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London's Best Seafood Restaurants

These are London's seafood gems.

Updated on Jan 11, 2024 | World of Mouth team

London's seafood scene is a treasure trove of culinary delights, from traditional fish and chips to innovative coastal dishes, each restaurant offering a unique taste of the ocean. Experience the wood-fired delicacies at BRAT, the humble bistro atmosphere at Orasay, and the delicious oysters and prawns at The Seafood Bar.

We have curated this list for seafood lovers based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts like Tom Jenkins, David J Constable, and Margaux Koopman. So if you're looking for the best seafood restaurants in London, dive right in.

Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown

3 Prince Edward Rd

3 Prince Edward Rd, London E9 5NP, UK

Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown is a seafood restaurant known for its relaxed and casual atmosphere. The eatery, located in Hackney Wick, features a menu that highlights British seafood and seasonal produce, cooked with respect and passion. Notable dishes include the crab or potted shrimp crumpet, and any fish with the chicken butter sauce, all designed for sharing but too good to part with.

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Tom Brown is a great up and coming chef who cooks with a passion for great seafood and seasonal produce. The menu showcases british seafood, cooked with respect. The dishes are designed for sharing, but if you have the crab or potted shrimp crumpet, don’t share it, it’s to good to share. Any fish with the chicken butter sauce and the cured seafood dishes can’t be missed.

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Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown

Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown

3 Prince Edward Rd

3 Prince Edward Rd, London E9 5NP, UK

BRAT Restaurant

4 Redchurch St

4 Redchurch St, London E1 6JL, UK

BRAT specializes in high-end casual open fire cooking, offering Basque-style dishes such as turbot and beef rib. Customers particularly appreciate the grilled turbot and the Basque cheesecake, as well as the warm atmosphere and attentive staff. The restaurant, led by Chef Tomos Parry, is known for its wood-fired and flame-grilled cooking style, with all dishes cooked over live fire and charcoal.

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An open woodfire restaurant that takes you to the Basque Country for a moment and really lives up to it’s reputation. The grilled turbot is out of this world but in fact all other courses are also tasty as hell! All in a no nonsense environment paired with a broad selection of top producers, sophisticated cocktails and attentive staff!

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BRAT Restaurant

BRAT Restaurant

4 Redchurch St

4 Redchurch St, London E1 6JL, UK

Orasay

31 Kensington Park Rd

31 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2EU, UK

Orasay is a small and elegant restaurant in Notting Hill, with a focus on fish and seafood dishes inspired by the Western Isles. The establishment offers a compact menu, with all items meticulously crafted and beautifully presented, including standout dishes like the Dorset clams. The restaurant also features a private dining room for groups of up to 10, making it an excellent choice for intimate gatherings.

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Delicious fresh seafood sharing plates in Notting Hill.Small menu but everything is delicious and nicely presented.The Dorset clams are amazing!

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Orasay

Orasay

31 Kensington Park Rd

31 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2EU, UK

Pique-Nique

Tanner St

Tanner St, London SE1 3LD, UK

Pique-Nique is a French restaurant and rôtisserie located in Bermondsey, London. Known for its wellington specials, the seabass wellington is a popular choice among patrons. The restaurant also offers a variety of dishes, including the Pithivier St Jacques, which was a hit during their New Year’s Eve special.

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One of the best dishes I’ve had, is this Pithivier St Jacques from Pique Nique. Although this was only a New Year’s Eve special, their daily wellington specials, including the seabass wellington looks good!

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Pique-Nique

Pique-Nique

Tanner St

Tanner St, London SE1 3LD, UK

The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta St

32 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8NA, UK

The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen offers the freshest oysters, fish, and seafood sourced from different parts of the British Isles. The restaurant is known for its relaxed setting and high-quality, ethically sourced seafood, with a menu that changes often based on the availability of ingredients. Customers recommend it for its great understanding of flavors, especially the oysters with jalapeño, kalamansi, and dill.

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Best place in London? No. Favourite place in London? Very probably. Never had a bad meal here, great seafood, and a kitchen that knows when to leave ingredients to their own devices (and what ingredients they are) but, when they do "interfere" do so to frequently dazzling effect, with a great understanding of flavours: the pictured oysters with jalapeño, kalamansi and dill being a case in point. Best value happy hour in London too: six (first rate) oysters, glass of Crémant for a tenner.

