Located in the heart of the vibrant Old Spitalfields Market, Wright Brothers Spitalfields is characterised by its stunning marble oyster bar at the centre of the restaurant where guests can watch the chefs preparing oysters in front of them.
The menu designed by Head Chef Richard Kirkwood changes regularly to include the freshest seafood and shellfish including: oysters from the British Isles and France and deluxe platters of fruits de Mer, while there are also plenty of options to keep meat-lovers happy and a selection of vegetarian dishes.
Be sure to check out their 'Market Terrace' which is heated during the winter.
OVERALL RATING: *****
What to expect:
Fish, fish and MORE fish.
When to head there:
For your first oyster experience. You're encouraged to Instagram your '#FIRSTOYSTERMOMENT' to win a dozen more. Rebel tip: head to the Spitalfields & Soho branches for £1 Oysters between 3-6pm. They also run monthly oyster masterclasses for those intrigued to learn more.
What to wear:
Workwear during lunch or smart casual for dinner.
How to get there:
Head to Spitafields, venture through the market and it's hidden at the far left hand-side.
I have a love-hate relationship with seafood. Or more specifically, shellfish. So as much as I wish I could have tried every single oyster on the menu (and I urge you to do so), I decided to steer clear and make do with the other options. Fortunately I was very well catered-for - hake sashimi was sublimely light, while the tuna carpaccio was slathered in a rich avocado cream I wanted to spread on absolutely everything. The strawberry and elderflower and plum sorbets bathed in prosecco was the perfect ending to an exquisite meal.
This was my first oyster-tasting experience and I was not disappointed. The team were immediately accommodating offering drink suggestions and oyster pairings. We opted for the Detox drinks menu, ordering two non-alcoholic superfood cocktails with three Jersey Rocks oysters and the Smoked Carlingford oysters with a homemade ritz cracker and horseradish cream- a Spitafields classic. The smoked were BEYOND amazing and I can't recommend enough for first time Oyster-tryers. My favourite part about dining out is trying as many dishes as possible, so we opted for a few small plates of scallops, prawns and tuna carpaccio. I thought you could get fished-out after copious amounts of shellfish, but at this place it's not possible. Every single dish was cooked to perfection. And before we headed back to the office we had to give the raspberry prosecco sorbet a go for dessert, it would have been rude not to, right?
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