Top 10 seafood restaurants in London

Top 10 seafood restaurants in London

Where to enjoy the finest fish and incomparable crustacea

From established classics to innovative new restaurants, it can be hard to know where to begin navigating your way to London’s best seafood. Read on to find out the places that have our dining specialists hooked, all of which we can book on your behalf.

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Scott's Crustacean BarScott’s

20 Mount Street, Mayfair

The reservations book at this institution has been full since day one. A boat-shaped plinth displaying all manner of crustacea is the art deco-styled restaurant’s centrepiece and a shrine to shellfish. From the traditional to the experimental, there is something to please every palate – the sautéed razor clams with prosciutto are a solid choice.

JJ Sheekey Interior by Sim Cannety-Clarke Sheekey

28-35 St Martin’s Court, Covent Garden

Situated within walking distance of numerous West End theatres, this classic is a favourite with our members for pre- and post-show dining, and seats at the counter are in high demand after 6pm. There’s no question that the team has got oysters down to a fine art and the famous fish pie is the ultimate comfort food for seafood fans.

Sexy Fish Bar by Paul Winch-FurnessSexy Fish

Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair

The first Asian offering from Caprice Holdings is undoubtedly one of the hottest restaurants in the capital. Questionable name aside, Sexy Fish is visually very impressive, from the 13-foot crocodile statue to the Damien Hirst-designed fish floating above the bar. Of course, it wouldn’t be in our top 10 if the food didn’t shine – the seared yellowfin tuna is a highlight for us.

Hawksmoor seafoodHawksmoor Air Street

5 Air Street, Soho

Yes, Hawksmoor. This branch of the award-winning steakhouse opened in 2012 and, for the first time, saw owners Will and Huw give meat and fish an equal share of the menu. We recommend the roast scallop starter and the grilled Dover sole for the main course – if you can keep your eyes off the porterhouse, T-bone and sirloin, that is.


South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, The City

This seventh-floor spot ticks all the boxes: a Michelin star, an outdoor terrace, views of the City and, if that’s not enough, a complimentary round of prosecco when booking through us. Impeccable service, a chic interior and beautifully executed dishes like the roast Newlyn cod mean that the star is still well-deserved four years after first receiving the accolade.


15-17 Blandford Street, Marylebone

Having held a Michelin star since 2012, this is among London’s best Indian restaurants, celebrating cuisine from the subcontinent’s southwest coast. The dining room couldn’t be further from your average curry house, featuring white brick walls and gold pendant lights. Much of the food is likely to be unfamiliar, too; the standout dish is the tandoor-cooked kasundi scallops with mooli masala, pakora and pickle.

Wright Brothers’ Soho Oyster HouseWright Brothers’ Soho Oyster House

13 Kingly Street, Soho

It’s pretty obvious what the speciality is here – and the sweet miso tempura oysters are hugely popular. The slick dining room features smart leather banquettes, while the semi-private area is modelled after an oyster cage (it sounds odd, but trust us, it’s a fantastic space) and allows diners to watch the chefs at work. Book through us to receive a complimentary round of drinks on arrival.

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & GrillBentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow Street, Mayfair

Established in 1916 and reportedly serving more than 1,000 oysters per day – shucked in front of diners at the marble counter – this restaurant is owned by Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan. Discreetly located between Piccadilly and Regent Street, the al fresco terrace is one of our most requested in summer. Book through us and receive a complimentary glass of champagne for you and your guests.

Outlaw's at The Capital - lemon sole, crab and asparagusOutlaw’s at The Capital

2-24 Basil Street, Knightsbridge

Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw uses the best quality Cornish seafood to create some truly delicious and visually exciting dishes that change with the seasons. Sure, you don’t have the stunning views that diners enjoy at his eponymous venue in Port Isaac, but the food – paired with excellent wines – will at least transport your taste buds to the sea.


55 Jermyn Street, St James's

This old-world institution began life in 1742 as a Haymarket stall selling oysters, shrimps and cockles, finally becoming a fully-fledged restaurant in 1840. It remains a temple of fresh seafood where traditional reigns supreme. The à la carte menu offers classics like wild turbot grilled on the bone, poached wild Scottish salmon and Dover sole meunière; but we guarantee you’ll be just as happy pulling up a stool and slurping one of the six varieties of oyster with a glass of the house champagne produced especially for the restaurant.

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Last updated on 5 September 2017

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