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) #1,603 of 18,152 Restaurants in London €€ - €€€ Mediterranean, European, Turkish
265 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 2UQ, England
+44 20 7359 0405
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“mixed grill” (11 reviews)
“flatbread” (10 reviews)
“hot meze” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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265 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 2UQ, England
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew this place well as a lunch venue from my working days. Now retired, my husband and I chose it for an early evening meal as it was equi-distance between us and our friends. The meze, always fantastic, didn't disappoint. Actually, it would be...More

Thank presdee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lady in the wine shop next door suggested we eat here, and recommended 'Menu B, mixed grill'. She knows her stuff. Mediterranean food and plenty of interest, great value too. Its at the northern end of Upper Street. This dear reader is all you...More

Thank Pete_Chipp
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurant in London! Great service, fantastic food, good price..Must go!! Lovely atmosphere!

Thank paola v
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

On Sunday 11th of June me and my wife had amazing food. This was ours fifth visit. I don't know how much weight I have gained since I started to come this (real gem)restaurant .we always having some cold and hot mezes and followed by...More

Thank yanezrmn
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Have to say I was so looking forward to going to Gem, myself and my fiancé have been on numerous occasions and tell Everyone we know how amazing it is. I was soooo disappointed returning on our 1 year engagement anniversary to be serviced in...More

Thank DeeKev547
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A great little Turkish Restaurant half way between Angel and Highbury. We ate really well with friendly staff with a large set of starters- 8 in all-.a main course and a beer and at £22 a head including a tip seems to me good value....More

Thank Johntherunner
Reviewed 11 May 2017

What a great place to eat. The staff were friendly and the food was fantastic. My wife and I had a 3 course set meal each and a bottle of house white(great wine) Including a service charge the cost was £40,Yes £40 great value. Will...More

Thank HertsDave
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We ordered their special 3-course dinner for only 10.95 pounds and enjoyed a real feast. We each had a maze for a starter and then mousaka and chicken wings, followed by baklava with ice cream. What a deal! Oh, and I should emphasize that the...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Lovely cosy restaurant with a valid menu,,, great for tapas when sharing! Superb Buzbag white wine. Highly recommended! Will deffinately return!

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The other reviews have beaten me. Friendly, great food, good value and wide variety. Good for vegetarians.

Thank John H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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