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“Really poor service and vile chips”

The Sea Shell Of Lisson Grove
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Ranked #1,648 of 22,375 Restaurants in London
Price range: $15 - $55
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Description: For over 40 years The Seashell of Lisson Grove has been serving best traditional British fish and chips and has gained a great reputation with everyone from fans of good food to famous celebrities. As the venue consists of two parts, a newly refurbished restaurant and a take away, The Seashell is perfect place for a business lunch, dinner with friends and family, or a quick bite on the go.Through its commitment to fresh and conscientiously sourced products, our restaurant seeks to ensure that your meal is as environmentally-friendly as it is enjoyable. As we are striving to support local businesses, we are proud of using finest locally grown or sourced ingredients and products such as potatoes from local farms for our chips or cider made from 100% British apples. For us its all about keeping it fresh, delicious and local.Therefore, whether you want to grab a quick bite of top quality traditional fish and chips in a take away or indulge yourself with a delicious dinner in the restaurant, The Seashell of Lisson Grove is the place to go.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really poor service and vile chips”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

If you want to try real fish and chips don't eat here - seriously.

Years ago this used to be a good fish and chip shop. It absolutely isn't now.

We called in this afternoon for a quick bag of chips. Slightly surprised at how expensive it was but thought hey it's London and its supposed to be really good.

Was handed a polystyrene open carton with some old, tepid, dried out chips on it. We asked for it to be wrapped so we could take it away without spilling and the server handed us a tiny sheet of paper so we could try and do it ourselves.

I tasted a chip and it was revolting - old cold and stale. I said that we didn't want it because it tasted awful and the woman was completely unsurprised. She begrudgingly gave us our money back. A horrible experience and a horrible place. Don't go if you like fish and chips

Visited February 2013
Thank J B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Overpriced, average quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

The sea shell has a reputation for being the best fish and chip shop in London, it isnt. It almost certainly is most expensive fish and chip shop in London. However, although by no means the best chip shop in London, it is better than so many. Poor quality fish and chips are truly disgusting and some of what is on sale in London is nasty, so if you are visiting London, I would recommend it as its easy to get to from the city centre. But be ready to pay a lot (£10 for a takeaway and £15 for a meal in the restaurant).

  • Visited February 2013
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good value fish and chips.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I went here with my son one evening this week. Decided to avoid the sit-down restaurant because £15 for cod is a bit expensive, I think. Anyway, we had calamari and chips in the take-away section, where you can in fact stay to eat your meal (standing up), so that is what we did. Our meals were £6.00 each. I'll go again.

  • Visited January 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“A typical London food u must have when u visiting London.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Craving for big fat chips & butter haddock? This place serve very quality & reasonably price fish & chips. Thanks to the recommendation from a black cab driver. Had a take away from this shop after my shopping on my way back to hotel. Of course don't forget to get them a bag of chips too. :)

  • Visited December 2012
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“fish and chips at it very very best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

As a Londoner living in the USA, where I have yet to find any American restaurant that has even the vaguest idea how to make real fish and chips, this is whats its all about. Try the Haddock and Chips and Mushy Peas. Wash down with a pint of Murphys as they dont do Guiness. If you eat in its not cheap, take away is much less, but you are getting the real McCoy. Note to all those useless American Faux pubs that call themselves British, send your chef on a weekend return to Lisson Grove London and see what makes English Fish & Chips!!

Visited December 2012
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