Looking for the top 20 best seafood restaurants in London? We have an impressive seafood restaurant London list boasting the best in seafood towers, freshly grilled fillets and of course, the quintessentially British signature battered fish.
Look, I will be honest with you, the best restaurants in London list can be subjective and the same is true for the best seafood in London list.
While this is mostly affected by individual choices, it’s undeniable that London has some of the best restaurants in the world today for anything you wish to eat and drink.
Whether it is pasta, pizza, fresh seafood, and heck even a variety of cuisines, you just name it, she has you covered.
So let’s take a deep dive into the most exciting seafood restaurant in London for birthdays, date nights, family get-togethers, after-work dinners, and solo fine-dining (I can’t be the only one).
1. Randall & Aubin
Co-owned by Jamie Poulton and Ed Baines (Head Chef), Randall & Aubin merges French and English cuisine and character. Open until midnight, a top contender for London’s hottest seafood restaurants, the menu speaks for itself.
The à la carte menu features a Lobster bisque, shrimp tempura, an offering of oysters (eg. jersey, Morecambe Bay, or a mixture of both), and Baerri caviar, dressed Dorset crab, and lobster dishes.
Their fish dishes include tuna, haddock, cod, and what promises to be a tasty crab burger. The fish is caught fresh from Peterhead and Brixham and the sweeter tasting scallops from the Isle of Man.
There’s also steak, chicken (chef recommended), and beef burgers for the meat-eaters. Sides include pommes dauphinoise, pommes frites and zucchini fritti.
Perhaps most exciting of all, the Fruits de Mer (seafood platter) boasts a feast of Rock oysters, Dorset crab, Atlantic shrimp, seared tuna, whelks, cockles, clams, Native mussels & Mediterranean prawns (Minimum 2 people £44.50 pp & Additional 1/2 lobster £27.50).
Whether you’re tempted by the Classic French Moules or the English Haddock and chips with minted pea puree, R&A surely won’t disappoint.
2. Smith’s Restaurant
Established in 1958 with the motto ‘Famous for fish’, Smith’s is preceded by its stellar reputation. Fish is caught fresh, daily and sustainably sourced from small fishing communities before being carefully prepared for diners by in-house fishmongers.
I’ve visited the Wapping location and can safely say that you’ll experience great attention to detail and excellent customer service with a scenic view of the River Thames.
Smith’s à la carte menu boasts a lengthy list of mouth-watering cold starters such as rock oysters and Cornish crab, as well as various hot dishes such as Smith’s fish and shellfish soup, pan-fried tiger prawns, miso-glazed Black cod and pan-fried scallops.
Mains include the ‘Smith Specialities’, Norwegian Halibut and the Hake fillet gratinated in Smoked Haddock, plus more fish fillet varieties than you can shake a stick at which can be prepared grilled, Meunier (lightly floured and shallow fried in butter), with brown butter and capers or fried in batter.
There are main shellfish dishes including whole lobster, pan-fried whole giant tiger prawns, and that which intrigues me the most, ‘Roasted Shellfish’ consisting of a ½ native lobster, whole jumbo tiger prawn, Scottish scallops, grilled cherry tomatoes, and garlic butter.
I would do a little happy dance if I saw this coming my way at a restaurant (and a less jovial commiseration dance if the dish is instead delivered to the neighbouring table because food envy is real).
Veggie options include exciting takes on gnocchi, a mushroom variety puff pastry, tempura cauliflower, as well as other vegetable and salad sides such as Cauliflower Cheese, Creamed Potatoes, and Buttered English spinach.
Of course, meat-eaters are far from forgotten with prime Scottish beef, Surf & Turf, Suffolk Chicken, and Rump of Lamb (all steaks are chargrilled and served with a choice of sauce).
Desserts include everything from Caramelised Apple Tarte Tatin, Crème Brulee, Melting Chocolate Cake, steamed ginger sponge pudding, and a solid cheese selection. The ice cream/sorbet options are presented with a brandy snap basket, a simple addition that makes all the difference.
