Geales

Address: 2 Farmer Street, London, W8 7SN, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7727 7528

- Mid-range

3.5

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
3.5
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Food and drink
3.5
90%
Value for money
3.5
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
4.2
90%

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!

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping

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