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The Seashell of Lisson Grove
The Seashell of Lisson Grove

The Seashell of Lisson Grove Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.seashellrestaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 0207 224 9000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Marylebone restaurant The Seashell of Lisson Grove promises to fulfill the fish and chips dreams of any discerning London diner. This fabulous kitchen, according to food critic Alain Ducasse serves up ‘the best fish and chips in London’, which really is saying quite something in this old chip-happy town. The differences between The Seashell of Lisson Grove and your usual neighbourhood F&C peddler are too many and varied to list here but let’s begin with the décor; a superb combination of comfort and style, the space appropriately relaxed but still quite refined enough for special dinners or business lunching. Then of course there’s the location, in chichi Marylebone, close to the West End and London’s many sights and shops but still with the feel of a local restaurant.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Waited an hour for our starter and didn't want to stay long due to very loud conversations around."
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • "The food was gorgeous, the restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the service was excellent, we were even treated to complimentary home cooked crisps. The only downside was that they didn’t have all the dishes listed on the menu – we ordered mussels as a starter but unfortunately they had run out – although they did offer us another dish at a discount. The fish & chips was very nice indeed!"
    dined on 25/08/2014
  • "A very busy restaurant for a Monday night. Had to wait for quite a while for the food to arrive, but when it came we were treated with some delicious fish. There's bottomless chips but we were full just finishing what was served. Chips could be seasoned more but fish one of the best I've had. We tried both fried and grilled cod and could see the chunky flaky flesh. Recommended!"
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "The food was absolutely fantastic. We went back the next day, because the popcorn cod was that good! The only thing I'd say is that the take-away side of the restaurant is a bit hectic. We ate in the restaurant part the first time, which was excellent. The second time we got take-away, and it wasn't such a great experience. The food was still excellent, but they ran out of coleslaw, and the server was very scatterbrained. Still, absolutely excellent fish and chips!"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "6 diners - 3 enjoyed their meal. My skate was wildly overcooked with brown flesh under a dark brown batter. Yes, it was replaced without argument but why serve it in the first place? 2 people ordered 'popcorn cod'. Mostly hard batter containing minute amounts of fish. Not good at all. And it all took 45 minutes to arrive although there were only 5 customers present when we took up our reservation at 5.30. Not a happy experience, I'm afraid."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Seashell deserves its positive reputation for serving traditional fish and chips that are delicious and fresh. The staff also was accommodating and pleasant, even though it was a busy Saturday evening and they had many demands on their time."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Not up to it's usual standard. No cold draught beer on one of the hottest days of the year. The wine was cold but not very pleasant. Overall after using the Sea Shell for many years were rather disappointed."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Great fish and chips, good choice of fish and side orders on the menu. The service let it down unfortunately. They had only two waitresses to cover the restaurant on a Friday night. The food took over 40 minutes to arrive - one dish was a grilled fish - which apparently takes 25 mins... Chips were great, good cripsy batter, not greasy, mushy peas were ace, onions rings were big and crunchy."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "We used to go to the Sea Shell many years ago, and it was always good, but when we visited recently, we were knocked out with the breadth of the menu, and the quality of everything we ate. Staff were really delightful too. We enjoyed it so much we went again three days later!"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "We wanted to eat good fich & chips and had a delicious dinner as well as friendly service :-)"
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Went for dinner on Tuesday night with a mate..food tasty and fresh.. tried the Haddock, and got the table I asked for by the window, service was not rushed or pushy but very pleasant ..excellent food as always!"
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Very sorry to say that this experience fell short of previous meals at this restaurant. Terribly disappointed with the quality drop as it has always been a favorite place to go when in town. "
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "Good food but slow service, when we complained we were told it was because the restaurant was so busy, shouldn't be a reason for complaint!"
    dined on 21/05/2014
  • "We enjoyed our food at The Seashell and would recommend it. However may be they could consider doing a lighter portion for scampi and chips, as I had the scampi and chips and there must have been about 20 pieces of scampi which I found just too much to finish."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "The meal was exactly what we thought it would be. Fresh fish, tasty chips and mushy peas. The bread was particularly good with a selection of brown and white crusty bread. Wine was prohibitively expensive so we stuck to soft drinks. "
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "We arrived to no greating and had to wait some time to be seated. The restaurant was only reasonably busy but no waiters could be seen. We were eventually seated and given menus, but then took some time for our order to be taken. It's was then plain sailing after that. "
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "For anyone seeking good, fresh "British" fish and chips, the Seashell is the place. Freshly cooked and quickly served ensures they are perfect. There are other good dishes on the menu - the mussels are especially good if available. Twice I've missed them - the last serving having just been made!"
