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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
+44 20 7734 4756
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (492 reviews)
“fish pie” (120 reviews)
“dover sole” (100 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30 Hours
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
11-15 Swallow Street | St James, London W1B 4DG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this restaurant always excellent polite and informed service. Took my mother for the first time today and she really loved it. She was so well looked after by all the staff, nothing was too much trouble. Would not hestiate to book again. We had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 146gillianj
Reviewed 6 days ago

Service was terrible, We went to this restaurant on 06 Dec 2018 night. No any service provided, and there were 12% service charge on the bill. The horrible thing was our final bill is 88 pounds (INCLUDING 12% SERVICE CHARGE), and I gave 90. THE...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Leo Y
MarkusS4121, General Manager at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Leo Y, I am extremely saddened to read your review on your recent visit to Bentley's. For me to get to the bottom about your experience, I would very much like to speak to you. My email: Markus.savage@bentleys.org Kind regards,

Reviewed 6 days ago

They really know how to do superb quality and well cooked fish. Lovely atmosphere and great service - wonderful overall evening. It is not cheap though, but you get what you pay for.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bigverny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bentley's was buzzing on a recent Friday lunchtime visit. The menu is extensive and my guest said he could easily dine here for a week and not have the same dish twice. I mentioned that oysters were a speciality so we had the garlic baked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Philgyuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant, I didn't have any oysters but instead ate the squid and lobster, both were delicious and would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DDClarkson34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on Friday night, the seafood was excellent and the service was super! Our waitress Galya was amazing!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eleftheria246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were aiming to fish restaurant next door couldn’t get a table there without reservation so we were left with no option but to try this one. We sat outside under the heater we ordered #sushi #salad #octopus & #chorizo , #eel & #bacon #beeftartare...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ZGastronomer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times, and really like it. This time we booked, many weeks in advance, as usual, through bookatable and even on the morning of the evening that we were dining we had a reminder email, but when we arrived at the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Adrian S
MarkusS4121, General Manager at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Adrian, I am very saddened to read your recent visit to Bentley's. Please contact me at markus.savage@bentleys.org So I can personally speak to you. Kind regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to Bentley’s. Had the Jersey oysters on half shell. As an oyster lover, I have enjoyed on east coast USA and west coast USA. These oysters were best I have ever had. The atmosphere is distinctlty British inside but I enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 38lamarj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure i understand the bad reviews? I have had nothing but excellent service at Bentley’s and I have been here at least 8 times this year. Our last visit with business partners had had the sole again which was as usual, outstanding....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ASBuckhorn
MarkusS4121, General Manager at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ASBuckorn, I an very pleased hear you enjoyed the service at Bentley's, I will of course pass this on to the team. Do make yourself known to me when you return again. Kind regards, Markus

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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
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Amanda s
1 November 2018|
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Response from cartier10 | Reviewed this property |
Bentleys Oyster Bar and Grill is one of the finest seafood restaurants in London, and the meat selection is pretty spectacular too. The stairs you enquire about is possibly 2-25 steps and really is not too testing, it is so... More
20 October 2016|
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Response from AgathaBideford | Reviewed this property |
Not really, smart casual
14 October 2016|
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Response from Lorna Anne C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - not sure probably pricey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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