Wright Brothers Battersea
Located at the iconic Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station, seafood and oyster specialists Wright Brothers have opened their fifth site. The 126-cover restaurant and bar welcomed its first customers just before Christmas 2017.
Wright Brothers was established in 2002 by brothers-in-law Ben Wright and Robin Hancock with a mission to bring oysters back to popularity in the UK and back onto London restaurant menus. Fifteen years later and the brand has become synonymous with some of the finest seafood in the country. Each Wright Brothers restaurant offers a different ambience and cooking style of seafood, but all share the founders’ commitment to the finest quality. The group’s restaurant portfolio also includes Borough Market, Soho, Spitalfields and South Kensington.
Created by Macaulay Sinclair, Wright Brothers Battersea boasts a stylish and contemporary design that showcases an open theatre-style kitchen. Guests are able to watch the chefs at work whilst sitting at the counter or along the centre of the restaurant at mid height marble topped tables. The light and airy space will also feature a brand new addition to the Wright Brothers repertoire – a centre piece Josper charcoal oven which both seals and enhances the natural essence and flavours of seafood and meat on offer.
A spacious, al fresco terrace can accommodate up to 40 guests who are be able to enjoy views of both the river and the Power Station. A private dining room known as the ‘Coal Room’ can seat up to 30 people and includes audio-visual equipment.
Ahead of the opening Ben Wright and Robin Hancock, Wright Brothers co-owners said:
“We’re incredibly excited to be opening a riverside restaurant as part of the Battersea Power Station project, undoubtedly the most exciting development to hit London in the last decade.
“Since opening our first restaurant in Borough Market in 2005, we have relished the opportunity to share our passion for shellfish and seafood through our restaurants and our wholesale company, located at Billingsgate Fish Market, supplying not only Wright Brothers but also 270 of the top restaurants in London with the freshest and finest seafood. Battersea is the next step in our journey.”
Group Head Chef Richard Kirkwood has created some exciting new dishes bespoke to Battersea including his take on the classic ‘eclade de moules’ – pine roasted mussels, as well as an indulgent roast shellfish platter and grilled Galician octopus with ajo blanco and smoked jalapeño chilli oil. The menu also introduces more meat options cooked in the Josper oven, including East Sussex collar of pork with chimichurri and Bannockburn beef on the bone alongside Wright Brothers renowned seafood classics.
The drinks menu has a carefully selected wine list designed to complement the food offering, alongside Champagnes and craft beers, pale ales, stouts, IPA’s and Porters – all perfectly match the flavours of the seafood, oysters and meat. The cocktail list includes Battersea exclusive cocktails as well as favourites such as Wright Brothers Bloody Mary and the Mermaid Martini with Grey Goose vodka or Star of Bombay gin, Choya Sake, pickled ginger served with an oyster.
In line with their mission to take the formality out of seafood, Wright Brothers Battersea will host regular oyster and seafood masterclasses and has adopted their renowned pioneering Pound a Pop offering: oysters for £1 every day from 3-6pm.
In addition to their popular restaurant portfolio, Wright Brothers supply over 270 prominent restaurants and chefs across the UK with a range of high quality, sustainable oysters, fish and seafood.
To find out more about the brand, please visit thewrightbrothers.co.uk.
Taylor’s Classics are established suppliers of furniture for the hospitality industry including pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels. The firm’s collections include traditional and modern classics as well as reclaimed antique furniture.
Roger Belham, from Taylor’s Classics, commented:
“The development of the Battersea area is providing a great opportunity for restaurants and bars so we were particularly delighted that we were able to work with Wright Brothers and Macaulay Sinclair on this prestigious new site. The furniture included bentwood and marble topped tables that were tailored through their upholstery and timber profiles to give a unique appearance.”
“We wish Wright Brothers every success for their new restaurant.”