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Sea Shell of Lisson Grove

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Sea Shell of Lisson Grove fish and chip shop London

Sea Shell of Lisson Grove

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Sea Shell of Lisson Grove has been around for 30 years. There is a restaurant and a takeaway fish and chips shop. This restaurant is included in the Best Fish and Chips in London.

Sea Shell had a major fire in August 2009 but has been refurbished and has now reopened.

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Pros

  • Traditional fish and chips
  • Fresh fish every day
  • Same food from takeaway at less than half the price of the restaurant

Cons

  • Restaurant is too expensive

Description

  • Address:
    Sea Shell of Lisson Grove
    49 - 51 Lisson Grove
    London
    NW1 6UH
  • Telephone number: 020 7224 9000
  • Nearest Tube Stations: Marylebone
  • Opening Times:
    Monday to Friday: 12pm-2.30pm and 5pm-10.30pm
    Saturday: 12pm-10.30pm
    Sunday: Closed
  • See full list: Best Fish and Chips in London

Guide Review - Sea Shell of Lisson Grove

Sea Shell has a good reputation and is popular with locals and visitors so be prepared to queue. The restaurant has house specials including Dover Sole and Rainbow Trout. Fresh fish is sourced daily and the chips are cut on the premises.

The area was once popular with Jewish customers so the fish does seem to be even better on Fridays. The cod in particular tastes fresher and flakier at the end of the week.

Takeaway is also available and I would recommend it as you get the same food as in the restaurant but for half the price. There are some tables outside where you can eat your takeaway or ask for your meal to be wrapped and walk for 10 minutes and you can sit in Regent's Park, as I did.

Sea Shell's fish in batter is fresh and not too greasy, and the chips are usually just right: a good 'fat' size, crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside.

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