The Wright Brothers South Kensington | South Kensington Restaurant
Opening a seafood restaurant’s no mean feat.
It’s crucial to mullet over.
That said, shellfish connoisseurs the Wright Brothers are at it again. With three venues across the capital, they’re already a pearl in the, ahem, oyster, of seafood restaurants and now they’ve set up shop in South Ken. Not content with serving up some of London’s most mouthwatering molluscs, this time, they’ve also thrown in a cocktail bar for good measure, meaning you can visit either…
A smart blend of bentwood chairs, sophisticated panelling, and Toulouse-Lautrec prints combine to create a Parisian charm typical of their other sites. This one is a much smaller affair than its sister venues, however, which does provide a cosier experience, but a harder one to get a seat at.
Unsurprisingly oysters fare heavily on the menu. You can enjoy them on the rocks or with a variety of dressings – cue: caviar, lemon gratina, jalapeño, even cucumber, apple, and dill. There’s a surfeit of shellfish to follow with whelks, Dorset crab, Isle of Lewis langoustine, and St. Austel Bay mussels amongst the offerings. For those who prefer their supper with a spine, there’s also baked sea bream, grilled salmon with haricot beans, roast hake with salsa, and confit duck leg with anchovies.
Your other option is…
Dimmed lighting, leather upholstery, and booth seating give this below stairs cocktail & oyster bar a touch of the Orient Express. Here you can sip on concoctions including Lychee & Rose Sour, Patron Sangarita, and their signature Bloody Mary – which comes complete with oyster on the side. At the same time you can sup on a selection of canapés including pork belly with chilli aioli, seared beef carpaccio, salt cod croquette, and lobster roll.
With all that to graze on, just be careful not to pull a mussel.
NOTE: Wright Brothers is open Mon-Sat 12pm-10:30pm and Sun 12pm-9:30pm.
The Wright Brothers South Kensington | 56 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3DY
Main image: The Mermaid Bar
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