The Seashell of Lisson Grove

4.4
467 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. According to food critic Alain Ducasse, this fabulous kitchen serves up ‘the best fish and chips in London’. The restaurant has been famous for it's seafood for over 60 years, earning a reputation for serving large portions of the freshest, tastiest and highest quality fish & chips. The fish is responsibly sourced and the dishes are made using premium, locally sourced ingredients. It's this quality which makes the Seashell of Lisson Grove popular with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Danny de Vito and Ed Sheerhan. Then of course there’s the location, close to Oxford Street, Lord's Cricket Ground and Baker Street station.

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

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 9:00PM

What 467 People Are Saying
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JoBy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing fish and chips!! The calamari was delicious, very tender, not rubbery as some restaurants tend to serve up. Our waitress was so nice, very attentive and on the ball. If she didn’t know something, she went away and asked !
I had the grilled cod which was amazing, my friends had the battered cod which was devoured and the chips were just yummy. They did forget the cup of tea my friend ordered but think she was OK with her wine lol. Slightly pricey than your local fish and chip shop but you are in Marylebone and the restaurant, ambiance is amazing.
Will definitely be back next time we are up town and highly recommend

MP
MartyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was incredibly impressed by the friendliness of the staff. They were all helpful, polite and respectful. The food was superb, fresh and delicious. I will definitely recommend 'The Seashell ' and look forward to another visit in the, not to distant future.

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TonyJ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff and restaurant were outstanding. Really enjoyed out visit and will return without a doubt.

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vipAspicynoodle
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great, waitress was very attentive. Food was good, wish there was more variety! Known for their fresh fish and chips, but wanted to try something else.

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vipJogras
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous food! Only reason for mediocre service review was the lack of staff at the restaurant. This is a problem with all dining establishments since Covid.

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Ellaleah
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family had a delicious fish lunch. Service was friendly and efficient.
An enjoyable time was had by all.

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KamranK
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Nice, clean food.

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Michael
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish and chips

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Scottish salmon was, truly, the best I’ve ever had and, as an American, I have had salmon quite frequently not only here in California, but, especially, in Portland and Seattle. The Scottish salmon at this restaurant was the best.

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GavinF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality food well prepared and presented, excellent service. Surprised the restaurant was so quiet for a Friday lunchtime.

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vipMaxlovesH
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are very attentive and delivered a first class service. A huge shout out to the Chef who made us an absolutely Delish lunch. Faultless

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vipEdgarW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

That rare thing. Crisp batter, fresh flakey haddock and perfect chips for my wife and 450gms of superb Dover sole. Only the weak tea had nul points but they brought us another one with extra tea bags and didn't charge us at all for the tea. Another rare thing: service charge not added but left up to us. Cheerful, friendly service with a smile and joke.

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FrancisB
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Many years ago I have been to this restaurant, it was lovely. This time I invited friends, I was surprised it became smaller with only one floor.

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Miranda
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good fish and chips, very friendly waitress and nice ambiance.
Only the floor waa very sticky, needed some cleaning

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious high quality fish and chips x was our 4 th visit .., whenever we in London we try to go x

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Swampminnow
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I arrived about 10 minutes early for a 7pm booking. The restaurant was only about half full, and yet the 2 people serving were literally running around, and were therefore not very attentive when I arrived. But when I did catch their eye they were very friendly and efficient. We had a bottle of Chardonnay which was not much below room temperature, but tasted really good. The food, as ever, was very good - we had grilled cod and battered haddock, with some lovely breaded cauliflower florettes and excellent chips. The decor is a bit tired these days, but still welcoming and clean. We loved the giant Octopus! Overall very enjoyable.

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GarryH
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Since our last visit 2 years ago, SeaShell has lost something. We dont know whether that is due to the "Covid impact", post pandemic legacy, new ownership, or what, but we would encourage Seashells to regain its former glory. Where once we ecstatically endorsed Seashell we cant right now. Having frequented this place for nearly 20 years, it was somewhere we always looked forward to visiting on trips to London. We will give it another chance on our next visit but there had better be a return to what we were used to, otherwise that will be the last time. And put Spotted Dick back on the menu!!

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Teryamo
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great taste of food, nice and helpful staff.

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TabbyLondon
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vanessa was excellent. She made my friends and I feel very welcome.