Set menu lunch (Mon-Fri) 2 courses: £32.00 3 courses: £37.00, Dinner (Mon-Thurs) 2 courses: £37.00 3 courses: £42.00.
Locations: Wapping/Ongar/Smith’s Stand (The above refers to the Wapping location menu)
3. Wright Brothers Seafood Restaurant in London
Almost 20 years serving up fresh fish daily to Londoners and earning the title ‘The UK’s best online Fishmonger’.
Run by brothers (in-law) one being a French oyster farmer which explains their passion for oysters from catching and preparing to devour them (they are team chew on the oyster debate), they now farm oysters sustainably in Cornwall and supply to many of London’s top restaurants, sourcing fish from Brixham Market.
You can order chef-prepared meals from the comfort of your own home, bringing high-quality fine dining to your kitchen table.
The Wright Brothers ‘Heat at Home’ dishes are simply popped into the oven and you can call yourself a sous-chef and support (actual) chefs as they build back momentum following the pandemic. Let’s get stuck into the original restaurant location in Borough which first opened in 2005.
Get your fill of oysters with the House £45.00 or Full House platter £60.00 (including a half lobster), oysters in a half shell, cooked and dressed oysters, you can also get a pint of prawns, whole crab, and chips or whole lobster and chips.
A starter might look like scallops or sea trout and mains include hake and lemon soles fresh from Brixham, as well as the Wright Brothers’ fish pie which looks amazing, alongside cabbage or new potatoes.
Thinking about ordering dessert? Of course, you are, options include Amalfi lemon posset with English strawberries and a little chocolate pot with crème Fraiche and there is a very impressive cheeseboard. Wright Brothers offer a happy hour with £1 oysters (Mon-Thurs 3-6 pm)
Location: Stoney Street, Borough Market. Also Battersea Power Station & South Kensington
4. Sexy Fish – Best Seafood Restaurant in London
This Japanese-inspired seafood restaurant was designed with decadence in mind (the interiors and the plating) with a private dining room and live DJ and the world’s largest whiskey collection.
Your à la carte starters include squid, shrimps, and spicy lobster soup, yellowtail sashimi, tuna tataki, various tartare, tempura, and nigiri options so sushi lovers are well and truly catered for. Signature dishes include tuna belly, scallops, caramelised black cod, king crab, and bone marrow.
Fish and Seafood mains include Salmon, Lobster, Seabass, Halibut, and Goldfish. Whilst the seafood platter includes Sushi & Lobster, Caviar or Oyster options (platters are designed for sharing so they are at a significantly higher price point).
Their meat and steak options sound very enticing and sides include your choice of sweet corn fried rice, kimchi fried rice, or steamed rice.
Can we talk about salads? My soul is like a deflated balloon when I see a lettuce leaf and two cherry tomatoes, Sexy Fish clearly shares this sentiment as their salads are dressed with sesame, olive yuzu dressing, maple lime dressing and the duck and watermelon salad is dressed with pomegranate, now that’s a salad!
If your whole party is game for it, why not opt for the Sekushi Menu, an impressive selection of 10 signature dishes.
It’s a full and varied menu which makes it a great choice for groups and of course the aesthetics make it well and truly ‘Instagrammable’ which has made it somewhat divisive with some diners dismissing the restaurant as pretentious.
I’ll let you be the judge. Desserts include baked Alaska, pavlova, cinnamon doughnuts, cheesecake, and a vegan chocolate dessert, there is also a sharing platter. Sexy Fish also offers a set premium menu, a late-night menu (until 1 am) with fewer choices but it doesn’t feel limited.
Cocktails are imaginative, where cocktails become an experience. Caprice restaurants include J Sheekey, Scott’s, The Ivy Collection, and more so you’re in extremely capable and experienced hands.
5. Fishworks – Seafood Restaurant London
Order online for fresh locally sourced seafood straight to your door. The following information is based on the Covent Garden location.
The à la carte menu impresses with starters of oysters, king scallops, Argentinian prawns, mussels and whitebait, whole lobster and crab and Brixham fish soup. Mains include mackerel, tuna, seafood and samphire linguine, Dover sole, seabass and classic fish and chips with halibut.
