Richard Corrigan, head chef and proprietor of Corrigan’s Mayfair is at the helm of Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill. Richard’s approach is defined by his belief in good hospitality coupled with excellent food. Food that is sourced as locally as possible and from individuals rather than large companies. Richard’s culinary career, in brief, spans several years in the Netherlands, head chef of Mulligan’s in Mayfair in London and his first Michelin star, awarded to him when he was head chef of Fulham Road in Fulham in 1994, also in London.
Richard went on to open Lindsay House in Soho, London, and won a Michelin star there in 1997. He then bought and refurbished Bentley’s in 2005, an oyster and seafood restaurant just off Piccadilly. He went on to open Corrigan’s Mayfair in 2008, Bentley’s Sea Grill at Harrod’s was his next venture in 2012 and most recently, in 2013 the Virginia Park Lodge in Ireland.
Situated in a historic listed building, Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill is spread over three floors. Breakfast is served weekday mornings from 7.30am, on the Terrace or inside at a cosy booth- the perfect way to start a day of retail therapy. The Oyster Bar on the ground floor serves fish and seafood dishes from midday throughout the evening. The Champagne Bar also on the ground floor is open from midday until late serving classic and contemporary cocktails. The Grill is a warm and welcoming restaurant, offering a more extensive menu which reflects Richard Corrigan’s passion for finding the best ingredients drawn from Britain and Ireland.
Then there is the bar - great cocktails - on one side of the ground floor and The Oyster Bar on the other. In the latter you can enjoy the menu at the bar, or at the tables which are opposite the bar. Upstairs in The Grill you can enjoy everything from oysters to baked lemon sole, a mixed lamb grill to steamed Cornish fish with Thai spices and more. Linen-clad tables, a wooden floor and Richard’s art collection adorn the walls creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Private Dining and Events:
Bentley’s offers a fantastic range of private dining possibilities for breakfast, lunch, dinner and receptions.
The Crustacea Room seats up to 14 guests and is located on the first floor of Bentley’s historic building, adorned with art pieces from Chef Corrigan’s private collection, such as John Wonnacott, a work executed in the room after the filming of ‘the madness of King George’ seen here in the pictures. This room of Georgian style, with warm tones and luxurious carpet underfoot and three large windows dressed with William Morris curtains, to allow as little or as much light as you wish, this private dining room lends itself to both a business and informal private dinner. Choices range from a full a la carte, or a pre-selected tasting menu, there is a lot of flexibility and options for your lunch or dinner. We also offer complimentary canapés upon arrival for your guests and also tea/coffee and handmade petit fours.
The Swallow Street Rooms are a hidden gem in the bustle of Piccadilly’s famous Swallow Street, comprising of two separate rooms, The Den & the Swallow Library. Recently redesigned with classic pastel colours and gold, mirrored walls, leather banquettes, it’s a perfect space for a multitude of occasions. With your own private bar, bathrooms, cloakroom facilities, piano, plasma screen, late licence and state of the art sound system you will have everything you need for a successful occasion. The Den & the Swallow Library can accommodate up to 18 people each on one table; and combined the Swallow Street Rooms can accommodate 60 people on round tables, 1 table of 30 or 100 guests for canapé parties. As an addition to our three course set menus we offer complimentary canapés on arrival, followed by tea and coffee and handmade petit fours.
There is no room hire fee to use the private dining rooms, please contact for further details 020 7734 4756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org