Paired Oysters Aboard the Grand Duchess

Paired Oysters Aboard the Grand Duchess

from £65.00

Indulge in the grandeur of Oyster tasting at The Grand Duchess, a boat moored in London’s Paddington Basin.

  • 3 dishes with paired wine and cider

  • For Two

  • On a Paddington Barge


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If you love to float, watch ducks, eat oysters, and preferably remain attached to the mooring, then The Grand Duchess is absolutely the barge for you. An exclusive Indytute menu.


"The fish counter tempts like a spilling treasure chest. This restaurant is jolly, breezy, upbeat and very enticing – and they do wonderful things to new potatoes, too". William Sitwell - The Telegraph


This is an Oyster tasting and each dish will be accompanied by an English wine or rather surprisingly a fabulous English cider. There's delicious alcohol-free options too.

The Oysters will come alongside Bread & Butter, and Hand Cut Chips with traditional Chip Shop Curry Sauce!  

For goodness sake, they are the shucking experts.


What is it about an Oyster?  They look rather fabulous to start off with, as they nestle decadently in the middle of an iridescent shell.  What started off as a dietary staple for the poor, frequently referred to by Dickens, it is now a luxury item, and a supposed aphrodisiac.

The Grand Duchess is one of the best places to taste this delicious shellfish.  For a start as the name suggests it’s a boat, permanently moored in London’s Paddington Basin so you can watch the ducks and see the water, in simple, but rather glamorous surroundings.  It is owned by the London Shell Co. who own two boats and a fishmongers. They are dedicated to sourcing the best British seafood.

Abshelloutely, shucking hmmmmmmmm


This is an exclusive Indytute menu, and it really is.

Oysters / Pairings

  • Natural Oyster / Kingston Black Aperitif, The Somerset Cider Brandy Company
  • Deep Fried Oyster, Tartare Sauce & Lemon / "The Prince Regent", LSC English Sparkling Wine, Langham, Dorset
  • Oyster & Seaweed Mignonette / Sov'ran Pinot Blanc, Worthing, East Sussex

Accompanied by sides of Bread & Butter, and Hand Cut Chips with traditional Chip Shop Curry Sauce!


  • Natural Oyster: Pimento Spicy Ginger Beer & Fresh Lime
  • Battered Oyster: Lucky Saint Lager 0.5%
  • Oyster & Seaweed Mignonette: Seaward Pentire & Tonic Cocktail


London Shell Co. own two London seafood restaurants. Both aboard barges. One travels somewhere, and one doesn’t.  The menus on both are delicious and between them these seafood restaurants in London make quite a splash in Paddington Basin. This area is still synonymous with a bear and a train station, but thanks to the canal, the ‘basin’ bit has been transformed and is filled with smart bars, restaurants and boats.

The portholes offer a glimpse into a world, where lunch looks like a treat. The sort of place you expect to find on holiday, it's not everyday. It’s spacious, friendly, the glasses sparkle, and you can smile at the passing boats. It oozes charm.

This is an ideal spot of an early supper / late lunch / high tea / cocktail hour - call it what you will. This is a fabulous spot for a meet-up with friends, or a first date - lots to talk about.


      This experience is for two or four people. The Grand Duchess is located in Paddington.  This unusual London seafood restaurant experience is the perfect gift for the foodie in your life, or just perfect for a date night.

      Available between 12 - 3:30pm Tues-Sat and from 5pm onwards in the evening (not open Sunday or Monday)


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