Gabeto

3.5
157 reviews
£26 to £40
English
Colliding Camden’s culture, art, great food, wine and cocktails, Gabeto brings a refreshing new take on contemporary brasserie dining.

The sweeping, artsy, design features of Gabeto will create a perfect backdrop for any occasion as Gabeto opens for breakfast each morning until late into the evening, a great meeting point providing the perfect dine-in breakfast venue that Camden is crying out for.

Gabeto"s food style is a combination of British brasserie dining injected with a delicate yet delicious twist. Our wood oven infuses dishes with a subtle smoky flavour, sealing in moisture for each succulent bite.

Gabeto’s terrace will deliver an innovative dimension to Camden’s dining offer, and features food pop-ups that rotate with the seasons will be the design feature of the terrace.

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival Tapas & Mojito £17.95pp

    £17.95 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Enjoy a selection of 3 tapas and a mojito each for £17.95pp Terms and Conditions: Table will be returned after 90 minutes. Maximum of 14 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 157 People Are Saying
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3.5
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62% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We ordered food at 8:45 and waited two hours asking where our food was twice, then it turned out to have been given to another table and we had to leave and get a refund for the food we waited for so long. They didn’t even offer to at least pay for our drinks. Honestly very bad.

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StephanieO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great cocktails, fun atmosphere and friendly staff!

GG
GabyG
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was cold and the sweets potato fries tasted like sea food as if they were fried with sea food. Service was good and the place had a good atmosphere. Cocktails were good.

SB
SineadB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant...good food..good service .. highly recommend

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G3yes
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat down at our table at 7.30pm, received our first drinks and all 6 of our tapas dishes at 8.25pm. (After complaining twice.) Would not recommend.

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YellowMantaRay
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Atmosphere and food were lovely, but they were very busy and as such we had very little contact with our server. We spent 10 minutes trying to catch someone to see if we could move table or open the umbrella. Also, the app to order food is a bit glitchy! Worth it because the food was incredible though

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sat far too close to another table when they wanted to fit in more smaller tables for drinkers. Food took a while to arrive (45+ min). Drinks were OK.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

When we got there there’s was not food we waited for 1h and still the kitchen was close. They have to make sure to have enough people or say in advance that they might close the kitchen if it’s too busy so people don’t book to eat and then have to wait for the kitchen to open. Very bad service we left to go and eat somewhere else as they didn’t have food.

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ZoeN
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was tasteless and barely warm. Toilets were dirty. Would not recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All in all very good and a thoroughly good experience.

Sadly our booking did not register on open table however the restaurant was great and made room for us regardless. Excellent on gabetos part!!

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Scott
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We got to Gabeto and they had barely any food items remaining on the menu, bearing in mind this was 7:30 on a Friday evening.
They didn’t have any burgers, and only had about 5 dishes to choose from. Very disappointing.

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viptracd
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Went at lunchtime. We were the first table there. It took over an hour to get our food after ordering. When we asked where our food was we were told that the chef had had a big order before us. There was one other table of eight people by this time who were served and had left by the time our food was served (seemed to be the manager’s mates). When the food arrived it was completely tasteless. The waitress was sweet and did her best but the manager did nothing even though it was clear we had been waiting for ages. Worst experience we’ve had in London, really bad management.

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ChloeS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was awful. So bland and they didn’t have any salt or chilli sauce to spice it up..bizarre!

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Tuts016
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was amazing. She was so friendly and paid attention to detail. The place was calm despite a few people there but the atmosphere was really nice in terms of catching uo and the music playing . I had a groupon voucher from last year so used it had ribs and unlimited fries with a glass of wine, I had merlot and it was so nice and the food was delicious the chips were chunky and well cooked and the ribs were nicely seasoned (quite a lot of food which I was happy about) . Anyway the place was lovely was a bit sceptical when getting the voucher but I will definitely return.

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Alejandrav
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was so bad and not even worth to speak about the food... was a rip off, expensive and disgusting food in every single way. So disappointed I won’t be back for any kind of dinner there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very bad service in general. We had to wait for our food for 2 hours, and we did not even get the what we ordered! Also, queue for toilet is outside - only two toilets for the whole bar.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We were unhappy with our table and we were seated at a small high table for dinner for three people, we were able to move outside but to a table only half under cover so our table ended up soaked by the end of the meal.
The cocktails were weak and overpriced for what you got.
We were particularly excited about the food but again this was very overpriced for the standard of food you got. We requested prawns but were informed they were out so we swapped to squid but we were actually brought chorizo. In addition all of our food was cold when it showed up. No one checked back to our table to find out if we were satisfied with our meal. I would have complained and requested a discount however, having paid upfront due to ordering on phones made me feel I could not do this.

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Leasw15
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best margarita in London! I’ll come back for sure !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

My 30th birthday, got shoved in the darkest corner with no lighting away from the atmosphere, staff were over worked and seemed stressed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy but service was 10/10

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had to wait to be seated even with a reservation, but otherwise it was a very nice experience! Good food, great atmosphere, great service. Thank you!

