Sea Shell of Lisson Grove

Restaurant in London

Fish Restaurant

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
Dress Code Casual
Dining Options Lunch, Dinner
Accept Reservations Yes

Additional Ambience Information

You have to check out the amazing Fish Aquarium at the back of the restaurant!

Last updated on 05-03-2013

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