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If you like your oysters with a side of ‘check out that view’, then you’re going to be really into Seabird. That said, it could be easy to dismiss this very pink, bougie restaurant at South Bank as another rooftop cocktail bar masquerading as an overpriced restaurant. It isn’t. In fact, it’s the best oyster experience we’ve had in London. Not only do they have a big, excellent selection, but the staff are more than happy to guide you through your options with zero judgment and plenty of expert intel. Come here for dates, with mates, or for a big-deal business dinner - you’ll have a great time, and those views really don’t hurt either.
Louët Feisser oysters
“Much like their scandalous ‘down-it’ cousin, the tequila shot, oysters have a lot of high-life associations, but I like them for the ritual of eating them. A sprinkling of Tabasco. The squeeze of the lemon. All topped off by necking something that merrily lived in the ocean not so long ago. But it’s only when you come across an oyster like the Louët Feisser oysters at Seabird that take a moment to remember how truly fantastic they can taste. Leaning closer to creamy with a side of surf spray, rather than full-on salt show, it’s perfect for people that aren’t 100% sold on the whole molluscs thing just yet. Pair with fizz if you’re feeling peak bougie.”
- Heidi Lauth Beasley, Staff Writer
We’ve never trusted seabirds since that seagull went all Artful Dodger with our Cornetto back in ’96. But we won’t hold that against this new rooftop restaurant in Southwark’s Hoxton Hotel. This place is all about city views, jazzed up cocktails, grilled meats, Mediterranean small plates, and lots of British seafood. You’ll also find a long list of oysters at their raw bar.