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Gow's Restaurant - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
137 Reviews
£41 and over
Seafood

Gow’s Restaurant boasts a plum spot right next to London’s Liverpool Street Station. Fittingly, for it’s City location, Gow’s is very much an old-school establishment where the champagne and oysters flow freely (actually, Gow’s also have an oyster bar right upstairs!). The basement hosts the main restaurant, specialising in fresh seafood and classic dishes. Starters include Colchester rock oyster or hand-picked cab with horseradish cream, while mains feature dishes like smoked haddock with poached egg and creamed potatoes; or a host of succulent seafood platters for sharing. There are also vegetarian and non-fish options on offer for those that don’t fancy seafood. The dining room at Gow’s Restaurant has a welcoming ambience, with its warm lighting, white linen and framed artwork decorating the walls. Friendly staff are on hand to make you feel at home, and help make your special occasion even more special.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm

  • Phone number

    020 7920 9645

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

Tuesday 14th February 2017 from 6pm. £40 per person For Three Course including a Glass of Prosecco or £45 per person with Oysters including a Glass of Prosecco

1st Course

  • Sharing Oyster Platter

    2x Tempura Oysters, 2x Natural Oysters & 2 x Soy and Ginger

    2nd Course

    • Seed Encrusted Somerset Brie

      with Gow's Onion Marmalade

      • Beetroot Cured Salmon Gravadlax

        with Dill and Honey Dressing

        3rd Course

        • Lobster Thermidor with Skinny Fries

          • Char Grilled 28 Day Aged, Sirloin Steak

            with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Bovril, Shallot Butter

            4th Course

            • Sharing Warm Chocolate Pots

              with Strawberries and Shortbread Hearts

              For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

              What 137 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

              4.1
              4.1 based on recent ratings
              • 4.1Food
              • 4.2Service
              • 3.8Ambience
              • 3.9Value

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              1. b

                barryg

                London

                2 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 1 October 2018

                overall4food4service5ambience5

                All excellent except the chips which were as Al dents as the rest of the veg Head waiter was very attentive

              2. KA

                KandA

                London

                99 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                99 reviews

                Dined on 28 September 2018

                overall4food4service4ambience3

                Delicious food, bisque to start was heavenly, catch of the day plaice with delicious seafood sauce and the house fish pie, expertly prepared/presented. Friendly unobtrusive service. Decor a little tired but lovely oak panelling. Reasonable prices considering location!

              3. CL

                CLMJ

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 21 September 2018

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                This was our first visit and we really loved it and will return. The service was excellent, friendly, informative but not intrusive. The noise level was perfect! at last a restaurant we can afford and we can talk!! Thank you!

              4. D

                David

                London

                30 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                30 reviews

                Dined on 7 August 2018

                overall4food4service5ambience3

                Close to Liverpool Street station in the City, but not busy of an evening. Good bar upstairs and a quiet restaurant downstairs, in the evening, contrasts pleasantly with some of the noisier City venues for an evening out. Excellent for fish and oysters.

              5. MA

                MichaelA

                London

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on 2 August 2018

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great! Loved the service, quality of the food and the decor

              6. M

                Maddog

                Kent

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on 27 June 2018

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                One of the last traditional restaurants in the City.....food is great, service is second to non....i am recently retired but when meeting my old City friends we always meet in Gows, no other place comes close in my opinion.

              7. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                5 reviews

                3.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on 23 May 2018

                overall3food2service5ambience3

                Service was the best part of the experience. Waiter was very professional and responsive.The Food was disappointing. I had cod and chips. Bland and tasteless.. sticky toffee pudding like a sludge.

              8. J

                Jobebe

                London

                8 reviews

                5.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on 12 April 2018

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Thank you again for another very tasty, beautifully served meal in your comfortable cosy dining room. Will be back!

              9. f

                fads

                London

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 14 February 2018

                overall4food5service5ambience3

                cannot fault the food. the restaurant isnt one for views or ambiance as its located below a pub and can do with a renovation.

              10. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on 26 January 2018

                overall1food1service1ambience1

                Restaurant advised not been able to serve hot food as they had no gas. Booking cancelled.

              11. J

                Jobebe

                London

                8 reviews

                5.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on 19 December 2017

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                yet again, a great welcome, the famous fish pie, and service and ambiance to match! it really is an easy, tasty place to meet friends and businesscontacts. Thank you

              12. PF

                PaulF

                London

                19 reviews

                vip
                2.0

                19 reviews

                Dined on 6 December 2017

                overall2food2service3ambience2

                Our table was booked for 5.30 as we were meeting friends later so the restaurant was not busy. Not their fault but it was a rather soulless room with no other diners. The food was OK but nothing special. Service was fine but then it should be with only one table to manage. I could not say if the place gets more lively later on so it would be hard to recommend it.

              13. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 12 September 2017

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We couldn't have been better looked after, with great bar staff upstairs and an attentive waiter in the restaurant who made our small party feel very welcome. I'll certainly be returning soon!

              14. J

                Jobebe

                London

                8 reviews

                5.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on 7 September 2017

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                another really enjoyable delicious meal, served by smiling helpful staff... I will be back

              15. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 16 August 2017

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Attentive staff, quality menu and tasty food. Good all round.

              16. JJ

                JJ0101

                London

                5 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on 18 July 2017

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Quiet and good atmosphere. Suitable for business lunch.

              17. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 12 June 2017

                overall4food4service5ambience3

                Second time eating here in past 2 months and really enjoyed it. Food is very good. Scallops excellent. I had fish and chips and the fish was perfect. The downstairs dining area lacks a bit of atmosphere, however this did not detract from the meal. On both occasions there were only 2 other tables all night, so not sure what that's about. Would recommend.

