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Gilgamesh Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gilgameshbar.com/
  • Phone: 0207 267 8300 x2
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant
    Open 7 Days a Week for Lunch and Dinner
    Midday - Midnight

    Main Lounge and Bar
    Monday to Thursday - 6pm until late
    Friday to Sunday - Noon until late

    Babylon Lounge VIP Bar
    Friday and Saturday - 6pm until late

    Studio Nightclub
    Friday and Saturday - 9.30pm until late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Japanese, Thai
  • Executive Chef: Ian Pengelley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ian Pengelley offers a selection of signature pan-Asian dishes and menus, influenced by the cuisine of South East Asia, China and Japan .

    Gilgamesh's drama, opulence, tradition, history and aesthetic beauty will infuse London with an exciting taste of the East.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus:
    31, 24, 27, 168, 393

    Camden Town, Chalk Farm

    Kentish Town West
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: Car Parking is available at the rear of the building via Chalk Farm Road.
A word from Gilgamesh
The glamorous restaurant has a contemporary style, perfectly fused with the exotic imagery & mystique of the Babylonian era. The open kitchen of the main restaurant invites you to gaze at Pengelley in action as he creates his inventive Asian food. The main dining room feels endlessly spacious. Gilgamesh leaves guests in awe of its opulent decor, entertainment & unparalleled dining experience.

*30th March Bookings will not be Finalised as card details are required
*ALL Friday & Saturday night bookings require credit/debit card details
*ALL Parties of 6+ require credit/debit card details
Bookings will not yet be finalized until card details have been received. Gilgamesh Restaurant will contact you to request these details

