loti eats | wright brothers battersea
Even though we hope they’re not catching fish from the Thames, there’s something very satisfying about eating right by the water at the latest Wright Brothers restaurant by Battersea Power Station. This is their fifth restaurant in London and the location is pretty stunning, with an outdoor terrace right on the river that will be near enough impossible to get on to come summer. Inside, the designers have done a top job too, with lots of cool brass light fixtures, comfy banquette seating, a marble-topped bar and paintings of giant shellfish around, just to remind you that you are most certainly in a seafood restaurant.
The seafood definitely doesn’t come from the Thames by the way. Long before they had any restaurants Wright Brothers started as a wholesaler and unsurprisingly, oysters are big on the menu here too, with a long list of different varieties and dressings on offer. We went for some crispy tempura oysters as a little snack to start with and we recommend you do the same.
From the starters we had the salmon sashimi with a lovely ponzu sauce; the salmon was cut much too thick for sashimi but it was fresh and delicious nonetheless. We also had a rich crab soup which was perfect on a winter night, but be warned it’s also very filling!
All the dishes on the menu, especially those cooked in the Josper oven, sounded so good we had a hard time choosing mains but eventually settled on the hake fillet with a shrimp and lemon risotto and, our favourite, the halibut with a Thai-inspired nam jim sauce and Cornish mussels. Desserts were spot on too, with the treacle tart definitely being the pick of the bunch.
With some of the finest seafood in the UK and a very special location, Wright Brothers has got the Wright Stuff going on.
26 Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, London SW8 4NN