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brianp
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have known the Seashell for 40 years now and have witnessed with delight it’s transformation into the present elegant restaurant and bar, and traditional takeaway .
The food is always fresh and delicious and the staff pleasant and efficient. There are additions and changes to the menu and wine list from time to time, but you will never be disappointed with the matchless crispy cod/haddock, wonderful chips, and mushy peas.
Not only a ‘plaice’ to go on a Friday night but also a great venu for a special occasion. Enjoy!

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Mike
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Service very good, sad to see reduced wine & pudding choices since last visit.

Unfortunately not too many other customers. Rather noisy.

Fish & chips upto usual standard.

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EdwardM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took an elderly American friend to eat what I believe to be the best fish and chip supper in London. We both spent a terrific evening with unsurpassed meals (intimidatingly huge portions), even swapping pleasantries with adjacent tables.

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Diyana
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love that we feel so welcomed at the restaurant.

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vipluchita
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very casual, but the fish and ships are amazing!

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KevinW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good service was great nice resturant we will.go back

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food, good restaurant

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fish in town. Fantastic cooking of great fresh fish. Generous portions particularly grilled sea bass. Wonderful ambiance , decoration and tropical aquarium really striking.

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JennyS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked dinner for a group of 5 for dinner at 6pm. We arrived to an unwelcoming and noisy restaurant.

1. There were only two waiters to look after the entire restaurant. The lady waitress, to give her credit was polite and tried her best. The other waiter seemed to be angry, unhelpful and at time could be heard shouting, banging plates and constantly complaining about the kitchen staff.

2. Food arrived at different time and one of the dishes was forgotten.

3. Food bland and overpriced.

4. No hand sanitiser on the table.

5. The restaurant was playing loud music which I asked to be turned down on at least 2 occasions because we could hardly hear ourselves speak let alone think. If we amongst other guest wanted to listen to Micheal Jackson, Whitney Houston, house beat music we would have visited a club not a restaurant.

Avoid at all costs. It use to be a good restaurant many years ago but has sadly lost the plot.

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded on 15 September 2021

We are very sorry you were not happy with your experience. We will look into the issue with music you raised and we appreciate the time you have taken to share your review

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ZoeL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stunning bar with huge octopus sculpture, no fuss fish & chips, my cod & the mother in law’s haddock were fresh, flaky and tender with batter and chips just like your local chippie. Warm attentive waitress. Sadly we were among only 2 other dining parties, in a very quiet room. Hopefully their takeaway thrives while business picks up again.

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Elle
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome fish and chips and nice relaxed atmosphere

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SteveR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classy Fish Restaurant that oozes style . Nice varied menu of starters & mains . The highlight of the starters are without doubt the garlic prawns, as for the mains the Cod was lovely and fresh & cooked to perfection. The chips were really good as well especially when dipped into the delicious curry sauce.
The service was very good and very friendly. The reputation that seashell has for being one of the top Fish Restaurants in London is well deserved .

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vipPcrw
London
18 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fish and chips with friendly and efficient service, still quieter than would be expected for a Friday night but that was probably due to the Bank Holiday weekend, will definitely return

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TeresaT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fish and chip shop but the nicest i have ever been in. Lovely batter on the cod and delicious chips

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RobertoR
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good to see the Seashell continuing to thrive. I think prices have gone up but as like most businesses they are probably in recovery mode after covid that’s understandable. As loyal customers we can’t fault them really. Would be nice to see the place busier on a Saturday night so hope more people will return in the coming weeks. Highly recommended.

MP
MollyP
London
41 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ladies were very helpful, there were 4 of us with fish & chips or scampi and chips

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LauraT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This restaurant has so much character – the giant squid curving round the bar is a great touch. The food was excellent too.

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SimonH
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. I did also notice that the gentleman on the table next to me was blind and the level of service and care he was given by the staff was exemplary.

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AlliB
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fish & chip, batter so light & not greasy. Bottomless CHIPS !!!

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vipEmz0302
London
16 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been nearly 5 years since we last visited but I am pleased to say that the standard of food has not dropped. We had haddock and chips, the batter as light and crispy as I remember it, no grease in sight. The fish was beautiful and flaky. Chips (which are bottomless) were cooked to perfection. Staff were friendly and helpful. So glad we were able to visit again, well done.

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vipMaxlovesH
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch. Delicious ! Fab service too. We will be back !

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded on 27 July 2021

Thank you for such a great review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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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 4.4 stars by 467 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.