All things ocean-related:
Wright Brothers Oyster Bar, Spitalfields
Fish and shellfish fresh from farm to plate
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS are a family name firmly associated with all things ocean-related: oyster farming and fishing off the coast of Cornwall, wholesale and, most recently, restaurants and pubs in some of London’s most trending locations.
Hot on the heels of their successful Oyster & Porter House in Borough Market, made up of a long bar and high tables, Wright Brothers opened a new wine-bar-cum-top-notch-but-less-formal-seafood-restaurant in another of London’s famous markets – Spitalfields. Diners have the chance to choose live crab, lobster or oysters from the seawater tanks – containing 1400 live shellfish (with a further 9000 in holding tanks visible in the basement). The kitchen is led by David Cook of Moro, Bocca di Lupo and 40 Maltby Street fame.
The menu and shellfish list is always fresh and changes daily according to the day's catch. Only fish and shellfish from sustainable stocks are on offer and as much as possible is sourced from small Cornish day boats at the brothers’ Duchy Oyster Farm on the Helford river in Cornwall, reflecting their ‘farm to plate’ philosophy.