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265 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 2UQ, England
+44 20 7359 0405
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (11 reviews)
“hummus” (13 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
265 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 2UQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to Gem for a while now and I've reviewed it previously a few years back. I gave it a 5 star review at that point as it more than satisfied me as a customer on all fronts. Well, I'd like to add...More

Thank Familyfella
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got taken here to lunch and to be honest normally avoid Greek and Mediterranean food as it is so dull. Well this place wasn't and such good value. Two course for £8.95, and had superb Borak and then veg mousakka. Service was just right, not...More

Thank LondonFet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh, plentiful food, clean and tasty. Service is great - one of my favorite restaurants, been here many times. Looks beautiful since the refurbishment, too! :)

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Mediterranean food, in fact three of my favourite restaurants were already on Upper Street... Make that 4, and to be honest value for money wise as well as food quality wise this one is quite possibly number one. So much so I’m going...More

Thank Jamesie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I come to Gem as often as we can. The staff especially the manager are extremely welcoming and friendly. The food is excellent and we will continue to come back. Would recommend for couples on a date, groups of friends and the...More

Thank mattyfinch13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not one fault to be found! Excellently managed and service was attentive not intrusive. Food was delicious and arrived in good time. Couldn’t recommend more highly!

Thank finchy90
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Thursday afternoon was walking down upper street was looking for a quick lunch and come across Gem Restaurant. I had the 2 course lunch offer for £8.95 i was lost for words was amazing quality and great value for money. Will be going back again...More

Thank Vagelis T
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Would like to thank all the staff at Gem restaurant food was amazing and service with a smile would highly recommend the octopus if you like fish

Thank Johnny C
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve been going to this place for almost 10 years now and not once have we HAD a bad meal in this resturant its an excellent place to go too, there are normally 6 to 12 of us who come here before or after the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We used to go to gem all the time with my constant favourite being the islim dish. We loved the atmosphere, the service and the food. Unfortunately, with the change in ambience (which makes it look like any other hiring restaurant on upper street), the...More

Thank Giovanna C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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