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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "the cocktails are gorgeous (but expensive), the place is huge, the food is consistently good. the ambience is full of people celebrating special occasions (lots and lots of selfies being taken)"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "This restaurant offers great cocktails, and we love the smaller plates of food. Sushi is heavenly, great tempura, love the dim sum and also son in law eggs, duck and watermelon salad, the list is endless. Great vibe, good service, resonable wine list."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Very disappointed with our experience. Came for a special occasion & wished we went somewhere else instead."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "Gilgamesh has the wow factor. Value for money with 50% discount, good food, good range of drinks. Busy on a friday eve. Having dined there several times since it opened I feel service has declined. Some food servers will smile others won't, some will speak some will not they rush to take orders and stand there with an expectant look on the face without engaging in conversation, no advice about the menu, no explanation of the dishes. When drinks are poured they end up sloshed all over the table and when plates cleared debris from plates end up on the table. Quite a slap dash attitude to service, no offer of drinks in the bar before or after, get em in get em out attitude felt I was part of a production line relying on the wow factor."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "Food was quite nice, starters were lovely, main course was nice too, dessert was nothing special. Our waiter was excellent. Would perhaps try Gilgamesh again but not in a hurry."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "The food was fantastic...fresh, very nicely spiced and included lots of original dishes and flavours. We eat a lot of Indian/Bangladeshi food and this is some of the best I've had."
    dined on 09/06/2014
  • "Great. Top Offer, done 35mn before turning up, so we went. Excellent calm soothing place on a warm sunday evening. So cool, relaxed. Once the hussle & Bussle of Camden has paused a bit."
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "Food presentation was nicely done, Setting is interesting and different."
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "Large 300 cover themed restaurant with set meal options which were excellent value and very tasty. avoid the cocktIails which at £10.50 each will quickly double your costs for dinner. Tiger beer and wine much better value. Caters well for large groups. The Camden Market area is upcoming and trendy."
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "We had the £49 for 2 taster menu which was exceptional value and each dish was freshly prepared, presented beautifully, hot and very tasty. The restaurant has mastered the art of catering for many without delivering a fast food approach. The decor was fun and you felt transported, which added to the whole experience. As we chose all 4 'extras' from the starter menu (couldn't decide as all sounded delicious) it meant we weren't quite ready for our main courses when they arrived. We really appreciated that the main courses were taken away and fresh hot ones were provided when we were ready. We didn't feel rushed. Also, once our 2 hour timeshlot had expired, we were provided with a booth at the bar to continue our evening."
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "A shaky start trying to book a table for 10, anyone who has organised a group booking, will know what a nightmare it is getting dates etc. I liaised with Gilgamesh via emails and after lots of correspondence confirmed with my credit card the day after....too late, they had given the table away. Not a happy bunny. Anyway, had to book again for a few weeks later. All confirmed and a great night was had. I wanted my daughter to experience a bit if 'wow' for her 16th and Gilgamesh didn't fail. Sat in a lovely booth, the waitress advised the girls what to order and was fully attentive all evening, even bringing out a birthday dessert. A great evening with great food and service. "
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "We had a nice time at Gilgamesh, the food was nice and the service was great. The decor is good but maybe needs a little sprucing up. "
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "Loved the decor and the food, but there was a stuffiness to the whole place (like a high end club where people look you up and down). Not a place for that homely feel, more so for people who want to get dressed up for a night out and then splash out on fancy cocktails. Food was excellent (got the half price tasting menu), but was told that they didn't have the beef curry which was strange being that there were only two options on the menu. Creme brulee was delicious. "
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "Went for a surprised birthday party. The customer service team were very helpful in assisting with my quiries and needs prior to the party. We were given a lovely table which overlooked the whole of the venue. The place let's in a lot of natural sunlight but as soon as night falls the lighting gave it a whole new atmosphere. The starter was beautifully presented and very pleasant, mains was a bit of a let down as the curries were a bit on the sweet side. But our attentive waiter just topped off our evening and made the night perfect as he was completely clued onto what i had planned as a surprise for my BF that evening and made my life soo much more relaxing that I was fully able to enjoy myself with all my friends."
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "Came here with a friend and enjoyed the set menu. Service was great."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "We booked this restaurant as a special occasion for a girls night out to celebrate a 40th birthday. The restaurant was gorgeous and had a great atmosphere. We were all so excited about being there as we had heard such good things. Our waiter from the start was quite abrupt and actually looking back at times very rude. We bought 2 bottles of wine with our meal and not once did anyone come over to top up our glasses. Our meals all came at different times and one came so late the others had practically finished. The waiter could wait to clear away and proceeded to tell us we didn't have long until our table time was up (with 45 minutes renaming!) we were all very disappointed with the whole dinning experience :0( the club however was great! "
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Very quiet on a Saturday afternoon. Missed the buzz of an evening, although food more than made up."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "I took a friend here for a 30th birthday lunch so we ordered cocktails which came after our food arrived. There were bones in the duck spring rolls and on telling the waitress she laughed and said 'did you not like' clearly having not understood my complaint. The scallop starter was one scallop sliced into 4 pieces, again not a great standard. We had the set tasting menu, the main was a piece of salmon and jasmine rice... Very average. Disappointing."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Excellent food and service! Will definitely go again!"
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "Not a great selection of starters - perhaps due to the OpenTable deal...?"
    dined on 13/05/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere, great food - tasty and unique!!"
    dined on 12/05/2014
  • "Nice meal, special offer confusing and it worked out more expensive than expected. Also, someone let down one of my car tyres in the car park right outside the back door."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "This is first time in over 50 visits I have had to complain about the food. My wife's salmon, was raw (I mean very raw AND very cold) in the middle. Whilst we expect fish to be almost raw in the middle (as in far east), on this occasion it was like eating it straight from the freezer. AN UNUSUAL EVENT as far as I am concerned. As expected it was dealt with effectively and efficiently and some compensation was made for inconvenience of staggered eating. My beef curry was superb, and the other accompaniments were as expected ... first class. I thought the choice for this months 50% deal was a good menu, although I still love the duck and water melon salad (one of my all time favourites). I look forward to sampling more items again next month."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "Starters were a let down. Mains and dessert were good however. Have been here in the past and couldn't fault the food at the time. Maybe they were having an "off" day"
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "Great restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere for those special occasions, you won't be disappointed. The service is friendly, with staff who are quick to respond to your queries/concerns. There's a club linked to the restaurant that makes a good end to a happy evening for those wishing to dance the night away."
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "Was rushed by the waiter, all he kept doing was coming over and requesting what we ordered - even when we didnt know! the restuarant itself is lovely, but full of group bookings on a saturday night, girls in short skirts etc, not the most romantic setting. Think they are most concerened with getting there money from people getting drunk. What you get for what you pay for isnt very good value for money! "
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "It was my very first time at gilgamesh,but what tremendous service we received.i took my bestie for her birthday it was an.excellent choice from entering to the end.our waiter,wow!! Very helpful and friendly. Food is excellent and the portions are valuable."
    dined on 03/05/2014