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Galley

4.3
4.3
327 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
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)

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Modern European, British

  • 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

  • Phone number

    020 7684 2538

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Marcel Grzyb

  • Area

    Islington

  • Parking Details

    Excellent off-street parking available, as well as several nearby public and private car parks

  • Public Transit

    Walking distance from Angel, Essex Road and Highbury & Islington stations

  • 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 Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. LQ

    LindaQuilter

    London

    215 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    215 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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Accepted reservation but is closed
  3. JL

    JonathanL

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Even though our reservation was accepted, this restaurant has in fact closed down.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Permanently Closed!
  5. M

    Marc001

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant accepted reservations but appears permanently closed
  6. J

    John

    Kent

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    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.
  7. S

    Srob

    Jersey

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 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.
  8. AD

    AndreD

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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.
  9. n

    nilly

    Norfolk

    76 reviews

    4.0

    76 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.
  10. MS

    MauwaS

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    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!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as always
  13. h

    hanaaa

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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.
  14. DA

    DAYTime

    Hertfordshire

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very helpful staff
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the tuna tartare
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  17. v

    verycriticaltraveler

    New England

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 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.
  18. h

    haroldp

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real quality food with friendly service. Perfect before the theater.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Family Birthday Dinner.
  20. TE

    TopEater

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great offer, tasty food (bottomless mussels) and very good service
  21. G

    Gubbins

    London

    149 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    149 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.
  22. C

    Cityfoodie

    London

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 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 .
  23. EL

    EddieLizzard

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, excellent service, and a fair price. Lovely evening and happy guests :-)
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was slow
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  28. K

    Kirsty007

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was really great. We had the special lobster, it was cooked perfectly.
  29. SC

    SebastianC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    terrific sea food platter! great service all round. 2for1 cocktails are good value
  30. RB

    RebeccaB

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  31. w

    warrengeorge

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing cocktails and fresh oysters
  33. A

    Amyc

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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.
  35. A

    Ahmed

    London

    94 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Mediocre . . . not bad . . . but very mediocre.
  36. w

    warrengeorge

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  37. M

    Mark

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and great food
  38. N

    Nonya

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was excellent but the food was overpriced for what it was .
  39. AH

    AlexanderH

    1 review

    3.0

    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
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Good service. Enjoyable.

FAQs

Galley is rated 4.3 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Area

    Islington

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Modern European, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Excellent off-street parking available, as well as several nearby public and private car parks

  • Public Transit

    Walking distance from Angel, Essex Road and Highbury & Islington stations

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Marcel Grzyb

  • 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 Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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