Aug 8 2012

Wright Brothers

The first time I went to Wright Brothers was a few years ago, to their original restaurant in Borough Market, and I loved it. My friends Kristine and Baiba and I would go to Borough market, walk around, look at the delicious food there, maybe get something small, and finish our Borough Market experience with some oysters and champagne in Wright Brothers. 

 

Wright Brothers (now also with a branch in Soho where I went during my last visit) is a fish, shellfish, seafood and oyster restaurant and they source all their fish from Cornwall and are involved in the whole process from sourcing the fish, to serving it. Wright Brothers serve some amazing, and quite reasonably priced seafood, and I was reminded how nice this place was when I went there during my last visit. The atmosphere in both restaurants is casual, and it is so hard to find a great fish restaurant that is also casual as most other places are more formal. The Borough market branch is very small, you can either eat by the bar or on high stools using beer barrels as your table, and even though the Soho branch does have proper sit down tables upstairs, downstairs they also try to create the same atmosphere where you can only sit around the bar. I personally though prefer the smaller and intimate Borough Market branch.

 

You can either have fruits de mer (seafood) and build your own platter from oysters, which cost from £6 (3 oysters), Atlantic prawns (1/2 pint at £9.5), whole crab at £13, etc… or order starter size and main course dishes which all obviously focus on seafood. I ordered one of these seafood plates with crab, Atlantic prawns and langoustines, huge plate that I shared and that cost £37.5 but was for 2 people. Everything was amazing here, the crab really delicious and fresh (I am very picky when it comes to crab, and here it was excellent), the langoustines and the Atlantic prawns were also amazing. My friends had the whitebait served with tartare sauce, which I tasted and thought was delicious; the whitebait was nice and crisp. I also saw some of my other friends have salmon gravlax with honey and mustard dressing and handpicked Cornish crab with brown bread and butter, the latter one looked brilliant, and I am going to have that next time I go to Wrights Brothers. 

 

For the main course I saw my friends eat a huge sea bass served with potatoes and small shrimps that was meant to be for 2/3 people, as well as ½ of a native lobster with garlic butter and new potatoes, and another dish of whole plaice with sage and pancetta. All the dishes looked wonderful, so if you are in need of some seafood, at not extortionate prices, Wright Brothers is the place to go. 

 

Date – 08/08/12

Location: Soho

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Wright Brothers
13 Kingly Street and G7/G8 Kingly Court, W1B 5PW
London
United Kingdom
GB
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