Galu

4.5
876 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 876 People Are Saying
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KJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good, straightforward Turkish food. Tasty and fresh. Good quality. I don't appreciate the automatic addition of 12% tip. Wine was expensive for what are rather ordinary wines. Environment pleasant. A nice evening out with friends.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch was great, too noisy and disorganised when its busy in the evening.

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to deliver, great food, even better service and a fun buzzy atmosphere. We have been to Galu several times and always live it, from the personal greeting they give to the great food, I’d thoroughly recommend this for a fun night out.

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j
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

First visit for lunch which was very nice compared to a Saturday evening which I found very noisy. Food was delicious, the atmosphere good (though not very busy). Could do with more waiting staff but otherwise recommended :)

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

The steak leaves a lot to be desired as they don’t really cook it to your request. But everything else on the menu is very good and the drinks are amazing.

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JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food and a buzzing atmosphere at the weekends and a Tuesday. It’s been one of our favourites for many years.

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MR
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience as usual. We booked our next table before we left! Highly recommend for amazing fillet steaks and the meatball starter is to die for!

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OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been a few times before but dont use the restaurant that often as quite far from where we live but always a pleasure going there.
We went on a Sunday and ordered from the Sunday roast menu
We had avocado and crayfish starter which was a substantial portion in itself and served with bread on the side. I ordered the roast beef and they asked how i like it cooked which is great for me as i like it a little more well done. Finished off with chocolate brownie and a blob of ice cream washed down with a glass of wine. Definitely a good size 3 course dinner and value for money. Its always a pleasure going there but we have always gone on quieter times. Staff are always warm and welcoming and definitely will be going back

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J
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice setting but food and drink was massively over priced for what it was. I ordered a T-BONE steak priced at over £20.00 it came with a tiny mushroom and 1 sundried tomato and chips. The steak was sooo thin with no bone it in! I don't know how they can put T bone on the menu and serve something that you would get from a café or can buy from aldi for around £2 was more of a quick fry steak than any other steak I have ever had. Prawns were mushy and tasteless. Nice setting but wouldn't go back.

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SA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends for a girls night catch up. Lively restaurant but able to talk at our table normally as noise was moderate. Great food and as two of us were driving the choice of mocktails was welcomed. We had the MG and it was delicious (photo attached). Food excellent and service friendly and quick.

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TW
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fish with a reasonable bottle of wine all for a good price.

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going here for years and I’ve never been disappointed.
Friendly staff and excellent food.

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SM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and the staff make you feel very welcome.

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s
London
308 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Three of us dined early on a Friday evening, all opting for 3 courses and all of us enjoyed what we had. Beef stifado as a main is worth a mention. Restaurant gets busier and louder as the evening progresses so if you are not a fan of noisy restaurants book an early weekend slot!

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CB
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and wine as usual, with the added benefit of half price steak on a Tuesday, fabulous deal, fillet steak was cooked to perfection, the only issue we had is that you do feel a little rushed if you eat early 6.30-7pm as they want you out for the second sitting as its a very busy restaurant, apart from that I would highly recommend.

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SG
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Galu. Staff, food, atmosphete brilliant! Truly reccommend!

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Been here many times before and have always rated it highly. Six of us visited for Sunday lunch recently and the restaurant was extremely busy due to several large tables of diners celebrating anniversaries/birthdays etc. Clearly they were over stretched and the service throughout our courses was very slow. Food was good as always but the noise levels are very high in this restaurant especially at the weekend!

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

the food was amazing the staff fantastic, my only issue is when i came to pay the bill, it shows you what the meal costs and then an optional amount if you wanted to include service charge this is not a problem i always leave a tip in cash, i paid by card and the waiter automatically put in the higher amount without even asking if i wanted to include the service charge. I wonder how many people have been caught out and paid double service charge by card and then left cash.

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JA
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic venue, superb atmosphere and lovely food.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, good choice of food and excellent service

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This visit was a mixture of business and family get together the staff made us feel really welcome and the food was very good will be back soon
Dennis May

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and a great atmosphere in the restaurant. Only let down was that we were put on a table which was round with a square table bolted on the end which was awkward for our group sit around. It would have been nice to have been given a proper table for the special occasion. Apart from this the food, cocktails and service was excellent. A very enjoyable birthday meal had by the whole group. They were even able to alter dishes for one of us who was a vegan. Thank you Galu!

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal there for a special. Irthday and the restaurant made it lovely. Good food, staff and atmosphere

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DK
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food at Gaul was absolutely delicious, especially the prawn starter.
I would highly recommend, this is a neighbourhood gem

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DG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
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
10 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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