Little Georgia -Barnsbury

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142 reviews
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Georgian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Georgia is a country of traditions, and perhaps the most important tradition is food. At Little Georgia we are carrying on this tradition to offer delicious home–made dishes to our guests.

Our Islington restaurant has a retro décor, featuring Soviet era artefacts and posters, and is the ideal destination to enjoy authentic Georgian cuisine in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Little Georgia Islington is licenced, and we offer a wide choice of Georgian wine, beer, and spirits, such as Chacha, known as “grape vodka”.

At Little Georgia, all our food is freshly prepared using the best locally – sourced ingredients to create a truly authentic taste of Georgia.
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JO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was awesome. Price was fair. Service was a bit slow, given the amount of customers at that day. Had a reservation but took about 30-40 minutes to sit down and have order taken.

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AB
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food as always. Not enough staff for a busy Saturday night, had to ask for menus, find someone to take our order, pay the bill etc.

First time I’ve been on a Saturday night... very noisy! Not a place for a romantic date.

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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food is OK but nowhere near the food I ate in Georgia. Service polite but fairly unengaged. I didn’t dislike the overall experience, but I’m not planning to go back.

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D
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Loved the Khinkali and khachapuri. Had a fantastic time.

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SH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious! The portions are fairly large so be ready to share:)

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E
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We waited for starters around 25 minutes after ordering (it was not even half busy when we were there).

My husband's main meal arrived 10 minutes before mine, and my main, when it finally arrived, was not the right one.
I had to chase them for sauces we ordered, whilst food was getting cold (yes, we are one of those people who want to eat sauces with food, not after).

I assume that those 'small things' are considered to be normal for Little Georgia in Islington, as this situations were not anyhow acknowledged by the staff.

Overall, we did not really feel welcome there, though no one was actually rude to us.

We love Georgian food and will still try Little Georgia Hackney.

Little Georgia -Barnsbury
Responded on 9 May 2019

Dear Ekaterina, thank you for your feedback as it helps us to improve our services. We have investigated your case and our staff apologises for the delay. We did our best to fix the mistake caused by unusually busy hours during your visit. I regret you did not feel welcomed although our staff was polite and apologetic. As for the "samll things" you have mentioned, we do not consider any aspect of custormer services 'small' and we do our best to imporve our servces continiouly.

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EH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious food and a nice restaurant ambience, with tables not too close together.

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L
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, authentic food. Friendly service. The only thing is the heating was on too high (not sure if it was broken) it was really hot at least on the table we were sat. Apart from that, enjoyed the dinner would visit again.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

That is not a good Georgian restaurant: the menu lacks some staples such as kharcho and satsivi, the quality of food is poor and the service is unfriendly and forgetful. Definitely do not recommend.

Little Georgia -Barnsbury
Responded on 2 May 2019

Dear Mila, Thank you for visiting Little Georgia and finding time to leave a feedbakc. The fact that you choose Kharcho and Satsivi, tells us that you tried Georgian food in Russia, as these two dishies are most popular in Russia. At Little Georgia we adapt menu to the local UK taste, let alone that Satsivi is New Year celebrational dish. It is not common dish at the restaurants in Georgia, having said that however, we can serve as a special request if ordered in advance.

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Satisfying and good value Georgian food.

The restaurant was quite noisy on a Friday evening though and we were seating next to the entrance door so we got cold winds from outside every time people were getting in or out.

I preferred the experience at Hackney branch (where you can bring your own bottle).

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MC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

After eating Georgian in Moscow for 3 years I was looking forward to eating similar food in London but it was quite average. Main courses were poor and service didn't make up for it. No coffee available, no desert available. Not unpleasant but luke warm at best. Will be looking for an alternative.

Little Georgia -Barnsbury
Responded on 2 May 2019

Dear Matt. Thank you for visiting Little Georgia and for the feedback. We always welcome constractive critisizm to improve our servies. We regret you did not find our service setisfing. I must say we are always appreised for warm and welcoming waiting staff, nevertheless we will look at the day of your visit to find out more. As for the the food, Georgian menu in Russia is adapted to the local taste and I am not surised you found different what we offer.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. I recommend this place to everyone. The only downside is the 10% service charge, it makes the experience a bit too expensive, only affordable once every two weeks (dinner for two: 1 starter, a soup plus a main, no dessert, was £60)

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g
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Incredible food - especially the dumplings!
There was only 1 waiter in a VERY busy restaurant as he said the others were sick etc which meant service was very efficient but not too friendly, but it's such a good restaurant that we didn't mind too much.

