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Kensington and Hyde Park
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2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN, England
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've found this place by chance and I was definitely well impressed. Staff very welcoming and friendly, food sooo delicious! I tried the fish soup as a starter and the fish pie as a main, both of them simply amazing, tasty and so good. We were sitting by the window with the heating just next to us so very cozy... More 

Thank dheboracoconut
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Still on the search for fish and chips in London where you can sit and eat in comfort a top quality product. Gales gets half way there. The location just one short block from Notting Hill Gate Tube was salubrious, the decor and furniture comforting and the staff efficient, welcoming and happy to converse (We were early, the place was... More 

Thank jawildman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best fish in a long time!! The service was amazing, the food was tasty and delicious. We saw good people giving the best and the staff open and ready to have a good service and an open conversation with their clients. We had fish and chips, also we had a starter ( the Chef's sugestion) and dessert.... More 

Thank Petrea V
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend a reservation. We were able to grab the last table available without one. Skate was excellent and the girls runnning the restaurant were great. Very friendly and service was fast! Not far from the Notting Hill station, so quite easy to get to.

Thank BearFan1
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank CGermain333
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Babycakes2014
Management response:

Thank you so much for your honest review. Can't really comment on not been friendly, so sorry that you felt that way. But our password for free wifi is chipshop maybe there was just a little misunderstanding. Hope to see you with us again soon. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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
Management response:

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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?