2016 marks the centenary of Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, one of London’s much loved seafood restaurants, considered to many as a British Institution, which has been under the successful chef ownership of Richard Corrigan for over 10 years.
To mark this occasion celebrations will take place throughout the year including Oyster Tasting Cards for guests, Oyster Shucking Masterclasses, and complimentary wine pairings on Mondays with signature Bentley’s dishes, beginning with Fish and Chips & fizz this month.
An additional Valentine’s Day treat will include a Seafood Platter and Champagne for two. Further special centenary events will be announced later in the year. See ‘Notes to Editors’ below for further information.
Nearly 20 years ago, a promising young Irish chef by the name of Richard Corrigan began his London journey at Bentley’s and as luck would have it, he returned in her hour of need, purchased and resurrected this culinary Grand Dame, and she has been under his watchful command for the past decade ever since.
In an ever-changing culinary landscape Bentley’s has withstood the test of time and the temptation to be ‘carbon copied’ for the sake of it. Quietly confident and yet elegantly understated, Bentley’s values remain to this day championing local produce, independent suppliers and ethical eating, whilst the staff deliver warm and informal, but polished service.
During her 100 year reign, Bentley’s has amassed a large repertoire of classic dishes such as the fish pie, the handpicked dressed crab, Dover sole goujons, royal shellfish platter, as well as sourcing the best hand reared meats from the UK and Ireland.
The star of the show has and always will be the largest showcase of ‘wild’ & ‘native’ oysters sourced across the British & Irish isles from Kent to Achill, all expertly shucked (up to 1000 oysters daily) and served by the famous ‘Bentley’s Oyster Boys’.
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill (Swallow Street, Piccadilly, W1B 4DG)