Restaurant Reviews

Wright Brothers Spitalfields

Wright Brothers Spitalfields

| Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

This is the third London opening for the oyster and seafood restaurant, following Soho and Borough Market. Expect a similar offering of seafood and oysters at this Spitalfields location - but with a huge seawater tank into the middle of the restaurant stacked with 10,000 shellfish allowing diners to choose their own live crab, lobster or oysters.

Restaurant details

8/9 Lamb Street, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EA
Nearest tube: 
  • Liverpool Street
  • Shoreditch High Street
Telephone number: 020 7377 8706

Opening times: Monday - Friday 12.00 - 11pm
Saturday 12.00 - 11pm
Sunday 12.00 - 9pm

More info: 
Bar area


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8/9 Lamb Street, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EA


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 9
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on May 16, 2014
"(The crab cakes) were pure crab, a great combination of light and dark meat making them rust-coloured, moist and deep." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on March 22, 2014
"...there are few delights to match spending an afternoon with a friend devouring a dozen seafood items at their freshest and best. If the Wright Brothers are determined to re-invent seafood all over the nation, I'll fly with them all the way." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed by February 27, 2014
"It has vitality, helped along by a spiffing drinks list: good wines by the glass, good beers by the bottle. High stools at the bar counter encourage you to chat with your neighbour, and the staff are engaging and lovely. There are some formulas best not tampered with, and the classic seafood bar is one of them." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer
Reviewed on February 02, 2014
"It is a serious seafood restaurant for people who really do like the stuff. The live crabs and lobsters in the tank are a statement of intent. It means business. So do you really have to choose which animal will die for you to get that full experience? No. But it probably helps." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Amol Rajan Independent
Reviewed on February 02, 2014
"The Channel Island oysters are chewy and sloppy rather than full of gristle; the brown shrimp are small and fresh and can be swallowed whole; the prawns come with a rich mayonnaise; the little whelks look disgusting and worm-like when fetched out of their shells, but taste delicious; and there's a whole heap of crab that, though messy, yields succulent and sweet brown meat from deep within its claws." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on January 29, 2014
"Kohlrabi sliced as thin as paper is dressed with a subtle vinaigrette and dainty ribbons of sorrel, each one unleashing just a modicum of sharpness. Only someone at one with ingredients could have put this together." READ REVIEW

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