About Us

A seaside cafe in the city...

Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe is an ode to the faded glory of British seaside towns. Rose-tinted memories of golden days by the sea: Pleasure beaches, fresh crab rolls on the pier, Mods & Rockers hurling deckchairs, whippy ice creams and jukeboxes full of sweet Northern Soul…

The Bonnie Gull Philosophy

On this little island we call home we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the finest seafood in the world; Wester Ross Lobster and Langoustine, Devon Brown Crab, Loch Ryan Oysters, Manx Queenies, and Shetland Mussels as well as stunning local fish such as Cornish Mackerel, North Sea Haddock, Selsey Cod and Gigha Halibut. We source our seafood direct from day-boats around the coast with a menu that changes every day to showcase the mornings’ catch. At Bonnie Gull we’re offering a new approach to seafood in London — accessible, affordable, simple, fresh, responsibly sourced and 100% British!

The Bonnie Lads

Alex Hunter and Danny Clancy loved eating fresh British seafood but found that most London restaurants that served it were a little “stuffy”. Inspired by the simple, unassuming restaurants of British coastal towns they started their own pop-up in an old Hackney pie’n’mash shop to serve the best of British seafood in the most humble of surroundings. A year later they found themselves a permanent site in Fitzrovia and quickly established Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack as one of London’s favourite little restaurants. Driven by their greed (for fresh crab and oysters) they set about expansion and are proud to announce their second restaurant, Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe, opening on Exmouth Market this April.