Where you can have your hake and eat it


The Grand Duchess is a splendid restaurant barge moored safely on the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Central. Open seven days a week for Lunch & Dinner, the focus is on supreme British fish delivered daily with a wine list that focuses on sparkling wine.

This is the second offering from the London Shell Co. team and moored adjacent to their cruising restaurant boat, The Prince Regent. Harry, Leah & Stuart serve delicious food & wine in settings that provide a departure from the hustle and bustle of London life.

At London Shell Co. we pride ourselves with having some of the freshest fish available in London. Our seafood comes direct from source and use independent day boat fishermen. Over 90% of our fish comes daily from Cornwall and we have quickly developed strong relationships with our suppliers.

The Grand Duchess offers a seafood focused menu with a cheeky nod to British classics.

We spend as much time on our drink offering as we do our food. The list on the Grand Duchess specialises in sparkling wine and all of our drinks have been selected to work with the menu. We celebrate wine producers with low productions that make wine in an ecologically conscious way.


We take reservations online. Please use the link below to see availability. For large parties of five or more we require you to email us at bookings@the-grand-duchess.com

We require a deposit of £10 per person for parties of five and over.

The Captains Table can seat up to 13 people and can be booked here.

Call us on 07818 666005 if you have any questions. Do try and call outside of service times.


At the bow of the Grand Duchess we have a secluded banqueting table for parties from 6 to 13.The table is yours for the whole of lunch or dinner and is built bon vivants. We offer a la carte dining or our chefs menu of the day.

To book click here or call us 0xxxxxxxxxx

Please see our booking terms and conditions here


London Shell Co. opened it’s first site aboard The Prince Regent, a beautifully restored cruising wide beam barge in Paddington. Every evening you see the Prince Regent leave at 7pm from the Windows of the Grand Duchess and wave her passengers off.

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.

Please check back soon for the release of our vouchers.


We are currently on the look out for kitchen and front of house members at every level. We value our staff and have a very low level of turnover.

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


Lunch is served from 11.30am til 3pm

Dinner is served from 5.30pm til 10pm

Our cold and hot bar menu is available all day.

All reservations are made online.
We do take walk in for the bar seats.

E: hello@the-grand-duchess.com

T: 07553033636

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