Groups of 8+ are required to dine from a Set menu
Groups of 15+ are required to pay a £10 per person non-refundable deposit
There are no special offers on Saturdays after 3.30pm
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Diner Reviews
  • "There are many places where you can pay lots of many for not very much but at Gilgamesh, you get what you pay for. The food is excellent, the service is even better and the ambience makes the experience a special treat."
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • "Gilgamesh is always a safe option whatever the occasion. This time we had the 50% set menu offer, only downside was the the main course (we had the beef) was not particularly inspiring and fairly bland. Food in general is nothing revolutionary but good quality and the service is also very good."
    dined on 24/08/2014
  • "a group of 5 of us went Gilgamesh to celebrate a friend's birthday. There wasn't a single thing that I could fault on the whole dining experience at Gilgamesh. The staff that looked after us made conversation with us and looked after us very well. She wasn't over attentive at all. She was friendly and helpful. As I have made a note that it was a birthday celebration, the staff there certainly took note and made the same dessert we all had extra special for the birthday girl. I have never given 5 stars for everything in my reviews on a restaurant... but my experience at Gilgamesh was absolutely fantastic! :) Highly recommend!"
    dined on 24/08/2014
  • "The staff was inattentive, although the drinks were delicious, it took a long time for for the waiter to take our drink order and for the drinks to arrive. Our server had little to no knowledge of the menu, and did not inquire what order we would like our food served in. The sushi rice was overcooked, the eel was, if even grilled, not the correct texture and the tempura was soggy and bland The black rice sushi did not arrive at all and we had to ask to have it removed from our bill. The black rice risotto was decent, but seemed uninspired and lacked something to make it complete. The miso cod was the only redeeming dish we were served, although it was presented by the waiter as sea bass and incredibly cumbersome to eat with chopsticks."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "One of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had down to the amazing decor, great food and wonderful service. I would give it 100% but for me it was a little bit pricey (for me) and they added on the 12.5% service charge without asking me, however the service was great and I might have given that much anyway but would have preferred to do this by my own choice. Also it was a bit difficult to alter my booking when I realised the link to book a table from the restaurants own website restricted me to a set menu which they would NOT allow me to change to an open menu.... bit odd and I don't want to read too much into that because it will spoil my memories of the occassion."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "The excellent food was let down by some of the worst service I've experienced in London. For example, when the waiter came to clear the table after the main courses, he asked if we wanted desert menus. Despite us asking for them, he cleared half the table and didn't return (to clear the rest of the table or to deliver the menus) until, 20 minutes later, we followed the lead of another table and literally waved our arms at every passing member of staff. In my experience, half-clearing tables, failing to deliver menus, and ignoring customers is not part of the service usually offered in London restaurants."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "Started with a drink in the lounge. cocktails were decent but were £10:50 each, plus 12.5% for near non-existent service. Restaurant staff didn't seem to know much about the food menu. The food was quite good, excepting the terayaki beef, which we sent back as it was tough to the point of inedible. The waiter said "chef said it was fine". Well, chef didn't have to eat it and pay £75 a head for a meal with drinks, including the 12.5% "optional" service charge."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "I went along for a late lunch with my boyfriend. We both would recommend this restaurant. Great service, great atmosphere, food was amazing, absolutely tasty. I had the Thai Green curry it was full of flavours definitely the best Thai Green curry I've ever had. Also I had the duck spring rolls which were huge and flavoursome. Very pricey but on a special occasion it's worth the treat! Romantic environment and beautiful interior."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "I have visited here several times and this last time was just as good as all the others. The food was sublime, service was fantastic and a great buzz set the atmosphere for the night. We took a friend visiting from New York and he loved it- job done, thank you!"
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Loved this place. Good food and great ambience. Had the set menu which was more than enough food. Blink and you'll miss the entrance to the restaurant, but well worth a visit."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "One of the nicest and most original places Iv eaten in a long time. The food is great but youl come back for the staff and the general awesomeness of the plsce."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "The food here is always incredible, good service, nice vibe, good value. We love it!"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "excellent surroundings with great service and food the chef is a magician thank you"
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Gilgamesh is a stunning restaurant - very opulent but yet friendly and inviting. We happened to be in Camden so booked very last minute and went for the 50% off set menu option. Waitress very friendly and remedied a mistake with our menu very quickly. Food was lovely but unfortunately for me a little too heavy with soy sauce in each dish so I didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to. I would definitely go back but this time choose from the menu as other diners meals looked delicious."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "For those of us who live in the real world Gilgamesh is a place for special occasions or treats and with that in mind the food is wonderful, i had duck rolls, thai green chicken and coconut rice followed by chocolate fondant...the fondant is very good. Our waiter was amazing, friendly, ready with suggestions and to answer any questions. He really went out of his way to make our night special."
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "Just amazing food. The staff were friendly and so happy to hep. Will definitely be going back."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "so booked a dinner @ gilgamesh for myself and the wife (her birthday). when booking online, informed that I would like a "happy birthday" message on dessert for my wife. however staff came over and asked who's birthday it was. therefore spoiling the surprise. also when dessert arrived, they had written birthday message on my dessert and not for my wife. really poor service. however the food and the ambiance was very good. disappointment that it seems the staff do not communicate with each other."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "I was so shocked as normally when I go to Gilgamesh the food is amazing, but my lamb dish was dry and tasteless, and the coconut rice, had no taste. However, I had a great time, as the service was great and the atmosphere means you cannot help but chat to people around you."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Food was well presented and explained (I won't lie and say I enjoyed every dish, but overall it was nice). The ambience and overall experience was lovely; lovely venue and for the most part good food."