I’m very lucky to have such a well established seafood restaurant in London just a few minutes from my doorstep. It’s always the places that are closest to you which you seem to forget about the most. Travelling across to Shoreditch or drinks on the Southbank – no problem. But a short hop over to Notting Hill, I don’t do it nearly enough as I should. Finally, on one very sunny Sunday afternoon, I made my way over to Geales in Notting Hill. One of the local’s favorite seafood hangouts. I was invited to a food blogger lunch and boy did we eat our way through Geales’ menu.
It was one of the hottest days of the year in London so we couldn’t resist sitting outside on the terrace and had a few cocktails and glasses of wine before ordering our food. With the sun beating down on our faces and a cold drink in our hands, and amazing company, I really couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. When presented with the menu the only problem I could see is that it was hard to pick from because it all sounded so delicious! My insider tip – share! As food bloggers, we ordered everything on the menu. We started with Oysters and Bloody Mary’s and I love oysters, so I had pretty high expectations. On a hot summer day, these oysters and shots of bloody Mary were the perfect pre-starter. I think I ate most of the oysters because they were just so fresh and amazing!
In true food blogger style, we then ordered all the starters on the menu. My personal recommendation would be the tempura tiger prawns with a lemon mayonnaise and the crispy calamari. I couldn’t get enough of either! If Geales was renowned for one thing, in particular, it would have to be for its fish & chips. Which meant we had to try it for ourselves – all in the name of research of course. A chunky piece of cod was encased in a deep golden crispy batter and given a sprinkle with parsley. It was perfect. I loved every bite, but I because I filled up on oysters I couldn’t finish! Honestly, it’s no wonder this is such a highly regarded seafood restaurant in London.
Finally, after basically eating our way through the menu, the chef insisted we had dessert as well. So it turns out my favorite seafood restaurant in London has an exceptional desert menu. My favorite by far was the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream and the chocolate mousse with fresh berries on top. Overall the restaurant had a great vibe and located just around the corner from Notting Hill Gate tube station. If you are ever in the area you have to stop by!
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LUNCH: Tuesday to Friday, 12pm-3pm
DINNER: Tuesday to Friday, 6pm-10.30pm
WEEKEND: Saturday, All Day, 12pm-10.30pm
Sunday, All Day, 12pm-9:30 pm
GEALES NOTTING HILL
2 Farmer Street
London, W8 7SN
Tel: 020 7727 7528