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The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta St

32 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8NA, UK

estiatorio Milos London

1 Regent Street Saint James's, St. James's

1 Regent Street Saint James's, St. James's, London SW1Y 4NW, UK

Estiatorio Milos London is a high-end Greek restaurant known for its exceptional seafood offerings, particularly the fish. The establishment provides a beautiful setting with well-appointed tables, making it an ideal spot for a special lunch. Despite its upscale status, it maintains a warm and inviting atmosphere, ensuring a pleasant dining experience for all.

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Amazing high-end Greek restaurant. Delicious seafood (especially the fish), beautiful tables.Highly recommend for a special lunch!

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estiatorio Milos London

estiatorio Milos London

1 Regent Street Saint James's, St. James's

1 Regent Street Saint James's, St. James's, London SW1Y 4NW, UK

Chiltern Firehouse

1 Chiltern St

1 Chiltern St, London W1U 7PA, UK

Chiltern Firehouse is a high-end brasserie located in a Victorian fire station that stays open all day. The eatery is known for its atmospheric setting with cosy corner seatings, and a varied menu that includes standout dishes like oysters, raw scallops, and Iberian pork. With an easy and friendly service, it also boasts an impressive bar with a wide range of cocktails and a well-received seafood raw bar.

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Bistro extravaganzaVisited in 2018! Amazing food quality, everything to share. Easy and nice service. Super boheme location with cosy corner seatings and illustrious guests. Bar staff great…..amazing cocktails and also a super nice seafood raw bar. It's loud and I love it!

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Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse

1 Chiltern St

1 Chiltern St, London W1U 7PA, UK

Suzi Tros

18 Hillgate St

18 Hillgate St, London W8 7SR, UK

Suzi Tros is a Greek-inspired bistro and cocktail bar, renowned for its Northern Greek cuisine. The restaurant's concept revolves around the Greek tradition of sharing meals, reinterpreting classic recipes with a modern twist. With a strong recommendation for their sea bream carpaccio, it's a great spot for those seeking a slightly upmarket Greek dining experience.

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Delicious upmarket greek food. Great spot for greek food in Notting hill. Sharing plates concept. More on the expensive side but worth it. Recommend the sea bream carpaccio.

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Suzi Tros

Suzi Tros

18 Hillgate St

18 Hillgate St, London W8 7SR, UK

The Seafood Bar

77 Dean St

77 Dean St, London W1D 3SH, UK

The Seafood Bar is a modern seafood restaurant that offers a wide variety of high-quality seafood. The establishment is known for its sustainability efforts, sourcing fish and seafood from sustainable sources whenever possible. Based on customer recommendations, the restaurant's oysters and king prawns are especially delicious, making it an ideal spot for a date night.

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Couldn’t recommend enough for a date night. All the food is delicious, especially the oysters and the king prawns.Great location in Soho.

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The Seafood Bar

The Seafood Bar

77 Dean St

77 Dean St, London W1D 3SH, UK

BaoziInn - Soho

24 Romilly St

24 Romilly St, London W1D 5AH, UK

BaoziInn - Soho is a Cantonese Dim Sum restaurant with a twist, featuring Sichuan and Hunan influences. The eatery is known for its delicious bao and dumplings, with the salt and pepper calamari and prawn wonton being highly recommended by customers. For efficiency, the restaurant incorporates a button system on the tables for ordering and payment, enhancing the dining experience.

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Delicious bao and dumplings restaurant in soho.Recommend the salt and pepper calamari and the prawn wonton.You have a button on the table to call for taking orders and to pay which is very efficient!

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BaoziInn - Soho

BaoziInn - Soho

24 Romilly St

24 Romilly St, London W1D 5AH, UK

The Sea, The Sea - Hackney

337 Acton Mews

337 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA, UK

"The Sea, The Sea - Hackney" is a modern seafood restaurant, known for its intimate 12-seat chef's counter and its location in a converted railway arch. The menu, crafted by Chef Leo Carreira, is a blend of experimental and traditional, with a focus on Portuguese and Japanese influences. The restaurant also offers private seafood masterclasses led by Chef Carreira, providing an opportunity to delve into the nuances of seafood cooking.

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Briny, avant-garde delights from Leo CarreiraChef Leo Carreira's chef's table experience in Haggerston (there is a more casual sister restaurant in Chelsea) is what you'd expect from an ex Mugaritz man. Very experimental and technical but with nods to and plays on Portuguese food culture and traditions that ensure there is still a warmth and fun there. All delicious. I had an incredible flourless langoutine 'wedding cake' (pictured) which was unlike anything I'd ever eaten before, and was again, a play on a traditional recipe (Carreira has also published an extensive Portuguese cookbook).

