The Seashell of Lisson Grove
49-51 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, London, NW1 6UH
A true north London landmark, The Seashell of Lisson Grove can be found seven minutes’ walk from Baker Street station and is the seafood restaurant of choice for locals, professionals, tourists and even visiting celebrities. Its outstanding reputation has earned this eatery a loyal customer base: for many guests, The Seashell was a fixture of their childhood and they continue to bring their own families today. Founded after the First World War as a set of dining rooms, this unique privately owned institution has seen the Swinging 60s, the 70s, the 80s and the turn of the millennium. Now, it is a quality takeaway and dine-in destination that offers outstanding service and the very finest traditional British fish and chips. The Seashell’s dual offering as both a takeaway – you can eat in the takeaway area or outside at no extra cost – and a restaurant gives it an exciting and bustling atmosphere unlike any other venue in the area. The takeaway’s decor, with its open, customer-facing kitchen and ample seating, is authentically retro and the restaurant is elegant and stylish, with its uniformed waiters. Both sections have a welcoming and friendly vibe, making customers feel well looked after and completely at home. The Seashell prides itself on the quality, affordability and sustainability of its food. Chips are lovingly cut from locally sourced potatoes and the signature dish of fried fish is cooked to order and lightly coated in batter before being fried in pure groundnut oil. All fish can also be fried in matzo or panko breadcrumbs and the restaurant itself is halal-friendly. Throughout the year, The Seashell hosts special offers on Mother’s Day and at Easter and Passover. For diners in the restaurant, the whitebait starter comes highly recommended, as does the crispy fried calamari, which comes with a tangy homemade sweet chilli sauce. To follow, sample the delicious main course of fresh, flaky cod and chips with tartare sauce and mushy peas, or perhaps you’ll opt for the delicately flavoured salmon. The whole team at The Seashell is committed to doing what they do best, so why not pop in and try it for yourself?