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Gilgamesh Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gilgameshbar.com/
  • Email: reservations@gilgameshbar.com
  • Phone: 0207 428 4922 x2
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant
    Open 7 Days a Week for Lunch and Dinner
    Midday - Midnight

    Main Lounge and Bar
    Monday to Thursday - 6pm until late
    Friday to Sunday - Noon until late

    Babylon Lounge VIP Bar
    Friday and Saturday - 6pm until late

    Studio Nightclub
    Friday and Saturday - 9.30pm until late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Japanese, Thai
  • Executive Chef: Ian Pengelley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ian Pengelley offers a selection of signature pan-Asian dishes and menus, influenced by the cuisine of South East Asia, China and Japan .

    Gilgamesh's drama, opulence, tradition, history and aesthetic beauty will infuse London with an exciting taste of the East.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus:
    31, 24, 27, 168, 393

    Camden Town, Chalk Farm

    Kentish Town West
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: Car Parking is available at the rear of the building via Chalk Farm Road.
A word from Gilgamesh
The glamorous restaurant has a contemporary style, perfectly fused with the exotic imagery & mystique of the Babylonian era. The open kitchen of the main restaurant invites you to gaze at Pengelley in action as he creates his inventive Asian food. The main dining room feels endlessly spacious. Gilgamesh leaves guests in awe of its opulent decor, entertainment & unparalleled dining experience.

*30th March Bookings will not be Finalised as card details are required
*ALL Friday & Saturday night bookings require credit/debit card details
*ALL Parties of 6+ require credit/debit card details
Bookings will not yet be finalized until card details have been received. Gilgamesh Restaurant will contact you to request these details

