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Amazing dining experience. Everything was a pure joy!
Don't go! My husband and I found 108 Garage listed on a few recommended restaurant lists and were excited to try it on our recent trip to London. We are big foodies who love trying new restaurants, especially when we travel. The food ranged from fair to bad but the real issues was the service. The kitchen had no sense of pacing. It was a 6 course tasting menu. Once the plates from each course were cleared we had to wait 25-30 minutes for the next course to arrive (I pulled out my phone and started timing it after the first course took forever to arrive). We were not the only ones - the whole restaurant was full of annoyed looking Brits asking the few servers what was taking so long. Not sure if this is always the case, but this is completely unacceptable. We asked for the check after the first 4 courses - 2 hours into a rather unappealing meal of raw peas, asparagus, roasted potatoes, and some of the worst fish I have ever had. I would also add that even for a tasting menu the dishes were quite small. I would have still been hungry even if I had lasted the 3+ hours it would have taken to get all the way through dinner. (I have had a number of wonderful, lengthy tasting menus in my life. Yes, sometimes you relish every bite of a 4 hour dinner. This is not that kind of place. It's not intended to be that long. The kitchen just completely lost control of itself.) Lastly, after expressing our frustration to the staff, were received an apology, but no offer to comp part of our bill. If the food was good I could chalk it up to a bad night, but that was not the case. There are so many wonderful restaurants in London - pick one of them and don't go here.
The food was interesting, but for some of the courses the flavour combinations were slightly not right in my opinion (I appreciate flavours are a very subjective thing). Our experience at 108 Garage was by no means a bad dining experience at all, the food was good, but for the price I would hope for incredible food. But to end on a positive, the highlight of our 6 courses was the dessert, the rum soaked pineapple cheesecake. This dish was so interesting and the flavours were just spot on.
Receptionist gave us an unkind welcome. No smile and seemed bored and had an attitude.
Food was ok but def nothing to rave about. Waiter was nice though. Unfortunately quantity wise a big disappointment. Left hungry.
An experience which will not make me go back. Once was enough.
Wonderful food, excellent and attentive waiting staff and friendly chefs.
Interesting unusual delicious with thoughtful attentive setvice
Great Meal, Great Wine Selection, Great Chefs, Great Staff. We made a mistake with the initial choice of our wine and the issue was resolved the best way possible and with real class.
Great food; interesting and delicious (the two don't always go together,
Service was excellent too.
But seating uncomfortable. Chairs too low. This is so easy to get right and will certainly put older generation from coming; maybe that's the idea?
Pity because this place is different and worth the £45 tasting menu.
I'm a vegetarian and came here on a recommendation from a friend. I was a bit wary as the menu isn't posted anywhere - but to my delight they had a separate vegetarian pre-fix menu, and the food was really incredible! Just let them know if you are vegetarian so they hand you the right menu, and make sure they give you the right dip with your bread starter :)
Staff looked after us very nicely, food was a delight with a rhubarb desert possibly being the nicest I'ver ever tasted!
108 Garage is an amazing dining experience. Food is outstanding - a tasting menu within a regular dinner menu. Adventurous and wonderful flavours. The location is fab and staff are knowledgeable and passionate about the food they serve.
The food is mind blowing! For foodies - it's even better to sit at the bar, where you can see how they prepare the food and ask all the possible questions!
We went to Garage 108 on a Sunday - abolsutely great value tasting menu and everything very tasty! Will definitely be recommending to friends!
Delightful, adventurous, tasty food, highly recommended. But was so cold it took away much of the enjoyment. Will definitely return when weather is warmer!
Very cold experience. Heaters nog working, guests kept their winter coats on. Staff pretended ignorance, the big elephant in the room. Food was innovative but too complicated: the constituent ingredients got lost in the end product. Artichoke in your dessert: looks promising but the taste and form weren’t identifiable anymore.
Food was interesting and staff were lovely
Excellent food and bar seating !! Customised cocktails by the bartender where bliss !! Great place for a date night.
Wonderful evening. Great and inventive food served by a team, rightfully proud of their creations. Lots of interesting flavours and combinations. Main negative was that, on a chilly evening, it was bloody freezing in there - a pincer movement of the front door, and an even more regularly opened back door, left us all sandwiches between the two. The number of people wearing their heavy overcoats for dinner suggested that it want just us.
The only down side is that it was freezing cold.
Great food, very creative and innovative !
Our waiter was really nice and caring! We really enjoyed that!
The problem is that it is not written on the website or on any other place that there is only one menu of 6 courses at £55. I think it would have preferable to clarify this point ahead of the reservation to avoid bad surprise or any discomfort.
Delicious, unusual food. Friendly service. A really lovely 'feel'. I will definitely be back.
The food was sensational - really inventive but not over fussy, with amazing flavours. Our table was not available at the right time but we were propped at the bar with a complimentary glass of prosecco so we weren't too bothered about the delay. The staff were very charming.
Superb food, superb service. Recommend the tasting menu.
Great service and amazing food !
Really interesting food combinations served in a relaxed atmosphere.
