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London Oyster Guide

The Pig’s Ear 35 Old Church Street, Chelsea, SW3 5BS 020 7352 2908 South Kensington Gastro pub and dining

Poissonnerie de l’ Avenue 82 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, SW3 3DZ 020 7589 2457 South Kensington Fish

Quaglino’s 16 Bury Street, St James‘s, SW1Y 6AJ 020 7930 6767 Green Park Anglo French brasserie

Quilon 41 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1E 6AF 020 7821 1899 St James’s Park West Coastal Indian cuisine


Map G8 This large Chelsea pub has been sympathetically made over, particularly with its traditional cuisine from prime British ingredients including rock oysters from Strangford Lough. Rock – from £11. Wine from £14.95. Private hire.

Map H7 This long-standing fish restaurant and fish shop still serves the freshest oysters including Loch Ryan Wild no.2, West Mersea no.2, and Whistable no.1, 2 and 3 from behind the bar. The menu includes many old favourite, almost forgotten, traditional seafood dishes and sound grilled and poached fish. Rock and native – from £7.50. Wine from £26 – Sauvignon Haut Poitou. Private room.

Map J6 An elegant sweeping staircase leads to the spacious, airy dining room with a large fruits de mer bar displaying Maldon oysters as a backdrop. Rock and native – from £12.50. Wine from £19, Muscadet £27.50. Private room. Closed Sunday.

Map J7 Oysters, as other molluscs, take spice well to complement the subtle flavours. Here try spiced stir-fried oysters, rock oysters crusted with lentil and spices served with onion relish amongst other notable creations. Rock – from £15. Wine from £20. Al fresco. Private room.

London Oyster Guide  

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