London Shell Co interior.
The Facts
NAME: London Shell Co.
IT'S: a floating seafood restaurant

05-12-2016

OPENED: December 05th, 2016
DID YOU KNOW: The (marginally) famous 'Rolling Bridge' is also located in the Paddington Basin
LOCATION: Paddington
ADDRESS: The Prince Regent, Sheldon Square, Paddington, London W2 6EP
CLOSEST TUBE: Paddington
OPENING TIMES: Wednesday - Friday 12-2:30pm & 7-10:30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
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INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

London Shell Co.

OPENED December 05th, 2016

‘BEST OPENINGS OF 2016’ WINNER

London Shell Co. is a new floating restaurant in Central London offering dinner cruises aboard the refurbished Prince Regent canal boat.

Siblings Harry and Leah Lobek have ditched their day jobs in order to bring you fresh, ethically sourced seafood, including marvellous seasonal menus.

London Shell Co. started life as a series of pop-ups, but after much success, the owners decided to open a permanent restaurant. The Prince Regent is docked in Paddington, staying put through lunch but cruising downriver for dinner.

Set Menus on Board

Dinner at London Shell Co.

London Shell Co. offers seasonal set menus. The only decision you need to make is whether to go for lunch or dinner – perfect for the indecisive. A three-course lunch with a glass of wine is only £25. Lunch is static as Prince Regent is parked, but the food is as flawless as dinner. The queen scallops and pea puree is a clear stand-out.

Other menu options include small plates at £5, like mussels & squid salad or smoked cod’s roe & burnt leeks on toast. Larger plates and dinner offerings include butter poached skate wing, crispy pork belly, cod fillet and Carlingford rock oysters.

To make the most of the Prince Regent, book yourself in for the dinner sitting.  Slightly more expensive at £45, dinner includes a four-course menu and a welcome cocktail. During the two-and-a-half-hour cruise, you’ll enjoy a unique view of the city as the Prince Regent sails toward Little Venice.

The Prince Regent is also available for private hire. It can be booked out on any day of the week starting at £2,500, which includes food and a welcome drink. Looking for an unforgettable Christmas party venue? Look no further.

Cruise and Booze

London Shell Co. is equipped with a carefully crafted drinks menu. Co-founder Harry Lobek has hand-selected the perfect wines to accompany the restaurant’s seafood dishes. Even generic wine tastes better with a picturesque view of city lights sparkling on the canal – and this wine is anything but generic. Every month, the wine menu will be updated alongside the constantly evolving menu.

The cocktail menu is short and simple, although it, too, will see frequent changes. With only five options, you can expect the highest quality. Be sure to try the East India No. 2, made with Fino sherry, Miro vermouth and orange bitters, or the London Negroni, with Juniper Green Gin, Kamm & Sons and sacred amber vermouth.

If you feel like splashing the cash, ask to see “The Prince List,” which is a special collection of bottles, including older vintages. The standard menu is impressive enough, but for wine connoisseurs or special occasions, London Shell Co. has ways of stepping up your evening and meeting even the highest standards.

If you’re looking for gorgeous views, impeccable food and drinks that don’t break the bank, jump on this boat and enjoy the cruise. This is an experience you don’t want to miss. Will London Shell Co. be the start of a new trend? We’ll have to wait and see.

For those of you who prefer to take your meals on solid ground, nearby ROBA Bar and Ma Petite Jamaica are excellent alternatives. Use our Just Opened Map of London’s new bars and restaurants to find more drink & dinner options near you.

Words by Devika Devani

The Facts
NAME: London Shell Co.
IT'S: a floating seafood restaurant

05-12-2016

OPENED: December 05th, 2016
DID YOU KNOW: The (marginally) famous 'Rolling Bridge' is also located in the Paddington Basin
LOCATION: Paddington
ADDRESS: The Prince Regent, Sheldon Square, Paddington, London W2 6EP
CLOSEST TUBE: Paddington
OPENING TIMES: Wednesday - Friday 12-2:30pm & 7-10:30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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