Seafood specialists The Oystermen will double the size of their critically-acclaimed Seafood Bar & Kitchen in Covent Garden this Autumn, combining both 31 and 32 Henrietta Street.
The extended space will host a brand-new all-day oyster and raw bar especially for walk-in visitors, and guests will be able to choose from an even broader selection of the best rock and native oysters, carefully sourced by co-founders Rob Hampton and Matt Lovell from oyster fisheries right across the UK – from Cornwall to Scotland, via Dorset, Kent, Essex and North Wales.
The 50 seater restaurant will also feature a more expansive open kitchen, where talented Weymouth-born Head Chef Alex Povall and his team will cook up a wide menu of the finest fresh fish, seafood and hot oysters for lunch and dinner. Produce will be brought in direct – as ever – daily, with an impressive range of whole Devon Brown Crab on offer at market price until they sell out, and dishes will continue to change regularly to match the season.
Champions of small sparkling wine growers, The Oystermen’s relaunched venue will showcase an increased array of interesting great-value sparkling and fantastic wines for diners to sample alongside their meal, as well as a new bar menu of cocktails, craft beers on draft and by bottle (including The Oystermen & Canopy Beer Co’s special collaboration ‘Everyday Oyster Stout’).
Since launching last July, The Oystermen’s cosy first permanent location has become renowned for providing a relaxed, affordable and fun dining experience that matches exceptional food with top-notch service. Having received glowing reviews from well-respected national food critics and frequently featuring in press guides to the best places to eat oysters in London, the Seafood Bar & Kitchen was voted Covent Garden’s most loved local restaurant by the public in Time Out’s Love London Awards 2018 and is currently rated as London’s highest-ranking seafood restaurant on TripAdvisor.
Co-founder Matt Lovell commented:
“We have had an amazing first year in Covent Garden, and are incredibly excited to be expanding our Seafood Bar & Kitchen here in the heart of the West End. We can’t wait to offer a bigger selection of the best British seafood and fish and to be able to welcome even more diners to our ‘bigger boat’ this Autumn”.
Co-founder Rob Hampton added:
“After such a wonderful twelve months, it’s awesome to have been given the opportunity to expand. The whole team have worked incredibly hard to get us here, and we are really excited to take The Oystermen onwards and upwards”.