Galley

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319 reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Galley is a modern seafood restaurant and bar on Upper Street, Islington. Seasonally inspired ingredients including oysters, shellfish and fresh fish, as well as meat and vegetables, are crafted into contemporary dishes in our stylish open kitchen.

Saturday 30th March
Treat your mum to our wonderful
Flowing Prosecco Brunch
£30 per person
11-3pm
Mother’s Day 31st March
3 Courses Lunch
£35 per person
(Children under 12 half price)
12-9pm


Happy Hours Cocktails - 2-4-10 happy, red and white wine £15, Prosecco £21, Peroni 3.5

- Pre Theatre (SET MENU) Monday - Friday until 7pm - 2 courses for £17 , 3 courses for £19

- Bottomless Brunch - £30pp - One Dish from Brunch menu + unlimited Prosecco, Mimosa's or Bloody Mary's (1.5 hour limit, 1 glass per person at one time)

Special Offers

Happy Hours

Happy Hour 2 for £10 Cocktails: French Martini, Aperol Spritz , Galley Bellini , Jamaican Mule , Cosmopolitan , Galley Refresher , Gone Monday Blue , Mozart Pina Colada, Bottles: Prosecco 21, Red Wine 15, White Wine 15, Beer 3.5.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 12 June 2019

Ends: 30 October 2019

Availability: Daily 16:00-19:00 21:00-22:30

Bottomless Prosecco Brunch: £15

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 12 June 2019

Ends: 12 December 2019

Availability: Sun 11:00-15:00
Fri-Sat 11:00-15:00

Bototmless mussels for £10

Bottomless mussels for £10pp and bottles of house wine to share for £15.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 12 June 2019

Ends: 30 October 2019

Availability: Wed 17:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 10:30PM
Thu 12:00PM - 10:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM

What 319 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience! Booked on the day for a last minute birthday celebration. On entering the ambience of the restaurant was great. We were welcomed straight away by a senior member of staff to a booth specially selected for us due to the special occasion. The service was excellent, with good food recommendations and the staff were extremely attentive without being overbearing. The food was amazing, there is a great menu choice - you know it’s good when you can’t settle on what to have, it all sounded delicious! And the quality of the ingredients were fantastic. I was pleasantly surprised to discover such a good find in a gem of a restaurant so close to home. Our evening was even ended with a little birthday surprise dessert which made the recipients day. A wonderful experience and we will definitely be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as always

h
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I've been here many times and I always leave a bit frustrated. The food is great, the atmosphere is lovely and the place is beautiful. The service, while incredibly friendly, is always slow, sometimes painfully so. If that would be sorted it would get 5* plus from me.

DA
Hertfordshire
62 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very helpful staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the tuna tartare

v
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

While the food was very good, the ambience was weird. Music was loud and like we were in a bar. The quality of the food didn't match the ambience and web site made it seem a bit classier than it was.

h
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real quality food with friendly service. Perfect before the theater.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Family Birthday Dinner.

TE
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great offer, tasty food (bottomless mussels) and very good service

G
London
103 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a girlie catch up and thought the food was very good indeed. The tuna ceviche was beautiful, fresh and clean tasting. The sea bass gnocchi was gorgeous. The prawns delicious. I thought the courgette fritters were a bit too greasy for my tastes, but my friends seemed to polish them off with no problem. Two cocktails for £10 is good value, but they lacked much in the way of alcohol (often the case with happy hour cocktails I find!) Our waitress was lovely and attentive and didn't rush us at all. I would definitely go again.

C
London
41 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely casual lunch . The hummus was excellent and loved the lobster spaghetti. Good value and lovely staff .

EL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was OK, services was OK, ambience was OK! Quite expensive for what it was. I was surprised that a fish restaurant didn't have a "catch of the day" - in fact it was a fairly limited menu.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, excellent service, and a fair price. Lovely evening and happy guests :-)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first visit to Galley, we really enjoyed it, oysters were great, food in general was very good. We had a lovely waiter called Blaze, very knowledgeable and warm service. We’ll definitely return. Thank you. The Frays.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was above and beyond and they made us feel massively welcome and were very warm. The food was also delicious!