Was a bit loud and then they started playing music towards the end which made it even louder

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit to Little Georgia within 2 weeks. The food is excellent. Order the meze salad selection and khachapuri and you will not be disappointed! For mains I have tried both the Tabaka poussin and khinkali dumplings and both were very tasty. However, the spices in the dumplings were very unusual for me and so I can see how some people could find the taste a bit overwhelming. For me, the only issue was that the meze for 4 people seemed very small - we were a group of 3 and when divided in 3, everyone got only a tiny bit of each salad. To be honest I could easily eat the 4 person meze with the khachapuri on my own, but that only demonstrates how delicious and moreish the food in Little Georgia is. I will definitely be back!

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GE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious as it always is, but I wish that that a cheaper housewine was available as a night out can be expensive.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really delicious (filling!) food and great service

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OL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed with the food - we have had lots of Georgian meals before and this was probably the worst. The only thing we liked was the aubergine salad.

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ZD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and a lovely setting. We'll be back!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food, but small portions. would certainly go again and try different dishes as last time was most promising.

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AM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Place is nice but the best Georgian you can get in London.
Service was not great as I had to promptly ask to bring me a menu after waiting quite some time.
Even half empty they refused to give me a table which is not next to the entry door.
The food was good but I have tried better and cheaper in London.
Overall not a bad place but i would not come back.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service, will definitely be coming back again soon.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - great service. It’s a little hidden gem in Islington!

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V
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent time, lovely place, little bit expensive. I recommend the white wine!

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FL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely local restaurant - Georgian food is well worth a try if you've not yet tasted it!

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CL
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

With our companion not due to arrive for a while, and us hungry, we decided to get on with ordering wine and starters. Despite the lack of customers, they were busy on the phones, and it did take some time to get their attention - but they were attentive enough, and we were soon served our wine. We were to order so many bottles in the end that the staff wondered whether we'd realised! Yes, we assured them, we do want all of them.. and they got finished, too.

I had the same starter as before, and found it spicier than I remembered - but still lovely. One of my companions had cheesebread, which she declared delicious, and another - being hungrier than the rest of us - ordered two! One was chicken liver - but the chips proved the absolute sensation of the night, would you believe, with us ordering plate after plate. Gorgeous: it's ages since I had chips as good - crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and as he remarked, the right size and thickness. And with a lovely dip.

Unfortunately, with all those chips, predictably, I did fill myself up a bit. So the beef stew I ordered for my main course, although tasty, was far too much for me. Tons of meat, and a bit salty to eat lots of. Ditto my hungry companion, who couldn't finish his - but he exclaimed that it was just like his granny used to make! and he hasn't had the like in 20 years. So he got that to take away - along with the last plate of chips. And said he'd be back. Another had poussin, which - interestingly - this time came with the sauce on the side.

The one who joined late shared some chips - I can't remember what she had for main, but it got finished. She was the only one to have dessert - and they turned out to have only one dessert! a pear tart, which came with a choice of sides. She chose double cream, which came in a dinky sherry glass. The chat and craic continued for hours - long past the two-hour, official booking time! As for advance booking - they were quite busy between 8 & 9 - better book!

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EH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A delicious foray into a new cuisine for me. The tables are well-spaced so even though the restaurant was full you didn't feel on top of other diners. (Although it was a bit on the loud side). Would definitely recommend the cheese bread starter - one of the most delicious things I have eaten in a long time! Three of us shared a large and that was a good amount (2 and 2/3 slices each) as it is quite rich!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the Adjaruli Khinkali and Moshushuli soko katmit

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MI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

It used to be better, all dishes are spicy but flat. Their khinkalies were too salty.

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E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good Georgian food with some addings from other Eastern european cuisins. Vine was decent, but very noisy and not suitable for jice chat with friends or family (at least on Friday night).

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m
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food,amazing place and we love our waitresses, very friendly and nice girls

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Georgian cousin, and wines. Very good service, nicely decorated place, with warm atmosphere!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite spot. Nice people, lovely atmosphere and amazing food and wine...

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b
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cibo ottimo, ben cucinato e presentato. Servizio preciso e cordiale. Atmosfera rilassata e curata.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and restaurant. Would definitely recommend!

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was very good. There was great atmosphere in the restaurant as well.

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ID
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good location, interesting food, nice stuff

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r
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lots to improve on main courses, also in terms of aesthetics.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had yet another wonderful meal at Little Georgia, this time for my partner's birthday. The food is always spectacular, and this time was every bit as good as it always is. The staff are friendly and even exchanged my wine free of charge after I had accidentally ordered the wrong one. Would recommend to anyone! The Meze starter and cheese bread is a must have and the dumplings are as good as any I've had.

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L
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We never actually ate here, which was a shame because I had heard good things about it. When we arrived (a Sunday night) there were two large parties in the restaurant, and the noise they created was pretty deafening. We ended up leaving as we couldn't actually have a conversation with each other.

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DB
Mainz
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with authentic selection of Georgian dishes and Georgian wine and very friendly service.

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