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Seafood specialists the Wright Brothers to open Soho restaurant

05 November 2010 by
Seafood specialists the Wright Brothers to open Soho restaurant

Seafood specialist the Wright Brothers is opening a second London restaurant, with the launch of a site in Soho next week.

The new restaurant and oyster bar, which will officially open on 12 November, will be located on Kingly Street with a second entrance on Kingly Court. Spread over three floors, the 120-cover site will include a basement dining room as well as a main restaurant and an oyster bar opening onto the courtyard.

The food offer will be similar to the Wright Brothers' original restaurant at Borough Market featuring a wide selection of oysters, shellfish and seafood from France, the British Isles and the Duchy Oyster Farm and Fishery in Cornwall, which the group owns.

Executive head chef David Gingell, who previously worked at the Wolseley and Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, will be in charge of the kitchen along with head chef Jai Parkinson. Front of house will be overseen by group operations manager Jeremie Cometto and general manager Carina Pedrica.

Wright Brothers director Ben Wright commented: "As oyster wholesalers and oyster farmers, we are passionate about oysters and seafood. This second London site is all about delivering that passion and expertise directly to oyster and seafood lovers in the heart of London."

Wright Brothers, which is owned by brothers-in-law Wright and Robin Hancock, has been supplying London restaurants with oysters and shellfish through its wholesale business since 2002.

The group opened its Borough Market restaurant in 2005, the same year in which it acquired the Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm and Fishery on the Helford River in Cornwall where it also runs the Ferryboat Inn.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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