Guglee Swiss Cottage
Guglee Swiss Cottage

Guglee Swiss Cottage

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.guglee.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02077228474
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Fri: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 11pm
    Sat - Sun: 12pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Contemporary Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: guglee is a perfect location for birthdays, celebrations, work parties, group bookings, Christmas parties, well--- you name it... we ensure you have a good time!

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) Finchley Road (Metropolitan Line & Jubilee Line)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Guglee Swiss Cottage
guglee is a modern indian restaurant in swiss cottage, finchley road that opened in August 2010.

serving truly authentic indian food, all our dishes are influenced by cuisine traditionally eaten across India.

our menus reflect modern indian food and culture with a special selection of indian street food snacks that are totally irrestible.

our restaurant is stylishly designed and creates a unique vibe of modern indian dining in the heart of london.
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Guglee Swiss Cottage reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.4
    Value3.5
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good vegetarian options (4)pre/post theatre (2)sunday lunch (2)fit for foodies (2)group bookings (2)disabled access (1)outstanding value (1)Show More
  • AnjuVIP
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    Had a great meal at Guglee on Monday evening. The restaurant lacks ambience but the food is very good. Some of the portions were on the small side but they were packed with flavour so I didn't mind.
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  • Great Indian
    s83nVIP
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    at a reasonable price, the food service was good, but be warned the food can be spicy, but if you like spicy it is good
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  • Great food, slightly over priced
    Enno
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We went to Guglee before a Saturday evening performance at the Hampstead Theatre. The restaurant was empty when we arrived at 6pm didn't get much busier by the time we left. The location is perfect for the theatre. The menu is very extensive and there are a few unusual dishes. The food was very good and didn't take long to arrive. Service was friendly. I will definitely visit Guglee again even though we found the food slightly over priced.
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent as always
    foodeater
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    One of my favourite curry places around - refreshingly different yet so, so tasy - always a winner!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • Always reliable
    foodeater
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Slightly different to your average curry restaurant, the food is always spot on at Guglee - it's not the most incredible location or ambiance but certainly good enough for a cheeky curry!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • good
    joseph
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    late booking, good food, nice atmosphere, recommended
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very special
    Theatregoer
    Dined on 21/12/2013
    The Guglee is not as special as the elaborate and attractively presented menu booklet might lead you to expect. Our food was "hot" but not particularly tasty or subtle. The rather too loud Indian "pop" playing throughout did not improve the ambiance and the loo was downstairs and approached via a somewhat scruffy corridor - so presumably no access for the disabled. The restaurant was convenient for the Hampstead Theatre but on a Saturday night was far from full so the residents of Swiss Cottage are clearly not fans and we would not go back.
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  • Good Food
    Kapas
    Dined on 24/11/2013
    Felt the mixed veg platter was a little light on food. Lamb curry was a little bland
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    good vegetarian options
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since 31 October 2013
    • Average Rating3.5
    • Food3.8
    • Ambience3.2
    • Service3.7
    • Value3.5
  • The following 128 reviews are from the Guglee Swiss Cottage reviews archive.
  • Not your everyday Indian restaurant
    Greg
    Dined on 20/10/2013
    Imaginative, tasty and good value Modern Indian. Brightly coloured decor. A lot of unusual dishes and flavours. Food high quality, well cooked and decorative. Service professional and friendly. Will definitely be back - hopefully soon!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian street food in Swiss Cottage
    jm17
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    My brother and I had a fantastic meal at Guglee - in part due to advice on food choices from our waiter but actually I think everything would have been delicious. The food was well-cooked, flavoursome and imaginative and the staff were all that ideal combination - attentive without being intrusive. We agreed that we will go back soon and take our partners with us next time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post theatre supper for seven
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 27/6/2013
    Post theatre supper for seven and we all really enjoyed the experience. The starters were varied and delicious and we were encouraged to go off piste with our main courses thanks to the helpful prompting of the waiter. Really unusual and tasty dishes. Definitely worth a try.
