La Gaffe Restaurant
Our restaurant menu is an out-and-out celebration of Italian cuisine. Perhaps begin with fresh avocado with smoked salmon, followed by ravioli rosa (pasta parcels filled with ricotta cheese and spinach in pesto sauce). Meat-lovers will adore the likes of fillet steak in a green peppercorn sauce, while fish fans might opt for grilled whole sea bass topped with olive oil and herbs.
Whatever you would like to order we look forward to providing you with the warmest of welcomes.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Trota alle Mandorle
Fillet of trout topped with flaked almonds in a brandy and butter sauce
Baked cream topped with fruit coulis
Gnocchi al Pesto
Basil, Olive oil, parmesan and pine nut sauce
Lovely food. Great service.
Really enjoyed ourselves.
The food here was amazing! The staff was also great, and the whole place was following social distancing guidelines and felt really clean and safe. Will definitely be back!
Excellent family-run restaurant with great service
Friendly, local restaurant with a lovely ambiance and delightful staff. Food and drink excellent value for money.
It is always a pleasure to eat here, the whole experience is great from the surroundings, the food which is pure Italian and the level of service. There is a good selection of food and drink to choose, from fish, meat to pasta, the layout of the restaurant is such that even if it is busy there is room and you are not drowned out. The service is excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
This is restaurant we have wanted to try for years and are thrilled that we did. On a quiet Thursday night we enjoyed a delicious dinner served by Matteo, not rushed in a relaxing setting. Recommend making a reservation.
This restaurant offers an outstanding service in a very pleasant environment. There is good variety in the menu, everything presented artfully and speedily. The food is very tasty, just a touch too much and too rich for me...
first experience of this restaurant - will definitely go again - that says it all!
Early birthday meal nice food friendly service
It was our first night in London, we checked into La Gaffe. Put our bags in the room and then came down to use the Restaurant. It was quiet, service was great. Food was excellent and we had a lovely evening. I would highly recommend.
Great food, friendly service, lovely atmosphere. We'll be back.
Pleasant ambiance and good food, but very slow service
We were staying in Hampstead for the weekend and chose to eat at La Gaffe based on very positive customer reviews (4+ out of 5). Unfortunately our experience, although not bad, was not as positive. The restaurant itself might be described as traditional or a bit dated, depending on your outlook. It was only half full when we visited on a Friday evening - good for service but less good for ambience. The food was all ok but not great. Potatoes and vegetables are not included with main meals which is gastronomically questionable and which pushes meal prices up to levels that don't represent great value for money.
In conclusion, no major flaws or disasters, but disappointing because our experience fell short of expectations.
Excellent food. Good menu with wide choice of Italian themed meals. Unusually quite a few fish dishes which were served with interesting sauces
Outstanding local restaurant with great food and a real family-run ambiance
A superb meal. My wife had Gnocchi which she enjoyed. I had the roast duck again which was terrific.
Extraordinary dining experience. My roast duck was exquisite and flavorful! Never had better duck! The panna cotta was the very best!
Excellent and cosy restaurant in the heart of Hampstead
It’s always a joy to eat at La Gaffe! Great food, great atmosphere, great experience.
Amazing food, friendly service. We had a perfect meal and would love to return.
Delightful restaurant with a great ambiance and friendly staff. The food is great and good value for money
So nice to discover a good quality, affordable, and very friendly independent restaurant. I've been passing this for years, but this was my first visit. Lovely food. Nice staff. Not to busy nor loud. Good price for the quality of food and location. I'll definitely be back.
Always a pleasure to eat here. The food, service and ambience is always top top. A great menu to choose from, the food is always delicious served with great service as well.
If you fancy a drink before or after the cosy bar is close by so saves on having to go elsewhere.
Quiet and pretty room, good food, pleasant service and all for a very reasonable price... we’ll be back!
A small intimate restaurant with an interesting menu. The food was good and very well presented. We would certainly recommend this restaurant as it made for a delightful evening out with friends.
We had a very nice choice of fish and vegetarian. Exactly what we were looking for
Been here several times and the food and service are excellent. Really authentic Italian restaurant.
Lovely food and service. Authentic Italian you can count on.
It was an average experience- food was ok, not as authentically Italian or interesting as anticipated, too much english influence. Place feels a bit tired, uninspired. Staff very friendly and kind.
La Gaffe is an old favourite, unpretentious, welcoming and relaxed with very good food and wine and offering a reasonable choice of mainly italian inspired dishes: pasta, fish, meat, vegetarian . A place for conversation and enjoyment. Piped music is rare and is willingly turned off. . . Service is calm, friendly but not familiar.
My people were a little late arrival but the restaurant was cool and calm about it. Enjoy the meal and the food. Wine was very gooe too. I enjoyed the proseco.
Will definitely be going back.
Amazing food, a really taste of Italian cuisine. ‘Trota alle mandorle’ was just amazing. Lovely staff and reasonable prices. Highly recommend! Fantastico!
Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.
Thank you :)
Food and service fine . Very poor wines . I mentioned this to the manager on the way out . No reason why it can not provide decent wines in £25-30 range , this day and age . Even nearby Flask pub does better . Suitable if you are looking for a quiet venue & fair value on food provided .
Good food & service, quiet & cosy - close to the tube
A long standing Hampstead institution. The food is very good - traditional and all the better for it. No pretension just good cooking. Service is perfect. Prices are more than fair, especially for Hampstead. Highly recommended.
Thank you very much. Everythng you mention is what we aim for, so glad we hit the target for you :)
La Gaffe is a Hampstead institution, serving good Italian food - and wines. Service is impeccable and friendly
Was quiet/empty on a Friday night and the food was average. My steak was overcooked and bland, my wife's spaghetti was fine. Ambience/setting was dated - I wasn't expecting anything modern but even by 'family-run trattoria' standards this place desperately needs a facelift. Personally, I wouldn't return.
First time in London and wanted some authentic Italian. Nice place for the two of us. Very genuine and the chef/servers were all hospitable and pleasant. We will be back!
Excellent food, service and ambience! It looks, feels and tastes like you are in Italy, rather than in the middle of Hampstead. Lovely, all around. Thank you, Lorenzo!
La Gaffe Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7794 7526.
La Gaffe Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.