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Summary

“Steeped in history”, this 100-year-old institution near Piccadilly Circus is “most atmospheric in the downstairs oyster bar” (there’s also a more stately first-floor restaurant). Richard Corrigan presides over “a fab choice of the finest fish, with oysters to die for”.

£82
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Always fun, especially in the downstairs oyster bar” – Richard Corrigan’s “classy” fish veteran, near Piccadilly Circus, won vigorous praise this year for its “amazing” oysters and other “bang-on” fish and seafood; there’s a “pleasingly traditional” upstairs restaurant too.

£82
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Sit downstairs and be entertained by the team of charming oyster shuckers”, if you visit this handy veteran fish restaurant, a couple of minutes from Piccadilly Circus; there’s also a less interesting dining room upstairs.

£82
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Always first-class”, this “beautifully elegant” Mayfair fish “institution” wins high acclaim for its “super, no-nonsense seafood” – the “down-to-earth” ground floor champagne and oyster bar (with nice al fresco tables) is often preferred to the “quieter” upstairs.

£74
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

SINCE 1916 – THE GRAND DAME OF SWALLOW STREET

Bentley’s has been serving it’s fish and chips and feeding the hungry shopping masses for almost 100 years, a haven for fresh oysters, grilled fish and steaks from around the British & Irish Isles and has been under the watchful eye of Michelin starred Chef Richard Corrigan for the past 10 years.

For almost 100 years the foremost and the fashionable have been dropping in. A light lunch of langoustines, a dozen oysters and a flute of fizz with friends, before the theatre. The Oyster Bar is relaxed, witty but serious about seafood. Our oyster boys are more chilled than a dozen of Loch Ryan’s finest, resting on a bed of chopped ice.

Upstairs, the Grill serves suppers that sing out for themselves. Wild Cornish mussels followed by seared sea bass or roast grouse – for example – presented amidst décor that recalls William Morris, blue leather, warm wood and fish art on the wall.

We offer a range of private dining, from the elegant Crustacea Room to the impressive Swallow Street Rooms with their own bar. In addition the Grill and Rib Room can be used exclusively for breakfast or weekend lunches.

There is no room hire and all of our rooms include complimentary canapés, tea/coffee & petit fours.

OPENING TIMES

OYSTER & CHAMPAGNE BAR
MONDAY – SATURDAY: 11.30am – 11.30pm
SUNDAY: 11.30am – 10.30pm

THE GRILL
MONDAY – FRIDAY: Lunch 12pm – 3pm
MONDAY – SATURDAY: 5.30pm – 11.00pm

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Menu,
No
Yes
10.30 pm, Sun 10 pm
No shorts

Bentley’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bentley’s Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bentley’s restaurant.
Jane G
I love Bentleys , it's got a great atmosphe...
Reviewed 1 months, 13 days ago

"I love Bentleys , it's got a great atmosphere & décor. The food is good but the service can be a bit disorganised on occasion but I can forgive Bentley's for this as I enjoy everything else about the restaurant."

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Anna H
Sitting at the bar at Bentley's is one of t...
Reviewed 2 months, 28 days ago

"Sitting at the bar at Bentley's is one of the best eating experiences in London - oysters are always great, fresh and Rockefeller, linguine vongole and fish stew the best main courses and a reasonably priced Muscadet. The best bread in London as well and the service is freindly but not overly so and efficient."

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John D
Half a dozen oysters, fish soup and a glass...
Reviewed 3 months, 21 days ago

"Half a dozen oysters, fish soup and a glass of wine. Perfect lunch perched at the bar."

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11-15 Swallow St, London, W1B 4DG
Opening hours

noon - 11 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 10 pm

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