The Oystermen


| Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

The Oystermen originally started up as an oyster-shucking pop-up but their Covent Garden restaurant is so much more. It started tiny before they acquired the next-door space and doubled the size. But all along, they've been serving up excellent seafood from a menu that depends on the catch of the day.

Test Drive

Test Driving The Oystermen - the Covent Garden seafood restaurant makes great use of its extra space
Covent Garden's Oystermen doubled its size in Covent Garden - adding a raw bar and more. We head down to try out this highly-praised seafood restaurant.   ...
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Restaurant details

32 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8NA
Nearest tube: 
  • Covent Garden
Telephone number: 020 7240 4417


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32 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8NA


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on September 02, 2017
"The service was charming, the vibes good despite low turnout on a summer night of almost biblical rain, and I have no hesitation in declaring the Oystermen the best new fish restaurant to have opened in London in yonks." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tim Hayward FT Estimated score
Reviewed on August 11, 2017
"More importantly, when you stumble on a place the size of your mum’s dining room, where the staff make you welcome and the food is prepared with such love and evident joy . . . you really just want to move in." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday
Reviewed on July 29, 2017
"Excellent, predominantly British seafood, expertly cooked. The wine list is well priced and interesting, the service spot-on. Oystermen, like that blessed Kumamoto, is a tiny gem." READ REVIEW