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Last update: April 2024

About

Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill is a luxury British institution, making the perfect backdrop for the nuptials of any self-respecting foodie! Founded in 1916, Bentley’s is one of London’s longest-running and most-loved seafood restaurants. Considered a British institution for seafood enthusiasts, it has been under the successful ownership of Michelin Starred Chef Richard Corrigan, since 2005. Bentley’s is an authentic expression of Chef Corrigan’s values, championing sustainable, seasonal produce from independent suppliers, combined with a warm, friendly service that makes you feel truly at home.

Facilities and Capacity

In the heart of the West End, Bentley’s offers five elegant and stylish private dining rooms.

The Swallow Street Rooms are the beating heart of Bentley's, comprised of two separate spaces; The Den and The Library. The Den is the perfect space for an intimate wedding breakfast or rehearsal dinner for up to 24 guests seated or 40 standing. The space boasts its very own reception area, cloakroom and fireplace. The Library is a charming, atmospheric space that is ideal for the most intimate of occasions seating up to 16 guests. The walls are lined with an array of antique books, a collection curated by Richard himself. The Swallow Street Rooms can be combined to accommodate up to 60 guests seated and 100 for a drinks reception.

Upstairs on the first floor, The Crustacea Room is a warm and inviting private space, filled with natural light overlooking the terrace below. It can accommodate up to 15 guests around its antique oak table.

The Rib Room, also situated on the first floor, has a bright and relaxed atmosphere, awash with natural daylight and charm. It can host up to 30 guests and is the perfect space for a light and airy ceremony. Expect William Morris prints on the walls, white table linens and an air of elegance.

Services Offered

Treat your guests to the creme de la creme of British dining, with a crisp glass of Champagne on arrival, platters of freshly shucked oysters circling the room. To dine, indulge in a luxurious three-course meal designed by our Executive Chef, and let us wow your guests with the finest of foods to celebrate your big day.

Chef Corrigan has a love for artisan ingredients sourced from local, independent producers throughout the British and Irish Isles. With his gourmet cuisine, you can rest assured that your guests will delight in every bite they take. In addition, the venue's hospitality is second to none. Their signature style will ensure a friendly, polished service designed so that you may relax and enjoy your special day to the full. With a licence until 3am and no noise restrictions, your perfect day needn’t be cut short. An event coordinator will be on hand throughout the planning process to assist in creating your perfect day and lifelong memories.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
In the city

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
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5.0 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
Emily
Emily S. Sent on 04/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Made my day extra special!

This venue is so stunning and amazing and I couldn't have imagined a better venue to host my special day! It's nice and cozy, just enough space to hold a very intimate wedding and the food is gorgeous! It is on the pricier side but it was well-worth every penny! Credits to Fiona, Alex, and the team, you guys are amazing! Will definitely recommend to everyone x
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Alex G. Sent on 23/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Faultless Experience

Fiona, Kathryn and Alexei (and the rest of the team) were faultless from start to finish.

All of the communications in the run-up, our visits prior to the day, the welcome and set up, the management of the wedding running order, accommodation of different dietary requirements, all of the food and wines were delicious, and wrapping up at the end of the day was so simple. We had glowing reports back on all of the food and wine, our guests were all extremely happy, as were we!

We had a vegan and someone with allergies who were taken care of very carefully. We also had a couple of people who preferred beer and non alcoholic drinks, who were also deftly catered to.

Having our own bar, cloakroom and bathroom (with nice soap!) made everything so comfortable. We had our full ceremony, a pianist, champagne and canapes and a full meal (with spotify playlist over the speakers) as well as cake cutting and the space worked perfectly for us. Our suppliers (florist, pianist, registrar and baker) were incredibly well looked after to in terms of access. Everything was clear, warm, efficient and very good value. I would recommend in a heartbeat. I'm quite a critical person with high standards, it's rare to have an experience that you literally can't fault, not even if you were nitpicking, so THANK YOU! :)
Grayson
Grayson C. Sent on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Expectations Exceeded in Every Way

The team at Bentley's made sure our night was more than perfect. The food was incredible, the staff were attentive and helpful, and the Swallow St room was so beautiful and much larger than expected. Perfect for our 30 person wedding! I could tell how much work the team put in to our event as it ran so smoothly and with much thought. We had our own bar, oyster shuckers, bathroom, coat rack, and there is even a downstairs kitchen for event catering. It was perfect and if I could get married again I would choose Bentley's every time!
Mari
Mari S. Sent on 05/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent wedding dinner

