Seafood specialists the Wright Brothers are set to open a new restaurant at Old Spitalfields Market in November, their fourth so far.
The new 72-seat restaurant will serve a wide variety of seafood and oysters, and diners will have the chance to choose their own crustacean from the seawater tanks in full view of the restaurant (which will itself have even more tanks below stairs).
Sourcing oysters direct from the Wright Brothers' own Duchy Oyster Farm in Cornwall, the menu will focus only on fresh fish and shellfish, including hot and cold specialities such as bouillabaisse, clam chowder and crab omelette, although it will also favour surf and turf classics such as clams and pig cheek, plus the oysters for which the Wright Brothers are famous, such as Canadian varieties Beau Soleil, Green Gables or Malpeques. As much produce as possible will be sourced that day.
At the pass will be David Cook, who brings experience from Moro, Bocca di Lupo and 40 Maltby Street, while Richard Seldon, formerly of La Bodega Negra, will join as general manager.
A 20-seat bar specialising in gin cocktails will aim to match the seafood offer, while there will also be a wide selection of wines, ciders, craft ales and proseccos on tap.
Established in 2003 by brother-in-law team Ben Wright and Robin Hancock, the Wright Brothers group has built up a reputation as respected suppliers of seafood and oysters.
Their first restaurant was Borough Market's Oyster and Porter House, but the group now also runs the Soho Oyster House, and the Ferryboat Inn in Cornwall.