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5.0 /6 Excellent 115 Reviews

The Sea Shell of Lisson Grove

Marylebone European, British £££ +100
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About The Sea Shell of Lisson Grove

Fancy some fancy seafood at very reasonable prices? Yes, us too, and we’re going to let you in on a secret: The Sea Shell Of Lisson Grove is the place to go for some top-notch seafood. Offering you classics such as Fish & Chips and a great weekday evening set menu, The Sea Shell of Lisson Grove makes sure that every single fish passing through their kitchen meets highest standards and comes from the most renowned distributers on Billingsgate Market. Just a few feet from Marylebone station – great location, great food, great ambiance.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday Closed
The Sea Shell of Lisson Grove, 49-51 Lisson Grove, NW1 6UH London

Further Information

Just a few feet from Marylebone Station and Marylebone Road: The Sea Shell Of Lisson Grove manages to find its fine culinary groove, offering you tasty fusion cuisine mixed with classic seafood. And it’s certainly a great way to dine, especially with the boatload of special offers The Sea Shell have up their sleeves: Take advantage of the weekday evening set menu for only 17£, including your choice of Cod, Haddock or Plaice with either a starter or a dessert – choose from Whitebait, Calamari or Soup of the day. All fish served with your choice of chips, new potatoes, mash, salad or jacket potato, served Monday through Thursday from 5 till 7 pm.

The Seashell Of Lisson Grove has built up a renowned reputation for fresh and high quality fish and chips. This is why they source their fish from highly trusted and reputable suppliers directly from Billingsgate Market, the largest inland fish market in Great Britain. Therefore, whether you want to grab a quick bite of top quality traditional fish and chips in a take away or indulge yourself with a delicious dinner in the restaurant, The Seashell of Lisson Grove is the place to go.


115 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 115 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
15.08.2017 08:07

It is certainly one of the best fish chips I've ever had. We also had a delicious fish soup and to end the pudding dessert was wonderful. The staff ia kind and the price is fair (perhaps slightly below what I expected).

2 reviews so far 6
11.05.2017 08:40

Great food and service. Lots and lots if choices. Been going here for over 20 years. Easy to get to by tube. Fair price for quality.

3 reviews so far 6
21.03.2017 09:20

Best fish and chips around. I travel up from Sussex for my regular 'rock and chips', and it is well worth it. The only one I have found to compare is in North Devon.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 13:39

Friendly and service minded personnel, great food and very good value for money. Fish and chips are the best I've had in the UK. Certainly a place to go back to !

1 review so far 5
19.07.2015 01:02

We have been to the Seashell a number of times, both to the take-away and the actual restaurant. This is, without doubt, no ordinary fish & chip restaurant as the fish it sells is first rate and it chips are delicious, not greasy, soft on the outside and fluffly on the inside. If you order the battered or grilled fish and chips then you will not regret it! Fish comes with a choice of different batters, and popcorn is a great favourite. This time around I tried the fish cakes and they were a huge disappointment and didn't takes very nice. The fishcakes were served sitting in a pool of green sauce which covered the plate and that tasted unpleasant too. I think I was more cross with myself rather than the restaurant - I should have stuck to what the Seashell does best. The restaurant is not cheap but the portions are large and for chip lovers everywhere 'bottomless chips', i.e. if you finish your dish of chips then you can have this refilled without charge. If you love your fish and chips then the Seashell is definitely the best and we will be back very soon.

1 review so far 5
01.02.2015 10:04

A friend visiting from abroad wanted fish and chips, and the Seashell was the obvious choice. I had never eaten in the restaurant before, though I have had takeaway in the past. It was a very positive experience - particularly the 'bottomless' chips and the charming staff, and all more elegant than I had expected. It was also a little more expensive than I had expected -- cod+bottomless chips at £15.95, for instance -- but it's a London restaurant, after all, and definitely a place to put on the list, especially as it's not far from my home.

1 review so far 6
09.11.2016 11:25

It was very clean, friendly and helpful staff, with excellent food. We both had Smoked Salmon to start and I have never seen such large portions. For mains, I had the Halibut and my brother had Dover Sole on the bone. Both were cooked to perfection and delicious. The bottomless chips were great as were the Onion Rings we had as sides. For dessert we had Apple Cake and Spotted Dick which were good.

