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Geales

Restaurants, Seafood Kensington
2 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

A longstanding seafood restaurant in Notting Hill.

Once a neighbourhood haunt prized by Notting Hill locals, on a recent Saturday night Geales played host to only a handful of diners, many of whom seemed to be from out of town.

We asked our waitress what’s good and she genuinely looked uncomfortable with the question. We should have just stuck with something simple, like fish and chips. The lobster portion of a surf and turf was rubbery enough to bounce, while the main flavour of the grossly overcooked turf, a rib-eye steak, was char. A slop of lobster linguini had the gluey texture of a microwaved ready-meal. Service was scatty and dessert took an obscene amount of time to arrive. The fresh-from-the-oven apple crumble with its salty-sweet bite was the best thing we ate but it wasn’t worth the wait, nor could it redeem the overall experience.

There are plenty more fish in the sea – especially at this price point and in this neighbourhood.

By: Nicole Trilivas

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Details

Address: 2 Farmer Street
London
W8 7SN
Transport: Tube: Notting Hill Gate
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £90.
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Users say (4)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

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LiveReviews|4
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Absolutely love Geales. Perfect on every level, been going here for over 10 years and the food is always, always amazing.

Tastemaker

If you love seafood, there are a lot of options here. From the dishes we tried, the fish and chips were a little greasy but the fried oysters were a good.


Greasy batter, watery fish, small portion of chips, aloof service. Overrated in the extreme. This restaurant has been living on past glories for far too long. It has not been helped by the fact that Costas' Fish and Chip Restaurant has now closed.

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