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Wright Brothers now have outlets across the capital, but this is where it all began for London's uncrowned oyster kings. Everyone loves the relaxed vibe and service is just right – "attentive when needed, but otherwise leaving everyone to their own devices". Bag a seat at the counter or at one of the high tables before eyeing the blackboards. "Wonderful" briny oysters are a must, but the daily menu takes in various other seafood wonders too, from smoked mackerel pâté and potted shrimps to "sublime" turbot or brill with cavolo nero, turnips and horseradish sauce. The fish soup "merits much discussion" (in a good way), while big spenders splash out on indulgent fruits de mer. Value for money can be a "bit on the high side", but this is still a top spot: "I'm never disappointed here", says a fan who "grew up by the sea".
Our visit to Wright Brothers was to prove quite entertaining. It sounds a bit weird that a non-oyster lover would visit an oyster shack like Wright Brothers. I do enjoy the fried variety but raw modes are a little less to my liking. It just feels a little as if my body is being invaded by some slippery, slimy alien. Good thing I left such molluscs to my dining companion then.We were seated right in front of the kitchen. Reminds me of my days in Japan where the best seats in the house were overlooking the kitchen where you could chat and distract the chefs. With a particularly gregarious chef in front, we...
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