Camden Town’s Stables Market, off Chalk Farm Road, is an unexpected location for a fish restaurant, but there you have it: in among the clothes stalls, junk stores, and cybergoth boutiques is the home of seafood and fish and chips in Camden. Proprietors James and Lucy Belton bring to bear over thirty years of experience on some of the best battered fresh fish you’re likely to find in London, short of breaking the bank at a five-star restaurant. Seawise is all about serving delicious fish and seafood delicacies prepared and presented in a simple and homely English way.
Take a look at Seawise’s special Valentine’s Day menu!
Time your turn off from Chalk Farm Road right, and follow your nose to North London’s best kept secret when it comes to fish and seafood. Seawise are committed to keeping things fresh at Camden Stables Market spot. They get their fish and seafood delivered daily to Camden Town from London’s Billingsgate Fish Market, including their oysters (here you can snatch a half dozen natural English bivalves for just a tenner) and their lobster (try a whole lobster tail, or add the same to Seawise’s Luxury Mediterranean Platter).
Once you’ve entered Camden Town’s Stables Market from Chalk Farm Road, finding Seawise in the labyrinth isn’t hard. They’ve got a prime spot opposite London nightspot Proud Camden (housed in the listed Horse Hospital) and it’s here that the crowds in search of this legendary North London chippie (much more than a chippe, really) flock to. Cold and hot starters, mains from the barbecue, to share, traditional British dishes, homemade burgers and sides, and regularly rotated specials (plus a nice selection of wine beer, and ale!) are, while incredible in their own right, dwarfed by the jewel in Seawise’s crown: this has to be the glorious King of the Ocean Full Works Platter, piling up a feast of natural English oysters, dressed crab, grilled scallops, whole lobster, New Zealand green lip mussels, king prawn skewers, butterfly king prawns, and whitebait. Poseidon’s turning blue-green with envy.
I am an American, and was meeting friends for a Roundhouse show. So I was trying to judge reviews and find the sort of place everyone would like, could afford, and fish for me. My expectations were met and beyond. Everyone LOVED it. Seeing prices in London, this is fantastic vale for outstanding seafood in a casual, but attentive environment. The fish & chips called to me, but the seafood pie won. It was rich, but not heavy, and full of sparkling fresh scallops, mussels and fish. A friend ordered the whitebait, my first sample. And our veggie friend enjoyed tempura vegetables. Superb. Go!
Some of the best fish dishes we've ever had - great stone bass and amazing monkfish were offered as today's specials. Very nice personnel. Reasonable prices. We didn't expect to find such a good restaurant in the middle of crowded Stables Market. We will visit again for sure.
Loved the seafood platter and the lobster. Great taste and portion. Very friendly staff who can give you great recommendation too. Definitely coming back. 6/6.
It's all about fish and seafood, amazing food, friendly staff, good prices, cozy place. Will be visiting it again soon for sure. And that draft larger they sell is soooo good.
We ate at Seawise on our first night in Camden Town. It was a Monday and we were about the only people there. It is a seafood "shack" kind of place. What sets it apart in the Stable Market area is that it has seating, both inside and out. The food we had (grilled lobster & grilled sole - two specials) was very good. The wine selection is minimal but serviceable. We had a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. There is beer, etc. The menu has a good variety and everything was fresh. This is a good choice if you like seafood.
It's situated in a lovely spot in The Stables. The staff were lovely, from the chef to the front of house. Really friendly and helpful. In terms of the fish and chips, absolutely great. The fish was flakey whilst the batter was perfectly crispy and I got loads of chips. The only recommendation I would give is if people request bread I would serve freshly cut white bloomer bread as opposed to the small bruschetta type slices we were given. Doesn't really go with fish and chips. Overall though, we would thoroughly recommend this place and already have!
We went there for our 1 year anniversary as me and my partner went there on our first date. The staff were extra friendly and congratulated us on our anniversary multiple times. We got a free drink on the house and the seafood the chef made was so juicy, fresh and tasty. We ordered so much food and I was shocked at how cheap the bill was. Would definitely recommend this place
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le repas que nous avons pris au restaurant Seawise, nous avons gouté leur fish & ships, et c'était tellement copieux que nous n'avons pas pu terminé. A recommander lors de la visite du camden market !
Fantastic welcome, great food and lovely staff. A good menu of modern British seafood with incredibly attractive specials and decently priced beer. I'm definitely bringing my family to Seawise when they visit London.
Cheerful helpful staff and delicious fish and chips. We felt that the prosecco included in our deal was especially nice. A very hot day, there was some pressure for outside seating but we were not hurried or made to feel we should be on our way. Would certainly go there again if in the area and recommend to anyone to try.