Wright Brothers Borough 1

Squaremeal Review of Wright Brothers Borough ?

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".

Click here to read our diners’ reviews, or write your own
Wright Brothers Borough
8

Wright Brothers Borough

11 Stoney Street ,London SE1 9AD

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar full

avatar

Excellent food and quick service

by   bronze reviewer (7)

Mar 2016

Editor's pick I booked this table for my boss and he thought the food was excellent , although a lunch for two at £80 was a little pricey - however this did not detract from the excellent experience gained - and hopefully more business.

Nicki T.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar full
  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

Was this review helpful to you?

Wright Brothers Borough

11 Stoney Street ,London SE1 9AD

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar full

avatar

Another good meal in Borough Market

by   (3)

May 2015

4 of us met up for lunch as our Edinburgh pal was in town. We snacked on some wonderful Oysters while we chose our meal. They were plump and tasty. We decided on starters - fish soup, herrings & caesar salad. Just the right amount, fresh and appetizing. The fish soup merited much discussion- our two gourmands ranked it 3 to 4 out of 5. For mains we shared the turbot which was sublime and enough on its own, and a crab which did not get the attention it probably deserved due to the former. all...

read more
See More

andrew j.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar full
  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

Was this review helpful to you?

Wright Brothers Borough

11 Stoney Street ,London SE1 9AD

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar halfstar empty

avatar

by   platinum reviewer (164)

Jun 2014

As the old joke goes, I'm on a seafood diet: I see food, I eat it. Yes, it works better out loud than in print. Well, I wasn't on a diet, I was disgustingly hungover, and normally would have been hunting out a full fry up but as my friend is a pescatarian I had suggested Wright Bros for lunch and was hoping that as long as I could see and eat food I'd be OK. This Borough Market outpost is in a great location with a huge open front from which you can watch the market-goers bustle on by, however, if...

read more
See More

BoatLady's rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar halfstar empty
  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 7

Was this review helpful to you?

Wright Brothers Borough

11 Stoney Street ,London SE1 9AD

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar half

avatar

Continues to Deliver....

by   bronze reviewer (7)

Feb 2014

Got there just as they opened for lunch (Noon) and benefited from a sparse crowd and first orders from the kitchen. After mulitple visits to this original Wright Bros venue, I always order a main from the Daily Specials and, as has often been the case, it was a great choice. The Baked Crab (with Mustard & Gruyere) was outstanding as were the choices of Deviled Whietebait and Moule Marinieres from the regular menu. A wonderful place to go for fresh and well prepared seafood!

Amjad G.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar half
  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 7

Was this review helpful to you?

Wright Brothers Borough

11 Stoney Street ,London SE1 9AD

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar empty

avatar

Great seafood (or rather shellfish)

by   silver reviewer (17)

Feb 2014

A great meal that culinarily could not be faulted but if you're looking for a wide variety of fish dishes then go elsewhere. This is a crustacean lovers paradise only and for oysters, prawns and crab etc that are fresh, copious and beautifully presented, this is definitely your place. For fish lovers there was only a mackerel dish, some hake and plaice on the menu, none of which were that inspirational. Diners should also be aware that there no frites served here so if it's “moules frites” or similar...

read more
See More

Jan d.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar empty
  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

Was this review helpful to you?

Wright Brothers Borough

11 Stoney Street ,London SE1 9AD

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar full

avatar

by   (2)

Aug 2012

I have always been going to Paris for a sea-food platter and a glass of champagne just to discover that I don't have to go that far. The Wright Brothers place has it all (minus the Parisienne ambiance, but, hey, we are in London after all). The sea food is fresh and properly served, there is an outdoor space where one would want to sit on a nice sunny afternoon or after work. Perfect place to meet after work for the South-bank young professionals with a true love for and ‘oysters and champagne’ combo,...

read more
See More

Vero S.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar full
  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

Was this review helpful to you?

Wright Brothers Borough

11 Stoney Street ,London SE1 9AD

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar half

avatar

by   bronze reviewer (6)

Oct 2008

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Oh my – went here last night and what a great treat it is! I had the most delicious potted prawns, not something I would nomally have, as it can be way too buttery. It was utterly delicious and not overpowering, just the way you always wanted them, but never had. Then dressed crab – which could have just been pulled out of the sea in Selsey for the freshness. 'He who doesn't really breathe while he eats' had a dozen recommended oysters and didn't offer one, which wasn't nice I thought – and then...

read more
See More

Melanie E.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar half
  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

Was this review helpful to you?

Back to Top

Got a blog?

Add your blog review of Wright Brothers Borough to Square Meal

Win fab prizes • Attract traffic to your blog • Add prestige to your blog Find out how

  1. Published :

    Quiet eating :: Quieteating

    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...
    More from Quiet eating »

Essential Details for Wright Brothers Borough

Are you the restaurant owner? Click here for Links & Logos

Location of Wright Brothers Borough

  1. Enquiry Type

    Are you making a general enquiry or enquiring about private rooms?


    If you want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability use our free Square Meal Concierge service and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.

  2. Personal Details

    You are making an enquiry at Wright Brothers Borough .

    *Required field

  3. Enquiry Details

    You are making an enquiry at Wright Brothers Borough .

    *Required field

    By clicking 'SEND' you agree to the Square Meal User Agreement

    Cancel SEND Back
  4. Confirmation

    Thank you for your enquiry - Message sent to: Wright Brothers Borough

Diners at Wright Brothers Borough also recommend...

Wright Brothers Borough is included in the following Squaremeal lists