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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

#367 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
+44 20 7734 4756
07:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

That was so yummy we even thought about going back the next night and that's saying something considering all the great choices in London! We were seated behind the magic curtain in the oyster bar area, not sure why the curtain is there other than to keep the room overheated tho the temperature did seem to cool off after a... More 

Thank pindawal
Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away down a Lille alleyway, Bentleys is a beautiful restaurant which serves fresh and imaginative seafood. I had the fish pie which was piping hot and utterly delicious. We sat outside under heat lamps so weren't cold! The sushi plate was exquisite and the fish and chips just lovely. Staff were friendly and service good. It was our last... More 

Thank Gytha K
Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited last night the restaurant, service was excellent and the food as well. I had a crispy squid as starter, best I had so far and Lobster spaghetti for main. Both were excellent. The restaurant was full, even though it was a Monday evening. Definitely one of the best seafood restaurant in "town ". We'll be back soon.

Thank Andrea L
Bury, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always a warm and charming welcome in this consistently good place. Great staff, Prosecco, Oysters, fois gras, grilled shrimp , the most tender of Hereford Sirloinds and lamb shank with a bottle of Malbec was excellent in execution and taste. Just the way a dinner should be . A bit pricey and not sure where the cover charge came from... More 

Thank Gastfreundschaft
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coming from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., I'm always skeptical about seafood restaurants, but Bentley's did not disappoint. Excellent, fresh, high quality, tasty seafood. Very extensive, but also expensive wine list. Attentive service and lovely piano music inside, but would recommend sitting outside, if possible.

Thank Cathy H
Hong Kong
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food. Good wine list. Oysters always is the best in town I think. However the service just depends ....

Thank deliay2016
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Bentley's on my wife's birthday with my two teenage sons. It was excellent. My wife is very particular about seafood quality. She said this was the best. My son was also very happy with his steak. We have travelled all over world to some of the best restaurants so do not say these things lightly. Very good... More 

Thank Neil L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant really was a great find. Situated down Swallow street in London my friend and I decided to try it when we were visiting for a day of shopping and fun. We were greeted warmly and our coats were taken to the cloak room. The staff were all very pleasant and attentive. Water was brought to the table without... More 

Thank PhilTrenfield
Ghent, Belgium
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, great service.... it was a first visit, but I will certainly be back (the bisque !!! and those scallops !!!)

Thank MDBGhent
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I was planning to visit Piccadilly Circus, the hotel concierge recommended any restaurant on Swallow lane. I fancied the menu at Bentley's more than the first restaurant on the street. I was a party of one so they seated me at the bar. The bartender unequivocally recommended the 'dressed crab' appetizer which was hands down the highlight of my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$65
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground Piccadilly or Green Park stations.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 4756
The sensitive restoration of this famous restaurant has retained many original features of the building and the spirit of Bentley's original arts and crafts heritage has been preserved in the carefully thought-out choice of furnishings, fabrics and wallpapers. American oak flooring, light wooden panelling and the reframed old Bentley's fish paintings all add to the relaxed air of calm, understated luxury. Bentley's has its own bakery and patisserie and sources all ingredients, such as smoked salmon from Frank Hedderman in Ireland and finest West Cork beef, from some of the best producers in the business. Deliveries arrive fresh in the kitchen every day.

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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