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Gilak - CLOSED

663 Holloway Road, London N19 5SE, England
+44 20 7272 1692
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible21%
8 Jun 2015
“Doesn't disappoint”
30 Dec 2014
“Good food, very relaxed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Middle Eastern, Persian
€€ - €€€
663 Holloway Road, London N19 5SE, England
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Went here a while back with the wife and the food was good. I love Iranian cuisine and this place certainly doesn't disappoint.

Thank jayandjulie
Reviewed 30 December 2014

It was first time I had persian cuisine, and while this restaurant may've received mixed reviews. It certainly didn't disappoint me. It was a quiet evening and my group had a great selection of stews, kebabs and salads. Everything looked amazing and well presented. There...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 7 December 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Gilak last night, he's been raving about it for a while but having read some of the reviews I wasn't so keen. I needn't have worried. We received a warm welcome, literally - the heating in December was well and...More

Thank Fiona_S67
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Having visited Gilak five years ago and had a lovely meal I was looking forward to going again. The experience was less than impressive and far from what I remembered. The waiter greeted us to an empty and heating-less restaurant (in mid November!). We ordered...More

Thank 57Lucy_B
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Possibly the worst food I have ever eaten in a restaurant in the uk or on my travels. We started with a £12 mixed starter dish for 2 - five small pots consisting of three yogurt and 2 Aubergine - no taste at all to...More

1  Thank KiverStudios
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I liked this place as it offered a rare find: food from Caspian region in Iran. However, the ambience is very lacking (in fairness, the food is cheap so the price reflects this, hence 4 star rating). It also took me forever to get here...More

Thank su_strada
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Nice menu nicely cooked Quiet as expected for a week night. bit more pricier than other Iranian/Persian cuisine in Ealing, London. had the pistachio and barberries rice and chicken. good portion. great aubergine starter Staff dont dress professionally (or at least the one who served...More

Thank Charmers2013
Reviewed 22 December 2013

I've been to Gilak four times over two years with family members and not been disappointed. In that time, we have sampled the range of starters grills and stews and all were appetising and well presented. I particularly like the lamb stews, cooked in pomegranate...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 27 October 2013

My partner visited this restaurant last night, a Saturday evening - it was empty and now we know why. The starters were very poor, lack of choice and what did arrive was unappetising - pieces of cucumber with mashed up mint; a plate of mint...More

1  Thank Louise L
Reviewed 21 September 2013

What a fantastic find thanks to the Timeout card, which gives you 20% off here. Gilak offers authentic persian food from North Iran. Fantastic service at extremely affordable prices (even more so with the discount!) The aubergines as starters were supreme with flat bread. I...More

1  Thank Jo N
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$29
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 663 Holloway Road, London N19 5SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7272 1692
Named after the people of a large Iranian province, the Gilak restaurant on London���s Holloway Road is one of the most authentic Middle Eastern dining experiences in the capital. A spacious, plainly decorated venue with little fuss or fanfare, Gilak very much concentrates on providing sumptuous food and a warm reception. The cuisine, based around the traditional dishes, produce and flavours of the Northern Iranian region of Gilan ��� which sits on the Caspian Sea - is strong on fish and vegetarian dishes with the unusual local staple of rice served in simple, perfect style. Gilak is an affordable option for exotic, unusual dining in comfortable, friendly surroundings.
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