There is a grilled seafood platter or you can opt for the fruits de mer. In a duo? Why not treat yourselves to the fish works tasting platter for two, your only responsibility to decide on whether your fish is served crispy and fried or filleted and grilled?). All the sides sound delicious, I think I’d take one of each but would inevitably not be able to finish any, we’ve all been there.
Desserts include Espresso panna cotta, Apple & raspberry crumble and an impressive selection of gelato.
There is also a gluten-free menu, a lunch/pre-theatre menu, and a free-flowing weekend menu. Fishworks offers high-quality seafood without the hefty price tag. They also hold events like dinner with wine pairings, these are yet to be announced for 2022.
You can email to pre-order fish at the fishmonger. Thankfully, if you can’t get to the restaurant or even if you wish to treat yourself, you can enjoy the Fishworks Experience Boxes at Home via Plateaway. Also with sommelier Tim McLaughlin-Green on board, you can expect only the finest of wines to be featured on the menu.
Locations: Swallow Street/Covent Garden/Marylebone
6. Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Serving the best in English and Irish fresh oysters, as well as fish and chips for over 100 years, Bentley’s is a Michelin starred restaurant with multi-award-winning Chef Patron Richard Corrigan at the helm since 2005 who has even cooked for the Queen (and if it’s good enough for our Liz…).
If you want to know more about Richard, you’re in luck – you can grab a copy of his book ‘The clatter of forks and spoons, a recipe book incorporating tales from growing up in Ireland.
Only a view will do? You’ll be pleased to know Bentley’s offers a heated terrace, booking is recommended however some tables are held especially for walk-ins.
The Grill restaurant offers relaxed elegance with over 1000 oysters shucked a day at the champagne and oyster bar, you can also get your fill of British seafood, as well as meat and seasonal game.
Expect a variety of rock, native and dressed oysters, caviar, raw crustaceans and molluscs, starters of lobster bisque, crab and mussel soup, scallops, smoked salmon with veggie and meat options also, Dover sole (chargrilled, meuniere or baked), Native lobster grilled or served in spaghetti, mains include classic fish pie, Cornish fish stew, smoked haddock, pan-roasted turbot, traditional fish and chips (served with tartare sauce and mushy peas), plaice kiev (I am very intrigued by this as I have never had a fish-based kiev), squid linguine, with meat and veggie options also featured.
Sides include hand-cut chunky chips, mashed potato, pink fir potatoes, Himalayan basmati rice, and vegetable or salad options.
I was expecting quite traditional simple British desserts however, I was pleasantly surprised by the dessert menu.
Brown sugar & cobnut meringue, Blackberry & damson soup, Craquelin choux, Popcorn Caramel plus more, as well as a classic cheeseboard, served with bread crisp or oatcakes.
Bentley’s offers oyster masterclasses, a 90-minute Saturday morning practical workshop costing £75.00 which gets you a glass of champagne, a paired white wine, an oyster passport, a recipe bag, and a tote bag, you can book a voucher as a gift.
Location: Swallow Street
Above the South Place hotel, you’ll find Michelin starred Angler, Angler’s Executive Chef Gary Foulkes (since 2016) has perfected a smaller menu which changes regularly and at the time of print includes starters: seabass tartare, devon crab, native lobster ravioli, roast veal sweetbread.
Mains include roasted cod, steamed wild turbot, milk-fed Pyrenean lamb, belted Galloway fillet ‘Rossini’ and desserts include fruit sorbets, canelé “Automne” (caramelised apple and salted caramel), chocolate tart and vrac pear.
The tasting menu features dishes from the à la carte menu as well as additions in the form of squid & ink cracker, crispy pig’s head and extra desserts, this will set you back £120 or £220 with wine pairing.
Angler’s rooftop has angled windows and a mirrored ceiling giving the illusion of dining in clear waters, there is also a terrace with a retractable roof and heaters meaning you can enjoy the space year-round. Oh and might I add, their plating is pure artistry.
