Galu

4.5
850 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Galu serves contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in relaxed yet elegant surroundings in the heart of Nork, Banstead.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm and Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm and Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
01737 351266
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dasos Charalambous
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Being situated in a residential area there is a lot of street parking available.
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Public transit
Banstead train station situated five minutes away from restaurant by foot.
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Entertainment
Great ambiance and background music.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 850 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DG
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, food & wine, every time I have dined here!

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SJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Been several times now and had a mixed experience. Food and drinks menu is good, but more often than not I leave without being wowed by one specific thing. Sometimes the food is great, but the service is a little poor, sometimes the other way around. Seemed a little rushed this time, service was attentive but a bit too casual and food was okay, but not great and not overly hot. Can get very loud, so not a place for a romantic evening, but good for Sunday lunch and decent cocktails. As there’s quite a few decent restaurants in a 5 mile radius of here, I probably wouldn’t go back again as not had a meal here where everything has been spot on, but others swear by it.

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Love the menu and will return again very soon Awesome steaks.......

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W
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for my birthday was able to dance in bar area till late

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N
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch time with the girls was not busy which was ideal for us to sit and chat service great food great cocktails lovely

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was recommended by in-laws. The food was OK but the options we had were very overpriced in my opinion.

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KH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just perfect! The warm and friendly welcome as you enter, the bar area for pre dinner drinks was lovely and great bar staff.
The food was delicious and service impeccable!

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely night in Galu we were a table of 5 celebrating a 50th birthday.
Food was excellent, great friendly atmosphere. A good night had by all.
Thank you Galu

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First class experience....friendly & professional service, good food. Not the place for the hard of hearing!!!! A little noisy!!!!!

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here! Perfect for a group celebration or birthday. Steaks are awesome!

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w
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a nice place and the food is good. We felt the service was slightly hit and miss, but fortunately, it wasn't crowded when we went, so we never had to wait too long. There is only on-street parking nearby, so anyone with mobility issues may find it difficult.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff, amazing food, great value. It’s not a place on a Saturday night for a romantic meal, but superb for large groups and celebrations. Will definitely return

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DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Great menu , fantastic food and flavours , great ambience etc etc .
Loved it and cannot fault it.

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d
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

we were the only people in the restaurant had to ask twice for water on the open table request stated birthday lunch ask waiter for a cake with candle told no problem never arrived changed waiter through service three tables on the go then drinks very expensive food was very good all but one item the lamb was tough shame speedy gonzalez on the bill was not so good if that was the first waiter shame given a more attentive waiter the experience would have been good still paid the tip but felt robbed

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was very good great food and service only disappointing thing was that I had said it was a birthday celebration at the time of booking Almost everyone in the restaurant that night got a celebration sparkler but us. Asking for one in front of my daughter would have spoiled the surprise.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food & excellent wine , lovely evening !

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G
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good menu and helpful staff. We had starter to share, main course and coffees soft drinks and a carafe of wine. Good value and tasty fresh food. Only negative, we found the music loud and we had to raise our voices to hear each other above the music, but so did everyone else so it was very noisy. Overall, good experience and would go back.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the meal food was great so was the service.

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J
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and drinks, good service, a bit quiet at lunch time but would be brilliant for food and cocktails in the evening.

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DG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic night out always
Love coming here :)
Great food and cocktails

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GS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have the most amazing time here. Never once had a bad meal, and the cocktails are to die for. Whenever I leave, I’m always looking forward to my next visit.

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ML
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have not been to gala for a while so would thought would give its try as friends came down from up north.
Was not disappointed.
Good service, lovely food and good ambience.
Would recommend, and will be going back soon.

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KH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic evening surprised how many young people eating and in groups of men and ladies as well as couples

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NB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal, catered for my 4 year old with a gorgeous bolognaise, celebrated my mother in laws birthday with a sparkler and song. Will keep return8ng.

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SL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Discovered this little gem quite by accident but I've already gone back twice. Really friendly staff - not pushy, not standoffish, just perfect. Food was great too. Honestly cant think of anything bad abut the place

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NS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely decor and furniture, very tasteful. Good room layout and ambience, Very good menu choice and well cooked and presented food.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and brilliant atmosphere for daughters 20th birthday celebration.

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service and setting was very good, lots on the menu and good food. However the quality of the meat was under-par and a lot of the people on neighbouring tables were intoxicated and using foul language which I did not appreciate on a family occasion.
High prices made me expect higher quality and a higher class of people.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never knew this place existed!! What a find. Will defo be back. The place was so busy for a Tuesday night. Make sure you book. Fabulous food. Fresh and tasty. Well presented. Waiters were busy but very attentive. Loved it.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great evening with out family. The staff were so flexible with the kids meals and swapping. Great wine knowledge and lovely service

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TG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening. We booked for my daughter’s boyfriend’s birthday, the food was excellent and he had the perfect birthday. We have dined at Galu on many occasions as well as meeting friends for a catch up, a cocktail and mezze in the bar area on a Sunday or Saturday lunchtime. The staff are attentive, professional and polite and nothing is too much trouble.

We will always visit this restaurant as it is quite special and right on our doorstep.

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l
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place we go at least 5 or 6 times a year with friends always a great night and top food...

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MI
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Would recommend without hesitation.

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HE
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as usual, the best Lobster around. Excellent service, fantastic food. Highly recommend.

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HR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good. Fresh food! Very nice for birthdays.
Fish very fresh and taste.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant, it’s always a treat to go back and the staff are always so lovely and welcoming

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service, fantastic food! Always a favourite! Well done!

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M
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very busy, great for a birthday meal with a group, lovely food!

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JC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating my birthday. Hadn’t been to this restaurant before. Pleasantly surprised. Very good atmosphere, good quality food, very good cocktail. Service from the friendly staff was very good. Enjoyed the evening. Busy and full.

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AT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good however the staff were a bit moody and not very friendly from the minute I called them and throughout the evening.

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