The Grand Duchess | Static Barge Restaurant | Paddington

At London Shell Co. we pride ourselves with having some of the freshest fish available in London. The large majority of our fish comes from Kernowsashimi & Wild Harbour. They represent a network of Cornish day boat fishermen.

The Grand Duchess offers an a la carte menu with a nod to British classics.  The drinks offering has been chosen to suit this and changes frequently. 

£2 Oyster Top Ups 

Our oysters happy hour runs Tuesday to Saturday between 4-6pm. 

We shuck oysters for £2 a piece and also offer £2 off all wine by the glass and cocktails.

"The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell" - Andrew Carnegie


Tuesday - Saturday
Lunch: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner:  6pm - 9.30pm

Sundays from 21st April
Lunch: 12pm - 3.30pm

 Between 3pm - 6pm we run a reduced menu which includes oysters and a selection of cold small plates.

Our Oyster Happy Hour runs from 4pm -6pm

We are available for large group bookings and also for private hire. We offer a variety of set menus and have a fantastic table at the bow of the boat which seats 8 guests. This is our Captain's table. 

We also have a fantastic outside deck seating area for when the sun shines. 

Call us on 07553 033 636 if you have any questions. Please do try and call outside of service times.


At the bow of the Grand Duchess we have a secluded banqueting table; our Captain's Table! It is specifically for parties of up to eight guests. The table is always yours for the entirety of the lunch or dinner service and is built for bon vivants!

This very special dining space is ideal for events such as birthdays, anniversaries and corporate meals.

For groups larger than eight, we can accomodate you as a long banqueting table along one side of the main restaurant, this can be provided for up to 16 people. 

If your group is considerably larger than 16 people, please enquire about private hire! We offer this for events of 30 - 42 guests for a seated meal, or up to 55 for buffet and canapés.


London Shell Co. opened it’s first site aboard The Prince Regent, a beautifully restored cruising wide beam barge in Paddington. The Prince Regent departs her mooring at 7pm. Book your seats at the waterside counter of the Grand Duchess to wave her passengers off and wish them bon voyage.

For more information click here


Vouchers may be used for Lunch or Dinner at The Grand Duchess or The Prince Regent. The minimum purchase amount is one ticket at £50, as this covers the cost of the cruise for one individual, there is also an option to add an amount for drinks.

If you wish to add drinks to an existing booking at London Shell Co. please call us and you can pay over the phone.

Please read the terms and conditions before purchasing.

Currently vouchers for London Shell Co. can be purchased through
The Prince Regent website and are valid on either boat.


We valuour staff anhave a verlow level of turnover. We are always intrested to hear from talented people. 

If you like fish, wine and boats drop us an email here


We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

All reservations are made online and walk ins are also welcome depending on availability.


T: 07553 033 636

London Shell Co.
The Grand Duchess
Sheldon Square
Paddington Central
W2 6PY