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Covent Garden isn’t an area usually associated with independent restaurants but this bustling and modestly decorated little spot is thriving. From its ...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
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The Oystermen concept was born in 2014, when seasoned hospitality professionals and great friends Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton shucked oysters together for guests at Matt’s wedding. Since then the duo have earned a reputation for providing a relaxed, affordable and fun dining experience like no other; celebrating Britain’s finest and freshest oysters and seafood at events around London with their p
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $39
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, British, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A Devon brown crab and a bucket of tools. What more could you want? A few slices of bread to spread that brown crab meat on? DONE! I think any restaurant that can put all of its faith in the fresh produce British shores have...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A small friendly place of Covent Garden which does seafood simply but perfectly. Selection of oysters raw or cooked to different styles. Whole crabs half dressed for you to launch into. Good selection of wines nicely paired by the waiting staff. Trust their opinions! Their...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely dinner at The Oystermen’ tonight. Good to see it open and serving the freshest of oysters and seafood. Great service and nice to use the outside terrace. A positive from Covid lockdown. Well done Matt Rob and the team. Can’t wait to return.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my husband were walking by the new Covent Garden pedestrian area when the Oystermen got our attention. We were promptly approached by a latino american guy who unfortunately his name I can't remember. He did a great job at getting us to visit...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing first-class food. The staff was incredibly friendly, especially Gabriel who took care of us and gave us helpful tips on the menu. Pleasant atmosphere and cozy place.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I chose this place for our first dinner out after the lockdown. We had oysters, crab, an out of the world sea bass ceviche and pappardelle with seafood ragú. It is fresh and delicious! The service was incredible, thanks to our waiter...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Oystermen for our first restaurant dinner after lockdown - did not disappoint! The restaurant was nicely lively but not overcrowded for a mid-week dinner. They have installed driftwood partitions between tables to ensure social distancing and hand sanitiser on the way...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Really nice atmosphere and not to big so feels cosy. Service was good, food excellent. We had the whole crab, which was so tasty and fresh and you also got to choose the size.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Want last Friday for my wife's birthday. I reckon it was two thirds full but staff told us numbers were well down due to the virus. We had a great time. Staff were attentive and friendly. I had the best crabcake ever and my wife...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

My favourite restaurant in London. I love the atmosphere - the staff are incredibly friendly, it’s unpretentious and you feel like a genuinely valued customer. The food is out of the world. I’ve been plenty of times and never had a bad meal here. I’d...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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