The Seashell of Lisson Grove

4.4
445 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.

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival

    £28.00 per person

    Jul 7 - Jul 31, 2021

    3 course fish supper with bottomless chips and an alcoholic beverage (£28 per person) Enjoy a three course meal with drink at one of London’s finest fish and seafood restaurants. Choose from any starter, a main course of either cod or haddock served with bottomless chips, any dessert and your choice from a glass of prosecco, wine (175ml), or beer (Peroni/Bud bottle) (£25pp for non-alcoholic option)

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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 445 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.0
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaxlovesH
London
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded 2 days ago

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

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G1Review
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s a shame they gave french fries instead of the hand cut chips. 🤷🏽‍♂️

Took 2 hours to serve 4 people in a nearly empty restaurant.

The place is not the same, don’t intend to return to this venue.

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded 2 days ago

We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience. We offer a wide variety of chips which customers can choose from. This includes skinny fries but of course, also our hand cut chips which come as a bottomless portion. If you change your mind about coming back, we'd love to sit down with you and hear more about your experience

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LynneG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great quality, fantastic staff. A bit confused what ‘bottomless chips’ were as we weren’t offered any more ?

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Lynne thank you for your great review and it's so nice to hear you enjoyed the quality and service. The chips are bottomless meaning that you can ask for as many servings as you want. I'm sorry to hear that wasn't clear we will certainly pass on to the team to ensure customers know that when it comes to chips the more the merrier!

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The plaice had a good thin batter and the fish was fresh. The whitebait was superb.

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review. Our fish is indeed delivered to us fresh daily and we believe that only using fresh fish (rather than frozen like most places) makes a huge difference

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service but I thought the wine was a bit expensive

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable fish and chips, garden pea's,toasted bread,pot of tea and sparkling water, highly recommend, first class service and food, my second visit while on holiday in London and would not hesitate in a visit next time in London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and there was plenty of it. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and there is a lovely peaceful atmosphere. I would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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Lotsy
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Beautiful food but madly overpriced. Server was great and decor was gorgeous

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your meal. We only use fresh fish which is delivered to us daily and responsibly sourced. Unlike a lot of other places, we don't use frozen fish (which is much cheaper) because we know that quality matters and that's why we only use the best ingredients. Each main comes with bottomless chips so there are no hidden extras either. We know you have lots of choices about where to dine so we truly appreciate that you chose us

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I have been going regularly to the Sea Shell for many years, my feeling is that the revamp has spoilt the character of the restaurant, but my biggest complaint must be that the chips are always lukewarm/cold, obviously hanging around for a while!

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food as usual

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HallGreeny
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish and chips we have had in London. Everything well cooked and presented.

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you :)

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vipMichaelG
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice meal, friendly atmosphere. Best fish and chips around.

NH
NickH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Fish & Chips you'll find in London, delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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JeannetteV
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant decor is beautiful and comfortable. The fish and chips are the best!

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vipGilli
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fish was very good. Chips could have been a little more well done. Curry sauce was a good extra. Mushy Peas not so good.

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BobT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal with the family. Been here many times before and will do again. Happy to recommend.

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded on 12 June 2021

Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you again soon

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vipCarl
London
82 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first class food and service

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded on 12 June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review

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arshadG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Fish was tasteless and salt and vinegar also had no taste. Tartare sauce also tasteless. Portion sizes small.

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded on 6 June 2021

It is very sad to see this. You were rude to our staff, finished all your food and then demanded a discount. Our portion sizes are huge, including having bottomless chips! In relation to salt being tasteless, this must be a world first. We hope you have a good week

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CristinaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff, fresh and tasty food. Very clean and a great atmosphere. Will certainly return. Thank you

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded on 1 June 2021

Thank you for your review Cristina we're so glad you enjoyed your meal!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

A bit disappointing as I remember this place was always the best fish a d chip restaurant in the south east. The cod was on the small side and the batter was not crispy. The chips were ok but not big fat ones like they used to be .
It was alright....just not as good as it used to be

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice fish and chips, little bit pricey and the fish had the skin on it which I don't like as I like to eat all the fish as it is.

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RobertoR
London
16 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time back at the Seashell "post covid" and glad to be back. Portion sizes seemed smaller than we remember (wife had the Dover Sole as usual which normally takes her a while to get through, but she raced through it in half the time). But quality is as good. Atmosphere lost a little bit with all the social distancing stuff but glad they are still going and it'll better as recovery continues, no doubt. Waitress was really friendly and helpful. Unfortunately our starter was missed but in the end it was no big deal. We get sometimes mistakes are going to be made especially when the team as been out of practice for so long!

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EdwardTheConfessor
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, best fish-n-chips in London. I’ve been coming to the Seashell for 27 years, and it’s the best it’s ever been. First golden-brown lightly crispy chips I’ve had in 3 months. I highly recommend the panko crust on your choice of fish. Cheers!

The Seashell of Lisson Grove
Responded on 1 June 2021

Thank you for the review! We know lots of our customers have been coming to us for years and we always enjoy hearing about their most treasured memories. Next time you come to us please let the team know as we would love to hear more

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fierymary
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Overall was disappointing. No ambiance, no tablecloths, no background music. Fish was great though! Chips served with fish were cold, we had to ask for a second (bottomless) serving of chips, which were better. Our order for sides was forgotten. All in all, disappointing

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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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MaxlovesH
London
12 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.

TG
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!

SM
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.

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 445 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.