              18. MP

                MollyP

                London

                41 reviews

                4.0

                41 reviews

                Dined on 16 May 2017

                overall4food4service5ambience3

                Very good for light business lunch

              19. H

                Headwilmo

                London

                3 reviews

                3.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 10 May 2017

                overall3food4service1ambience2

                Old School Fish restaurant - good value and a favorite of mine

              20. B

                Barbara

                London

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 1 February 2017

                overall4food3service4ambience4

                The restaurant was quite empty but it was a week night. It is good for a casual catch up and service was good. Not much atmosphere due to lack of people but makes it good for having good chat as have most of the place to yourself.

              21. N

                Naro

                London

                41 reviews

                4.0

                41 reviews

                Dined on 23 January 2017

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Good food, great wine list right in the heart of the city.

              22. AN

                AdeN

                London

                27 reviews

                5.0

                27 reviews

                Dined on 12 January 2017

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Business meal for 3, nice setting and good service. Food was good, would go again.

              23. YD

                YDEM

                Essex

                51 reviews

                3.0

                51 reviews

                Dined on 12 December 2016

                overall3food3service3ambience3

                Did lack a bit of atmosphere but the food was good. Quiet so we could have a good conversation.

              24. CC

                CharlesC

                London

                5 reviews

                4.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on 17 November 2016

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                There was a slight mix up with our booking at the main restaurant was being used for a function. However the manager and staff were very helpful and soon arranged a private table with dedicated service. Overall an impressive performance

              25. T

                Triph

                London

                59 reviews

                vip
                2.0

                59 reviews

                Dined on 16 November 2016

                overall2food1service5ambience5

                Fish and chips excellently presented but fish was awful. Smelt off and mushy consistency. Second attempt wasn't any better. Sorry to have to say this as it's normally very good.

              26. D

                David

                London

                5 reviews

                4.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on 26 October 2016

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                brilliant old fashioned excellence. good service, excellent fish menu, good wines and somewhere you can hear the conversation fully.

              27. RG

                RichardG

                London

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 24 October 2016

                overall4food3service4ambience4

                Unfortunately I had lunch on a Monday and my associate and myself were the only 2 diners. It was pretty good but could have done with more people there.

              28. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 18 October 2016

                overall4food4service4ambience3

                It is very good for fish. The wines are always good and the tables are far enough apart for private conversation.

              29. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                2 reviews

                1.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 2 September 2016

                overall1food1service1ambience1

                We arrived at 8.30 to be told the kitchen was closed and the chef had gone home No attempted was mad to contact us to let us know the restaurant was closing early So had traveled to the restaurant for total waste of time Very poor

              30. S

                Stoopy

                London

                13 reviews

                3.0

                13 reviews

                Dined on 18 August 2016

                overall3food4service2ambience2

                Our meal was excellent and good value but the level of service on a very quielt day was poor - the time taken to serve the main course meant that my guest was put under time pressure to finish eating before needing to leave, despite allowing more than 90 minutes for a single course meal.

              31. A

                Anonymus

                London

                9 reviews

                5.0

                9 reviews

                Dined on 20 July 2016

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                We went to celebrate a birthday with my boyfriend's family. I go to Gow's quite regularly for the Wednesday jazz nights. I love the relaxed vibe, classy food and fabulous service. I was very pleased to see that my guests enjoyed the place just as much. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food (amazing oysters!!), we were impressed with the wine list and to top it all of the life music was absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended!

              32. T

                Trencherman

                London

                26 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                26 reviews

                Dined on 14 July 2016

                overall4food5service4ambience3

                Food was really good, service good, cannot fault them. Perhaps a little quiet but that's hardly their fault! Perfect place for a quiet business chat.

              33. a

                alicezzz

                London

                14 reviews

                4.0

                14 reviews

                Dined on 23 June 2016

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                I went to Gow's a couple of times two years ago, this is more like revisiting. The menu has changed so I didn't get what I aimed for. Food is decent and service always good. It is always quiet downstairs so good for conversations.

              34. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 31 May 2016

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Definitely one of my first choices for business lunches if I want something near Liverpool Street Station. Great fish, good wine selection. Restaurant is down stairs from the bar/pub so don't get confused.

              35. J

                Jules

                London

                46 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                46 reviews

                Dined on 27 May 2016

                overall3food3service3ambience1

                For a Friday evening, I was somewhat surprised to find that my friend and I were the only ones in the entire restaurant for the majority of the evening! Food was good, although we prefer our fish cooked a bit more which they kindly did for us. It just lacked ambience due to the lack of people!

              36. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 13 April 2016

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Been to Gow's a couple of times now and haven't been disappointed - the food is really great, atmosphere is very relaxed and the service is stellar.

              37. L

                Lobo

                London

                52 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                52 reviews

                Dined on 11 March 2016

                overall3food2service3ambience4

                Was looking forward to eating in Gow's, felt that I'd probably built it up.

              38. B

                Babs

                London

                2 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 8 October 2015

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Have been here several times for business lunches. Very good food and service.

              39. D

                Dan56

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 23 September 2015

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Classic restaurant with excellent food. Service was exemplary, and left with a great feel good factor!!

              40. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Glasgow

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 10 September 2015

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Excellent service not particularly good value

              FAQs

              Gow's Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

              Permanently Closed

              This restaurant is permanently closed.

              • Area

                Liverpool Street

              • Hours of Operation

                Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm

              • Cuisines

                Seafood

              • Dining style

                Fine Dining

              • Dress Code

                Smart Casual

              • Parking Details

                None

              • Payment Options

                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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