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Gilgamesh was an experience that didn't disappoint! I loved every moment and I think where it is situated adds to the atmosphere! Food was fabulous, staff were very attentive and just such a lovely experience! Will definitely plan a return visit!"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Gilgamesh.great choice! Food an service excellent my american cousin was impressed!! She loved the ambience and style of it. A good time was had."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "Went to Gilgamesh for my 3 year anniversary with my husband. Very nice deco & music. Good food, loved the cocktail of the month & dessert was amazing- the choc fondant and sorbets delicious. Service was excellent and our waiter was attentive and friendly so overall it was very nice. Would definitely recommend it! Be prepared for the huge bill it is quite expensive but worth it!"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Good all round evening (on a Wednesday when it was quiet) 50% offer - would not like to be the paying the full price - staff attentive and friendly."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "Wish I'd read some of the reviews before we dined! My partner arrived in smart long shorts (it was 28 degrees!) & shirt & were told on arrival that they would seat us in the Lounge rather than the restaurant. I stated we would leave rather than sit in the bar (I don't want to precariously perch on a bar stool for dinner) & they changed their mind & seated us in the restaurant. After being seated and looking at the other clientele (men in t-shirts & caps etc) I thought it was audacious to make such a fuss upon entry. The duck salad was the best dish but nothing to write home about, beef & Thai red curry were bland. Decor was cheap. It's a restaurant that thinks it's in Mayfair but lacks the quality & food standards of one."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Having looked at previous reviews I knew the food and ambience were excellent but it was the staff who really made the experience from those who met you at the door, the reception staff to the fantastic waitress and maître d'. We were given wristbands which meant we were able to return later to enjoy the club."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "Great place, Great location and amazing food .. shame about the service In a nutshell got our drinks wrong in the bar , one drink for two people cant be hard ! .. at the dinner table had to ask for a bottle of still water 4 times before I had to go to a manager and he went and got one , we asked for a glass of prosecco twice and never did get it !! 4 people sat at the table next to us ordered drinks,decided they didn't like the table and were moved when another became available. Another 4 were bought to this table and were actually seated when the table hadn't been tidied or cleared from the 4 who were there briefly before ! I would go back , as this was my first time and I would like to think this was one off bad experience"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "I went for my birthday with 9 of my girl friends , we had the top table which was fab , the food was out of this world, the service was 5* , our waiter johnathon was so lovely ... We had a table book in the nightclub which was a great night, we danced and drunk the night away , if you haven't been it's a must , brilliant dinning experience x"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Eaten here several times before when the food was better. Only average, ribs turned up warm rather than hot, and whilst the food was still very tasty got the impression it was prepared way in advance or hung around the kitchen. It's very expensive for what it is"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Worst restaurant I've ever been to, staff weren't interested at all and when spoken to they were rude. It was 31 degrees outside yet we were told shorts (which were long shorts) not allowed, but they would make an exception this time. The restaurant was empty yet we waited 10 mins for someone to take a drinks order, another 10 mins before the drinks came, yet another 10 mins before our food order was taken, of which we were then advised what we wanted to order we couldn't have as they'd ran out, surely this should've been pointed out when we were seated?? We then asked for the bill for the drinks and left......needless to say we will not be returning!!!"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Everything at Gilgamesh is delicious, including the decor, the cocktails and the food. Really friendly helpful staff to. Love it, will be returning!"
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "food here has been excellent on both our visits. service this time was more chaotic than the first. very good with food allergies/intolerances - not a lot of choice for vegetarians, though"
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "The setting is without doubt a lovely place with a great ambiance. We had the taster menu, however 5 dishes all arrived at once and with most of them being hot, it meant most were cold when you get you them and you feel like you are rushing to get through it. one of the dishes was huge and didnt offer the finesse of the other taster menus. the sushi was very good though and next time would only go for that. drinks menu not huge, desserts with the taster menu average. its expensive for what it is"
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "The venue is outstanding, the decor is just so full of life you want to look at each and every bit. The service was excellent, made to feel very welcome and comfortable and a friendly atmosphere. The food was served hot and very yummy, lots of options, starters are really lovely! We had mocktails which were super nice, mine was umbaba i think, which was yum! Went for my fiance's birthday and really had fun, and they even made his dessert with happy birthday on it so made it very personal and nice. Defo going back soon and would recommend."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "We were a party of 6, I was the only one who had been before and they all loved it. Our waiter was great food great the whole evening was fantastic. Would highly recommend and would go all the time if I could afford it !!!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "I do like it here,the location is good, the atmosphere is good, the food is good, the service is good, the vibe is good but.....I still feel it's very pricey especially the set-menu for what you actually get. Would definitely visit more times if it was a little more reasonable."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "The location is odd - in between a supermarket and Camden market. The venue itself has lovely wooden decor but feels halfway between a warehouse and a train platform, with the regular rumblings of trains ruining any atmosphere. However the Mr Chang rolls and green curry are worth going there for and are food value if taken as part of a promo - otherwise the full price menu would be too expensive for the overall quality of experience."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Food was terrible and the service was even worse. Would not go back."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Food was ok bit over priced, service good and tentative and drinks. Bill was ott not even that full up from the set menu which is limited in food"
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "I organised my birthday meal at this restaurant on a Sunday evening. There was 11 of us. The service was excellent - the staff were really friendly. The restaurant has a really nice ambience and the food was tasty. Althought we had our own birthday cake - the restaurant added a candle to the dessert and added a Happy Birthday message on which was really sweet!"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Took my friend there for our last meal of her trip. Was a perfect way to finish the staff were lovely and the food a very high standard (prawn and dumplings were delicious!)"
    dined on 15/06/2014