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2 Farmer Street, London, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
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Ranked #7,317 of 17,213 Restaurants in London
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
Description: Local favourite Geales is an old-fashioned fish and chip restaurant which has been frying up its simple, delicious seafood dishes for over 68 years. The subdued décor adds a hint of Notting Hill glamour to this otherwise straightforward restaurant, but it's the fish that everyone has come for. Specials come fresh from Devon and Cornwall, and there are plenty of favourites such as dressed crab, salmon and leek fishcakes and oysters straight from the bar.
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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I recently had a late lunch on a Friday at Geales and it was thoroughly enjoyable. My haddock was moist - properly cooked in other words - and the batter was both thin and crisp. Wonderful, a real treat. A carafe of chenin blanc was an excellent accompaniment.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Geale's is not the best in service or pricing but does serve the best fish and chips I have ever had. Not too greasy but crispy enough. Also love the peas.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The place looked nice from first sight because of the design but nothing else in it. Plastic cover on the table, dirty toilet, bored waiters... The price really high and the quality is very poor. I had the feeling I'm having a fish&chips from a fastfood restaurant. It was so oily and the tartare was not special at all. One... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to Geales for the last 6 years on my birthday for lunch with my husband and every time has always been excellent, Unfortunatley this time was a let down we arrived at 12 noon and even though I had booked a month in advance our name was not there, decor was very shabby, chair's peeling, dirty toilets... More

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Walking along Notting Hill Gate looking for something more than a sandwich we spotted the pavement tables and decided to lunch here. Service was prompt and friendly. We both had salads. I had avocado and crispy bacon which was delicious and just the right amount of dressing. A little pricy compared with other places, but the food was excellent. Service... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went with friends from Boston having not been able to make a reservation at other restaurants in the neighbourhood, and ended up not being surprised it was half empty. We were looking forward to a some good fish (to show off to friends from Boston) but from disappointing menu only the fish and chips appealed - and they were... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had the Geale's famous battered fish and chips four years ago and again two days ago. It is still the best batter-fried fish I've ever had anywhere. I've ordered fish and chips at numerous other restaurants trying to replicate the experience and haven't been able to. The batter is crisp, and the fish flakes on your fork and melts... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had a great experience here. Friendly service, good fresh food. Had the special squid dish which was amazing. Would recommend it to all as a treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The service is quite poor. The food it's ok, but nothing special... The restaurant design is boring and look a bit dirty. In the end I won't suggest this place to anyone.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We've been in London for a week and enjoyed some stunning dining experiences. Sadly, Geales was not one of them. We made a reservation and arrived a the same time as a couple who had not. They were given a window table whilst we were bustled into a corner, next to a (very pleasant, admittedly) family group. When we registered... More

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