This was the first dinner we have eaten here, although we have really enjoyed a few lunches. Really creative cuisine, extremely interesting and full of flavours. Much enjoyed by all in our party which included an elderly Bostonian and a Neopolitan. A minimal choice tasting menu of six courses is packed with surprises, and plenty of 'How do they do that?' moments.
Interesting wine list, albeit not particularly cheap. Would have liked to have tried the cocktails, but I was driving.
Cheerful waiting team, always pleased to try and help requests. For instance, they were happy (ish) to turn down the music which was a bit loud for 80 year old ears, when we arrived.
Will definiinitely continue to visit.
It was a disappointing experience. We had to wait more than 20 minutes for our reserved table.
Long waiting time up to the first dish. Not well organised service. Meals were not hot enough.
It's a pity, we expected more.
The place is cool, good music albeit a bit loud. The tasting menu was creative using seasonal fare and really delicious. Good vegetarian options. The wine is too expensive. The only Pinot Noir on the list was £77 per bottle which was nothing special. I ordered a glass of Sancerre at £14 and it looked like a tasting glass, tiny amount. So limited choice on wine list and very small serving disappointing for the cost. The staff tried their hardest to keep up with the demands as it was a very busy Saturday night. We requested tap water when we arrived and had to ask 3 times for it. Service could have been a lot better.
However, the chef was amazing, open kitchen so we saw how hard he was working and to very high standards.
Awesome tasting menu. 6 courses for £45 is excellent value. Well thought out & interesting dishes, laid back, friendly & knowledgeable staff. Great playlist playing throughout our meal & interesting East London style decor.
All in all, a great meal for a great price.
I’ve lived in London for 12 years and this is without a shadow of doubt the best restaurant experience I’ve ever had, nothing comes close! We arrived a bit early (expectations were high!) and were very warmly welcomed and seated at the bar where the chef himself welcomed us. All of the staff seemed genuinely happy and relaxed which sets the wonderfully warm and vibrant atmosphere. I had a “Garage” cocktail, which was far more refined than it sounds and my boyfriend had what he said was the best espresso martini he has ever had. Every course we had was an absolute masterpiece. The seaweed butter was a delight and even though I normally hate taramasalata, theirs was so good it may have converted me. The salt baked celeriac elevated the humble vegetable beyond anything you could imagine. We will be returning again and again. A wonderful experience, genius chef and the best atmosphere of any restaurant. Absolutely loved it.
A relaxed yet fine cuisine establishment, we will be back.
108 Garage was a surprise. We went for lunch expecting a casual affair in line with the bare brick/metalwork decor. They only offer the 6 course tasting menu, which was creative in their use of ingredients (artichoke ice cream with truffle? But it worked with the chocolate and puffed rice!) The price wasn’t too bad at £55 per head for 6 courses. Our waitress was knowledgeable. Surprising find for the Notting Hill scene.
The food was excellent, but the location apparently was not well heated which diminished a bit our enthusiasm.
Truly excellent food, great decor, friendly staff. A little bit on the expensive side but, considering the quality of the food, acceptable. Portions a little small. Will go again for a special occasion not for a casual dinner date.
great place, relaxed,nice ambiance...food a bit complicated and too rich for me...not for diet....
Amazing food and because of the fantastic 5 course tasting menu we had more time to chat!
The staff are lovely too!
We had travelled quite a way to come here and had read good reviews about it. It's in a relatively nice part of town. Its location however does mean it would have to be something special to draw in repeat customers, unlike somewhere more centrally based i.e Soho.
The staff were very attentive to us and clearly cared a lot about their produce and the food, and overall the meal was pleasant enough. The venue was full and appeared to have the vibe of a neighbourhood restaurant which was encouraging.
I would have a few criticisms, the main one being for a comprehensive tasting menu there needs to be an additional course; have on the menu both a fish course and a meat course, not either/or. I left feeling I had further room which I hadn't experienced with previous tasting menus at more established venues.
The John Dory as a main was nice, no more no less. The other main choice, Pigeon, was had by another of our party and was apparently very good. The dessert, chocolate, was one of the better dishes as was the pigs head croquette. The scallop was passable however I wasn't sure about the sauce that came with it. The sauces were strong, and I like powerful tastes, however others might not. The cheese course was one of the better ones too however there was a cabbage starter, that although tasty, should have gone with one of the other dishes as opposed to just being on its own (perhaps paired with the pigs head?). The other accompaniments, like the palate opener warm broth to go with the bread and parfaits, are nice touches, but something felt slightly incomplete about the meal.
In conclusion I'd give it 6 or 6.5/10. If this place wants a star it will have to make a few tweaks on the menu - but it's got the raw materials to be a serious player on the London restaurant scene.
Well worth a visit. Interesting food, experimental and different. Fun, easy vibe, staff were bang on. Wine list is good but overpriced, whereas the food is decent value.
Charming and personable service. I had reservations about the pigeon on the menu but it was truly excellent as were the other dishes on the menu. The lack of choice might be off-putting for some but it 'forces' you to try something new and different.
Disappointing experience. Uninterested staffs. Staff (male) was peeing on the ladies with the door open.