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The Seashell of Lisson Grove

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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.

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme available on a Tuesday & Wednesday evening between 5pm and 9pm, you will receive a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner).

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 402 People Are Saying
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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
11 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
7 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!

TM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 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 .

MG
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
130 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

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MoiraS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE, GREAT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE

WE WILL BE BACK

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JosieW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is the best in town and you pay accordingly.
sService is a bit overly formal for fish and chips but Sea shell seems to get more upmarket every time we go....since the island bar was installed in the middle service is slower as the staff cant see you ? dont make an effort ?to check the tables .
cant fault the service once it arrives.

JS
vipJonS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great quality fish and chips in a buzzy atmosphere

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Crescam
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw some bad reviews of this place, but honestly it was faultless. Though a little pricey, even if they were great fish and chips!

MG
vipMichaelG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very predictably good food and excellent service. Best fish and chips for miles.

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SitiZ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definately would reccomend to my friends. Really worth it.

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RayC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, our first time there dining in so we were very impressed. The waiting staff were fantastic, they even brought out some crayons and pictures to colour in, so as to not let the children (we have two) get bored -great initiative 👍🏻 definitely go back soon!

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Vikgg
London
68 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best fish and chips in London just slightly pricey post refurb. Guess it is now positioning itself as an upmarket fish restaurant.

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vipJRas
London
24 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Glad to see the interior of this iconic restaurant been upgraded but disappointed that the long standing problem of poor ventilation still remains unresolved!

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Chokkie
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We really enjoyed our fish and chip lunch (we all had haddock and chips) - couldn't manage a dessert though. Lovely piece of fish, although we reckon it was only just cooked through! Chips were lovely and it came with a pot of tomato ketchup and some tartare sauce. My husband asked for a side of coleslaw, which was very nice, if a little too much mayonnaise!. However, the staff didn't have a clue about what constitutes decaffeinated drinks. My husband asked for a decaf coffee after our meal, the server went away (having told him it was available), and came back to say that they no longer had decaf, would he like a decaf tea. Yes, please, my husband said - and promptly got served with a mint tea! And my husband has an aversion to all things with fresh mint in. So a bit of a discussion followed, they didn't have any decaf proper tea - and another server asked if he would like a green mint tea (huh!?) Anyway, we enjoyed our main course, and went somewhere for coffee after leaving the Seashell. Must also add that the music in the restaurant could have been a bit softer in volume!

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Harsha
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled prawns were probably the best I’ve ever had. Service was great and it was just a pleasant dining experience

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NikkifromLondon
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal as usual . An early dinner for 3.
We all enjoyed the Haddock & chips plus sides as well as lovely desserts.
Staff were in fancy dress/make up for Halloween which added to the atmosphere.

MM
vipMichelleM
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Super disappointing. Kitchen and bar were out of several things we attempted to order. Service was poor. Had to have our bill adjusted as something from the table next to us was in our check. The food we did get was just okay. Seriously surprised at the favorable online rating for this restaurant. Maybe it’s really for the takeout?

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ROLAG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The cod filet portion is very slim and small not enough to feed a hungry man. We asked for bread but they had only toast. The shrimps starter was crunchier than it should be and can't taste the garlic and coriander flavour. The fish and chips was good as was the mashy peas and the chips.

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vipRobertoR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They're the best fish and chips / fish restaurant in our part of London. Can't recommend enough. My wife had a whole seabass grilled and it was great, fresh and didn't seem to be a farmed fish as it was very large and tasty.

I had my usual haddock and chips which as usual were great.

The restaurant looks great since the refurb.

TS
vipTheSeegz
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best fish and chips in London

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Wail
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Good selection of affordable, delicious grilled fish.

AM
AlexanderM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quality of food was excellent and very good service

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vipCybbie
London
130 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is my favorite fish and chip restaurant in London. The fish is always of excellent quality and freshly cooked. Service is good and the atmosphere relaxed.

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GrahamD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Apart from the fried fish, which was good, the other courses were mediocre. The chips with the fried fish were soggy and tasteless, and the sole was overcooked. The service was very slow and not very attentive. The decor and noise levels were fine, and, when they got a chance to give us some attention, the staff were friendly. They could do with some reinforcements, though!

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RaouiaS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with a great service i recomnendet for all

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2Morses
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

June 27th 2019.
The Cornish lemon sole was outstanding. Best fish and chips we’ve ever had -period! Not a drop of oil to be found on the fish or batter, served piping hot, beautiful delicate white flaky fish.
Prawn and avocado salad was our second favorite.
Fish cake was excellent, the poached egg topping off a delicate amalgamation of mashed potatoes, chives and citrus with 4 visible fish types.
The fried calamari was crisp and delicious, but fork tender, skip the chili sauce, it needs something more delicate. Just a squeeze of lime would suit it better.
The issue we had with The Seashell of Lisson Grove obviously wasn’t the food - but the lackluster customer service followed by equally terrible table service. The hostess did not greet us, did not smile, wasn’t at all welcoming. And the restaurant wasn’t busy - only 3 tables occupied. The server was equally inattentive and underwhelming in his manner or care. They both simply couldn’t have been bothered and didn’t try to hide it.
5 stars for the food, 0 stars for welcome, atmosphere or service.
Go back? Probably not. There are 100’s of other great restaurants in London to choose from.

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Nice restaurant, serving good fish and chips with quality wines. Slightly disappointed that the restaurant had sold out of two of the options I ordered, but understandable with fish. Pity the waitress failed to mention it though. Both waitresses who served us would benefit from some customer service training and, particularly so you don't feel they are doing you a favour by serving you at all. One of them only managed to smile when she presented the bill. Needless to say, we didn't leave a tip which we have never done before. Probably will avoid the restaurant in future based on the service we experienced and try the takeaway shop option (which had eat inside or outside) in future.

FAQs

The Seashell of Lisson Grove does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. 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 4.4 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

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