49-51 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, London, NW1 6UH
The seafood restaurant of choice for Londoners, professionals, tourists, and even the occasional A-list celebrity such as Liza Minnelli, Denzel Washington, and Lady Gaga, ensure you’re not caught in a bad romance this Valentine’s Day by spoiling your partner to the tempting three-course set menu at The Seashell of Lisson Grove.
Just a seven-minute stroll from Baker Street station, The Seashell of Lisson Grove is a true north London landmark. Founded after the First World War as a set of dining rooms before moving to its present location on the corner of Lisson Grove and Shroton Street, The Seashell was a fixture of many guests’ childhood, and thanks to the restaurant’s continued commitment to quality and passion for producing the country’s finest fish and chips, remains just as popular today as it ever has been.
Following a stylish refurbishment in the summer of 2010, The Seashell of Lisson Grove is now, even more so than it’s ever been in its hundred years, the plaice to go for fish and chips no batter the occasion. Operating as both a takeaway and a restaurant, whether you’re planning on ordering popcorn cod and chips and a couple of glasses of wine from the takeaway menu and watching a rom-com cuddled up on the couch, or you’d prefer to relax in the elegant and stylish restaurant and devour the likes of lobster, scallops and oysters, all served up to you by the restaurant’s dapper, uniformed waiters, The Seashell of Lisson Grove will ensure love is truly in the air this Valentine’s weekend with its upcoming ‘Weekend of Love’.
On the big night itself, for just £40 per person, enjoy complimentary oysters from Richard Hayward and a glass of Prosecco before indulging in the starter of pan-seared scallops partnered with minted pea cream and puff pastry croutons followed by an enticing sharing plate featuring half a grilled lobster, green-lipped muscles and pan-fried baby octopus, served with hand-cut chips and seasonal vegetables. No Valentine’s Day would be complete without chocolate, and what better way to finish this intimate feast than with a dessert that promises to heat things up; swoon over the dark chocolate mousse with berry gel and chilli chocolate and get completely swept off your feet. Vegetarians also need not miss out on all the love this Valentine’s Day as vegetarian alternatives for all these dishes are available on request.
Open across the entire weekend with special menus to be finalised at a later date, and with Sunday brunch commencing on the 16th February, show your date you care at a London institution famous for its fresh, flaky fish and chips lovingly cut from locally sourced potatoes. After all, if the restaurant is worthy of Gaga, its worthy of you and I. With a million reasons to visit this Valentine’s weekend, pick up the telephone, book a table, and prepare to applause at the quality of the dishes on The Seashell of Lisson Grove’s Valentine’s Day three-course set menu.
For reservations, email [email protected] or call 020 7224 9000. Walk-ins welcome upon availability.
For more on The Seashell of Lisson Grove, visit their website or look out for our review of the restaurant in our London Food & Drink Guide 2019. Pick up your FREE copy here or read a digital version here.