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REVIEW: Wright Brothers, Spitalfields

REVIEW: Wright Brothers, Spitalfields


J Sheekey, The Ivy and Le Coq D’Argent. Three London restaurants on the wish list of any self-respecting foodie. Their common denominator? Richard Kirkwood, the star chef now poached by Wright Brothers to pioneer their ‘sea-to-plate’ dining vision, calling the shots at the newly-opened branch in Spitalfields.


We love a Happy Hour, truly – but one for oysters is a grown-up evolution we’re wholly behind. You can enjoy them at the magnificent marble bar for £1 each between 3 and 6pm here, and taking a look around the menu, we also spot a fabulously fishy Brunch menu – the likes of crab omelette and shellfish bisque making us question our choice of evening visit.

Our starters’ arrival soon reversed that thinking – indulgent, oily chorizo, seared octopus and broad beans sizzled while yellow fin tuna tartare with a poached quail’s egg oozed decadence.


The ambiance is truly lovely – low lighting, candles on every table and (surprisingly comfy) wooden bench seating with industrial fittings, walls plastered with old-fashioned maps and nautical nods. A deserved winner of the Restaurant R200 Award for Most Effective Design – it’s atmospheric but not cramped, subtle changes in floor levels and exposed brickwork creating a textured feel.


Mains were a delight – monkfish risotto (recommended by a waitress who’d tried it that very morning – always a good sign) and a fillet of sea bass with broccoli, chilli & lemon sauce. Three Jersey oysters each before our starters may have contributed towards our lack of room for dessert, but we weren’t sorry – everything we did eat was expertly cooked, beautifully plated and served with a genuine smile.


You can’t ask for more in a tourist spot like Spitalfields market – world-class seafood for serious fish lovers at reasonable prices. We’ll be back for brunch as soon as possible.



Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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