The Seashell of Lisson Grove

4.6
424 reviews
£25 and under
Fish
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 424 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every aspect of the evening was superb from the food to the detail paid to the social distancing requirements and the cleanliness of the restaurant.

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IANH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have frequented this restaurant for many years and the food quality and cooking has always been to a high standard

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SydneyS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have said it all in my review, not the cheapest F&C restaurant but excellent quality of food and service.

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Zubi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great Halloween decor. And great friendly service

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Holly
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

food was good but a bit pricey waitress always helpful

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fish shop in London. Lovely space, totally covid safe. Fantastic fish in light crispy batter. Great service. Highly recommended and totally covid safe..

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AHMADA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice fish provisionally cooked make the fish tast like it should be.

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tombix
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food: no option to have fish with our without skin. Tradition dictates that bread and butter should be fresh bread and butter, not toast. There is a reason for this... the proverbial chip buttie. The tartare sauce was out of a jar and of poor quality. Chips were not hot.

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vipMaxlovesH
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Cooked to perfection. Lovely service too. Thanks for opening. We love it here and we will be back

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InshaSyed0786
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been visiting for years.
As always , perfect.

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TheGrizz007
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these trying times the seashell restaurant put on a great show as always.
Attentive service and tasty fresh food. I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection with crunchy new potatoes and spinach.
I will be back for sure!

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SimonM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biggest and best fish and chips in London! (Garlic prawns too).

The venue and service was fantastic, with polite, professional waitresses and short waiting time for food.

I had also mentioned this was an anniversary celebration which Seashell handled really well, wishing us a happy anniversary on arrival and giving us a free brownie.

Not sure if it was the government scheme or Seashell policy, but we couldn't add gratuity to the bill, so make sure you bring some cash.

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ReetW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed. The fish is always delicious. The service was super friendly and they had done a great job in social distancing the tables. We felt very safe.

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MaggieT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were booked in at 8.30 (very popular) and our first choice of wine and food had gone - but the lovely waitress helped us and gave us a really good deal on another wine and the fish dish. In all a memorable meal and we enjoyed the ambience very much.

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InshaSyed0786
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to many Fish n Chip shops and restaurants.
There are many good eateries around.

However I consistently find myself back at
The Sea Shell and it has never disappointed me.
Fresh , perfectly cooked ,and great service.

SB
SamanthaB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables set out for social distancing and waitresses were great. Definitely have to book in advance and will come again. Fish and chips were perfect!

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Penny
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit back since lockdown and it was a lovely experience. Very quiet in the restaurant, as we expected. Staff were very friendly and helpful, but didn't over do it. Would highly recommend for the best fish & chips you will ever taste!

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SharlyK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no place better to taste and eat traditional fish and chips in London and Seashell is iconic for its presentation of this dish, and other fish dishes on its menu. It is always delicious and never disappoints. The new decor is modern, oppulent and artistic whilst retaining the heritage and the atmosphere of the years that have gone into building the reputation of Seashell, Lisson Grove

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Char83
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed eating at The Seashell of Lisson Grove. The restaurant has a really relaxed vibe but the service is 5 star. The food is so fresh and tasty and the setting is pretty with the octopus bar, checkered floor and fish tank. The waitress that served us was so lovely and personable, she made us feel at home. I will definitely be returning with more family and friends. Thank you!

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EveL
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice ambience and fun for children but I wasn’t enamoured by the calamari starters...they were a bit takeaway? Main fish was succulent though. Meal a bit pricey even with discount because of misunderstanding plus I think it’s a bit cheeky for staff to say only ‘still or sparkling?’ when first offering water. At £5 a smallish bottle, I wish I’d swallowed my pride and just said ‘tap’ please. I think they do this on purpose and also to make more money after perhaps what has been a rough time. Staff were very friendly and efficient though.

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ChrisJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely people and good quality food. Menu limited at the moment.

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BobT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved Seashells and as ever, was hugely impressed with the food and service on my latest visit. Can’t wait until the next time.

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KathK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food great, service wonderful, our waitress is a real asset to The Seashell, we will be back!

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vipPcrw
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time out to eat for my wife and I due to lockdown. We were really looking forward to a restaurant experience and we were not disappointed.
Clearly separated tables and staff very keen to make you enjoy the experience even though being so quiet it could never be the buzzy room this place always was.
Food perfect, crispy whitebait followed by perfectly cooked Cod and chips with mushy peas to die for, never can make them like this at home.
They had also had a referb pre lockdown with a new central bar to eat at, obviously not practical to use at the moment but will be great when in use, check out the huge octopus stretching across the ceiling!
Very enjoyable evening

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Buster
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Top quality fish, well prepared and served. Good staff, slightly unfriendly room. Needs better/more draught beer choices......
Rather expensive.......but overall 9/10. Will definitely return.

JB
JennyB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening the fish was most tasty. The staff very attentive and obliging. Definitely would return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cool setting and lovely fish and chips. Big portions. Little bit pricey but still very worth while

MG
vipMichaelG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Very fresh fish and chips!

JM
JohnMc
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish and chips. I doubt that there's any betterin London.

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OlgaB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good, portions surprisingly good size, grilled sea bass was totally fab! Also enjoyed Cornish oysters - more meaty than others I tried in London. Very attentive service. We will return with kids next time!

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TMMLondon
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, lots of great fish dishes and other accompaniments. Chips were good but could be great, especially as they are the star of the show for the sides. Service was attentive but not over bearing. Restaurant ambiance lovely. 'The Seashell' has a stylish interior, so many fish restaurants have a smaltzy nautical decor. The copper octopus draped over the bar and reaching to the ceiling is something you have to see; a wonderful piece of art. All round great restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

lovely lunch with a family friend, service was amazing will definitely go back

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AlyonaS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great service and fantastic fish and chips. Will be back!

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Harsha
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I generally love dining at Sea Shell, the food is always so delicious. I particularly love the grilled King Prawns. It was a busy night and maybe understaffed because we felt a little, let’s say ‘forgotten’. And the service was slow. I wouldn’t call it bad service though, because the waiting staff were very lovely when they did attend our table. It took half an hour for a juice to arrive, and 20 mins after our starter was finished for our mains to arrive. Hopefully the next time I go, I’ll have a better experience

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Hussam
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , amazing staff and if I can give this restaurant 10 starts I would .

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vipMichaelG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as usual!

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Silverlegend
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really nice. They’ve really upped their game!

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vipCybbie
London
131 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My favourite fish and chip restaurant in London. Lots of choice on the menu. Service very friendly and helpful.

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FrankW
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely one of if not the best place for fish and chips in London

MS
MoiraS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE, GREAT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE

WE WILL BE BACK

FAQs

The Seashell of Lisson Grove does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. The Seashell of Lisson Grove also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7224 9000.

The Seashell of Lisson Grove is rated 4.6 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.