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, the restaurant we know today was born. Named, ‘The Sea Shell’, in 1964, before moving to its present location on the corner of Lisson Grove and Shroton Street, the Sea Shell has developed into a leading purveyor of fish and chips.
The desire to provide Londoner’s 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 into a fashionable restaurant that rapidly grew from a twelve-seat fast food bar into Londons busiest and best known fish and chip restaurant.
The Sea Shell has now expanded into a ninety-seat restaurant receiving glowing media coverage and attracting celebrities from music, film and some of the biggest names in World politics. In the summer of 2010, after a major refurbishment, The Sea Shell of Lisson Grove re-opened its doors to waiting loyal customers and continues to strive to maintain its reputation of excellence to all who come through its doors.