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Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You’ll expect to look out the window at the beach and waves… yet it’s Covent Garden out there!”. This “fun and casual” three-year-old perhaps “feels different since they grew” (into the next door premises) in the autumn of 2018. “But you still eat cheek-by-jowl with neighbouring tables” in a “hustling-and-bustling” setting, and most reports still feel it’s “just as good in its expanded space”. Amongst the selection of “cracking” fish and seafood, “the oysters are a joy”, “the crab’s a wow”; and it’s all “amazing value”. “Likeable staff”, too.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You’ll expect to look out the window at the beach and waves… yet it’s Covent Garden out there!”. This “fun and casual” two-year-old perhaps “feels different since they grew” (into the next door premises) in the autumn of 2018. “But you still eat cheek-by-jowl with neighbouring tables” in a “hustling-and-bustling” setting, and most reports still feel it’s “just as good in its expanded space”. Amongst the selection of “cracking” fish and seafood, “the oysters are a joy”, “the crab’s a wow”; and it’s all “amazing value”. “Likeable staff”, too.

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A jewel of a find” – this “tiny”, “cupboard-sized” yearling in Covent Garden receives a resounding “bravo!” from reporters for its “fun” style, “charming service” and “fabulous” seafood (“oysters are the speciality, but there’s a good range of other fish dishes”). Top Tip: ‘Bubbles ’n’ Oysters Happy Hour – “I called in after reading a review in Harden’s newsletter, and was amazed at the quality of the oysters with a glass of bubbly for £10!” STOP PRESS: just as we went to press, the Oystermen expanded into the space next door, giving them 50 covers, a walk-in-only raw bar and a bigger open kitchen.

Summary

£50
   ££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A June 2017 opening from former pop-up caterers, The Oystermen; their new, simple, tightly packed Covent Garden home features shellfish and seafood, fresh from the boats, or pickled, smoked and cured by the owners Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Top Tip – ‘Bubbles ’n’ Oysters Happy Hour’ (3pm-5pm every day; six oysters and a glass of fizz for £10).

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Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £22.00 £4.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
32 Henrietta St, London, WC2E 8NA
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Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑11 pm

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