There is nothing better than fresh seafood and a crisp glass of wine in a beautiful setting. London’s seafood scene is booming and whether you fancy a casual dining experience or something a bit special, here is a list of 5 restaurants we think are serving the best seafood dishes.
Prawn on the Lawn
Fishmonger, Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Ceviche | Courtesy of Prawn on the Lawn
Growing from fishmonger to popular restaurant, Prawn on the Lawn has gained cult-status as the place in North London to get good quality, fresh seafood. Focused on providing seasonal and sustainable dishes, the plates showcase the quality of the seafood, with recipes such as ceviche and lightly seared tuna.
As part of Upper Street’s burgeoning food scene, Galley has brought a fresh, sophisticated approach to seafood. The menu showcases the best in seafood recipes from all over the world. From the more traditional crab on crostini to Spanish inspired octopus and chorizo a la plancha, you can enjoy a variety of flavours in a chic setting.
One of the original seafood restaurants in London, the Wright Brothers are well-known for their oysters, farmed at their own Cornish Duchy oyster farm, as well as selecting the best from the British Isles and France. From ceviche style to a Mediterranean twist with pomegranate, balsamic and spring onion, the Wright Brothers are truly the kings of oysters. If oysters aren’t your thing, don’t despair as the rest of their menu is just as delicious.
Seafood platter Courtesy of Wright Brothers
Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack
Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Bonnie Gull | Courtesy of Bonnie Gull
This kitsch fish restaurant is a former pop-up restaurant turned permanent seafood restaurant. Feeling like you could be in a quaint seaside town, every detail is thought about in the décor, from nautical braid to scallop shaped door handles. Focusing on traditional flavours, you can pick from the raw bar or the classic whole devon crab with mayo and a baguette.
Providing classic sophistication at its best, Bentley‘s is an old-school Mayfair haunt and the oyster bar is always buzzing. Although on the pricier side of the spectrum, this is an experience you can’t miss. Tip: try to get a spot at the beautiful marble topped bar, have a few oysters and sip on some bubbles while watching the world go by.