Location: South Place Hotel
Seabird offers seafood with a twist. With Spanish and Portuguese influences, a marble raw bar and the city’s longest oyster list, you can indulge in the Oyster Happy hour from Thursday to Tuesday 3 pm – 5 pm and Wednesday all night (oysters sourced from across England, Ireland, Scotland and France).
The menu offers various raw starters including anchovies, prawns, mullet and tuna tartare, there is a ‘chilled on ice’ section which requires a 24 hour pre-order. One of the signatures chilled on ice dishes is the Cousteau (Alaskan king crab legs, crab, razor clams, scallop ceviche, quisquillas, costing £135.
Small plates include langoustines and octopus roll, mains include mackerel, crab and prawn rice, whole market fish, native lobster, sides include confit piquillo peppers and triple cooked chips.
Veggie and pork dishes are also available. Desserts include manchego cheesecake, torrija (infused brioche and crème anglaise) and fruit, ice cream and sorbet options.
9. Scott’s – Seafood Restaurant London
Scott’s stands proudly as one of the oldest five restaurants in London, initially opened as an oyster warehouse by John Scott in 1851 and is today run by Head Chef David McCarthy, pleased to belong to the restaurant tipped as Ian Fleming’s inspiration for James Bond’s dry Martini.
Oysters imported from Galway can be enjoyed raw or try the tempura fried oysters served with ponzu aioli and pickled fennel, there are also tartare, ceviche and sashimi, as well as caviar and various shellfish options including crab and prawns, the fruits de mer platter, is £100 for two or more if you add lobster or caviar.
Other starters include Argyll smoked salmon, Devon smoked eel, octopus carpaccio and various vegetable options including the twice-baked Keen’s cheddar souffle with black truffle, there’s a monkfish starter however it also has snails and bacon.
Mains include fish of the day or Dover Sole (grilled or meuniere), also various fish fillets of halibut, haddock, cod, salmon, seabass and monkfish, you are utterly spoiled for choice. What also caught my eye was the pan-fried ray wing with XO sauce.
Lobster half or whole, lamb rump, Gressingham duck, Norfolk chicken or Bannockburn rib steak. There is a separate vegetarian menu. Sides include potatoes (chipped, mashed or heritage), spinach (steamed, buttered or creamed), baked aubergines and cauliflower cheese.
Desserts include classic winners Bramley apple pie, Bakewell pudding, steamed treacle sponge pudding, Banoffee cheesecake, rhubarb and custard pavlova and salted caramel chocolate fondant and the Paris Brest with pistachio ice cream has piqued my interest.
10. J. Sheekey
First opening in 1896 with permission from Lord Salisbury, Josef Sheekey served fresh fish and shellfish to post-theatre crowds and their reputation lives on. Take your pick of oysters, caviar, ceviche, tartare and sashimi, or starters include seared octopus, scallops in the shell, shellfish bisque and various prawn options.
Main courses include Teriyaki salmon, shrimp and softshell crab burger, monkfish & tiger prawn tikka masala, fish stew and the famous Sheekey’s fish pie. Lobster and meat dishes are also available, there are seafood platters starting at £32.00 and the Deluxe seafood platter comes with langoustine and lobster (£74.00 pp).
The vegetarian & vegan menu isn’t any less delicious and desserts include coconut panna cotta, crème brulee, Bramley apple pie and J. Sheekey caviar sweet tin which looks so cute in branded round blue and gold tin.
Location: St. Martin’s Court (Covent Garden)
11. Beast – Seafood Restaurant London
Under the dark candlelit atmosphere is the popular seafood restaurant in London Beast with Executive Chef Phil Campbell. Starters include Japanese Wagyu Tataki, Wild Nigerian prawns and Crab tacos, mains include king crab and the best steaks from Japan (A5 Grade cuts), North America, Lake District and Australia.
Sides include wild mushrooms, chargrilled cabbage and Josper grilled blue eggplant. The Beast Tasting menu is £120, plus an extra £65 for the wine pairing.
Desserts include salted caramel chocolate tart, cheesecake with pistachio crumble, crème brulee and miso caramel cookie. On their website, when you go to book it says ‘Arrange your experience’ which adds to the intrigue.
