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About The Seashell of Lisson Grove

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.

49 - 51 Lisson Grove
Regents Park
London, NW1 6UH
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fish, Seafood, British

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 10.30pm,
Sunday - 12pm - 7pm (last reservations at 6pm)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7224 9000

Website:
http://www.seashellrestaurant.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Free parking on Sundays & Bank Holidays!

Public Transport:
Marylebone Station
Baker Street Station
Edgware Road Station

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Seashell of Lisson Grove Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on 10 November 2017

The best fish meal in london. We live in South London and travel cross city to enjoy

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Excellent evening I always take my dad for a treat he is 81 also he was born in that area so we always hear memorable story's about his childhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 11 September 2017

Our last visit coincided with an equipment crisis in the kitchen but this time everything was back to normal. The fish we ordered, rock salmon, was grilled to perfection and the accompanying chips/salad equally delicious. The waiters were efficient and friendly and the atmosphere of the restaurant, although quite full, was relaxing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on 6 June 2017

Absolutely fabulous food. Known for their fish and chips, we opted for their restaurant behind the chippy. Probably the best haddock I've eaten. Wow.

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Excellent "Fish anc chips" in a nice restaurant. Recommend it!
Good and nice service. Try it if you want "fish and chips".
Simply the best!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 22 March 2017

What a great experience...
We were recommended to the Seashell from the concierge of our hotel, and were really impressed with the quality of food and the friendly service. We sat in the "fish tank" and had a wonderful dinner!

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 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2017

This famous London fish and chips restaurant remains totally reliable. Superb range of fish and extras. A great neighbourhood restaurant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 2 January 2017

Took some Japanese friends for a high class fish and chips experience. I was not disappointed with good cod and plaice and excellent chips.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2016

Our very favorite restaurant in London for fish and chips. Always look forward for a visit when in town. Food is great and the staff is wonderful.

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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2016

Never, ever disappointed. Perfect every time, be it solo or group dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2016

The food was outstanding - good sized portions and reasonably priced.

The restaurant itself is well designed and modern.

Service was fantastic - all in all a great place to go for seafood, will definitely be visiting again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 29 October 2016

There is a Seashell takeaway store next to the restaurant. If you just want the fish but not the service, I recommend you to to that store! Excellent fish! 👍🏻

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 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2016

I love this restaurant both in business and private situation. food is excellent, staff is kind and full of humor, price is reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 15 October 2016

Excellent fish and chips - very consistent, flavorful and moist.

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 (London)·Dined on 23 July 2016

A little gem in Lisson Grove. Been coming here for 40+ years and it's still my favourite fish restaurant. The fries are divine too!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 7 July 2016

Really fresh food. We were looking for great fish and chips and this restaurant fits that bill and then some. Decent prices for London.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 26 April 2016

Excellent fish and chips, the bottomless chips is a great idea which we utilised!

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 16 April 2016

Very nice atmosphere. Excellent service, friendly stuff, delicious food, quick service, knowledgable stuff

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on 28 March 2016

Best Fish and Chips EVER .. Loved the atmosphere
Great Find

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (London)·Dined on 13 February 2016

Food and service excellent.
Good selection of wine at reasonable price.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2015

This is my favourite fish restaurant. Food is amazing!

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 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2015

Service very friendly. The food - outstanding. Delicious piece of cod. Light, crispy batter. Very reasonably priced wine list. It would have been nice to sit near the aquarium but clearly a popular spot on a Friday night. The restaurant is very brightly lit - the only thing I could possibly comment on. Otherwise nearly top marks. I'm going back this Friday!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 7 July 2015

Absolutely lovely place with very helpful and friendly service.
The breaded whitebait and scallops were great to start with and the dover sole was grilled very well.
The chips were fantastic. Also a very good wine selection!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 29 May 2015

We have been coming to the Sea Shell in Lisson Grove for more than thirty years and every time they never fail to excell with the freshness of their fish and the food generally. We dine with confidence and anticipation of the good service and excellent food, we believe the 'Best in Town'

Well done and thank you,

Peter Michael
"Bestmove"

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 May 2015

A superb traditional fish restaurant with a wide selection of excellent dishes. The quality of the fish is outstanding. The service is impeccable, friendly, relaxed but not over-familiar. Highly recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 21 March 2015

If you want fish and chips, this is the place!! My husband had a salmon fillet which he said was cooked beautifully. I had battered cod- so light!! After the meal you don't feel stodgy like you do after some fish n chip meals!! Have visited a few times previously and the food is consistently spot on!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 19 March 2015

Not for the disabled as several steps up to the entrance. Ask for a table in a quiet part of the restaurant as it frequently attracts groups of people and is on the group tourist trail

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 12 February 2015

The Seashell serves fish of outstanding quality. The menu offers a wide variety of fish cooked as the diner wishes as well as specialities such as fish pie. We were all impressed with the excellent presentation of the dishes. The wine list is extensive with some original vintages at reasonable prices. The service is excellent, discreet, friendly, unhurried and genuine. Please note that service is not included in the final bill and gratuities cannot be added to this on credit or debit cards so please ensure you have enough for this. It is well deserved. An excellent fish restaurant in all respects.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2014

Great food, quite expensive but very enjoyable. Would go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 11 December 2014

Excellent fish and chips haddock especially good. We had read mixed reviews but we were very pleased with everything: the welcome, the service and the food.t

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2014

Nice restaurant with a very good service (we were seated and after another couple finished and left directly asked if we like to have the bigger table before we ordered). Fish was really good.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2014

I have been going to the seashell with my family since I was a little girl. The ambience and the amazing good always brings back amazing waves of nostalgia! Now that I am older I have brought all my friends, my partner and they all rave of how amazing the food is. The best fish you'll find in london, and the staff make every plate you get that much new special.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 29 August 2014

I used this chippy when I was at school some 65 years ago when it was in Lisson Grove. It is much more up market these days and there is nowhere better for quality fish & chips in London.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 31 July 2014

The food was absolutely fantastic. We went back the next day, because the popcorn cod was that good! The only thing I'd say is that the take-away side of the restaurant is a bit hectic. We ate in the restaurant part the first time, which was excellent. The second time we got take-away, and it wasn't such a great experience. The food was still excellent, but they ran out of coleslaw, and the server was very scatterbrained. Still, absolutely excellent fish and chips!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 8 May 2014

I have now eaten twice at the Seahell Lisson Grove and both times have not been disappointed. the food is so fresh and beautifully prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 18 April 2014

We ate at the Sea Shell while on Vacation in London from the U.S. we absolutely loved the food and the ambiance was great. We would highly recommend it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 5 March 2014

To get a really fresh piece of fish, cooked to a turn, there's few places more dependable than the Sea Shell. I've been coming since it was a little place down the road. I was worried when it moved up the road and into a bigger place that standards might drop, but it hasn't and I look forward to coming again and again. This last time was with some Koreans who had had 'some fish and chips' before. Their verdict was that it was simply delicious.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 3 March 2014

old school fish and chips done properly, the best mushy peas and curry sauce you could hope for.

And the chips are 'bottomless' too, not that we had room to take full advantage of this offer.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2014

booked for business dinner was given nice quiet corner as requested excellent service and food!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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