Sea Cow takes elements from the traditional chippie - a takeaway option, low prices, mushy peas, lots of chips - and combines them with some of the flashier touches of a mid-range seafood restaurant like Cafe Fish. The decor is clean, plain, and a little bland, but enlivened by a bed of ice where the wet fish is displayed. The menu is all seafood (no battered sausages, or greasy fried chicken here, thankfully), with the takeaway staples supplemented by a range of more exotic options like Bream and Red Snapper, as well as shellfish and crustacean starters. And unlike the traditional high street chip shop, you can have a bottle of decent house wine with your meal.
We shared a plateful of crevettes for a starter, which were impressively fresh and satisfyingly plump. Firm, fresh battered cod was no better or worse than you'd get in a decent takeaway (which is not intended as a criticism - it's one of the things the British do best) and came with some delicious homemade dips. The crab cakes with lime mayonnaise were the highlight of our meal: huge, crumbling discs of crunchy batter and soft meat.
Since cod is now almost as rare as caviar, it was inevitable that the British fish 'n' chip industry would start to smarten up. Sea Cow strikes an excellent balance with the basics very reasonably priced and some flashier options for those who want to splash out.
Sea Cow images
LondonTown.com - Sea Cow Location Map
Further articles featuring Sea Cow on LondonTown.com
From the big-hitters to the small, specialist sites, London's crammed full of museums, most of which are free to all. Interactive displays, tours and,...
London is home to over 300 museums and galleries, making it the epicentre of culture and collections in the northern hemisphere. From the world's...
Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2017. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
Hotels near Sea Cow
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from £53 27% off
295 North End Road, W14 | 15 minutes from Sea Cow
The North End Road with it's marvellous Saturday food market, is the home of this shiny new hotel. In easy walking distance of Chelsea football club, ... More
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £50 27% off
Stamford Bridge, SW6 | 16 minutes from Sea Cow
The Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea FC benefit from a thoroughly modern design with all the comforts and conveniences that brings. There's broadband in every ... More
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £63 28% off
Imperial Road, SW6 | 19 minutes from Sea Cow
Located at Imperial Wharf, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea is nearby to the chic Kings Road and Chelsea Harbour. Famous London attractions ... More
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
56 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 35 minutes from Sea Cow
With interior designed by Brady Williams, seafood specialists the Wright Brothers' fifth restaurant takes inspiration from the classic seafood bistros of Paris with floor-to-ceiling windows and ... More
Entertainment near Sea Cow
London > Shopping > Specialists
Bishops Park Tennis Centre, Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 10 minutes from Sea Cow
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 33 minutes from Sea Cow
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 36 minutes from Sea Cow
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 16 minutes from Sea Cow
What a difference a game makes... at the end of 1993, a couple of surprise results lifted the Blues out of mid-table and into the Champions ... More
Also in Fulham Road
Our recommendations in the same street as Sea Cow
What's On Today
Near Sea Cow
New on LondonTown
Brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe have teamed up with Gails co-founder to create Radio Alice ...More
Bel-Air New Fetter Lane
Founder Andrew Bredon, who co-founded travel website Secret Escapes, brings a slice of Californian living ...More
Club Mexicana makes great-tasting Mexican food that just happens to be vegan....More
The Petersham Hotel
Built in 1865, The Petersham Hotel stands high on Richmond Hill, overlooking the Thames....More
Casual New York-Italian style Hai Cenato is the first Italian restaurant from Jason Atherton....More
A two-month pop-up showcasing the wonderful ingredients you can get at Borough Market, Borough Plates ...More
Marian Goodman Gallery
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" Marian Goodman opened her ...More
New Hotels in London 2019
Robert De Niro's Covent Garden luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel, opens in 2019, brought ...More
Hotels near Sea Cow
From cheap budget accommodation to luxury 5 star suites see our special offers for Sea Cow hotels, including DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea from 74% off.