The Sea Shell

49-51 Lisson Grove , London, NW1 6UH

SquareMeal Review of The Sea Shell

Some say this famous Lisson Grove chippie is ‘the best in London’; 40 years down the line, it’s certainly one of the better known outlets in town and gets regularly rammed with noisy crowds of tourists and families with raucous kids. The Sea Shell prides itself on sustainable sourcing and procures its catch exclusively from Billingsgate – whether its cod, haddock and skate or more exclusive Dover sole and sea bass. You can have your fish battered, fried in matzo meal or grilled – in which case new potatoes or mash might be preferable to chips. Fishcakes, fish balls, steaks, sausages and salads ring the changes, and desserts keep it sweet with spotted dick or apple strudel. If something stronger than tea is required, dip into the creditable wine list, order a beer or sip a Pimm’s.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Marylebone Tube Station 156m

Marylebone Station 306m


Address: 49-51 Lisson Grove , London NW1 6UH

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Nearby Landmarks

Cockpit Theatre 345m

Steiner Theatre 442m


Telephone: 0207 224 9000


Cuisine: Fish


Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 7.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

GH platinum reviewer 25 March 2012

Best fish and chips shop in London. Fish was fresh and portion was generous. Lots of families with children though, so be prepared for noisy environment,