Little Georgia -Barnsbury

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Georgian

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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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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The waiter brought us a check without request after two hours saying that the booking is finished basically forcing us to leave, at the same time the restaurant had about five free tables and there was no queue at the entrance. The food was delicious though.

V
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant and staff. The food is amazing. The ambiance is lovely!

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third time at this restaurant and never disappointed! Amazing food and good service!

MD
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Little Georgia is a gem in London. I live on the other end of the city and never regret travelling all the way there. I love trying a new dish every time I go and I have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and the wine exquisite. The staff is always nice and ready to help. I would definitely recommend this restaurants to friends.

AP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We travelled to Georgia and we fell in love with their cuisine. Here is we’re we can find the same authentic flavours that we experienced during our trip.
The food takes a little to be served but that’s because it’s mainly made at the moment!

AG
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was recommended by a friend and it was the first time we ever tried Georgian food. We have been well impressed. The food was really tasty and generous with decent portions. The red wines were full of tanins and divine. The atmosphere in the restaurant was cosy and felt intimate. Highly recommended!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and very friendly service - I love the dill seasoning on the Russian salad, and also love the dish of baked mushrooms I've often had at Little Georgia! My only complaint is that the restaurant gets rather noisy, and to music too is rather loud - though it was turned down when I asked. I'll definitely go there again, but preferably on a quieter, weekday evening.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Staff took my allergy more seriously than anywhere else in London - even customised menu items to accommodate me.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Really amazing food, as always, but it was busy so the service was a little slow/confused. Everyone was very polite though and everything was sorted in the end, but part of the starter order got missed off and by the time we received it the mains were coming too which meant one person in the party ended up having to wait and then to rush. It was also quite loud and hard to hear conversation across our table sometimes. Over all we all enjoyed the evening though, the food was smashing.

ID
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

While I would recommend this restaurant to a friend, our experience wasn't perfect. I booked the table several days in advance, and when we arrived there seemed to be no table for us. We were given a table pretty quickly but there was little to no service. It took about 30 minutes for someone to take our order, and when the food came out there was no further contact - I had to approach the server to get our bill to leave.

The food was great but service could definitely be improved.

EJ
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A really lovely cozy restaurant serving extraordinary food. Highly recommended either for a good romantic date, or just a nice time with friends.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was very average for the price we were paying, but also took a long time to arrive - we waited almost an hour between our starters and the mains. We had finished our wine in the meantime and ordered a top up which did not arrive before we finished our main course. The ambience was lovely though.

AM
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourites. Great meze starter and the dumplings were delicious as always. The service was lovely as usual.

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant restaurant lovely food and friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble perfect way to spend a special birthday. Thanks again

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love Georgian food and this place has the real thing. Very pleasant and good Georgian wines

P
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, good service- highly recommend 👍

H
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I would recommend Little Georgia to a friend, but I would have to warn them about the service time. Our food and drinks were absolutely delicious, and the staff were friendly and polite, but we were sat for over an hour before we got served our food, and other people around us who had arrived later than we did, were already on their second courses. I don't really know why this happened, and we didn't get an explanation, but we did get an apology from the lady who brought us some bread an hour into our visit. Even our drinks arrived only around 5 or 10 minutes before our food, so I can only assume they forgot we were there (we weren't hidden anywhere, but nevermind).

We very much enjoyed our visit, but hopefully if we come back again they will serve the food a bit quicker. Thank you!

JR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The range of food on offer and the quality of the food was excellent. It was a shame that the member of staff did not tell us which dishes were not available until after we had made our choices. Also there was no tea or coffee available that evening because 'the machine had broken'. Despite this, the restaurant was constantly busy, the atmosphere was good and thoroughly we enjoyed our meal.

JM
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with two friends, we had the small khachapury (cheese bread baked for you, 20 minutes wait but it's worth it) and 2 tabaka (small whole chicken with chiken liver, pommegranate and new potatoes), and ajika (spice worth trying).
Excellent food, service and place. I will visit again.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is a little undiscovered gem! Food is amazing, very good balance of spicies and full of flavour. Once you try it you definitely go back again and again.
I’ve read the reviews and genuinly can’t understand complains about this place. Service is wonderful. We’ve been greated and seated promptly. Ordered food shortly and the waiting time is reasonable if you consider that food is being made freshly. It’s nothing like a fast food places so shouldn’t be complained regarding this matter.
Overall it’s an absolute feast for a tummy!

b
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food and setting. Nice restaurant with good ambiance. Somewhat confrontational service. At first waiter informed us there was no dessert available. When querying as to why we were then offered Peach Pie. Attitude to soft drink availability was flippant. Only rescued by the generous takeaway bag as we left.

JC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal at Little Georgia. All the food was excellent, and service was friendly

u
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

This was one of my favourite places before the last visit. I had recommended this place to many people and have taken guests there. Last Friday night they rushed us out! They took our plates without asking if we are done or if we wanted more drinks, dessert or coffee. They brought our bill before we even ask for it! The bill was wrong. It was over charged but they corrected it.
They said Fridays and Saturdays they only allow 2 hrs to dine! They should have said that on their website.
Not sure if we go there anymore.

BD
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great little place in Angel for authentic Georgian food. Service was brilliant and made an effort to find a good shop to get some wine to have at home.

P
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a nice restaurant with excellent food - we loved the food, the wine and the interior - a real treat. The only issue was that we had to wait awfully long for the food but they offered us something in between and made it up - these things happen. We will be back!

IG
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

I loved the Kachapuri bread. However the main dish with beans and vegetables in vinegar didn't feel authentic Georgian. I may be mistaken. Was expecting something a bit different.
Dessert was quite good.

KG
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The khachapuri was delicious, and I enjoyed the beetroot salad too—I'd been expecting it to be thick with mayonnaise, but it was actually quite dry, and very garlicy. We tried two different poussin dishes, and mine was the tastiest chicken dish I recall having. However, afterwards I realised it was very heavy on the salt and I needed to drink tons of water. The wine I tried was disappointing for the price.

I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, nice and cozy atmosphere, nice decor and lovely people.

AH
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and wine were really good. Thankyou so much ........................ .......

B
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Georgian food and wine is amazing! there is nothing else to say about it! Gerogia is amazing!
The best wine in the world!!!

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good although the menu descriptions didn't make it sound particularly appealing. But we liked the place and are planning to go again to try other dishes.

OT
London
27 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food, the staff could be a little bit more friendly/accomodating.

AZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall a good experience, the lamb kebab was a bit dry though, and the white wine was room temperature, which was not appreciated in the hot weather!

DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was amazing. It had an authentic feel, the food was super-tasty and the service top shelf. The food is very filling and it’s impossible to leave hungry. We’ll be going back to try more of the menu!

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely spot for authentic Georgian food, reasonably priced. Just wish there was more veggie options :)

B
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A great little restaurant at an affordable price. The food is delicious; ensure that you try the cheesy bread. Atmosphere fitting for a date or for a group of friends to catch up, which was the majority of the customers. It was quite quiet at 7pm but quickly became busy, so booking is advisable.

The only downsides were the noise, which meant you had to raise your voice to be heard, and the service, which was rather slow. We had to request the bill three times before being able to pay.

However, this did not spoil what was a pleasant evening with food full of flavour. Certainly recommended.

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, very nice staff, and the food was very good, homemade and comforting. The wine list is very unusual with Georgian wines, the one we had was delicious! It was great to discover this nice restaurant in our area, I'll be back!

TW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely hidden gem. Food was phenomenal and wine was excellent too. Would recommend.

JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
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.

AB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
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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