Permanently Closed - Galley

4.3
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327 reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Modern European, British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Fri 12:00–16:00
Sat, Sun 11:00–17:00
Dinner
Tues, Wed 17:00–22:00
Thur-Fri 17:00–23:00
Sun 17:00–21:00
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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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Private Party Facilities
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.
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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.
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
What 327 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
204 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked dinner for two at Galley and turned up to find the restaurant closed and dark. I had no information from either OpenTable or the restaurant that they were closed. Very disappointing indeed. I don't understand how they could have booked a dinner when they knew it would be closed.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Accepted reservation but is closed

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Even though our reservation was accepted, this restaurant has in fact closed down.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Permanently Closed!

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant accepted reservations but appears permanently closed

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is closed for good it seems. Don’t know why Opentable taking bookings and threatening £10 fine if you don’t turn up then only to get there and find it’s shut down.

S
Jersey
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Galley was one of the best restaurants in Islington however we arrived Friday evening, having booked on open table to find the restaurant shut. It appears to have closed, the name is removed, but there was no obvious sign to say why or if it had moved from its Upper St location. We really hope it re-opens. Much missed by us.

AD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was out of this world. We had oysters prepared every way possible and the seafood platter for two. Perfectly prepared and more than enough.

n
Norfolk
74 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here and decided to go with the fish platter to share. This was a beautiful selection of mussels, clams, prawns, sea bass, soft shell crab and shrimp. The portion for us was about right in size and ours was all cooked perfectly. Nothing over cooked, the skin on the fish crisp but the fish still moist and the texture of the rest was just right. Drank a nice bottle of Gavi with it. Lovely evening and I’m sure I’ll be back.

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waiter did not attend to us even after having said it was my best friends birthday. I had to go to the front of house after 30 mins wait to ask if someone could attend to us.

The man who was in charge that night with a foreign accent has very poor customer service and was rude!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always

h
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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
66 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very helpful staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the tuna tartare

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoint us. Amazing food! Seafood is always Fresh- it is really hard to find a place that does just that. On top of that friendly staff and good service- always!

v
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family Birthday Dinner.

TE
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
London
107 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was slow

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

SC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing cocktails and fresh oysters

A
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
77 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

w
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and great food

NF
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

AH
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. Enjoyable.