Beast encourages you to embrace your inner beast, whether a carnivore, herbivore or somewhere in between they invite you to surrender to your wild ravenous senses (or mild stomach rumbling) and feast on the best from sea and land.
Location: Central London
12. Prawn On The Lawn
POTL has grown in popularity since its conception as a fishmonger and seafood bar in 2013.
I love their animated tribute to their various suppliers on their website. They serve up starters of oysters, shellfish and fruits de mer chilled on ice, prawn on the lawn, seared tuna and buttermilk fried fish.
Their mains include John Dory, seabass, Brill, Plaice (cooked whole, filleted, classic, Thai or Chinese), with sides of crushed spiced potatoes, coombeshead sourdough 7 seaweed butter, taramasalata & flatbread.
The restaurant and Fishmonger are open Wednesday – Sunday with shorter opening hours on Sunday and a £1 from every bill is donated to the National Lobster Hatchery. Menus may change depending on fish caught daily.
Location: London or Padstow (Cornwall)
13. Brat Restaurant
The menu gets stuck straight in, so we’ll do the same.
Serving meat options also, fish dishes include spicy crab on toast, hake kokotxas, scarlet prawns, velvet crab soup, soused mackerel, lemon sole, whole turbot, with sides of greens, peppers, potatoes and salad.
Not forgetting the ‘bread and burnt onion butter, desserts include rice pudding, burnt cheesecake and pear.
Location: Climpson’s Arch open Wed-Sun, Redchurch St (Shoreditch Mon-Sun)
East Londoners will be pleased to know there’s a true Eastender behind the brand, proprietor Pat ‘Pop’ Newland got his first job on Roman Road back in 1952 when he was just a pip wrapping fish and chips in newspaper, aged eleven.
The décor, menu and staff costumes pay homage to the fifties era. Poppies seafood restaurant london believe they owe their success to their in-house fishmonger Salih (Soho branch) who is up first thing at Billingsgate market for the fresh daily catch.
The menu is jam-packed with British seaside delights including scampi, jellied eels, calamari, whitebait, fish cakes. All meals come with chips and homemade tartare sauce. Fish is fried in groundnut oil but can be swapped out for vegetable oil if required.
The most common fish choices are cod or haddock however Poppies has several to choose from including skate, rock, halibut, plaice and sole.They also serve rotisserie chicken, pies, pasties, sausage and saveloy.
In addition to the most popular side served with fish, you can also stock up on mushy peas, beans, pickled onion, pickled egg, a bread roll and gravy or curry sauce if that’s your thing.
Locations: Spitalfields, Soho and Camden and delivery available on Uber Eats, Deliveroo & Just Eat.
15. Parson’s Seafood Restaurant London
A seasonal menu featuring oysters, anchovies, potted shrimp, cod roe to start, smoked salmon, sea trout tartare, clam chowder, slow-cooked octopus and king prawn fritters.
Various fillets on offer including sea bream and john dory, sea trout and prawn fish pie, and your sides might look like potato dauphinoise or winter vegetables.
Desserts include citrus sponge cake with lemon curd and chocolate mousse with crème fraiche and amaretti crumb. While you’re at it, fill your boots with £1 oysters all day Tuesday-Saturday. They’re closed on Mondays.
Location: Covent Garden
Chef Andy Beynon is the brainchild behind ‘Behind’ (I couldn’t resist), the ‘behind the scenes’ concept realised by serving dishes directly to diners. It’s simple but brilliant, there’s no need to send your compliments to the Chef, you can do it yourself.
With only 18 kitchen-table seats, Behind offers a more intimate affair with a single sitting for both lunch and dinner which allows the restaurant to achieve the desired atmosphere of a shared dining experience.
Shortly after opening, Behind was awarded a Michelin star. They serve a 6-course lunch menu for £48.00pp and an 8-course dinner menu for £78.00pp, the menu is experimental and exciting with a native lobster muffin, oyster taco, roasted hake with cockles and sherry, to name a few of the featured dishes.
17. The Oystermen
Seafood Bar & Kitchen. Founded by Matt Lovell & Rob Hampton in 2016 (Matt interviewed Rob for a job and the rest is history) with a little help from their friends including head Chef Sebastian Luisetto. How’dya like your oysters?
