The Shell

4.7
35 reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
This was a project born out of passion, by a few shellfish seafood lovers who wanted to bring with them that feeling of fulfillment you get from seafood restaurants from Continental Europe. Here at The Shell, we aim to bring you, the freshest and highest quality products straight from the producers and fishing boats for a very reasonable price to fulfill you seafood dreams.
What 35 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Cwx123
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Prawn was not fresh or overcooked, was hard to peel off. Shrimp was worse. screw got sand inside,very bad texture.

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QuerinoD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service, the staff are great, special thanks to JAMAL and JOEL for warm welcome and attention.

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BarryI
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came up from Notfolk for our anniversary and it lived up to our expectations.It was amazing

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Antoine
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my misses had a great time for her birthday at the shell. Soon as we walked in the waiter made us feel welcomed! Domenico was our waiter and he done a perfect job... thank you so much! Nice food and worth the money. We will back soon to try the hot seafood.

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vipDavid
London
113 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

If you like seafood this is the restaurant for you. They have both hot and cold shellfish platters that will definitely suit anyone. Forget about Fishwork and such like. Not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service , amazing portions , I don’t think was very expensive for seafood , omg the sangria was the best !
The staff was very polite and helpful .
Happy customer , definitely coming back .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food - huge portions but really lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really nice restaurant great ambience and even greater food. I love the wide choices of platters on the menu hot and cold (makes you want to come back and try different things). The food is delicious and the garlic oil they used with the platters makes it even more flavoursome. I would really recommend others to dine here as you won't be disappointed by the portions. I certainly will be going back and bringing along some friends/family. Thanks to the chef's and waiters at The Shell 😊

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The seafood is not fresh at all.

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Scott
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic seafood. Super fresh seafood platters that look and taste great, everything was very good. Great value and generous portions.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a really nice meal, great service, amazing portions and really delicious! Our waiter was so lovely! Moreover, the ambiance and the music were just perfect for that day :)

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing. We got a hot sea food platter which was worth every penny and more. We ended up taking half of the food home. The service was amazing. Our orders were taken very quickly and our food came to our table even faster. I would definitely recommend this place for any of my fellow seafood lovers.

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vipHungryheart
London
24 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The last day of outdoor dining only was met by heavy rain and a staff crew who delivered with good humour and style an excellent meal of oysters and lobster with rice. Cant wait to try the indoor version.

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RachelF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and served in large portions. Server was lovely and friendly and made us feel welcomed. I would definitely come again.

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LilyA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, friendly service and very reasonably priced! Loved this place!

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HugoQ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall a very good experience. Good food, excellent service. No surprise since Portuguese people work hard!
During these dificult times we had dinner outside which was every good, but I feel we missed out on being inside. The restaurant is not to blame of course. We'll come back for sure.

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WadeC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was very good, nothing was too much to ask of the staff and they were extremely attentive. The food was fresh, flavourful and served in generous portions.
I was worried about outside seating due to it not being hot but with the blankets and heaters provided by the restaurant we were nice and toasty.
Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

Service was poor and had to look for someone to confirm my booking and seat my friend and I, even though there were only two other tables. Food was good, but the seafood rice was more of a seafood broth with some rice in it (this should be made clear on the menu). Unfortunately it was a bit windy and staff weren’t able to put up umbrellas to stop dust and leases flying into our food and drinks, consequently we had to eat quickly and ruined the experience for us. I’d like to think things will be better once dining in is an option again. Maybe I will try again and hope for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was attentive, food was stellar and of great value. Portions are great too (we ordered the Shell Royal (for 3) so do bring a healthy appetite. Would also recommend the white Sangria! Oh and don't forget to order the extra sauces too.

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MitchellB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. Phenomenal food. Great drinks. Will certainly come back.

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DulaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing quality seafood. But hands down the best scallop I’ve ever tasted.

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FrancescoM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

We ordered Prosecco with plate of oysters, which didn’t arrive so we needed to remind the waiter, service wise was good. The waiter was looking after us and checking when we wanted the main course and bottle of wine.

Negative point regarding the food. Unfortunately, in the evening I wasn’t feeling well due a food allergy reaction, which caused me skin rash and swallowed neck. Never had any problems with seafood, I guess because food wasn’t 100% fresh

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Gilly
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went due to lock down restrictions one of few places with outdoor space and availability
Food and service good just a shame the location and on busy rd
But would recommend and go again

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Edreyfus
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing experience eating at The Shell, delicious fresh seafood, abundant portions, impeccable service and great prices! Highly recommend it!

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AlexR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great value and the portions are generous! Thoroughly enjoyable well cooked seafood 😋

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LilianeS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Especially the server. The food was delicious and very good price for the location. Will definitely be returning

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vipHard2Please
London
30 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Outside dining for 3 of us. Comprehensive menu, competitive prices. Friendly staff, delicious food, complimentary ice-cream, unhurried experience. Have rebooked for an inside table later in the year. Think that will be even better.

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JessicaR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant
We arrived early and with two extra people - this was no problem at all and they accommodated us immediately. We had a fantastic meal, the food and wine was delicious. Very knowledgeable about allergens in the food. They also gave us complimentary ice cream. Just perfect

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely, staff attentive. The platter we ordered could have fed more than two people!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience1

Lovely food but poor location

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JULIEM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my husband’s 60th birthday staff were very attentive and the food was amazing, they even cooked my steak perfectly medium rare. We will definitely be going again.

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MichaelW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best seafood I've had in the uk, very fresh and will be returning again soon

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JamesT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The best place for sea food. Food taste great, professional service

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and good services. Highly recommended! It's a great place for fresh seafood.

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viplondoner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good seafood restaurant

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FAQs

The Shell does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

The Shell is rated 4.7 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.