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Ravi
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had a good time, the covers for the outdoor area were a big help with the rain. Ordering drinks & food is done online, but odd that you have to pay online too rather than normal tap/PIN.

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LauraA
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a few drinks with friends. Food looked good from afar. Front of staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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Alice
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Poor customer service, rude staff and management. They seemed very unbothered to myself as well as other customers sitting outside. I didn't feel welcome at all. Staff not wearing their masks properly and not following social distancing rules. However the food wasn't bad, but nothing special.

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ShreyS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Had a great vibe and was pretty chill. Cocktails were nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I wanted to order vegan food but none of the staff ( including the chef over the intercom ) knew what I could and couldn’t eat and I had to explain so when the food came I was not relaxed in knowing it was okay for me to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

The vibe was good but the pigeons flying under the tent during the outdoor dinning was very upsetting

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MikkiS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a few drinks! Good atmosphere, we didn’t eat as we were eating in the market but the food looked so good

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Had to wait 20 mins to be seated only to be sat at the back of the restaurant with no lighting and no patio heating. Literally sat there eating in the dark, no music. Completely different vibe to the front area seating with music, lighting and heaters. Asked for candle and they were never able to find a lighter. So throughout our time there, used the lighting on our phone cameras to read the menu and order. Food was very delayed and ended up cancelling as a result. No point sitting in the dark waiting for food with no ETA.
Appalling service, won’t be returning and would not recommend.
I can imagine that anyone who sat on the front terrace would give great reviews; it looked fun from why I could see lol

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Sharif
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I decided to visit Gabeto which was to be my first dining out experience of 2021 and I was likely to be easily pleased and buoyed by the change of environment, cuisine and vibe.

I checked the menu before booking and was content, with the various options across starters, mains, sides and desserts.

On arriving and scanning the QR code for the menu I was distraught to see a hugely reduced menu consisting only of burgers and fries. With zero alternative or moderately healthy options I had to go with the flow and I was okay with this at this time. But whilst I accept that times are hard for many, and that there could be so many reasons for a reduced menu, it is also Gabeto’s duty to advertise this on their website and doing so wouldn’t have been difficult.

After ordering on my mobile, i then had to wait 60 minutes till the food arrived, despite asking staff around the 45 minute mark to investigate.

This was exasperated by the fact I was fasting and did not anticipate needing to give the kitchen one hours notice to prepare 2 burgers and some fries.

But this could all be forgiven if the burgers were half decent, in my fasted state I would have eaten anything and it would’ve have tasted splendid, but I was especially disappointed in the fish burger and here is why:
-whole burger was cold
-bun was cold, dry and an insult to the brioche family
-there were 2.5 mini fish fingers which covered less than 50% of the bun’s surface area
-there was virtually zero sauce and pickling agent as advertised

Honestly the worst burger I’ve had in London in many years.

In summary, poor quality food, poor service (Because waiting time, the waiter staff were nice), and ultimately very low value because a dinner with couple non alcoholic drinks for 2 came to >£40 and I honestly wouldn’t repeat that experience if I was being paid £40.

Try again Gabeto and at least update your website with your reduced menu

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

They don't have the full menu during covid times just a rubbish short menu

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CallyA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was as expected in quality, but had to wait an hour and a half for half of the tables orders which meant we ate separately

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Nice atmosphere but ruined by the overpriced mostly ice drinks. Complete rip off paid £35 for a cocktail jug that got 4 tiny glasses of what seemed to be mostly ice and juice. Cocktails weren’t very strong and very lack lustre for the price. Food was ok but won’t be bothering again.

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ChelseaDinner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and cocktails. Brilliant service. Felt very safe and fun. Thank you.

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I wasn't impressed by the food - a very basic, limited menu that basically consisted of burgers and chips. I understand that this is due to covid but there was nothing related to Cuban cuisine at all! To make matters worst, the food was horrible. Very cheap, definitely wasn't cooked with love! Also, the terrace where they seated us didn't have any umbrellas or heaters and it was very windy so we were cold. Couldn't wait to leave, not an enjoyable experience at all.

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LeilaT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

food was soooo filling and worth it. i would 100% go again

KJ
KJek
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food came very late, had to ask the waiter/waitress up to 5 times to get food. When I complained that the food has not come, one of the waiter took his mask off to talk to us whilst he's carrying food for other people, how is this ok?

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun night at Gabeto on the terrace, great atmosphere, nice and sheltered, relaxed staff, quick food + drinks. Would definitely return!

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karinaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Only two toilets and quite dirty. No hand sanitiser anywhere. No loo toll

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PLouise
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good atmosphere, service was really good, drinks came out fast, nice staff. Would come back

FAQs

Gabeto is rated 3.5 stars by 157 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.