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5.0 /6 Excellent 110 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.


110 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 110 Reviews
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
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2 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 6
22.11.2016 18:21

Attentive staff and great food - very quick service - great place for quick lunch. Great to be able to choose between grilled and fried fish and choice of potatoes

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 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 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!!

2 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.

3 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 .

3 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 17:45

Outstanding in every respect. The restaurant offers a large variety of fish cooked to your liking. The quality is superb - fresh, well prepared and presented. The service is welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended.

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.

1 review so far 5
07.08.2016 09:01

Great service with fresh fish. A party of 9 including a 2 year old and one of eight. nothing was too much trouble. good selection of drinks. When in London I try to go here as it is constantly good.

1 review so far 6
20.12.2015 07:18

Usual good food, service from our young Italian waitress was very good, I have been using the Sea Shell, both take away and restaurant for more than 30 years so am a fan

1 review so far 6
27.11.2015 09:54

Excellent in every way: lovely fresh fish, interesting starters, good choioce of puddings. Staff were helpful. The place was decorated in black and white, loos were clean well- lit and fully equiped.

2 reviews so far 6
21.12.2014 08:09

We Return to the Seashell everytime when we're in London. Friendly service and best fish 'n chips in town. Always absolutely fresh and juicy. Also try the other dishes, whole lobster e.g.

2 reviews so far 3
01.03.2015 21:00

The fish was fantastic but the service so awful that at times we were convinced we were on candid camera. It was our first visit and we had taken overseas guests so we were a bit embarrassed. I think they should probably stick to the takeaway side of the business. Go and get the fish to takeaway but eat in at your own risk!!

1 review so far 6
15.11.2015 07:19

Really good food and excellent friendly service, I have eaten here many times. Of course the Cod and chips is my favorite choice, the gambas and the scallops are excellent .

1 review so far 6
21.10.2015 19:19

I was so impressed with The sea Shell last night... Excellent food, great atmosphere, tasteful interior with lovely pictures. The staff were top class... Highly recommend and will definitely return soon

1 review so far 6
06.01.2016 19:05

Excellent meal and service!! The booking procedure was seamless and we were looked after to a very high degree, I would have know concern in recommended this service! Yours, Martin Dixon

1 review so far 5
09.03.2016 08:03

Great food, very well cooked fish is superb. Decor and atmosphere good. Service a bit slow to start wilth even though not busy. Overall very good, one of the best 'fish and chips' shops you will find.

1 review so far 4
24.09.2016 20:02

2 meals out of 3 were delightful but one other person found that the batter around their fish was rather heavy and wet underneath, could have been lighter and crisper. Fish itself was beautifully white and flavoursome but only batter let it down a bit.

1 review so far 6
17.12.2015 02:04

We've been a very few times, as we're from SE London, but its worth the effort. Very simple menu, but everything that you need and all EXCELLENT! Quiet, roomy, friendly.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2016 11:48

Great service & attention to. Food excellent and priced well as live near the sea so plenty fish places but not so good. Will come again when next in London.

1 review so far 6
02.11.2016 12:55

Very nice and friendly staff! Excellent kitchen. Great Location for Dinner with the whole family, friends or even for business. Or for having a romantic evening in a stylish atmosphere!

1 review so far 6
07.01.2015 09:23

Service speedy for a group of 11. Staff very friendly and food good. Probably the best fish and chips away from the sea side. Very handy for Marylebone rail station.

1 review so far 6
23.09.2015 10:46

Amazing food!!!goat cheeese salad, whitebait and classic cod and haddock recommended. Fried ice cream came as surprise. Excellent service. Every time we visit London seashell is a must pay visit!!

1 review so far 5
16.06.2015 09:19

Excellent fish as to be expected at this location which has been around for many years. The seating area is functional and not lavish, but good service makes up for this. overall a good experience

1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 04:56

Very fresh fish and delicious dishes with nice staff with warm hospitality. This is one of the best seafood restaurants for anyone who want to experience the British taste.

2 reviews so far 5
01.11.2014 09:36

The fish and chips were very good, and the staff pleasant and accommodating. However, the wine was not properly chilled, and the scampi was more breadcrumbs and less scampi! overall we enjoyed it though!

1 review so far 6
06.02.2015 08:30

Wonderful, charming restaurant with excellent service and food. We were visiting London and heard this was THE place to have fish n chips. We had a great time!

1 review so far 2
22.12.2014 16:06

I took a group of American visitors who wanted to sample English Fish & Chips and we were all disappointed in that the battered fish was soft and very thin and the chips were only just warm, obviously been cooked earlier and kept warm in the cooking range. I expected freshly cooked fish & chips. I ordered a plate of Whitebait and this was almost thrown at me and some ended up on the floor, no effort was made to replace the lost whitebait

1 review so far 6
22.09.2016 13:59

The restaurant had a great atmosphere (lovely fish tank!!), the service was good and the food portions and quality were fantastic!! I would definitely recommend The Sea Shell.

2 reviews so far 6
01.08.2015 10:29

Simply best fish and chips in town. Always fresh and tasty. But also try the other things on the menus. The prawns, the sole and the lobster. Delicious.

1 review so far 6
28.10.2015 08:03

Excellent food and service. We had seafood soup as starter, fish and chips (cod) as the main. We really enjoyed it. The service was great as well.

1 review so far 6
04.04.2015 09:01

The service was excellent and the food good. There was a lively atmosphere, the restaurant is quite noisy so not somewhere if you want a quiet night.

1 review so far 6
16.11.2014 10:52

The fish was extremely fresh and tasty, the service was excellent and the casual ambience was warm and friendly. I am looking forward to my next visit.

1 review so far 6
25.11.2014 09:18

This place has great food and service really enjoyed the atmosphere. Great for business lunches be it formal or informal. Food options varied to suit all requests.

1 review so far 5
06.12.2014 05:11

Very friendly, lively and comfortable. Great staff and the fish and chips were excellent. Can't complain about anything except to say it is a little on the pricey side, but nothing outrageous.

1 review so far 6
04.04.2016 06:15

Nice fish and chips. Good mussels as well. Will come again when I travel to London next time. All the seafood are fresh and deliciously prepared.

1 review so far 6
20.01.2016 20:35

The plaice fish that is fried in matzah meal with chips was delicious. Be aware the apple pie has nuts in it. Sorbet was delicious too!

1 review so far 6
09.07.2016 21:38

Very good Fish and Chips food. Tasty and quick. Even for kids the menu is healthy and attractive. I will repeat the experience soon. Keep going