2 Farmer Street, London, W8 7SN
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, People watching, Relaxation, Shopping
Expert review of Geales
Open since 1939, this is a super-deluxe fish and chip joint for the wealthy Kensington set, but serves a nice line of other seafood dishes, and steaks as well.
I tend to go for the traditional fare. Huge pieces of sustainably sourced fish (pollock, haddock, cod) come in a shell of smooth, crisp beer batter with rich tartare sauce. The chips are great, but unusually they are charged separately at £2.95 for a smallish bowl. My husband loves the sweet, fresh-tasting mussels marinière with creamy lemon and parsley broth. We adore the chocolate brownie too, which features the toasty crunch of whole hazelnuts and a ball of blood orange sorbet on top. House white is a pleasing French viognier.
Luxuriously appointed, with smart grey wallpaper, deep-padded high-backed chairs, and black glass wall lights. Customers are a mix of locals, tourists and families.
Pleasant and unobtrusive.
A quiet side street off Notting Hill Gate.
Three courses for two people plus one of the cheaper bottles of wine will cost just under £80. There are cheaper places to get fish and chips!
Geale’s has a new branch in Chelsea Green – see website for details.
More information on Geales:
- Price guide:
- British, Seafood
- 2 Farmer Street, London, W8 7SN
- 020 7727 7528
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon 6pm-10.30pm; Tue-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Sat noon-10.30pm; Sun noon-9.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Free tags / Keywords:
- fish and chips, oysters