Sea Shell of Lisson Grove
Restaurant in London
It has been said that Sea Shell makes the best fish & chips in London.
It was certainly busy on the Monday evening we were there. In fact it was full and its reputation is clearly well-earned as a former London Mayor hurried in to join some friends as we were enjoying our meal!
The atmosphere is cosy and fun with a real buzz when busy. The staff are delightful and attentive.
They offer a very good selection of Starters such as soup of the day with fresh Crusty bread (£4.50), Deep Fried Calamari (£5.50), classic Prawn Cocktail (£6) or how about the King Scallops (£8). We opted for the Devilled Whitebait (£5.50) and Calamari – both were excellent. If there are a few of you, perhaps a Smoked Fish Platter (£14.50) with Smoked Scottish Salmon, Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, Smoked Trout, Eel and Mackerel?
Again the main courses offer plenty of choice from their Famous Traditional Fish and Chips, starting from £14.50 for the 340g cod to Haddock, Sea bass, Skate and Dover Sole to mention just a few. House dishes include Fishcakes (£11.85), Fish Pie (£14.50), which was my choice and very tasty. For you meat lovers, they do also serve Aged Fillet Steak (£19.50) and Chargrilled Chicken Breast (£14.50).
They also do a Kids Menu for £8.95.
We didn’t go for a dessert but were tempted by the Apple Crumble (£4.50) and they do have the good old traditional Spotted Dick for those who love those wonderful stodgy desserts!
Glasses of wine start from a reasonable £4.95.
Dinner for the two of us for two courses and a glass of wine each and coffee came to £60 excluding service.
The restaurant is open Monday – Saturday (closed on Sunday) from 12noon-2:30pm and then 5pm-10:30pm.
Next door they also have a really excellent and popular Fish & Chips Take Away Shop which shares the same kitchen as the restaurant.
|Reviewer's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Need to book||Advisable|
|Clientele||Locals, well-known celebs and people who simply love fish and chips!|
|Restaurant good for||Meeting up with friends|
|Cost per head||Medium|
|Dining Options||Lunch, Dinner|
You have to check out the amazing Fish Aquarium at the back of the restaurant!
Last updated on 05-03-2013