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2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN, England
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in this restaurant 25 years ago and loved their fish & chips. 25 years later, I went back and the food is as delicious. The fish melt in your mouth and the chips good... I went mid-afternoon and the atmosphere was relaxed. Good value and inexpensive eating.

1 Thank CGermain333
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finishing a really lovely meal with friends. Mostly seafood menu but there are a few other options. Very friendly and efficient staff, excellent food which we thoroughly enjoyed. A more sophisticated and relaxed venue amidst the bustling Portobello Road area. Recommended.

Thank Cathryn K
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been visiting Geales for over ten years and I recall the blue period circa 2002 as being the best. It always had the feel of an upmarket fish shop. This is no longer my local as I have moved on, but I always make a point of checking in on my return. The fish and chips are flawless... More 

1 Thank Babycakes2014
Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on 09.09.16 and it was a lucky find. I was one of a party of six and it was a little later in the evening, the party had no booking and we just turned up after having been given the place as a recommendation from staff in a Pub that we'd been in earlier. The staff were... More 

Thank Bernie R
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll be honest. We came here on Saturday evening because we couldn't get a booking anywhere else. The reviews weren't great and we were expecting mediocre fare. What a delicious surprise to find a new chef had totally revitalised the place. Our fish and chips, skate and salads were wonderful, ticking every box for fresh fish, crisp batter, great chips... More 

1 Thank suzi701
Management response:

Thank You so much about you review. I so remember you lovely 4 ladies :) hope to see you really soon. P.S. Note taken, we are improving our risotto. Dita Rudzite More 

Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried this based on a colleague recommendation. Fish & Chips were tasty. Large portions. Loved the malt vinegar in the little spray bottle at the table. My husband loves a good seafood soup so he wanted to sample. It came out in a huge bowl and it looked and tasted amazing. Clams, fish etc. We chose to eat inside at... More 

1 Thank Dana K
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Dear Dana, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope to see you and your husband with us soon again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second visit to Geales and what an improvement on our previous time. A warm friendly welcome, prompt service, home made fish pie to die for and my friends smoked haddock with poached egg looked absolutely scrumptious, good menu choice, lovely bottle of rose, and terrific home made desserts too. Yes - we will be back !

1 Thank jimone
Management response:

Dear Jimone, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you came back and enjoyed our new menu and staff. Will be happy to see you again soon. Dita Rudzite Restaurant Manager More 

Pully, Switzerland
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited Portobello market after a very long while and remembered there was a fish and chips eatery in the area...had a wee problem finding the place as it was tucked away in a quiet street, but worth the search as the restaurant served up great fish and chips for us. The chips were done to perfection, and no eyebrow was... More 

1 Thank lennyster
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Dear Lennyster, Thank you so much for your review and we hope to see you very soon again. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel frequently to London and stay in Kensington. We always eat at Geales when we're in town. Tonight's dinner was our favorite thus far thanks to the exceptional service from Daria, an amazing waitress, and the delicious food. So so good! Geales was also happy to oblige my daughter's particular request with her food order. Highly, highly recommend this... More 

1 Thank Laura H
Management response:

Dear Laura, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that my lovely staff and chef with made your dining with us so special. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there yesterday with a friend, we arrived after 1pm, the place was quiet, there were no other diners. I ordered fish and chips and my friend ordered the meal of the day. Unfortunately, you could smell the oil from the dinning area - it smelt terrible. The service was OK, but felt that the place in general was... More 

Thank Monique W
Management response:

Good afternoon Monique, I am extremely sorry, sad and also really surprised about your terrible experience in our restaurant. It's really serious accusation and i would like to know more details about your visit and meal with us. Could please come back to me on my email address dita@geales.com and we can investigate it. You can also call me on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
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: 442077277528
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?