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GAIL's Kitchen

4.2
321 reviews
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£25 and under
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Café
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options

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Gail's Artisan Bakery serving the best brunch and lunch menu from our Gail's baker menu
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Café
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri
Breakfast 9:30-12:00
Lunch 12:00-15:00
Afternoon15:00-18:00

Sat
Brunch 10:00-15:00

Sun
Brunch 10:00-15:00
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Phone number
020 7323 9694
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Yonatan Levy
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tottenham Court Road
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Public transit

Tottenham Court Road (Northern & Central lines), Goodge St (Northern line)
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Great spot in Central for brunch, good atmosphere and great menu selection. Reasonably priced. We were pleased that we were able to be seated earlier than our initial reservation, and service was prompt.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2016

Great selection of small dishes and breakfast.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2016

If you are visiting the British Museum, this is the place to stop for lunch. Good service, interesting bakery products and plates. Good value!

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2015

We ate at Gail's last night, (three vegetarians) and were really impressed by the delicious food and great variety. They serve small plates so having two is ideal as a main, we shared a mixtures of starters and small plates. The grilled artichokes were delicious as was the Pizzetta with harrisa/ burrata, wonderful flavour combinations! Sweet and spicy. It was really chilled and comfortable, they have really lovely warm lighting, so it feels really cosy. The staff were attentive and friendly. Overall great value. What was also lovely was it was quiet enough to have a proper conversation without shouting!

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2015

We've used Gail's for lunch several times and enjoyed the take on the tapas concept and the decor, particularly the bookshelves mirroring the tube lines. Sadly under new management this has been swept away. Basically it's now just another central London eatery. Ok the food is well cooked and pretty flavoursome, but the magic has gone. Might as well eat in the cafe at the British Museum at a quarter of the price.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2015

A perfect choice for a relaxed evening with friends. The service was attentive and friendly without being oppressive. Food was excellent with a wide variety of small plates to tickle the tastebuds- we had one of everything, and none disappointed. Presented separately over the evening which allowed relaxed sharing. We will return....
Pictures on the website don't do it justice, cosy and comfortable.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2015

The food was excellent and so were the prices. The service was good, however we had to ask for napkins. The salt and pepper needed to be changed as it looked like somebody else had been there with their fingers.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2015

Were nearby with time to kill at lunch time between hospital visits - Gail's Kitchen cheered us up no end. Lovely food which comes on small plates (but definitely not small in portion size) and the jolliest, most efficient, most foodie staff you could wish for. If you're a fan of Moro or Ottolenghi the food here hits the same spot for us - full of flavour and sunshine, with wonderful down to earth ingredients given an extra zing - the sort of food I immediately want to know the recipe for.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2015

my boyfriend and i went to Gails for a quick bite before the show, we were running a bit late so notified the staff that we were in a bit of a hurry, they delivered the food super quick and it was delicious! quite small portions but very yummy! Would definitely go back in the day time :)

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2015

Gail's provides lots of interesting options on small plates so that everything can be shared. As a group of 6, we ordered most things on the menu and, without exception, every single one was delicious. The only negative point to our meal was, of six options, three dessert options were sold out. As they were the three that we were most looking forward to (and were clearly the most popular), we had to eat our last course elsewhere!

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2015

I was very impressed with Gail's Kitchen. The food was absolutely delicious. I went for brunch with a friend and we pre-booked, they do get busy and booking is pretty much essential.
We had the mackerel & duck eggs and avocado & duck egg brunch dishes. The waitress overheard me talking about the famous milk and cookies to my friend and suggested we pre-order as they were running out. The cookies were out of this world, freshly baked, gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside. With two cute little candy striped straws to sip the milk with. We had teas and coffees and spent a good 1.5 hours nattering. There is a great relaxed atmosphere and you could easily spend the best part of a morning working your way through various parts of the menu. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2015

Saturday brunch with friends over from Paris. A great place to catch-up and have some delicious food before a day of sight-seeing. Have been before and will continue to go here as the food and service is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2015

We like to go to the British Museum's late openings after work and then have a bite to eat afterwards, but we've always struggled to find somewhere decent in Bloomsbury/Holborn. Not any more! Gail's Kitchen is going to be the place we always go in future. It's perfectly located just round the corner. The range of dishes and the small plates perfect for sharing mean that it's good for a romantic meal or dinner with friends. The puddings were delicious (especially the freshly baked cookies). The service is warm and efficient. Thrilled to have found this place.

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2015

We really enjoyed dining in this relaxed and informal setting, the menu is tapas style with some imaginative dishes. The prices are very reasonable and the service was friendly and efficient.

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3.0Dined on October 25, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant to have breakfast/brunch before our visit to the British Museum. You need to be careful when booking as this is the Gail's Kitchen, not the Gail bakery. The food is limited and we found the breakfast options to be very limited, too. If I am around in the area, I would go for coffee and desserts, but not for breakfast or lunch as I could not find my taste really.

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1.0Dined on October 24, 2015

My last visit to Gail's was during the week when they had a real lunch and dinner menu. Booking a table at 2:30 pm on Sunday we were faced with a restricted brunch menu. I had the duck's eggs but the toasted bread it came with was rock hard. When we wanted to order seconds 20 minutes after our arrival , the kitchen was closed. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2015

Fantastic spot for brunch/a quick coffee and light lunch.

Brunch menu is not extensive, instead restricted to 8 or so options, all executed superbly! Each dish is quite distinct and is quite original from a standard brunch menu.

Lots of no-meat options for veggies.

Ambiance is nice, quite a small room on a side street off of Tottenham Court Road. Lots of outside seating, great for a sunny day!

Must have the just-baked cookies with milk!

For quality and location price is to be expected!