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "I have now eaten twice at the Seahell Lisson Grove and both times have not been disappointed. the food is so fresh and beautifully prepared."
    dined on 08/05/2014
  • "This was the second time we had been to Seashell. Obviously the first time was ok or we would not have gone back again. However, we will not be returning. One of our group ordered fish cakes that were so salty she was up until 3 am, needing to drink water to counteract the saltiness. My husband requested 2 entrees, instead of an entree and main. The waitress said an entree of scallops was small - only 3 or 4. He said that was fine- he would have 4. When the dish arrived, it was 4 skewers each with 3 scallops - not quite what he was expecting! Nor was he expecting the bill of £34 for this dish (4.x the price of an entree!) We complained and were given a slight reduction in price and no apology. We will not be back."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "Delicious fish and chips, perfect for tasting a very good dish if you're looking for the best one. "
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "Battered salmon. Quite simply the best fish and chip option out there. Add to that from a range of accompaniments, from curry sauce to mushy peas, pickled onions to chilli broccolli. "
    dined on 24/04/2014
  • "We went for my wife's birthday as she enjoys fish whereas our 6 year old son does not. A child's meal with chicken nuggets catered for him while we went for the many fish options. My whitebait starter was very fresh and extremely tasty and I enjoyed the rock salmon. My wife's calamari was decent and she enjoyed the cod main course. My wife finished off her meal with a good Irish coffee and I had the traditional spotted dick and custard which was well presented and very nice. Service was good without being overdone and all in all I would recommend the restaurant to those who enjoy dining on good food without being in a over stuffy setting."
    dined on 23/04/2014
  • "We ate at the Sea Shell while on Vacation in London from the U.S. we absolutely loved the food and the ambiance was great. We would highly recommend it. "
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "I booked the Seashell for a pre-dinner with my adult daughter. On arrival my initial thoughts were that the restaurant was not warming and clinical. There were uncleared tables despite being nearly empty. The waitresses service was freindly and efficient. The fish & chips arrived in a short time and the fish, cod, was excellent, if a little on the small side. The chips were served in a small side bowl. Being such a small portion I ordered a further portion. Within the chips was somehow a uncooked chip. I felt dissappointed with the restaurant that has got such a good reputation, The prices are high but that was to be expected with the reputation but I did not feel that it delivered any where near value for money in all aspects."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "The food is always good here . The service is done with a smile and nothing is a problem. We go here every month."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "The fish was cooked very well, the chips less so, they were undercooked. The staff were very attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. Value for money? No, a tad over priced. The ambiance was possibily too bright although lights were dimmed later into the evening."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Needed to find a posh fish & chip eatery for a work colleague who was leaving office to go on maternity leave and as she ws currently having a chip craving, we suggested a nice chip establishment would be to her satisfication. Service a little slow even though our office party of 8 were the only guests on arrival. Food, really couldn't fault it, very fresh fish and chips nice a cruchy just like we all enjoy it. Overall service was good although slow, but very pleasant and amiable staff on hand for top ups..."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "To get a really fresh piece of fish, cooked to a turn, there's few places more dependable than the Sea Shell. I've been coming since it was a little place down the road. I was worried when it moved up the road and into a bigger place that standards might drop, but it hasn't and I look forward to coming again and again. This last time was with some Koreans who had had 'some fish and chips' before. Their verdict was that it was simply delicious."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "old school fish and chips done properly, the best mushy peas and curry sauce you could hope for. And the chips are 'bottomless' too, not that we had room to take full advantage of this offer."
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Went for lunch on Friday was moderately busy. Service was appallingly slow would not go there again for this reason. Food was OK but expensive"
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "The tables were a bit tight in places and hence loud and no ambiance"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Fantastic fish and chips served in a clean environment with the benefit of a decent wine and beer menu. Service was very good. Mix of clientele at the time (Friday evening): families, couples, business party. Parking was easy. More pricey than usual for fish and chips but this is a fish and chip restaurant in its own (premiere) league!"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "booked for business dinner was given nice quiet corner as requested excellent service and food!"
    dined on 14/01/2014
  • "Having been here many times in the passed although always in the takeaway side, this time I ate in the Restsurant. The service was attentive, and helpful and enjoyed the evening. Thanks guys. Michael"
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "At the time of our visit the restaurant was deserted and the service was average with little attention paid to our table. Overall though we were pleased with the experience."
    dined on 07/01/2014
  • "Specializzato in molte varietà di fish and chips, sicuramente uno dei migliori che abbia mangiato, ma anche caro rispetto alla media dei prezzi degli altri locali. il locale non ha molto di caratteristico"
    dined on 23/12/2013
  • "we had a wonderful meal. The bst fish, great chips, all first class"
    dined on 23/12/2013
  • "A very good expereince, although busy the staff were attentive and the service was good. The food was excellent we will certainly be going back."
    dined on 18/12/2013
  • "Working down the road at an ad agency, I instigated a lunch with other freelance mates. It was nice. I'd been before. Was looking forward to it. Enjoyed the food. It was superb. And the service. But thought it was overpriced for Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas. Just by a pound or so. Anyway. That's it."
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "Excellent service. My grilled Halibut was ever so slightly over but I am being picky as everything else was top notch. Very generous portions so go hungry."
    dined on 20/11/2013