Galley

4.5
234 reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Galley is a modern restaurant and bar on Upper Street, Islington.
Seasonally inspired ingredients from land and sea are crafted into contemporary dishes in a stylish open kitchen. Galley is open seven days a week.
- 30% off food bill Monday - Frday until 5pm
- Unlimited mussels £10 per person Mon -Wed
- 2-4-10 happy hour cocktails
- Pre Theatre (SET MENU) Monday - Friday until 6pm - 2 courses for £17 , 3 courses for £19
- Bottomless Brunch - £30pp - One Dish from Brunch menu + unlimited Prosecco, Mimosas or Bloody Mary's (1.5hour limit, 1 glass per person at one time
- Christmas at Galley book your festive table
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Modern European, British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00 to 16:00
Dinner: Monday- Friday 16:00-23:00
Lunch: Saturday- Sunday 11:00-16:00
Dinner: Saturday 23:00-0:00
Dinner: Sunday 16:00-22:00

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Phone number
020 7684 2538
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Marcel Grzyb
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Parking Details
Excellent off-street parking available, as well as several nearby public and private car parks
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Public Transit
Walking distance from Angel, Essex Road and Highbury & Islington stations
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Entertainment
We have facilities for DJs to plug into the sound system.
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Special Events & Promotions
We can host special events from Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners to weddings receptions and birthday parties. We can cater for 120 Standing to 75 Seated for dinner. Please call for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

30% off food bill

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 September 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00

Happy Hour Cocktails: 2 for £10

Enjoy 2 cocktails for £10.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 7 September 2018

Ends: 6 December 2018

Availability: Daily 16:00-19:00

Pre theatre: 2/3 courses £17/£19

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 7 September 2018

Ends: 6 December 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00

Unlimited mussels for £10

Our offer includes 2hr unlimited mussels, you can choose from three different flavours :
Lemongrass, green chilli, ginger, coriander
Cream, white wine, garlic & herb
Tomato Provençal

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 7 September 2018

Ends: 6 December 2018

Availability: Mon-Wed 12:00-22:00

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 234 People Are Saying
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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun venue. Super service by our lovely waitress. Delicious food.

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LQ
London
174 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to The Galley before a show at the Almeida Theatre. We were there in time for their happy hour, so each had a lovely, delicious cocktail--2 for £10 which was great! I had half a dozen delicious oysters--really wonderful, followed by the duck which was good. The burrata pasta was excellent as was the sea bass and tuna. The salted caramel dessert was really good. Service was great and we enjoyed our dinner.

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AN
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service !

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C
London
70 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I loved Galley. It was a little quiet on the night but that was perfect for conversation. The food was great, and the service attentive. The only quibble is that the food came at once - a little pacing would have nice. I will be back.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I searched for Best Fish Restaurant in Islington and it fit the bill perfectly. The choice of oysters was outstanding and the service friendly and swift. We enjoyed our dinner and would probably come again.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, on-the-point service with a very special attention to children.
The menu is varied and the food is excellent. The ambiance is great - superb playlist.
It made for a fabulous Sunday lunch altogether and we will not wait long until we are back.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice staff and lovely location. Attentive but not intrusive service. The food was tasty but not memorable. Medium rare steak very small, actually cooked well done, and covered in tapenade completely hiding meat flavour. Fries refried and soggy. Fish overcooked. Lastly the cocktails were prepared (presumably for speed and convenience) with pre-mixed ingredients coming out of a variety of plastic bottles from the fridge...

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and cocktails were great. The service spot on, not too intrusive. I would definitely recommend.

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LL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice food and lovely atmosphere! Have been here 3 times already.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The music was so loud I found it very difficult to hear the dinner conversation! Rather spoilt my evening as the whole point was to catch up with family, so won’t do a dinner here again.
If you go out for dinner with friends you want to be able to talk to them not have very loud music blaring making conversation difficult!

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SC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food. Sharing platter was delicious. Friendly staff. Nice place.

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LR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place!! Never a fault.
The stuff is really attentive and the food is fantastic!!
They made us feel special on our anniversary and were truly detallist with everything.
Thank you

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent food with friendly staff and a nice venue. The fish was fresh and tasty but lacked that little something to elevate it to something special.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent a lovely Sunday lunch @ Galley. I had the salmon on pea purée, which was delicious. Others had the chicken schnitzel, mussels and, according to my very picky daughter, the best hash browns ever. Will definitely be booking up to go again very soon.