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2015

Food was lovely, i am looking forward to visiting again.

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2015

Nice and cozy restaurant to have dinner on a Friday night, good was delicious.

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3.0Dined on October 3, 2015

I ordered scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. The scrambled eggs were fantastic, however, the salmon was lacking lemon juice. I had to ask for it. Usually, lemon juice is a standard.

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3.0Dined on September 20, 2015

The food was nice, however the portions were very small compared to brunches in other London eateries. The staff were not friendly, they were unaccommodating with simple requests and the restaurant didn't have basic condiments - tomatoe sauce or hollandaise.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2015

Saturday brunch with friends. Fabulous food as always, great way to start the day! Service a little slow but easy-going atmosphere, relaxed.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2015

We (two of us) were recommended to share about 5 "small plates". We had one "snack" and 4 small plates, and with bread (good bread it was) that was plenty. Everything was delicious, and the bill wasn't colossal.

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3.0Dined on September 13, 2015

When we arrived no one give us menu,after 10 minutes we had to ask for it and the waitress doesnt seems happy about our "request".
The food wAs good but they took off the pancakes from the menu.. It's a shame having a brunch without pancakes..
I been once already and the service was better

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3.0Dined on September 8, 2015

and that was just the waiting staff - lovely place with great recommendations and interesting food combinations - the wine wasn't bad either!

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2015

Very tasty lunches (I had the mackerel and my friend had the salmon) and the portions are large but the dishes get quite boring as there isn't much variety within the dish. Restaurant was very quiet for a weekend lunchtime which means atmosphere was a bit lacking.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2015

Service was excellent. We were with our three kids and he was very patient and helpful. Food was amazing - fresh taste and a good variety for everyone without having too long of a menu - we pretty much ordered everything that was on it...Like👍

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3.0Dined on August 17, 2015

This is the second time I have eaten here and it wasn't as good as the first. Not sure if that's because the first time I had no expectations and was pleasantly surprised or because it has actually changed. The menu seems different - I remember it as a small plates sort of place but the menu is presented as starters and mains and only a choice of four of each (one each of which was not on the day we went). They're presented as small plates (literally - they're tiny) although with a decent serving on them.

What hasn't changed is the deliciousness of each dish. Really fabulous flavours, unusual combinations which work. Get them to bring loads of bread because there are some sauces you won't want to waste and because the servings aren't huge.

But it could do with more choice, and a more obvious sharing style to eating there. Perhaps the menu was small because it was a slow Monday. I will go back, but my expectations will be lower next time.

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2.0Dined on August 17, 2015

Disappointing . Staff friendly but not really au fait with menu . Nothing suitable for children but they did eventually adapt an adult meal but choices very limited.Brunch only available at weekends. Portions extremely small and expensive . Pluses - tap water provided and good fresh bread and butter.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2015

The place is very cozy and the food tastes great. Nevertheless, the value for money is not good enough, since there are plenty of other places where you can have such a great lunch for much less money

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2015

I made a reservation for a Sunday brunch for my boyfriend and I. The setting is really nice and the service very attentive. And the food was exquisite for a good price considering the quality of the meal.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2015

I was down in London for my girlfriends birthday weekend & Gail's Kitchen was nearby so wanted to try it out for Brunch. Food was great, very tasty & would recommend brunch to anyone visiting. Service needs to be more on the ball & coordinated.

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3.0Dined on August 15, 2015

We really enjoyed about half of the dishes we ordered. The olives were quite tiny and flavorless, and the artichokes tasted like they came from a can. The bread was unremarkable, I don't know why so many reviewers say it's wonderful. However the sticky chicken and the sea bass were excellent. If I return, I will order double portions of both of those dishes.

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4.0Dined on August 15, 2015

DIFFERENT TYPE OF BRUNCH FOOD WHICH WAS NICE - BUT THE SERVICE WASNT THE BEST. IT TOOK AWHILE FOR OUR ORDER TO BE TAKEN AND GIVEN THE BILL

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2.0Dined on August 15, 2015

We went on a Saturday morning, arrived at 10am. Hotel guest still had their breakfast, so staff ihnored as for about 30 minutes. We then had a croisaant cut in half, slamon on one side a scrambled egg on the other. The whole thing showed not much skill and attention, it was ok but for almost 11 Pounds not a steal, really. Given that I met a friend and suggested GAIL'S, I felt embarassed. In sum, quite a disappointment and it's quite unlikely that we will return.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2015

Service was inexperience and patchy but passable. Food as always was perfect.
Lovely bread as bread should and Gail's always does it right.
Polenta fries were delicious. Sea bream carpaccio was tasty if not a little heavy handed with the olive oil. Mains of sticky chicken and mackerel never disappoint.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2015

This is my favourite place to go and have lunch. Wonderfully relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Wonderful staff and the food is absolutely delicious. Sharing plates with a menu that gets refreshed on a regular basis. Am yet to have a plate that isn't an absolute delight for the tastebuds! Fantastic value.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2015

We only had 3 small plates to share but food was gorgeous - will definitely be going back

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2015

We had a lovely, leisurely brunch at Gail's. The menu had a good selection for meat eaters and vegetarians. My eggs were cooked perfectly. I have never had anything I didn't like there and I will always come back.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2015

Gail's is in a great location, and the restaurant itself has a lovely decor , is very relaxed in atmosphere, with very good service. The food was outstanding; a great range of small plates on the menu and each one we chose did not disappoint. We had the polenta crisps and the smoked mackerel croquettes as little appetisers, both of which were full of flavour and were a good size to share whilst keeping enough appetite for the small plates which followed. Meat was tender, fish was full of flavour, and all plates were very carefully reasoned. A really fantastic meal.

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