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Gem

#1,468 of 17,514 Restaurants in London
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265 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 2UQ, England
+44 20 7359 0405
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12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 10:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Really great Turkish restaurant on upper street - excellent value for money lovely food and good service. It's also a nice place to sit - three course meal (including a complimentary dessert for no reason) £24 including tip

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Thank AndyIreland2015
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

had not been here for a year. enjoyed the experience much better this time. welcomed in. was shone a table by the door as only one available . no happy as was cool evening.and do not want to sit by the door. we ordered the set menu B. for 2 . had hot and cold starters . which was very... More 

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Thank alanpunter
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

30 quid set menu - all you can drink and plenty of food in a 2 1/2 hour window Selection of cold and warm meze to start, selection of hot mains and a dessert, efes kept coming and house wines also available No complaints from any of us, very pleasant

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Thank ChewieGeb
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Met two friends for dinner in one of my favourite places in London. I used to work just off upper street and it always has had a great feel and that continues. I have visited Gem before and this time was even better. We all opted for menu B and I had the mixed grill for my main. Perfectly cooked... More 

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Thank kelwells
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

3 diners on an early Monday evening. Restaurant about 20% full. Service was good, friendly and helpful. The food i not great but it's OK for the price. Reasonable selection of non-meat dishes (starters and mains). Around £5 for a starter and about £12 for a main.

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Thank Jibrail H
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Top quality Turkish cuisine. Food fresh and we'll presented. Nothing too much trouble. Very reasonably priced. Faultless

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Thank Carole M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Been a few times and have always had the mixed grill - it was that good! The set meals also offer great value for money and the quality is second to none. Great food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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Thank CaptainEJ
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. As with the first time, the staff were courteous, friendly, efficient but not intrusive. We ate at lunchtime on our first visit and the restaurant was fairly quiet.The food is Turkish/Kurdish, tasty and perfectly cooked. We asked them to make us a meat dish to share between three of us,... More 

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Thank lel163
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, lovely food. Difficult to fault. Excellent value. There are numerous mid market restaurants of this type in Islington this is by some distance the best.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

my mum loves this place - we always share the wings and the kofta and their all you can drink menus are awesome when there is a group of you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 24
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 10:30
Monday
12:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 11:00
Thursday
12:00 - 11:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?