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Summary

£79
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4
Very Good
3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Constantly updated on blackboards, you find a selection of fresh oysters, crab, lobster, other seafood, and fish to choose from” at this “brilliant little place” in Covent Garden, which “despite its location in the central touristic area, doesn’t feel expensive”. “Tables and chairs are a bit basic” though – it’s “pleasant and convivial” enough, but “you do pretty much have to accept being part of the next table’s conversation”.

Summary

£77
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3
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2
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Lovely oysters and fab fresh fish generally” from a “daily changing blackboard of specials” fuel a meal at this successful joint which is “just like eating in a seaside restaurant”. It’s “a bit cramped and uncomfortable” for some tastes, but conversely “feels surprisingly intimate for Covent Garden”.

Summary

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

“Superb oysters” are the star attraction at this “casual and relaxed” venue just a few steps from bustling Covent Garden – but there’s “plenty of superb fresh seafood to choose from, if oysters aren’t your thing”. Ceviche and crab are highly recommended, while “the staff are absolutely lovely and very accommodating”.

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.

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32 Henrietta St, London, WC2E 8NA

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The Oystermen Seafood Kitchen & Bar Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Oystermen Seafood Kitchen & Bar Restaurant in WC2E, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Oystermen Seafood Kitchen & Bar restaurant.
Kenny N
Another enjoyable visit here. Started off w...
Reviewed 1 months, 6 days ago

"Another enjoyable visit here. Started off with clams which were delicious if a little chewy. My hake was excellent as expected and so was the mackerel. Enjoyed the Panna Cotta and coffee too. On our way to the theatre so the quick service was perfect and the smiles all round were very welcome."

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Derek B
Outstanding fish restaurant...
Reviewed 1 months, 14 days ago

"Outstanding fish restaurant"

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Deborah M
Glorious food, carefully adapted for our di...
Reviewed 2 months, 2 days ago

"Glorious food, carefully adapted for our dietary needs. And a fabulous selection of wines to complement the food. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.30 £28.00 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
32 Henrietta St, London, WC2E 8NA
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Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm

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