Wheeler’s Rib Room & Oyster Bar, well-known as the oldest fish brand in the world and one of the most respected culinary names in London, will be open in London after nearly two decades of absence. Marco Pierre White bought and sold the original St. James site of the restaurant, and will be re-opening Wheeler’s at the Threadneedles Marriot in London, part of the Autograph Collection.The new menu, revitalized by chef White, will be affordable and feature classic Wheeler’s dishes like fish pie. There will also be, of course, a dedicated oyster bar.
“The Wheeler’s brand was originally created in 1856 by Captain Wheeler in Whitstable, and has a fascinating history as the oldest fish brand in the world,” chef White said in a statement. “It’s going to be great to bring it back to the city after a 20-year absence. As custodians of the name, the tradition and history will remain at the restaurant’s heart, but we’ve tweaked and evolved the menu to create an offer that is more in tune with what today’s customers want with lots of meat choices — it’s not just for fish lovers.”
Menu highlights include chef White’s signature grilled Dover sole a la Salamander, and quail eggs Maintenon. There will also be classic shepherd’s pie and Windsor ham and fried duck eggs.