The original in Borough is all clatter and elbow. The Soho outpost can feel a little slick. This one, tucked into the edge of Spitalfield's covered market, has a certain classiness to it. You could easily imagine mislaying an afternoon here on one of the banquettes with a bottle of prosecco. In short this is the restaurant Wright Brothers always wanted to be when it grew up.
his is their third London restaurant, and in my estimation, the best of them so far...It has vitality, helped along by a spiffing drinks list: good wines by the glass, good beers by the bottle. High stools at the bar counter encourage you to chat with your neighbour, and the staff are engaging and lovely. There are some formulas best not tampered with, and the classic seafood bar is one of them.
Pick your lobster/crab/prawns from the tank but not before you’ve started with a glass of sherry. Their cocktail list is made up of classics: Sazeracs, Negronis, Martinis and Aviations but it’s their gin list that you want to hit if you’re after oysters. Finish with a boozy pudding or make like BarChick and end the night with one final oyster… sexy.