Perhaps the name says it all. Fancy Crab is a London restaurant that specialises in everyone’s favourite crustacean, the red king crab. Ideal for sharing, there’s nothing quite like the primal feeling of cracking open fresh crab with your bare hands and devouring the meat like a caveman. All jokes aside – at Fancy Crab, you’ll get tools for your civilised feast and you’ll also get to pick from a menu packed with a huge range of fresh seafood. There’s even a raw bar! This place is paradise for seafood lovers, so your best bet is to book ahead of time before they beat you to it. You’ll find Fancy Crab on Marylebone’s Wigmore Street, just steps from Bond Street underground.
Foodies are flocking to Wigmore Street in droves to get to London’s Fancy Crab. Using red king crab that’s caught in the Northern Arctic ocean, this Marylebone seafood restaurant is serious about serving only the highest quality crab to its guests, and that goes for everything else on the menu too. The raw bar is another highlight here, featuring delights like salmon and bonito sashimi, tuna tartare and Pyefleet Colchester oysters serviced with mojito granita mirin, soy sauce and kizami wasabi.
At Fancy Crab in London’s Marylebone, you can enjoy your red king crab grilled over charcoal with butter and thyme or steamed and served on ice with all the trimmings. If you’re with a group, we highly recommend ordering a whole red king crab to share – it comes served with triple-cooked truffle chips, polenta fries, thyme hollandaise, greens, mushrooms and a bunch of homemade sauces for dipping. After chowing down on some of London’s best crab, head down to the basement bar to sip on bespoke cocktails and a range of draught beers. Fancy Crab is the complete package – you don’t want to miss an experience at this temple to crab on Wigmore Street. Book your table now.
The food was great! We asked for the butter herb sauce to be left separately on the side and they happily obliged to our request so very happy
Great customer service. Very friendly and attentive. Excellent atmosphere. Food was really tasty. Definitely would be back soon to try all the other dishes as there is a big selection to choose from.
Food was tasty and staff were welcoming and helpful. Would definitely come back. The servings are filling and the ambience is beautiful. We also got 20% discount with a promo. So good value.
My girlfriend had a leg of crab and I had the burger. We were both very happy with our food - my burger was one of the nicest I’ve ever had! Genuinely! My girlfriend loves crab so she loved this restaurant and was spoilt for choice.
The restaurant is within walking distance from bond street station so it's very practical to get to. The decor is very calm and I loved the beautiful crab themed paintings on the wall. We were sat just in front of the kitchen where crab legs are beautifully displayed and you can see the food being prepared. The tables in here are the ever so famous marble look which is perfect for catching those beautiful instagram shots. Service was good but there were only 4 other customers in the restaurant when I was there, I cannot speak for how it would be at a later time. I would suggest that the waiter not push you to buy a crabs leg. It isn't filling and I specifically asked for something filling. I had to ask for the lunch menu which should've been given with the regular menu. I chose the crab bites which are basically a posh prawn cracker with crab and mayo filling. However it tasted INCREDIBLE, I couldn't get enough of the flavours, especially when I bit into the coriander leaf. We then ordered 4 of each of the fresh oysters which were beautifully presented and tasted extremely fresh and delicious. I then ordered the soft shell crab from the lunch menu and the pairing and flavour was a very unique one. I'd say you need an acquired taste for zesty flavours and definitely be someone who enjoys Kimchi. The soft shell crab also had a funny taste in the head but I still ate it as I was hungry. Unfortunately for my cousin she did not enjoy the dish and couldn't eat it. She was compensated with 2 free desserts in the end which was kind. Drinks are quite expensive for those of you that drink. Expect to pay more for your drink than some items off the menu. Overall it was a hit and miss with my visit but I'd definitely visit again to try the crabs legs.
What a fabulous experience dining at this restaurant where I took my mum for an early Mother's Day evening meal after watching a show. The staff were so friendly (and funny) upon us entering and remained respectfully jovial throughout our meal. A lovely team working together. The food was outstanding and our server recommended what he thought my mum would like and what I would like. We went with his recommendation and my crab leg and shoulder was sweet, succulent, minus any shell and had already been removed from the shell but put back in for presentation. It couldn't have been easier to eat!! Mum had the crab curry which was creamy and plentiful. I have put pics of the restaurant on Facebook and can't wait to get my other friends there to dine. 10/10 Outstanding!
Food n desserts were v well presented and tasty each having its unique proposition. Red kind crab was juicy and tender and Castro’s recommendation of the baked version was very good plus other dishes Castro was very hospitable, friendly and provided excellent service. Jason, I believe is the manager was very accommodating and agreed to helping us reserve a booth seating plus visited our table several times to see that all was good. Jason took everything in his stride and is commendable. Kudos to the team at fancy crab including the Chef (s) for the excellent food. Will be back.
An enjoyable meal, 3 courses all pleased. However we paid only 50% of normal cost. The crab main at £25 per portion is expensive for the amount of crab served. However we were contacted 3 time before arrival to stress we had to vacate our table by 9.00 pm, from a 7.30 reservation. In the event the restaurant was half empty with no second booking for most tables. As previous reviews of the restaurant often commented on the slow service it looked more as if our ability to be ready to leave by 9.00 would be in their control not mine. In my view the calls were unnecessary and did not serve to create a relaxed atmosphere.
Really enjoyed our lunch at Fancy Crab. Very relaxed atmosphere, great food (much prefer when the crab is cut for you so you enjoy the meat while still hot) and the waiter was very friendly and attentive
We went on the 50% off special offer and I am so glad we managed to try it out. One of the best seafood meals ever! We had langustin and crab cakes as a starter, then char-grilled crab leg and shoulder as the main. Everything’s full of flavour. The service was excellent and the food was too. However if it wasn't for the half price offer, this would have been a very expensive meal.