The original restaurant from the oyster-farming Wright Brothers, this Borough Market branch is also the smallest and most atmospheric. It’s dubbed an Oyster & Porter House and has extensive lists of both, served from a wide-open kitchen along with a short menu of simply cooked fish dishes and all manner of pies. The various breeds and styles of oyster arrive in peak condition from Cornwall; the freshness of the fish and seafood shines throughout. We agree with readers who “have never been disappointed” by the seafood platters and who praise the “excellent value”, but not all the cooking is as perfect as the produce. We found a fish pie woefully dry and devilled whitebait devoid of spice. But order right and you’ll be happy, as this remains a great place to soak up the Borough buzz.
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