Fresh, dressed, buffalo or tempura? Starters include sea bream ceviche, burrata and roasted artichokes and fried red mullet.
Mains include squid ink risotto, pan-fried hake or cod and a seafood platter (whole dorset crab, 6x Maldon oysters, Dorset clams, Cornish mussels, prawns £60.00). And for dessert, tuck into an Apple strudel, lemon mille-feuille or cheese selection.
Location: Covent Garden
18. Lyon – Seafood Restaurant London
This family-run neighbourhood seafood restaurant in London offers sustainable seafood from the British Isles in a North London location where your oysters are paired with the perfect garnish, talk about service.
Starters include Tuna Tartare, BBQ Galician octopus, Tandoori fish collars and belly. Mains include Cod with miso Jerusalem artichoke, BBQ seabream, BBQ Char Siu monkfish tail, with vegetarian and meat dishes also available.
Sides include Smoked charlotte potatoes, BBQ tender stem. And for your choice of dessert, hazelnut financier, chocolate, passionfruit & salted caramel and cheese plate. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into selecting the ingredients for the fusion of flavours.
Location: Crouch End
19. Wilton’s – Original Seafood Restaurant in London
George William Wilton first opened the shellfish monger in 1742, even served as the purveyor of oysters to the royals and now – mere centuries later remains a staple in English seafood history.
Starting with oysters: Jersey, Carlingford or a selection, crustacea: lobster cocktail, crab and avocado, potted shrimp (hot or cold), caviar: Beluga or Belgian Oscietra.
Appetizers include marinated salmon with dill and mustard sauce, spiced whitebait and tartare sauce, fish fillet choices of Dover Sole (grilled, goujons or meunière), Lemon Sole, Halibut and Lobster (Thermidor or Newburg), (vegetarian and meat options including mixed grill also available).
Sides include kalettes and roast chestnuts, Hispi cabbage, rosemary & garlic crumb, gratin dauphinoise and dessert options of Apple & Pear crumble, Passionfruit Souffle and Chocolate fondant. The oyster bar and carving trolley are waiting for you.
Location: Jermyn Street, St. James
20. Sea Garden & Grill
One of the best seafood restaurants in London is imported daily from St. Ives in Cornwall. I’ve just learned that all their BBQ dishes are made using a Big Green Egg and now I’ve Googled what that means, and I’ve decided I need one.
Mains include Cornish oysters, grilled king prawns, battered fish, crab bun, crab risotto, surf n turf and the fish special (pan-fried hake, jersey royals, tender stem broccoli, mussels, mussel velouté – all that for £22.50).
Sides include beef dripping triple cooked chips. Desserts include chocolate fondant and Pear & Apple crumble.
Location: Broadway Market, Tooting
Strictly for the Lobster Lovers:
21. Steak & Lobster – Meat and Seafood Restaurant in London
Steak & Lobster (part of Edwardian Hotels London) is the home of the surf n turf, you can devour it in the form of a croquette as a starter, in an oven-baked brioche or the traditional way: grilled to your taste.
The grilled half lobster and steak (rib-eye/fillet/Sirloin/T-bone) is an easy decision but there’s also the small matter of choosing your steak sauce, your options are blue cheese, chimichurri, jalapeño and green peppercorn.
If you fancy your lobster without its clingy meaty partner, there’s a lobster macaroni cheese and Fettucine Alfredo with lobster also on the menu.
Steak & Lobster also offers a limited vegan menu and a children’s menu. The set menu is priced at £36.00pp for 2 courses or £40.00pp for 3 courses.
Locations: Warren St, Marble Arch & Heathrow
22. Burger & Lobster – Popular Seafood Restaurant in London
The Burger & Lobster concept was born from a humble rooftop conversation amongst four friends in 2011 and now the brand is a worldwide smash hit, proving that sometimes simple really is best.
The classic lobster roll is topped with lemon mayo and sprinkled with fresh chives, served in a lightly toasted brioche.
