September 2018: The Oystermen has has been so successful that it's already expanding: they have bought the space next door! The restaurant will close for a short while soon, re-opening on October 22 with 50 covers, a walk-in only raw bar and a bigger open kitchen.
Harden's survey result
“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.
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).
We are a cute, friendly, fun seafood and oyster bar in the heart of London. We are all passionayte about what we do and about your experience. Come and see us for the freshest oysters in London and seafood that will make you sing.
The Oystermen Seafood Kitchen & Bar Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Feels different now they have expanded but still superb fresh oysters and fish. Good buzzy atmosphere. They don't need the muzak, although it is not obtrusive."
"Good food, uncomfortable canteen style with too small formica tables.Noisy."
32 Henrietta St, London, WC2E 8NA
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Lunch: Midday - 3pm, 'Oysters & Bubbles' Happy Hour: 3pm - 5pm, Dinner: 5pm - 10pm