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265 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 2UQ, England
+44 20 7359 0405
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (21 reviews)
“mixed grill” (11 reviews)
“hot meze” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
265 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 2UQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve eaten at Gem a number of times and would rate it as one of the best restaurants in Islington; the food is unfailingly delicious, portions generous, service second to none, and the atmosphere always has the buzz of happy customers. We usually go as...More

Thank Anna O'D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner came for a meal on Friday night and were very impressed. The food was wonderful, and catered very well for meat eaters and vegetarians alike (with some great vegan options too). What really stood out was the service. Each member of...More

Thank Shaun C
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were made to feel so welcomed on the moment we arrive. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and the food portion was generous and so fresh and delicious. Will definitely come back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant the manager and staff were amazing they made me and my wife feel so welcome we had a great New Year's Eve. The food was so fresh and tasty we will definitely be back. Thanks for a wonderful New Year's Eve party.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends in December and got the set menu that comes with 2 hours of unlimited drinks. Despite the restaurant being full, the service was fantastic. I was the last of my group to arrive and the waiter came to get...More

Thank Zoe M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large bunch of us visited Gem on Friday for our Christmas meal/party. We were seated downstairs which was lovely and felt very private. All I can say is, with the food, the drink, the DJ and lots of merry colleagues, we had the best...More

Thank _lins_sam10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal with my friends at Gems last night , all of our food was great,we had a mix of cold and hot starters plus mains everthing tasted really fresh and full of flavour. Restaurant was really busy but we were well looked...More

Thank lynchdiane74
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Had a great night on Friday for my friends surprise 60th. Great food and great staff. Very accommodating,Thanks Andy for making it memorable.

Thank Jennyd1966
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Extremely rude staff alongside the manager - called several times and every time came across rude and brass customer service - do not recommend!

Thank lelaehssan
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Popped in for a quick meal before a concert at Union Chapel. It was a good decision. Excellent value, good food and very relaxing and friendly service

Thank 19steve_c43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 2UQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7359 0405
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