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Michael Jackson’s Sea Shell Eatery Gutted By Fire, Sienna Miller Has Alibi

by | 15th, August 2009

1404323TO the Sea Shell fish and chip shop in Lisson Grove, Marylebone, where 40 firefighters fought a blaze that gutted the eatery.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. A chip pan? An attempt to produce a British version of Japanese blackened cod? an attack by the Anti Hyphen Society – this being the Sea-Shell? No news yet.

And why is the Sea Shell famous? Well, it’s not for the chicken, a portion of which was once served to an Anorak writers and proved to be frozen within. How it could have benefitted from a few minutes on the fire.

The London Evening Standard explains:

The Sea Shell restaurant is popular with celebrities, being located close to many hotels and some of London’s most famous landmarks such as Madame Tussauds, The Planetarium…Abbey Road…

In such company the Sea Shell sits well, it being a faded remnant of past glories, a tourist trap serving overpriced disappointing fare. And you want to know what calibre of celebs eat there?

Ruby Wax, David Gest and Liza Minnelli were spotted dining at the restaurant this month.

meltingWhat, no Cliff Richard, Paul Ross or Freddie Starr?

Gest and Minnelli, two parts of that famous picture in which the faces of the aforesaid, Michael Jackson and Liz Taylor appear to be melting. Old Mr Anorak keeps the picture above the two-bar radiator he keeps half aglow for when the council tax men call.

Note: Michael Jackson ate there in 2001, on his way to address the Oxford Union.

Oh, and, in case you want more:

Actress Sienna Miller lives nearby…

She, however, has an alibi, being away at the time in a bikini.

Goodbye, the Sea Shell. Bring on the yuppies flats…

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