Wright Brothers to open South Kensington oyster house

Wright Brothers is bringing its seafood and oyster concept to South Kensington

Seafood wholesaler and restaurant group Wright Brothers will open its fifth venue in South Kensington in June 2015.

Wright Brothers South Kensington will occupy the former site of La Bouchée, on Old Brompton Road.

Led by head chef Philip Coulter, the restaurant will serve a menu of locally cultivated oysters and fruits-de-mer as well as regularly changing specials.

The interior has been designed by Brady Williams and will take inspiration from the Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House in Borough Market.

Wright Brothers South Kensington will feature independent oyster bar with access from the street - serving ‘pound a pop’ oysters during happy hour - as well as an 'intimate' private dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Wright Brothers co-founder Robin Hancock said: “We have always wanted to open in South Kensington, it feels like that little corner of Paris where, we first began to dream about re-popularising the oyster in London.”

Brother-in-law Ben Wright added: “In the UK, an oyster is still seen as just an oyster but there are a whole variety, with different provenances and their own distinctive tastes and flavours that we can’t wait to introduce to the residents of South Kensington.”

Wright and Hancock launched their seafood wholesaler business in 2002 and now supply over 150 chefs and restaurants across the UK. They also cultivate over 14 million native and pacific oysters directly from their own Duchy Oyster Farm, part of the private estate of HRH The Prince of Wales on the Helford River in Cornwall.

Their restaurant business includes Oyster & Porter House in Borough, Soho Oyster House, Wright Brothers Spitalfields and The Ferryboat Inn in Cornwall.

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