Destinations Magazine

Fish & Chips: Please Sir… I Want Some More

By Lwblog @londonwalks

Fish & Chips: Please Sir… I Want Some More We’ve dedicated February to finding the best fish and chip shop in London. 
The London Walks guides have cogitated and debated, and here are their recommendations…
Please feel free to get your own vinegary fingerprints all over the debate.  Email us at the usual address, leave a comment below or Tweet us @londonwalks.

In the meantime, for more Foodie London stuff go to

David weighs in with…
Fish & Chips: Please Sir… I Want Some More
Come on, we gotta get Sea Shell into this catch. How good is it? Well, we've got an "everybody's favourite" up our way - Nautilus on West End Lane - but I'll always go the extra mile for Sea Shell. (It's actually the lesser mile for tourists because it's on Lisson Grove, effectively the edge of central London; precise direx not needed because you can Internet it - suffice it to say just triangulate Baker Street and Edgware Road stations and hey presto you've got it.)
And what an "it". Has a small attached restaurant - and indeed tables outside the takeaway bit - if you want the best f & c in London then and there. It's appealingly bright and spic 'n' span, let alone aura'd with hail-fellow-well met-ness steaming off your fellow fishers of fish and chips (surely because everybody in that queue - yes, queue, another sure sign - knows they're just minutes away from a feast). A taxi rank's worth of black cabs out front. Which also tells you all you need to know. 
The secret's in the batter and the oil they fry it in. I dunno what magic formula they've hit on - bet they wouldn't tell even if I asked - but whatever it is, it's perfection achieved. Golden. Crisp. Unoil-drenched. An ahhhhhhhh aroma, as opposed to the grease-and-goop "brace yourself" variety -  that stale, oily, "yukky fish and chips-smell" so many of them are branded with.
And they do the classic f & c sidebars - gherkins, pickled onions, homemade tartar sauce to d. for, etc.
Been going there for 40 years. Yup, the big Four Oh - how long I've been going there and how long they've been there. 
Call me, Ahab. Which makes Sea Shell you know what.
The Seashell 49-51 Lisson Grove, London NW1 6UH
Tel: 0207 224 9000
The Seashell's website is at
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at
Bookmark and Share

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • The Watchmen Live At The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

    Watchmen Live Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

    The Watchmen came to Toronto on Friday night, taking over The Danforth Music Hall and putting on a show to kick-off the weekend. It's been 30 years since The... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Phjoshua
  • Cornstarch Christmas Ornaments

    Cornstarch Christmas Ornaments

    Since we moved to our new house it's pretty hard to find things. Lots of boxes are still packed and at a storage unit. We moved at Christmas last year so I... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Kalamitykelli
  • Silverstein Live At The Opera House, Toronto

    Silverstein Live Opera House, Toronto

    Silverstein rolled into a hometown Toronto show Saturday night at The Opera House and was greeted by a sold-out crowd eagerly waiting to scream back every singl... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Phjoshua
  • The Hedonistic Taster: Troon Vineyard

    Hedonistic Taster: Troon Vineyard

    The Hedonistic Taster Troon Vineyard – Applegate Valley, Oregon by L.M. Archer “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   L.m. Archer
  • George Bancroft: What a Star, What a Character!

    George Bancroft: What Star, Character!

    Big, blustery George Bancroft was in his mid-40s when he became a film star, breaking out in 1927 with a linchpin performance as mob boss "Bull Weed" in... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Lady Eve
  • Vegetable Oils: What We Know and What We Don’t

    Vegetable Oils: What Know Don’t

    They're everywhere. Like a crude oil spill in the Gulf, vegetable oils - those slippery, modern elixirs - have seeped their way into all the nooks and crannies... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Dietdoctor
  • Getting to Know the Neighbors

    A few days ago, the doorbell rang. When I asked who was there (the camera view wasn't showing anyone), a high voice asked, "Is Joseph come out play?""Joseph,"... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Sherwoods