Wright Brothers announce plans for Spitalfields live seafood mecca
Oyster specialists and seafood suppliers Wright Brothers can now confirm details of its expansion into East London with the opening of its most ambitious restaurant to date at Old Spitalfields Market at the end of this week.
The new restaurant is described as a “sea-to-plate dining experience” with customers offered the chance to choose their own live crab, lobster or oysters from huge tanks containing 1400 live shellfish (with a further 9000 in holding tanks visible in the basement) – which takes centre stage in the restaurant.
Wright Brothers Spitalfields serve a menu of fish and shellfish only, simply divided into hot and cold sections, featuring the classics: fruits de mer, bouillabaisse and clam chowder alongside dishes such as salmon pastrami, crab omelette and surf clams, pig cheek & coriander. Uniquely Canadian oysters such as Beau Soleil, Green Gables or Malpeques will be available for the first time ever in Europe here at Wright Brothers.
Located on Lamb Street, Wright Brothers Spitalfields has taken over a double-fronted historic unit within the original infrastructure of Old Spitalfields Market.
The site incorporates a bar specialising in gin cocktails – an homage to East London’s gin and oyster pairing tradition, as well as craft ales, ciders and prosecco on tap as well as classic and modern seafood pairing wines.
A number of different seating areas within the restaurant allow guests to choose between the cosy intimacy of banquette seating and the energy and buzz of a seat at a stunning 20-metre-long Carrara marble bar.