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  • Ok place, food was reasonable,
    Lalji
    Dined on 18/6/2013
    Ok place, food was reasonable, service was very good, but I thought the food to be on the dear side after you pay the added service charge which is not mentioned anywhere but added to your bill.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu at Guglee is really
    sloppyjoe
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The menu at Guglee is really interesting - some apparently familiar dishes and some I hadn't seen before - and the food is really delicious. The service is good but not over-attentive and it's good value overall.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous Meal
    LisaJane
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    The food at Guglee is nothing short of spectacular. Most Indians taste the same to be but this stands out from the others as being extremely tasty with many unusual dishes on the menu. I would definitely recommend it and will most certainly go back there. Can't wait to experience that all over again!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Guflee and thought
    Rocky
    Dined on 27/5/2013
    First time at Guflee and thought the food was really tasty.Liked the fact it was slightly different then your normal Indian Restaurants.Good choice of foood and not as oily as in other restaurants.We were so impressed have recommended to my brother who will be coming with a group of friends for his birthday.
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    special occasions, good vegetarian options
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  • Very nice dining experience;.
    klironVIP
    Dined on 20/5/2013
    Very nice dining experience;. friendly stuff and good food.
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  • The food at Guglee was excellent,
    sloppyjoe
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    The food at Guglee was excellent, and well presented. There weren't many others there because it was early, but the surroundings were pleasant and the service friendly. I will be going back.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guglee dining
    Vegluver
    Dined on 25/3/2013
    The standard of the food and the welcome received inside far exceeds what you would expect when looking at the outside. Great value for money - especially the lunch-time deal. Love the fact that they are also environmentally friendly.
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    business meals, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So delicious! It was very
    Luisa
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    So delicious! It was very romantic and I really loved it and the recommendations of the staff were great. Will definitely come back.
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    romance, child friendly, group bookings, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Indian food
    foodie
    Dined on 24/2/2013
    This is one of my favourite Indian restaurants. The food is very high quality and the taste is authentic. There are a wide range of dishes to choose from, especially for vegetarians. The food here always tastes freshly prepared, unlike at some Indian restaurants, which means that it is not the best choice for a very quick meal. The waiters are very friendly. The best thing about this restaurant is that they have Limca (an Indian lemon/lime soft drink) available.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food shame about the service
    diabloVIP
    Dined on 26/1/2013
    I went to Guglee with my family on a night where the restaurant had lost power. This was not their fault and to the restaurants credit, they managed to keep going. The food was good and the price was resonable. My only issues were that the staff seemed more interested in talking amongst themselves then serving us and even after the lights came back on we had to go out of our way to get their attention. They didn't clear our table after we finished and they didn't offer us any dessert menu. They were very quick to get us the bill and this spoiled what had been a good evening.
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  • Pre-cinema with friends
    StevenVIP
    Dined on 17/11/2012
    There was 6 of us and we left stuffed. It was amazing food and really good value...
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at Guglee Restaurant
    whitelight
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    My husband and I are fans of Indian cuisine and were not disappointed by Guglee. The service was very good and the staff were knowledgable about the food and able to make helpful suggestions. We were encouraged to try an Indian Shiraz (Sula Vineyards) which was surprisingly good and went extremely well with the food - neither of us were aware that mainstream Indian wines existed. Delicious food and good value. Recommended!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good before or after IMAX
    SecretDiner
    Dined on 27/10/2012
    Good place to eat pre or post the IMAX! Food is average, deco is good, decent value.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative spins on Indian food
    TSMLVIP
    Dined on 26/10/2012
    The menu at Guglee has a lot of variety on it - and not just the standard Indian dishes that we're all used to; so we were delighted to be able to choose some different dishes and enjoy them. They really went out of their way to serve us quickly as we had a tight deadline, so this was really appreciated. Service was very polite to the point of almost trying too hard (we were asked three times during our meal if everything was OK) and we thought the meal was excellent value.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good recommendation