We had the most amazing wedding dinner celebration at Bentley’s, in Swallow library private dining room.
Everything started in April, with Rob (the sales manager) showing us the gracefully decorated elegant space and winning our hearts over with his warm welcome and professionalism. I remember leaving and realising that our search for venues are over!
The process of communication from beginning until the big day was absolutely flawless. Signed the contract, no hidden fees/surprises, fast and efficient. Later got introduced to Tony, the events coordinator, who literally took the whole responsibility from our shoulders and organised everything meticulously, from moment of arrival to menus, from flower arrangements to name cards. Choose our delicious menus which included crab and mussel soup, seared hake and mango/rhubarb meringue (to start with we had beef tartare canapés, prawns and oysters with champagne)
Everyone separately told us how delicious everything was, many people never had oysters before and were absolutely amazed!
On the day, Michael and his colleagues on the floor took exceptional care of us, let us play our music, even moved a few tables after the dinner so we could have a little dance floor.
Honestly couldn’t recommend enough!
The quality of food and service is top notch!
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Lauren S. Sent on 31/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our wedding dinner at Bentleys

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our wedding at Bentleys. The staff where delightful and the food and drinks were really
wonderful. All our guests loved the ambience and the food and drinks. Particular standouts that people where raving about for days where the Vietnamese Oysters, Shellfish Cocktail and Citrus drop cocktails. Thank you for your help preparing and adapting to our guests needs and dietaries. We have lovely memories from the evening to cherish.
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Genevieve Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenal!!

Bentleys was the dream venue for our micro wedding reception, they were super accommodating and responsive on the items we asked for. Additionally, we were going through the stress of trying to find an alternative venue as the previous one could not accommodate for the number of guests, Bentleys ended up saving the day and made it an unforgettable and such an easy experience. I would highly recommend this venue to any couple looking to celebrate their special day in style!
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Charlotte J. Sent on 02/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Special wedding at Bentley's

Bentley's delivered exactly what we wanted for our wedding- intimate, sophisticated, relaxed, amazing food and fantastic service. They were very accommodating prior to the day and during the day. Everyone we dealt with at Bentley's were professional, responsive and considerate. Fiona Purdie and Kathryn Williams made organising the day really easy and were great to deal with. All waiting staff were amazing- in particular Alexei Ghenciu made the day run so smoothly and was extremely accommodating of us and our guests. The dining room needed no extra decoration- it already looked great and it's very private. There isn't one thing we would change and our guests had a great day. Bentley's will always be special to us.
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Phoebe G. Sent on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding breakfast & celebrations

We chose to celebrate our wedding at Bentley’s following our small ceremony. It was the best decision we could have made! From the meticulous planning and assistance from Fiona, to the exquisite food and drinks, and the fabulous service from all of their staff - we really couldn’t have asked for anything more. Everyone was blown away with the restaurant, ourselves included. Nothing was too much for Alexei and his team. We chose to have a champagne and oyster reception in the Crustacean Room, with additional canapés. We then moved to the Library Room for our wedding breakfast, and remained here for the rest of the evening! We would highly recommend this venue to anyone having a wedding celebration in London!
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Gabriele V. Sent on 02/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Truly amazing!

Bentley’s were flawless from start to finish, we couldn’t have chose a better venue for our wedding reception.

The team were excellent with communicating with us leading up to the day and making sure everything we wanted was in place, which made us feel so reassured. The staff on the day were exceptional, they were on the ball with our timings and requests and treated us and our guests so well - they made our day that bit more special. We chose to go with canapés and the guests spoke very highly of the food.

We have visited Bentleys many times before for lunch/dinner and I am so glad we chose to host our wedding reception with them - they made our wedding so memorable and now we can’t wait to visit them again.
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Chris P. Sent on 22/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just Fantastic

From start to finish dealing with Kathryn & Tony has been an absolute pleasure, nothing was too much trouble and it all went smoothly. The team on the day were attentive and the food was exceptional. We could not of been happier with how things went.
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Elizabeth Sent on 07/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect private room for a traditional wedding reception! Highly recommend

We hosted an intermit wedding reception at Bentleys in their private room downstairs. We wanted a traditional wedding, the ceremony was held at a church in Pimlico, then we travelled via a red route master bus to Bentleys. The private room was perfect, beautifully decorated, delicious food ( beef wellington, a family favourite) and very attentive staff. We couldn’t have asked for a more appropriate place to host our wedding, the private entrance, cloakroom and loos all made the location even more perfect.

After experiencing delays due to covid, we felt Bentleys went above and beyond to make sure our special day was worth waiting for.
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11-15 Swallow Street W1B 4DG London - West (West London)
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