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The Sea, The Sea - Hackney

The Sea, The Sea - Hackney

337 Acton Mews

337 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA, UK

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow St

11-15 Swallow St, London W1B 4DG, UK

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill is a well-established seafood restaurant, specializing in oysters, fish, and grilled steaks. Known for its fresh produce from the sea, the restaurant offers a diverse menu including delectable oysters, rock and native, plain and dressed, and rich, tasty bouillabaisse. With over a century of history, Bentley's continues to be a haven for seafood lovers, serving quality dishes under the guidance of Michelin star Chef Richard Corrigan.

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The heart of LondonWelcoming seafood restaurant in the heart of Piccadilly. Been dining here countless of times and always recommend it to friends visiting London. Would suggest sitting at the downstairs oyster bar, if space. They serve the best oysters the Island can offer.

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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow St

11-15 Swallow St, London W1B 4DG, UK

FishWorks

7-9 Swallow St

7-9 Swallow St, London W1B 4DE, UK

FishWorks is a London-based seafood restaurant that offers a traditional wet fish counter where customers can choose their preferred fish or crustacean to be cooked on the spot. The restaurant boasts a wide variety of seafood including prawns, tuna, cod, trout, halibut, flounder, grouper, and a range of French, Rock and Native oysters. FishWorks is conveniently located near major tube stations and is perfect for both midweek meals and weekend dining, offering a lively atmosphere and a fresh, bespoke seafood experience.

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Choose your catch and indulge in this West End fish restaurant The restaurant offers a traditional wet fish counter where you can buy fish to take home and cook yourself, or you can select any fish or crustacean with the fishmonger and have it cooked there and then - whopper prawns, tuna, cod, trout, halibut, flounder, grouper. Plenty of French, Rock and Native oysters. Plus, a show-stopping Fruits de Mer. The atmosphere is great both weekends and midweek, just off Regent Street and London’s West End.

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FishWorks

FishWorks

7-9 Swallow St

7-9 Swallow St, London W1B 4DE, UK

Plaza Khao Gaeng

103-105 New Oxford St

103-105 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1DB, UK

Plaza Khao Gaeng delivers a true taste of Southern Thailand's diverse cuisine, offering a range of curries rich with fresh coconut milk, aromatic curry pastes, and fiery stir fries. The menu is inspired by popular Khao Gaeng (curry over rice) restaurants, and the dishes are designed for sharing, allowing you to sample a variety of flavors. Authentic dishes like kua-gling, wok-fried prawns with curry paste, and the spicy seafood gang som (orange curry) are highlights, and the Cha-Yen (Thai milk tea) is a refreshing accompaniment.

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Tasty, authentic Southern Thai food in central London. Lukie Farrell’s flagship restaurant in JKS’ Arcade Foodhall serves up super tasty and probably one of the most authentic renditions of Southern Thai cooking in London. Think fiery, fragrant kua-gling, wok fried prawns with curry paste and sato beans, and sour and spicy seafood gang som (orange curry) that will make you sweat as though you’re sitting at a real road-side “Khao gaeng” shop in Phuket. Small-ish portions mean you can try lots of different dishes - the way it should be! - even just between two. Dont forget to order a jug of Cha-Yen (Thai milk tea) which is deliciously fragrant, refreshing and not so easy to find outside of Thailand.

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Plaza Khao Gaeng

Plaza Khao Gaeng

103-105 New Oxford St

103-105 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1DB, UK

The Princess Royal Pub & Rooms Notting Hill

47 Hereford Rd

47 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AH, UK

The Princess Royal Pub & Rooms Notting Hill is a gastropub known for its delightful outdoor dining experience. Customers highly recommend their prawns and princess parmigiana, emphasizing the friendly staff and the great atmosphere. It's a perfect spot for a dinner outing where the service is as amazing as the food.

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Delicious gastropub with great outdoor dining.Really recommend this place for dinner. My two highlights were the prawns and the princess parmigiana. Amazing service with friendly staff and great atmosphere as well!

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The Princess Royal Pub & Rooms Notting Hill

The Princess Royal Pub & Rooms Notting Hill

47 Hereford Rd

47 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AH, UK

Behind Restaurant

20 Sidworth St

20 Sidworth St, London E8 3SD, UK

Behind Restaurant, situated on the edge of London Fields, Hackney, offers an intimate dining experience with its 18 kitchen-table seats. The restaurant, run by chef Andy Beynon, is known for its superb seafood-focused tasting menu that showcases confident and technically strong cooking. It's a Michelin-starred establishment where guests can enjoy lunch and dinner sittings, as well as unwind at a relaxed wine bar.