Groups of 8+ are required to dine from a Set menu
Groups of 15+ are required to pay a £10 per person non-refundable deposit
There are no special offers on Saturdays after 3.30pm
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Diner Reviews
  • "We booked for relatively early on a Sunday evening and the very big space was half empty. we chose the vegetarian set menu which looked really interesting.Starters and dessert we excellent and one of the two main courses was also very good but my main course was overwhelmed by lemon so that it was impossible to finish. Service was friendly and very attentive. I'm sure we will go back to have another go "
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "Went for meal with wife. Waiters were friendly and courteous. Ordered toptable deal set I menu. Came to £32 per head with soft drinks and service. Starters came quickly. Mains took ages! 1 hour after starters. Restaurant was virtually empty as well. We had to remind the waiters to check if food was coming after 45 mins. Ambience was nice. I'd say value was pretty average but the night was pleasant. Food was very tasty.. both the lamb and mash and the salmon."
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "I made a group booking but my friend had let me down last minute when I got there but the staff were so understanding and sweet they put me through to reservation team and the girl I spoke with was very pleasant and understanding they said they won't charge. I thought what a great service and It made me think why should I have a wasted evening so they got me a table in their lounge area and I enjoyed the food I would definitely go back again with friends who are more reliable!! Excellent customer service :)"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Good food, attentive staff. The whole experience was great."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Booked here for a last minute cheap eat, as tempted by the tasting menu. On arrival,wasn't a tasting menu, but more of an overpriced set menu, so decided to go ala carte. I've eaten here before and found the food standards to be hit and miss. Unfortunately on Monday night it was more of a miss. The meal started off badly when I found a load of noodles on the seat, sadly I only noticed this once I had sat in it. When I brought this to the waiters attention his only response was 'I tried to clean it up, but there were kids there' The food I ordered were dishes I had previously tried. The duck and lamb were over cooked and the flavor in the green curry were less interesting than my local take away. Wouldn't bother coming here unless free."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Gilgamesh is a beautiful place to get some great food, this was my 2nd visit and it was even better than the first. We had the half price set menu which is definately value for money as you get quite a lot of food and its really good quality. The service is great and not too intrusive. Overall a great experience and definately recommend it to all."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "I'm still dreaming about the 'son in law eggs' and the chilli challenge which I undertook. I can't really find anything to complain about tbh. Food excellent, service quick & friendly. Decent crowd, nice restaurant ambience and facilities. £170 for 2 inc wine, cocktails on top which is reasonable. Free entry to the club till 2, not the hippest place in town but better and safer than anything adjacent! All in all, a decent night out."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "The same old great monthly meal with 50% off the taster menu. Including the 12.5% tip and a bottle of wine about £81 for 2. A good monthly meal, been away, so late review, and can't remember too much. Especially love the duck and water melon salad."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "quite pricey, excellent for those special occasion treats. i'd recommend it to everyone"
    dined on 31/03/2014
  • "I love the mix of Asian food in this restaurant, with plenty of information about ingredients, and piquancy. It is also a very beautiful venue, superbly styled and decorated. Mid-afternoon, when we ate, it can seem a little empty since it is so huge, but this made no difference to the quality of the food or the very good service. I know there are other facilities including a nightclub, and a chilling room, which is great and very well suited to Camden. Some may find it a little pricey, but I think it is pretty good value for a very special range of Asian choices, some I have never seen elsewhere, such as the son-in-law eggs, which is great for chilli lovers."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Perfect setting for dinner with friends. Service was brilliant. Although there was a 2 hr limit - which was a bit annoying as we hadnt been told. We were given a table at the bar instead which is lovely. Would defo recommend."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Let down a bit by high expectations not really delivering on the set menu - the portions are quite small, nice but not what you'd expect and certainly over priced if not on the March deal. Very nice duck starter"
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "We went for a friend's birthday and had the full price tasting menu. The food was so good. They have a meat option or vegetarian. I am pescetarian and they very kindly allowed me to have the fish dishes from the meat menu and then the rest of the vegetarian menu. Delicious food, lovely surroundings and great staff."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "We had a the half price set dinner menu at Gilamesh on Wednesday evening. Was pleasantly surprised the starter was 3 items and then a choice of mains. We chose one meat & one vegetarian so ended up sharing 6 starters (sushi, dumpings, salads) & 2 mains of halibut & Thai curry between us! Ample side serving of rice & greens too. Dessert was a great coconut panna cotta. Interesting food,;fast service & good for train spotters as its next to the railway-but inside ambience is still fun!"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "Had dinner for my 30th last Saturday here with 3 friends and had one, an amazing time and 2 amazing service. Our waiter (sadly cannot recall his name) was superb and amazingly helpful. The food was really good (2nd time here for me), the portions were great and our glasses were always full and we were very well entertained. As we were diners we also got access to the bar and nightclub there, again it was great and a lovely crowd. The staff were very helpful and attentive to our needs."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "I had heard about Gilgamesh from friends, so took advantage of the Top Table offer to try it out. There were 6 of us in all and we really enjoyed the ambience and being able to see the freight trains trundling by while we ate was a novel experience. The food was good and the special offer meant that it was also very good value. We liked the fact that we got a variety of starters so could try them all. We thought that it would rude not to try a cocktail and so we did - they were very good! The end result was that we all had a great night out."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "On arrival we asked why there was an overpowering smell of varnish in the lobby and were told it becasue they had been touching up the private dining room. We were there early (5.30pm) for pre concert dinner so maybe they had hoped the smell would subside for the main dinner guests. The smell was too much though and had worked it's way throughout the whole restaurant. We were going to leave but really had no other options due to time restrictions. The place looks a bit jaded and mouse bait traps are visible from the tables. Sad really as the food is good and service comes with a smile."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "Ambience was great although quite dark inside. Nonetheless the food was great and cocktails were really nice too. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to go for a wow factor when looking for places to dine."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Food was good, good vegetarian choices (although the desert they served as part of the vegetarian menu was not suitable for vegetarians), deco is lovely but the restaurant is so huge it lost a little of the atmosphere I was expecting. Overall a good meal with excellent service"