    Kiran
    Dined on 25/9/2012
    The mixed meat platter was yum, so was the handy chicken Definitely would go again.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Stefan
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    Guglee is a great, family run, Indian restaurant with authentic food and passionate service. We have been numerous times and the place delivers consistently food in high quality with great flavours in a relaxed atmosphere. The street food options are fantastic, albeit priced at the higher end of the spectrum. The staff is very friendly and chatty. We enjoyed it every time we went.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food. Service was
    HeyHey
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Very good food. Service was a bit slow but overall an enjoyable experience
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  • Guglee is a great choice for groups
    SJWKJS
    Dined on 24/5/2012
    This past week we brought 2 different groups of 7 to Guglee. The first was a weeknight get together with friends visiting from the US. They wanted a casual place with great food to reconnect with London friends. Next, we had a group of 5 Americans visiting London this weekend. When they said that they had never had Indian food we knew we had to take them to Guglee! I cannot stress enough how great the staff is--so patient about explaining the dishes and ingredients. Everyone loved the street food chaat dishes. We then ordered 6 different mains shared amongst the 7 of us to let our guests sample all of the wonderful flavours. If you want fresh, flavourful Indian food served in a pleasant environment at very reasonable prices, try Guglee.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely local restaurant, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 15/5/2012
    Lovely local restaurant, great food and careful service. They do takeaway too! Will return.
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  • Always the warmest welcome
    georgina
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Always the warmest welcome and the most wonderful food Guglee on Finchley Road remains my favourite Indian restaurant in London. They balance efficient service with a relaxing ambiance perfectly.
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  • GUGLEE - London The Indian
    SoniasVIP
    Dined on 28/4/2012
    GUGLEE - London The Indian food served there is served with a smile and just the right amount of spices to make it a very pleasant meal. We did not have the time to try the dessert but will be back for another try.
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  • Went to Guglee for birthday
    Duncarno
    Dined on 26/4/2012
    Went to Guglee for birthday meal for 2. People who served us were pleasant and helpful when recommending food. Pop doms were very tasty however missed the mint dip. They were complimentary. Dips provided were good but I love the mint one best personally. Portions are not large, tasty with lots of meat. For the wine lovers, they have 2 indian wines to choose from. Would recommend. Place is 3 mins away from stations swiss cottage/ finchley rd. Will be back to try some other chef specialities
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  • First time at Guglee and it
    RobertoVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    First time at Guglee and it could be a little local curry favourite - food was very good, service was very good. Recommend sitting at the rear of the restaurant though as the door opens frequently and gets drafty. The staff seem to be keen to get the front tables filled though despite the freezing cold!
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  • Once more, Guglee did not
    Anele
    Dined on 30/3/2012
    Once more, Guglee did not let us down. Very tasty food and friendly stuff willing to give recommendations! Will certainly go back again.
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  • Very nice place for pre-cinema
    Davedep
    Dined on 15/3/2012
    Very nice place for pre-cinema meal. Interesting, well-cooked food. Lovely helpful staff. Only slight problem was a broken loo-seat. Will definitely go again
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  • Guglee in Swiss Cottage is
    SJWKJS
    Dined on 13/3/2012
    Guglee in Swiss Cottage is doing something right! Besides serving really delicious fresh tasting food, everyone of the staff is friendly and helpful. Many of the dishes are spicy yet still very flavourful--the Murgh Xacuti, Chicken Jalfrezi and Lamb Vindaloo are favourites of my "heat" loving husband--while the rich and delicious Chicken Korma is a favourite of mine. We also had a really tasty chaat dish on this particular visit. Highly recommended. Try it!
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  • Guglee Restaurant on Finchley
    georgina
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Guglee Restaurant on Finchley Road London serves some of the finest Indian food I've ever tasted. This is wonderful authentic food served by friendly and polite staff. I recommend you give it a try.
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  • Appetizers get 5 stars, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 26/2/2012
    Appetizers get 5 stars, but main courses only 3. The street-style appetizers were excellent, and a lot safer to eat than in New Delhi.
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  • Another solid meal at Guglee
    foodeater
    Dined on 25/2/2012
    Another solid meal at Guglee in Swiss Cottage - the food was perhaps a bit too spicy for my guests but I loved it! Will definitely be frequenting again.
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