Best Oyster Bars in London
Oysters, they're not only slippery little critters, they also happen to be something of an acquired taste. So where to get them if you really do like 'em? Not only do a stunning roster of champagne and oyster bars in London await, there's also gastro hits, hidden indie places to scoff and a multitude of seafood specials. Check out our recommendations for the best places to enjoy oysters in London.
Last updated on 11th May 2017
Found in the heart of Farringdon and boasting the ultimate gastro vibe, don't let the exteriors of The Vestry fool you when it comes to their fresh seafood. Join them for some of the best British oysters in the business with beer and bubbles to boot.
Seriously fronting when it comes to oysters in London, not only is Mermaid one of the most luxurious places to find them, it's one of the sexiest too. Head on down for a plethora of champagne, oysters and cocktails in this sumptous drinking and dining spot.
Luxury can be spelled out in only a few mere words, and those words are: champagne and oysters in London. If you're looking for the best of both worlds, head on up to Searcys St Pancras where call for champagne buttons are combined with fun and fleshy oyster dishes.
When it comes to boozing in Bishopsgate, there's one luxurious name that licks the lips of all hungry and thirst punters. Head to this charming oyster bar in London not only for a dose of serious shellfish, there's piano entertainment and luxurious interiors to boot.
Restaurants for oysters in London can often feel few and far between, but they can also feel compelling, just like Gow's. Part of the heralded Balls Brothers group and inherently seafood forward, head on down to their Oyster Bar for cocktails and ocean-fresh fare.
Not only do Shane's on Canalside impress with their proximity to green space and a plot by the canal, they're also toting some seriously fresh, and shelled fare. Join them not only for a stunning roster of oysters, but an oyster deal that will only set you back £1 a pop.
Offering London's many young couples a great date night location, Swift is a new cocktail bar in Soho that's changed the way we think of a 'quick drink'. With years of flairing under their belts, and an eye for infusing different flavours together, the master mixologists offer a stunning range of crafted cocktails. And better still, the venue's mantra of casual cocktails drinks means that each beverage is served with the usual long wait.
Stuff yourself with a delicious Spanish take on oysters at Encant in Covent Garden. The sexy little spot serves their oysters fried, with sherry, spinach and almonds; wash it down with a glass of their Spanish wine.
Looking for something a bit different to do in London? Check out the London Oys'tour, a bar crawl revolving around oysters. Chef and expert shucker Simon Lamont will lead this informative masterclass, taking guests to 4 different oyster bars and teaching guests all about how to properly prepare and enjoy fresh oysters. Including a trip to a secret speakeasy bar and a market stall, this event will transform the way you think of eating oysters.