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Superb seafood-focused tasting menu There was much furore when Andy Beynon's London Fields restaurant was awarded a Michelin star after just 20 full days of opening, but one visit to Behind and you'll discover that Michelin were bang on the money. It's a chef's table style restaurant, seafood-focused, with soft spoken Andy guiding you through the menu. The cooking is confident and technically strong without being uneccessarily showy. Easily one of the best meals I've had in London.

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Behind Restaurant

Behind Restaurant

20 Sidworth St

20 Sidworth St, London E8 3SD, UK

The Barbary

16 Neal's Yard

16 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP, UK

The Barbary is a vibrant restaurant located in Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, offering a menu inspired by the rich culinary traditions of the Barbary Coast. Diners can enjoy a variety of dishes cooked in the purest way, from grilling on coals to baking in ancient clay ovens, reflecting the flavors from the Atlantic Coast through to the Mediterranean Sea leading to the Middle East. The restaurant provides an engaging dining experience, with popular dishes including breads, dips, grilled meat, and seafood such as their acclaimed 'cigars' and chicken shawarma.

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North-African inspired counter dining in a buzzy spotThe Barbary flys a little bit under the radar I think, but this small, loud and buzzy restaurant in Neal's Yard is great fun. Take a seat at the counter and dive into breads and dips and delicious grilled meat and seafood - the 'cigars' and the chicken shawarma are ace.

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The Barbary

The Barbary

16 Neal's Yard

16 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP, UK

Balthazar

4-6 Russell St

4-6 Russell St, London WC2B 5HZ, UK

Balthazar is a French bistro, known for its pleasant ambiance and traditional French brasserie style. The restaurant, which also has a location in New York City's SoHo, offers all-day dining and features a rich selection of seafood, including oysters, sole, sea bass, and lobster. In addition to its main menu, Balthazar also offers a delectable Prix Fixe menu, a variety of afternoon tea options, and a diverse wine list.

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Covent Garden’s favourite French bistro.A wonderful French bistro with a really nice ambience in the Covent Garden theatre district. Balthazar may be familiar to many from New York City’s SoHo and this is pretty much the same. Typical French bistro food and a rich oyster and fish bar. I love the atmosphere in both locations. Reserve well in advance due to its popularity. A theatre followed by Balthazar makes a perfect experience. Try sole, sea bass, lobster, tartar or filé de beauf.

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Balthazar

Balthazar

4-6 Russell St

4-6 Russell St, London WC2B 5HZ, UK

Saltie Girl

15 N Audley St

15 N Audley St, London W1K 6WZ, UK

Saltie Girl is a seafood restaurant located in the heart of Mayfair, offering a selection of New England inspired dishes. Known for their high-quality oysters, lobster roll, and hand-crafted cocktails, they serve the finest seafood, complemented by an international wine list. The restaurant is notably popular among the younger crowd and, while on the pricier side, it provides a charming and innovative dining experience.

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Charming and innovative seafood restaurant in the most beautiful part of MayfairSaltie Girl is a very charming upscale seafood restaurant in the beautiful heart of Mayfair. It has a few really exciting New England inspired portions such as the lobster waffle with maple syrup and the New England lobster roll. Great wines. Fashionable among the very wealthy younger Mayfair crowd. Pretty expensive.

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Saltie Girl

Saltie Girl

15 N Audley St

15 N Audley St, London W1K 6WZ, UK

Mount St. Restaurant

First Floor, 41-43 Mount St

First Floor, 41-43 Mount St, London W1K 2RX, UK

Mount St. Restaurant in Mayfair is a modern British eatery that merges food, craftsmanship, and culture. The menu, crafted by Executive Chef Jamie Shears, features updated London classics made with fresh British produce sourced from farmers, growers, and makers around the UK. The restaurant's setting is enhanced with site-specific art, including a stunning palladiano mosaic floor by Rashid Johnson, creating an enjoyable atmosphere for diners.

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Superb modern English cuisine in a wonderful art & design settingJamie Shears works closely with local farmers and creates a truly exciting menu of modern English food. Strong recommendation. Try their amazing lobster pie or the Pimlico pigeons. The dessert list is nicely focused on puddings but not the way you think. English food CAN be delicious, we learned. Very nice art and design.

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Mount St. Restaurant

Mount St. Restaurant

First Floor, 41-43 Mount St

First Floor, 41-43 Mount St, London W1K 2RX, UK

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