This week Greens Restaurant and Oyster Bar is to feature on Coolcucumber TV, a regular food magazine programme for everyone who’s excited by good food.
UPDATE: You can now view the programme by visiting the Coolcucumber TV website here
Cecilia Alemani is the curator of Frieze New York, the international art fair. She is also the director of art for New York’s High Line.
You can read her article here
We were recently reviewed and mentioned in the local “Your Mayfair” publication. You can download the full mention above, or read the author’s comments below :Download the excerpt from “Your Mayfair” – PDF
“Located in the heart of St James’ since 1982, Green’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar has long been renowned as a Great British institution.
Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, Green’s specialises in seasonal British classics of fresh fish, meat and game and of course oysters and champagne.
Inside the interior is not dissimilar to how you would imagine a traditional gentleman’s club where sumptuous booths line the walls and wood panelling separates individual tables. Knowledgeable waiting staff are on hand to help you while you peruse the menu or take a before dinner aperitif.
The seasonal menu showcases a range of Great British classics with an extensive selection of fresh fish to a range of carefully sourced grills and meat dishes, as well as their signature oyster platters.
The John Ross smoked salmon with soda bread, or the handpicked Dorset white and brown crab salad are ‘must try’s’ as starters. The generous portion of white crab is incredibly fresh and is caught daily and brought into the restaurant every morning by a company called Top Catch, it is also very popular with lunchtime regulars who come in especially for the dish. You can also try a Quail’s egg to start for a mere 85 pence per egg.
For main courses, you can’t go wrong with the Draff fed 10oz 21 day old Sirloin steak from Cairngorm National Park in Scotland served with baby watercress, roasted tomato, chervil butter – pair with a side of chunky hand cooked chips. Every day, Green’s showcases a particular dish as one of their ‘specials of the day’, this can depend on the catch, and the season as to what is on offer. While we were there a delicious ‘Sea Food Bisque’ was available and consisted of mussels, scallops, cod, sea bass, prawns and celery which married together perfectly making it one of the best bisques we’ve ever tasted. There was no skimping on ingredients and the succulent pieces of white cod and feather light sea bass made it a hearty and warming meal.
A large selection of sides, including mixed salad, Brussels Sprouts and toasted chestnuts, spinach and varying forms of potatoes complete the meal.
For dessert, again, championing the beautiful country we live in there is a selection of ice creams from Devon as well as a range of tempting sweets such as Raspberry Cranachan.
We cannot praise the old-school glamour restaurant enough. Service is impeccable and with a menu so varied and tasty it’s difficult to know what to choose but certainly makes the decision of coming back all the easier!
Green’s have also just launched a brand new Caviar and Champagne menu making this central location a must visit for those decadent evenings with a loved one. “