Galley

4.5
254 reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • 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
What 254 People Are Saying
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nicely presented tasty food. Good portions as well. Inspiring decor!

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service & very friendly (although I just received a message saying I didn’t turn up to my booking so clearly the system isn’t perfect!). Loved the courgette fritters and really enjoyed the seafood platter but my guests did find the sauces & mussel broth extremely spicy. Perhaps you should let guests know there is a a lot of chili involved and/or offer a slightly less spicy option...? I’d recommend otherwise for a fun fishy sharing supper.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the decor at this venue. The staff are both friendly and knowledgeable of the dishes.
The food was delicious and good sized portions. There was a variety of dishes I would of happily picked.
Would have been nice to have a couple of options for the set menu, but understand that this changes regularly with chefs choice.
They have managed to create an elegant but cosy atmosphere and I always feel special being here. Well done Galley

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J
London
52 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service felt a bit inexperienced: plenty of enthusiasm but not enough listening to the answers.

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s
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent ambience. Food was very nice! The best salted caramel cheesecake and mussels I have ever had. I felt as though I was in Mayfair rather than Islington. Would definitely go back again

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ER
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice and both times were really really excellent. Really amazing, attentive and friendly service. The food is delicious, with a great variety for those with dietary requirements. Couldn't recommend more!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice deco. Nice to be able to eat at the bar, good with a bestie mate to chat, nice.platter sea food for 2excellent. Just say to the Polish waiter that when a client asks for something you don't challenge him /her or debate his/her choice: shut it & let it go. Cash is king...&it's coming from the client. V. patient waitress. We'll be back. I

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was pretty average and small portions. Orange juice glass was small, the waffle was thin and not worth the £9 or so. It's a shame as you leave feeling that the food was 'just enough' rather than generous.

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed Galley. My partner and I just moved to the area and we will definitely be coming back!

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and amazing staff. A bit pricy all together but well worth it.

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C
London
26 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The £10 all-you-can-eat mussels deal on Monday and Tuesday is amazing.

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined with the £10 unlimited mussels deal, which was great value. The staff were incredibly friendly. I would definitely dine here again

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KK
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and a lovely evening out. The oysters were wonderful and we followed them with a selection of small plates all of which were good and the burrata was amazing!! Great restaurant for a date or dinner with friends. Only slight downside is that it’s a little cosy and tables are quite close together.

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o
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible service! Staff were all so friendly. The food was great but main course portions were on the small side! The salted caramel cheesecake was to die for.

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I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

This restaurant seems to have good reviews but the food is average at best. The seafood was overcooked and tasteless. Much better options in the area.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and great service. The oysters were phenomenal! Can't wait to go back

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f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really friendly and helpful service with excellent food. Particularly vigilant and charming to the birthday girl.

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c
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food- full of flavour. Have eaten here twice now and would definitely go again. Great service as well

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Galley Resturaunt. Beautiful decor, very friendly staff, amazing food and beverages! We were so pleased with our experience and will highly recommend to friends. Thank you

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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
177 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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C
London
73 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch with the family was amazing value. All dishes prepared fresh and tasted delicious. Can’t wait to be back.

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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
73 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
26 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
26 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
250 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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