The Seashell of Lisson Grove
There are few things that go together more perfectly than freshly battered fish served with piping hot chips. It's no surprise Winston Churchill once called fish & chips “the good companions".
After the First World War, dining rooms at 35 Lisson Grove opened for business preparing and serving cooked fish. It was from these humble beginnings that the restaurant we know today was born. Named ‘The Sea Shell’ in 1964, the restaurant moved to the corner of Lisson Grove and Shroton Street, a site which had once been completely destroyed by bombing in WWII.
The desire to provide Londoners with the very best fish and chips played an important role in establishing the reputation of the restaurant. That early vision and purpose made The Seashell of Lisson Grove grow from a twelve-seat fast food bar into one of London's busiest and best known fish & chips restaurants. Today, our family run restaurant is loved by locals, tourists and celebrities alike, spanning the worlds of music, film and World politics. The Seashell has been named best fish and chips restaurant by renowned chefs like Alain Ducasse and Ken Hom, Man V Food's Adam Richman and by Hollywood greats such as Stevie Wonder and Mary J Blige.
All our fish can be grilled for those who do not wish to have batter and we can also use matzo or panko breadcrumbs. Our fish is also halal as we do not use beer in our batter nor do we use beef dripping, so it has a more succulent taste.
We have a beautiful private dinning room which can comfortably sit 14-16 guests. So whether it's at our restaurant, our traditional takeaway or our private dining room, we would be delighted to welcome you.