The Oyster Shed is part of the Gernoimo restaurant pub chain that has recently set up residence in London. These pubs focus on good quality, English food at a good price. The Oyster Shed is located near Cannon Street on the Thames – directly opposite the Mayor of London’s offices. They serve a wide selection of hot and cold dishes and have a good selection of beer and wine.
This place gets very busy at lunch and after work especially in the summer as the terrace area is perfect for sun lovers. The restaurant is spacious with a second floor balcony with additional seating at the top. This place lacks any real personality but is modern, clean and has a fantastic location. We booked a table in the main restaurant and checked out the extensive list. We ordered oysters to start with (rude not to in a place named after these delicious treats) which came out on a bed of ice. The dressing was tart with a little spice working well with the creamy meat.
For main course we ordered the grilled halloumi sandwich, the flat iron steak and the salmon filled with red pepper and samphire. Once we had finally got the attention of the waitresses – who was rushing around due to the busy service – the food came out quickly. The halloumi sandwich came out first and we were all shocked at the size of it – it was delicious. The flat iron was cooked medium – juicy and well seasoned. The chips that came with it mopped up any of the runaway juices. My salmon was light pink in the middle; just cooked, and worked well with the sweet red peppers and salty samphire. We were satisfied with our dishes but it did take a long time to get the attention of the waitress again. Unfortunately they do not seem to have waiters for dedicated sections so service is a little messy – although polite.
We would certainly recommend this place for a casual lunch or dinner on a warm summer day. As a result Sex Drugs and Bacon Rolls gives this place:
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