N
London
38 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really great. We had the special lobster, it was cooked perfectly.

SC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

terrific sea food platter! great service all round. 2for1 cocktails are good value

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered a selection of oysters and starters and they were all great.
The oysters were particularly good and I would also recommend the scallops.
Service was wonderful - lovely, friendly staff and knowledgeable about the food and wine.
On discovering that it was my birthday our waitress brought a ‘birthday treat’ over - it was the the perfect end to our evening.

w
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent afternoon / evening at this restaurant, great food, great wine & a nice enviroment to enjoy a social meet with a friend, couldn't recommend this enough truly wonderful

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing cocktails and fresh oysters

A
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food. I first went here when a friend and I were searching for brunch and hadn’t booked. The restaurant was fully booked and the manager found us a table and was so kind about it. I’ve been there 4 times now and the service and food and food has always been 10/10.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good brunch place and cocktails! They also have a decent vegan menu and options for sharing smaller plates. The food was delicious and the service was lovely and prompt. Was nicely filled not too busy on the Saturday afternoon we went.

A
London
75 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mediocre . . . not bad . . . but very mediocre.

w
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely love this place & it never fails to deliver amazing food, i went with my partner & we had a selection of Oysters, scallops, squid & other sides whilst our 2 children had chicken escalope & the fish & chips. The House wine was fantastic & Bellini cocktails to die for, we were amazed when offered a generous discount on the Drinks which i think runs Mon - Fri.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and great food

NF
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent but the food was overpriced for what it was .

AH
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was mediocre, "english"version of slightly dried up sea food platter, expected a lot more after reading reviews

OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service. Enjoyable.

C
London
41 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely service and a buzzy environment. The Oyster Tempura is lovely . Went there twice this week ! Good value and a friendly service .

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was super delicious, very attentive and helpful but not overwhelming staff, highly recommended

CE
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice food, halloumi and courgette fries were both fantastic, found the octopus and chorizo dish a little too much with the onion sauce and pesto, would be better just simple octopus and chorizo. Seafood platter was very good. Cocktails are well made, very nice old fashioned. The Paris brest for dessert is incredibly well made.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The staff were friendly and the food was lovely- maybe slightly pricey but still a lovely place to go, especially for a special occasion. We booked a table for 8:30 and it was very quiet without much ambience but a lovely experience overall and I would definitely go again!

DP
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Having previously very much enjoyed a few meals at Galley, we were very disappointed on this occasion. There were a number of items not available on the menu, including our wine of choice. The food that did arrive was so-so, and the service left a lot to be desired, with us having to get up from our table a number of times to get attention. Ended with our waitress eating lunch at the bar and not even saying goodbye when we left - classy! Having previously recommended Galley to a number of people I will actively now disuade them from going, and we won't be returning ourselves.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was awful. We weren’t allowed a jug of water on our table and instead had to ask for our glasses to be refilled every 2 minutes as we were all very thirsty. We went for bottomless brunch and had a vegan in our group. There was no vegan option on the brunch menu and instead we were handed a vegan dinner menu. The one and only main course on the menu was £17. The rest of the items on the brunch menu ranged from £7-12.50 so the vegan option was substantially more expensive. We were told by a member of staff that we could have the vegan main course for the same price as the non vegan options since we were all paying for the £30pp bottomless brunch. Then the manager came over and said that this wasn’t the case. Then all our food came and they completely forgot to make one dish entirely. Sadly we won’t be returning.

CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and well presented, will definitely be back :)

VS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Disappointed in the quality and the amount of food served. Half a ‘crab’, 2 sea bass fillets the size of 50p, deep fried ‘don’t know what it was’, 5 prawns and a few shrimps. Prawns and oysters were ok. Overall no value for the money.

R
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food aways well presented, oysters a particular speciality, you can easily fit the menu to the way you and those with you choose to eat. Ambiance is much better than the outside decor would suggest.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, amazing wines and fantastic service! dishes beautifully presented and very tasty, definitely will come back :) service nice and friendly, Ela made our day!

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not a brunch place. Don’t know about seafood, but how can it be a top ten brunch place in London is befuddling.

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