REVIEW: Wright Brothers, Soho
WHAT? A plentiful menu of super fresh seafood and shellfish dishes sourced from Borough Market, served up with a contemporary Asian twist.
WHERE? In a snug corner of the bottom floor at buzzing Kingly Court, you’ll feel a world away from the madness of Oxford Circus in this romantically lit cubbyhole. There’s a semi-private dining area that’s absolutely beautiful, too.
STAND OUT DISH: Not a dish as such, but the ‘Wright Brothers Bloody Mary’, a rosemary-infused, spicy concoction mixed with Stolichnaya vodka, horseradish, tomato juice, shichimi pepper and topped with an oyster was truly special (£10).
To start things off there’s an abundant shellfish menu (though we’d highly recommend kicking off the meal with some fresh oysters, sourced from everywhere from County Louth in Ireland to France and Northumberland and dressed inventively with the likes of Kizami wasabi or ricotta, apple and cured bresaola.
We tried a variety of small plates, including four beautiful chargrilled prawns in chilli oil, cuttlefish with morcilla and sweet fish sauce and some beautiful hamachi sashimi, dressed with soy, mirin, candied zest and truffle oil. Next, a main plate of whole east Sussex crab which we took great delight in cracking open by hand, bibs and all, alongside a fresh seaweed and radicchio salad (and some chips. Come on, you knew all this sounded too healthy). Washed down with a gorgeous Trimback Pinot Blanc, we were truly spoiled.
Check out the lunchtime Bento boxes, too – available in three varieties, they’re sure to brighten up a dull lunchtime. Splash out on the crab tempura, octopus, buckwheat noodles and seaweed salad (served with a selection of sashimi plus miso soup with pancetta & palourde clams – yep!) and you’ll be ready for anything.
HOW MUCH? Small plates start at just £5, large plates range from £14 – £25 and desserts are £5-6. Visit this Soho branch between 3pm and 6pm and you can try oysters for £1 a pop (every day of the week!) .
ADDRESS: 3 Kingly Street and G7/G8 Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PW