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Geales

#6,267 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
#6,718 of 18,458 Places to Eat in London
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Kensington and Hyde Park
Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub
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2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN, England
+44 20 7727 7969
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Description: Geales has been London's most loved neighbourhood fish restaurant for over...
Geales has been London's most loved neighbourhood fish restaurant for over 70 years. Since 1939 this reputable restaurant has been a firm favorite with devoted locals and celebrities' alike. Geales offers a menu that retains the great British chip shop mentality... No frills, just fresh fish and fabulous service. The updated historic site provides a rustic yet chic local diner with a relaxed, nostalgic nod to the brand heritage.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lackluster service, staff gave the impression that they would rather be elsewhere. The waiter took our order so quickly that we did not get a chance to order any sides. No ketchup or mayo offered with the fish and chips and it took a while to get someone's attention to ask for it. It took several... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was walking around notting hill when in a tiny street I found in a corner this lovely restaurant. The restaurant was pretty busy but we were seated straight away. The waiter recommended us a bream off the specials which was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend if your ever in notting hill please go and try it out. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lackluster service, staff gave the impression that they would rather be elsewhere. The waiter took our order so quickly that we did not get a chance to order any sides. No ketchup or mayo offered with the fish and chips and it took a while to get someone's attention to ask for it. It took several attempts to get the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

booking on line we arrived at 6pm (as the site only allowed this early time) however upon arrival at 5.55 pm the restaurant was in darkness and still closed - Having gone around the corner to the pub we returned at 6.15pm to be the first in the restaurant. Two other parties arrived shortly after - the greeter/waiter was very... More 

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conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thank you so much for reviewing Geales, it is so important to us to hear from customers and to learn how their experience was and what could be improved. We must apologise for your experience with us, from your review it seems as though it was seriously below our normal service. All glasses and tableware have been replaced... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A well-traveled American friend introduced us to Geales for our first real Fish & Chips experience. We've been back many many times to introduce our guests and visitors to the same. Perfectly battered fish & chips options, ideally priced in a beautiful and comfortable setting near Portabello Market. The staff and chef treat our toddler with love each visit. A... More 

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conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Hi Terrah, Thank you so much for reviewing Geales and leaving such positive comments, we're so glad that you have repeatedly had such a lovely experience with us and we hope to continue this for many years to come. Best wishes Geales More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Geales last night for our anniversary, what a fantastic evening! We shared some mussels and the cornish crab for starters which were very tasty. We opted for the 'Surf & Turf' for main course which was to die for, the lobster was delicious and fresh and the steak was cooked to perfection. The friendly, attentive... More 

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conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Hi Ruby, so lovely to hear you had such a fantastic night with us. We really hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes Geales More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I haven't been to Geales for a while but I do remember being quite pleased with the haddock and chips when I took a few clients there once upon a moon. I and Wife arrived looking forward to some cracking fish, a few drinks and a nice evening. Well, one out of three ain't bad. We were quickly seated in... More 

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conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Hi there, We'd like to offer our sincerest apologies not only for the standard of the meal but for the service you received at the time of your visit and when registering a complaint with us. The proper procedures that we have in place regarding complaints were not followed by our staff members, leading to your complaint being mishandled and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Gorgeous seafood restaurant... offering that and so much more. Wonderful service, delicious food and wine... gorgeous styling... the Oysters were to die for!

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conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the fantastic review! Best wishes, Geales. More 

Trani, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I had the opportunity to try the Geales's fish and chips, and it was excellent!! cooking fish was great, as was the sauces! you can choose which fish match. The beer was very good. For sweets, you have got a plenty of choice ... The staff is very friendly, and always willing to help! The best place to eat fish... More 

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conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Hi Diletta, thanks for your amazing review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Geales More 

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78 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We order seafood ...expensive. After about 3 hours, my sister was violently sick, obviously from food poisoning. On top of that, very slack service. Will never return.

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conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Hi there. So sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent visit, this is a very serious allegation and must be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Please may we ask you get in touch with us directly with the details of when you came and what you ate exactly so that we can go ahead with our investigation as soon... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

A very enjoyable Saturday lunch, service was excellent, food great, crab starter one of the best. Children looked after very well. Recommend a visit.

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Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Geales

Address: 2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7727 7969
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Kensington and Hyde Park
Average Prices: USD 2 - 34
Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Kensington and Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7727 7969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 34
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub

Description

Geales has been London's most loved neighbourhood fish restaurant for over 70 years. Since 1939 this reputable restaurant has been a firm favorite with devoted locals and celebrities' alike. Geales offers a menu that retains the great British chip shop mentality... No frills, just fresh fish and fabulous service. The updated historic site provides a rustic yet chic local diner with a relaxed, nostalgic nod to the brand heritage.

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