We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Geales

$$
Kensington and Hyde Park
Seafood, British, Fish & Chips
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN, England
+44 20 7727 7969
Website
Add hours for Geales and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
read more
Good for:
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 182 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great for valentine's

We tried Geales for the first time on Valentine's and we both had a lovely evening. The restaurant itself is on a quiet little back road and had a very cosy/intimate/romantic feel. The restaurant itself looked much smarter in the evening (with dim lighting) than the photos of the website, but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
peterswallow
,
London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We tried Geales for the first time on Valentine's and we both had a lovely evening. The restaurant itself is on a quiet little back road and had a very cosy/intimate/romantic feel. The restaurant itself looked much smarter in the evening (with dim lighting) than the photos of the website, but it still feels relaxed. The valentine's menu wasn't their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review Peter! We really hope you return soon More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Once the undisputed king of fish and chips in West London (ok residents of Lisson Grove might dispute that) but certainly for decades Geales was faultless. Sadly no longer the case based on the visit I paid this week. And I mean the food - cod and chips - was the problem. The chips, once hand-cut and home-made, now appear... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

We're very sorry to hear about your disappointing visit to Geales Notting Hill, and assure you this is not a usual standard of ours, please feel free to contact us further eloise@conceptvenues.com to tell us more from your visit. More 

Watertown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A cleaned up version of the corner pubs you see everywhere, but with MUCH better Fish and Chips, and with very friendly and responsive service. I liked this place a lot and thinks it deserves a better rating than it is getting, at least based on my first visit. I live in the neighborhood and will continue to try and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review! More 

London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The fish was incredibly fresh and the chips fantastically cooked. Service is good and the staff is really attentive and professional our waiter was able to speak 3 languages which is a plus. The ambience is great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was there for lunch today, it was my first time. We ordered the white bait and prawns as a starter. The deep fried white bait tasted wonderful, has a nice salty finish... excellent. The prawns are just normal fresh cold prawns. I had the haddok fish and chips ( i normally changed my chips to salad.. my mission to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing Geales Kaveh! More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have eaten here on a number of occasions and the food has been excellent and great value. Unfortunately our latest visit was not so enjoyable. The fish was over battered and dry; tasted as though it had been fried and then re-fried. The waitress took my meal away only to return a few moments later with the same dish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Hi Sarah-Jane, i do apologise for the over battered fish but even more so for the poor level of customer service you received from our staff. You were not treated as we expect our customers to be treated and we apologise for this. If you wish to contact us further about your visit please do not hesitate to do so... More 

edinburgh
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

First visited Geales when living in Notting Hill, about 8 years ago. Went back just before Christmas this year with my mum. We both had fish and chips, which were really good. However, I had a side order of cauliflower cheese and my mum had side order of creamed potatoes. The potatoes barely edible...really just a horrible dollop of tasteless... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive remarks on our fish and chips, however we strongly apologise for the state of your side dishes! Please do not hesitate to contact us further and we will put solutions to the issues raised into action immediately. eloise@conceptvenues.com More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I wrote a rather poor review of this restaurant a few months ago. We went back to the restaurant just before Christmas and things have really changed, so I want to write an update! First time round the service was dreadful, this time absolutely faultless, fast, helpful and very good. The food was really good, lovely fish and presented very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Fiona we are so glad you came back and gave us a second chance! We do listen to your comments and put solutions into action so we are so glad to hear this has paid off. We do hope you come back again soon More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Fish and chips at it's finest. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. The crust was light and flaky. The service was attentive and personal. Really nice setting for a post graduation dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review, we're really glad our good old fish and chips was a hit! More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Classic fish restaurant close to Notting Hill Gate. Excellent food and excellent service. Beer list was a little short.

Was this review helpful? Yes
conceptvenues1, Guest Relations Manager at Geales, responded to this review

We're so glad you loved the food at Geales! Please come again soon! More 

Been to Geales? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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: Seafood, British, Fish & Chips

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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Geales staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?