1 review so far 3
31.08.2015 11:41

It has been many years since I last visited the Sea Shell, we bought friends from Germany on Saturday. The food was excellent but we had to wait sooooo long for our starters - we asked what had happened to them. There was only one portion of Rock Salmon when we ordered three so two of us had to make another choice - the waitress suggested Halibut but failed to mention it was one of the most expensive items on the menu - £26.50 per person as opposed to £18 for the Rock!!!! When my Halibut arrived it was not cooked enough as still very pink in one part with blood running - quite turned me off but frankly we had waited so long we just wanted to eat and so I left the uncooked portion. In summary - DISAPPOINTED. We MAY try again.

1 review so far 5
28.11.2016 10:37

Visit was a business evening meal, to introduce my overseas guests to the UK tradition of fish and chips. the environment was very modern and clean, and we had good seats in quiet corner of the restauraunt. Service was pleasant and efficient. We all ordered cod and chips with mushy peas and pickles, and was very tasty. The only slight down is that the cost of the meal was a little on the high side.

2 reviews so far 4
08.11.2014 17:07

The staff are pleasant enough and the fish delicious but if you didn't want conventional fish and chips, salmon was off, rock salmon was off, sea bass was off - leaving only exceptionally expensive Dover Sole at over £30 a portion. Delicious but still... and staff rigid. If you wanted vegetables not salad or chips, they charged extra. So, given unexciting chips (though delicious home made crisps on the table when we arrived) it was an expensive and not quite tip-top enough meal out. But the fish itself is brilliant.

1 review so far 5
09.05.2016 09:22

Have to be honest ............... the evening was so lovely we choose to use the linked chip shop sitting outside and eating them there. I did use the facilities in the restaurant and was impressed by the decor and the air conditioning. The food from the chip shop, which I can only assume was the same as you would get in the restaurant, was superb and we would recommended this to others.

1 review so far 6
02.11.2015 10:11

Excellent venue, Excellent atmosphere, Excellent cannot describe the Fish & Chips - Sublime applies here !!! It is more than 25 years since i last visited the Sea Shell - the decor has changed dramatically but the standar of the food and service is still top, top level !!

1 review so far 6
17.09.2016 09:51

Super special fish and chips. The best I have tasted in London. Try the haddock and mushy peas, delicious. They don't over face you with chips but with every main course you can have unlimited chips, just ask the waiter for more. What a great idea.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2014 22:14

This is trully a lovely fish and chip restaurant to experience some lovely fish dishes as a starter and main course. The waitress was very helpful despite it being Friday busy. We certainly enjoyed our 5th wedding anniversary as somewhere relaxed and unstuffy cheers

1 review so far 6
24.05.2016 02:44

Two ( US) for dinner. Had the Halibut with chips and Haddock with new potatoes, what a wonderful dinner. Desert was brownie for one and Spotted Dick for the other. Food was great and service was very good. Absolutely will go again!!

3 reviews so far 4
04.04.2015 11:48

Great fish and chips, especially the grilled whole plaice. We arrived early and were given a table within 10 minutes. Unfortunately, it was adjacent to the aquarium (nice) but very cramped and hot - there's air conditioning in the rest of the restaurant, but not in this area. Would ask for a table in the main area next time.

8 reviews so far 5
20.08.2016 08:34

Excellent fish dishes with a wide range on offer. Prices median. The wine list is comprehensive and all vintages offered complement the fish. The ambience of the restaurant is attractive. Service is very good on the whole although one waiter was a little brusque.

1 review so far 6
30.10.2014 08:16

Everything was extremely good food service quality ! The restaurant is very clean and bright the staff were very helpful . The food was a very high standard and I will recommend it to friends .

1 review so far 6
04.02.2015 06:34

We had best fish and chips which we've ever had. Staff were kind and the atmosphere was also good. We were able to dine very comfortably. We would like to visit this restaurant again.

1 review so far 4
28.07.2015 19:17

The food was good, with generous portions. However we had to wait a long time for the first and then for the second courses despite asking at appropriate intervals when they would arrive. The staff apologised but we were anxious as we had to reach a nearby theatre before curtain up.