The classic 5oz burger consists of a prime beef patty sourced from a family farm in Nebraska, expect your usual trimmings of lettuce, tomato and onion assembled in a sesame brioche bun, not forgetting the addition of the signature Burger and Lobster sauce.
And finally, the classic wild Atlantic lobster is served whole with an addictive lemon and garlic butter sauce. Decide whether you prefer your lobster steamed or grilled, these are all served with fries and a side salad.
There are various seafood small plates on offer, a lobster quinoa salad, a beurre noisette truffle sauce to add to your lobster, and other burger options.
The ‘Holy f*ck’ sauce is just begging to be ordered really, isn’t it? DIY kits can be purchased via their website and Burger & Lobster is available on Deliveroo.
Locations: Bond St, Bread St, Knightsbridge, Leicester Square, Mayfair, Oxford Circus, Soho, Threadneedle St & West India Quay + other cities.
23. Big Easy – Delicious Seafood Restaurant in London
Big Easy, where the lobster is regularly flown in from Nova Scotia because, for you, only the freshest and finest will do. Get yourself a taste of good old-fashioned Southern hospitality.
There is a smoked Bar. B.Q at the Covent Garden & Canary Wharf branches.
Today we are focusing on the Covent Garden location which is home to a 9-metre long bar and live entertainment by Blues artists such as Jonny Lang and Bernie Marsden.
If you’re looking for meat, of course, you’ll find plenty like the Texas smoked brisket and Carolina pulled pork.
The meat is dry-rubbed with salts and seasonings and slowly smoked over English oak by pitmasters and served with Bar. B.Q beans and house slaw.
I would very much like to draw your attention to the ‘Lobster bake’ (lobster, shrimp, crab claws, mussels & new potatoes for £34.50)and ‘Crabshack combo’ (shrimp, crab claws, mussels & new potatoes for £24.50) both from the wood-burning oven.
You may choose to go for the classic Bar. B.Q surf and turf which is ribs and shrimp, there really is something for everyone on this enticing menu!
All lobsters are steamed to lock in the flavour, there is a lobster and prosecco deal, you can order a surf n turf and participate in daily specials including ‘Shrimp Tuesdays’.
Keep an eye out for their Weekend free-flowing bubbles Boozy Brunch (maximum 10 ppl and it’s £34.50), it’s a very lively affair and extremely filling however you will be full of delicious food and zero regrets.
Locations: King’s Rd, Covent Garden, Canary Wharf, Chelsea, Westfield Stratford, Bluewater Shopping Centre
24. Bob’s Lobster
Transporting the American buck-a-shuck street food vibe to London Bridge’s city crowds.
Bob’s Lobster celebrates Oyster Happy Hour every weekday 4-6 pm, start there are tuna tacos, seared scallops, and buffalo shrimp, mains include surf n turf, lobster and crayfish roll, lobster cheeseburger, and star of the show ‘Cioppino’ (catch of the day fish stew with shrimp, mussels, calamari and cod in a signature lobster bisque sauce).
These ain’t no ordinary sides, sure you can order regular fries but there is also mussel and bacon chowder fries, lobster & crayfish mac, green bean & avocado and elote corn succotash (Mexican style street corn with lime crema and parmesan.
Whether you’re on the go or you have time to indulge and unwind, Bob’s Lobster is available to you in the form of a food truck or restaurant, as well as your favourite delivery apps. What are you waiting for? Bob’s your Lobster, or however, the expression goes!
Locations: St. Thomas Street (restaurant). Borough Market & Borough High Street (food trucks)
What’s most notable about Shutters is their incredible approach to sourcing. They’re all about locally caught Cornish produce and that showed with their braised, double-cooked Octopus served with a double-baked potato.
Shutter’s superb Seafood menu is definitely approved by us hence why it’s made it onto our best seafood restaurant in London.
Well, I think that well and truly round up our jam-packed list of top seafood restaurants in London, thank you for indulging with us and if you’re anything like me you’re currently drooling and getting ready to make some reservations.
Let us know your top 3, including any restaurants you believe were criminally left off the list!
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👨🍳 Our Expert: Syeshia Sweeney