely heated outside area but it was still a bit cold so we headed inside which is very cosy. The waiter was excellent in explaining the menu and the specials for the... More 

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Thank Lee W
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very charming real London fish restaurant, excellent and light contemporary lunch formulas, decent price and superb service.

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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
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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