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N
London
77 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service stole the show. The staff were lovely and the bar staff in particular (especially the talented Greek!) really made three generations of us feel welcome and attended too.
The food was excellent and for seafood excellent value, the cocktails experimental with free mocktails for my son! (What a treat!)
We left full, happy and looking forward to returning.

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The attention to make ourselves comfortable and appreciated was on point .. very tentative member of staff and good to see the manager going around making sure we were comfortable and well served... will make another visit soon..

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AR
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was a nice experience dinning in Galley, the food was amazing lots of selection of sea food and also, 3 selection of cooked oysters. There was not moctails menu but they where happy to make one for me. I will defenetly go back.

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C
London
24 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The £10 unlimited mussels Monday-Wednesday is a fantastic deal. Very cool staff as well, and it's locally owned by a family (which is rare on Angel Upper St). Highly recommend.

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M
London
23 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Oysters offer should be good value if you can make it here during working hours on a working day.

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g
London
238 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Galley is a great go to for interesting cocktails and food to match. We enjoyed it

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JD
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for the unlimited mussels which were really good! Can’t fault them on quality, although was disappointed only 3 flavours to choose from.

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ER
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will definitely be returning to Galley. The staff could not have done more for us it was the best service I have received in a long time. The food and wine were excellent and they were very accommodating with any intolerances.

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a
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and cocktails, great service with friendly staff who are so good at recommending

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N
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, very laid back, perfect for catching up with friends. Wonderful staff they are so friendly.
The prawns as a main dish was overpriced and over cooked - nearly 10 pounds for 5 prawns? I was expecting it would at least come with fries or salad but nothing..
The full English breakfast is nice but nothing unusual, though beautifully presented - for the price it’s “ok” for Islington and definitely better than the prawns in terms of flavour and cost.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a favourite!

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B
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this lovely restaurant. We ordered the seafood platter to share and it was extremely tasty and sufficient for the both of us.

We loved the venue as it was clean and fun to watch the staff prepare food in the kitchen. The waiters and waitresses were extremely friendly and helpful in making us feel welcome and relaxed.

We will return here to try other items on the menu in the future and would recommend this venue to anyone looking for great seafood in Islington.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of women having a celebratory lunch. We wanted somewhere we could graze on alot of sharing plates of delicious things and Galley delivered.

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AK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails made by a clearly passionate bartender who was happy to make any drink we wanted. The service was great at all times and the food was very good and not too expensive.

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f
London
26 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Te food and atmosphere was great as usual Fergus

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CH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a sumptuous meal of creative small plate choices. Each one was very appealing and compatible!! Good little wine list. Fun drinks! Thank you. We will come again on our next UK visit

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Slightly bizarre menu arrangements. 'Sharing' is not my thing. Sea Bass was nice but served on very oily vegetables. Mussels were supposed to be main course but really a starter size. Muscadet wine was nice as a special but at £8 a glass a bit steep!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I came for the all you can eat mussels offer available from Monday to Wednesday until August I believe. I'm embarrassed to admit that I had never tried mussels before but after hearing such great reviews about the Galley thought why not! The whole experience was sublime from the moment we arrived. The entire staff were friendly and attentive, especially the lovely Magda! The mussels were so fresh and the food and cocktails were divine! Incredible value for money. I would highly recommend

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J
London
26 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

PERFECT.
We went for a pre-theatre supper and then discovered that our guests had just become engaged and also that it was the groom-to-be's birthday! Our delightful Polish waiter overheard this and the staff could not have been kinder in helping us celebrate - a couple of extra treats and a birthday candle in the dessert. The meal itself was fantastic: we shared a tomahawk steak, patron pepper, tuna and avocado tartare, spicy prawns and the crispiest squid we could have asked for. Oh, and truffle chips. All utterly delicious. We had such a good time that we returned to the restaurant after the theatre for the desert, cheese and digestifs.

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RZ
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious cocktails and attentive staff

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KF
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for the all you can eat mussels. The staff were really friendly and helpful! The food was delicious and came out really quickly. It was such great value for money! Would definitely go again for the oysters next time, and have recommended it to my friends. The football was on too, so there was a great atmosphere and the waitress who was serving us was really funny and gave us lots of good recommendations! Thank you :)

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HS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place with a great menu! The service was 10/10 too.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time back and we were not disappointed....really really good food and service

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ED
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, and a great deal when you book through OpenTable (got a complimentary bottle of wine - clearly a cheap bottle, but still appreciated!).
Modern decor, friendly service.

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food. Attentive service. Great company.

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PO
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, I hadn't been for a while, will definitely go back on a regular basis.
I dined with a friend who lives in NYC: she loved the dining experience and so did I. Thank you t The Galley team for yet another super brilliant meal.

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