Geales

Price guide: Mid-range

2 Farmer Street, London, W8 7SN

Price guide: Mid-range

Geales Notting Hill

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#91 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.5
3.5
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, People watching, Relaxation, Shopping

Expert review of Geales

A vintage fish restaurant reinvigorated by a team who artfully combine heritage and glamour.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Pleasant and unobtrusive.

Location: 

A quiet side street off Notting Hill Gate.

Price advice: 

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!

Other useful branches: 

Geale’s has a new branch in Chelsea Green – see website for details.

More information on Geales:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British, Seafood
Address:
2 Farmer Street, London, W8 7SN
Telephone:
020 7727 7528
Website:
http://www.geales.com/nottinghill
Serves:
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:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
fish and chips, oysters

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