The Seashell of Lisson Grove

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357 reviews
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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.
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GW
London
48 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very good value and nice quality. Popular with locals and tourists alike. Just he deserves its reputation only the beer list disappoints

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C
London
118 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

One of the best fish and chip spots in London as far as I'm concerned. Amazing choice of fish which can be cooked just how you like so if you want comfort food deep fried you can get it but equally able to cater for grilled fish with a salad. The restaurant has been slightly remodelled since my last visit but still a lively venue. I really recommend this venue if you love fish. Try the skate wing. It is amazing however you like it cooked.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food is good but service isn’t.

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MG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish and chips. The best!

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KS
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Considering the hype, we expected a truly terrific meal, but it was truly only average. Service was a bit inattentive. In the future, we'd probably just visit the counter / take-away side of the place instead of visiting as a sit-down meal.

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FW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent birthday meal. Well looked after and had a lovely table near the tropical fish tank. Was also allowed to light the candles on my birthday cake. Thank you very much for the lovely waitress for looking after us

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K
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It was a great little spot. The fish was fresh. Food came quickly and service was fine. Only Small complaint was that we asked for our bill and 15 minutes went by without receiving. We had to go up and ask to pay. Totally fine, but was a bit annoying.

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MG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish n chips is excellent and I have been coming here for over 40 years!

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent in every aspect as always. Good service, the mussels very good...

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MG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very fond of this restaurant and its seafood is excellent.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Batter was soggy

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PT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

4th time I’ve been there. I’ve been with work colleagues, clients & family now, and it has worked well for each group. The fish and chips is incredibly good, and free top up with the chips! Beer menu a tad limited. But generally v v good.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect family place!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with family and friends.

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DN
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A bit overrated. service was not great and restaurant was empty that day. Would try a different fish and chips place next time.

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SG
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was decent. Mine was the best, grilled salmon. The kids had friend fish and weren’t in love. It was a huge no to them that the skin was left on the fish when it was fried

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GV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On vacation but was here 25 years ago— just as good today as in past- fresh. No fishy smell. Friendly

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TW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Classically good fish and chips. The fish were fresh. I love the scampi; a must try.

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D
London
59 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening at The Seashell of Lisson Grove. The early bird offer was particularly good value for money, I look forward to my next visit.

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OT
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A casual and cozy fish and chips restaurant. Good cost performance.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

After many previous visits, this was very disappointing. The chips were still very good, but the main reason for going there is the fish, and on this occasion ours was very poor. We chose the Cod, because the Halibut is no longer on the Menu. The batter was really soggy and the fish inside was very wet, and quite tasteless. It actually looked like it had been cooked earlier and then microwaved for us.
We will not be coming back.

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Denver
411 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Been coming here since the late 80's on visits to London and, in-between those 30+ times, recommended it to many. Different ownership but always among the best of its type. This time, a few hiccups included a forgotten mushy peas and out of the only GB Draught Beer (of 2 total choices). It is good, probably, for half the price, should have gotten the food in the front seafood market as takeaway and dined on a table there. At least then I would have had my peas as well as about half the cost still in my pocket.

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L
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food.

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always delicious Fish and Chips. Perfectly cooked and tasty.
Claudio the Maitre D is always welcoming and friendly.
I've been going there for over 30 years.

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GM
London
37 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Eaten here many times a nice assortment of fish dishes. If you live fish you will love this place. Excellent service with good food.

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VH
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate our last night in London, and we had a great time.
The food was amazing and the portion sizes were big, the service there was also great. It was good and easy service and the people working there really seemed to like being there, overall it was a great experience.
I would come back for dinner, even if I didn't live in the area, it was that good.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Appeared short staffed . Service slow - and food warm not hot . Fish was tasty but as it appeared it had been left a while before being brought to table - not as crispy or hot as expected .scampi was lukewarm in centre ..... unfortunately not what we had been expecting .

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only criticism - Chips should be cooked until golden. Otherwise all good.

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D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Lovely staff.

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OT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were the first customers to arrive for lunch. I am sure that this fish was previously cooked and just reheated. Not good enough!!

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O
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Fish and Chips in London. Easily reached via Marleybone Tube Station.

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S
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent evening with good food and good service. I enjoyed the king prawns I had as a starter and we both enjoyed the skate (one in batter and one in olive oil) we had for the main course. We would certainly go again.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fish and chips with a quite extensive menu. Freshly cooked and plenty to eat so turn up hungry. Was busy but service still friendly and attentive.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fleshly cooked fish and chips. nice drinks and dessert! Everything, of course included their service, was fantastic!

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ME
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good quality food. Attention to details can be improved, but overall a good dining experience.

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g
Houston
338 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Seashell has been one of London's go-to places for the best fish and chips for years and that has not changed. The breading is light and not greasy. The service was very attentive and all of our meals were very good.

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l
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff are very good. I try and bring my dad as often as possible as he has been going to this fish shop since he was a young man. He is now 82 .

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Too noisy and hectic but good service and excellent food

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DT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Perfect fish and chips as usual. Service was efficient and friendly. Generous portions and unlimited chips if you can manage them. Thoroughly recommended.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good fish and chips in a nicely presented restaurant near Marylebone. The service was good, but the value for money could have been better.

A good, filling meal but at a higher price than perhaps you might expect.

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