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Never fails to amaze me!! Great Restaurant with amazing decor and good customer service."
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "I've been wanting to go to Gilgamesh for ages, having seen it on various TV shows over the years. We were on the tasting menu, which was half price. I certainly wouldn't have been happy paying the full £49 for the food! There were 4 of us, and the starters seems like they were more suitable for two people. The beef was excellent, sushi average, deep fried oysters over battered. The chicken curry main course with half a chicken was disappointing, with flabby skin. We ordered extra spring rolls which arrived just before the dessert, we requested that one portion be removed from the bill, which they were - after complaining. Twice rose wine was poured into glasses holding white wine, necessitating free replacements, a basic error."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "We had the £55 set menu. It was excellent! There was a great deal of food for the price and I enjoyed every course. The service was also very good and the waiters attentive even on a busy Friday night. By far one of the best set menus I have had in a very long time."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "Booked the 50% Lunchtime deal and was very impressed. The portions were better than expected and the variety and presentation of the dishes was excellent. Great food and considering it was a busy Saturday the service was exceptional. For a party of 4 i would suggest asking for a booth by the windows."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "I am a regular at Gilgamesh, past two times have been outstanding in terms of food, service and atmosphere. Reece stood out with unbelievable service, so friendly, professional and attentive. The Babylon VIP is amazing, so romantic and beautifully done. Food was fantastic as always and I will continue to dine and party there!"
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "Food was great, ambience was amazing, the setting is fabulous, can be very noisy (we went on a Friday night) so if you are after a romantic meal it is very hard to hear each other talk. I would opt for a different night for a meal for two. Food itself (being a Vegetarian) was lovely, there was enough choice on the set menu so I didn't feel I missed out. Quality of food, I've had better but wouldn't say it was terrible either. I wouldn't pay the a la carte prices. Dessert was lovely, wine wasn't extortionate, the waitress recommended a special set menu wine at £18 a bottle, it was actually very nice white wine."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Amazing Staff and food and made my daughters Birthday even more special."
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Gilgamesh is a fantastic place for a romantic meal or a group booking for a birthday. The food is excellent and the cocktails are fantastic. I'll definitely attend again."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "i got the vg set menu.. think a la carte food menu is better quality"
    dined on 02/03/2014
  • "Slow service but a good set meu and lovely ambience as always."
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "Not bad but bloody expensive for what you get. The food is of great quality, however you don't get much of it for the price. Very good quality food and ambience, but the price should reflect on quantity, especially for the sushi."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Great food and nice atmosphere but there reception man was as usual with this place not up to standard as the rest of it ! But a great time was had !"
    dined on 02/03/2014
  • "I went to Gilgamesh with a group of friends for my birthday and loved it. We had the set menu offer which was great value and delicious! Compliments to the chef(s)! The service was friendly and there was a good buzz in the restaurant. It's my second visit here and I'll be coming back again!"
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Had such a good night here last Friday. The service was excellent and we were at the table for 2 and half hours and were not rushed even though we were there on a voucher. Out set menu was £25 + £5 suppliment as it was a Friday, which was excellent value for the amount and quality of food we had. After our meal we moved into the lounge bar and then up to the club. Both had a great atmosphere. I would definitely eat here again :)"
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Had the set meal (50% feb offer) plus some sides. Food was excellent, service efficient and friendly. Lovely buzzy atmosphere so can't fault it."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Had a really great meal at Gilgamesh, service was impeccable, food was delicious. Really cool venue."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Gilgamesh's 50% off deal is AMAZING. The quality of the food is great and the service is fantastic :)"
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "The 3 courses for £49 between two represents good value. The starters of tempura & sushi were plentiful and well prepared and the lemon coconut rice is to die for. The chicken with curry sauce was a bit dry but the chocolate brûlée with sorbet made up for it. Perhaps one too many people asking us if everything was ok otherwise a pleasant meal in great surroundings. A la carte looked crazy expensive though."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "We recently had a nice dinner at Gilgamesh. The food was good but the service was a little lacklustre. I think the food is a little pricey for what you get but an overall good experience."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "There was not a single fault we could have found with our dining experience at Gilgamesh except that it had to end. The food (all of it) was to die for; the staff were friendly and attentive but not at all intrusive; the decor is completely amazing. We took advantage of the 50% off set menu offer which brought it within our price range: although having experienced it we would like to try more of the menu, even without an offer. We've booked again and at some point we hope to combine dining at Gilgamesh with the full Camden and Stables market experience when we have the time to spend a whole day. Absolutely excellent!"
    dined on 23/02/2014
  • "I really like Gilgamesh. I always have the Bulgogi, which is amazingly tender and flavourful, they mix some excellent drinks, and the chocolate fondant is one of the best deserts I've ever had anywhere. Moreover, the ambience is hard to beat for a romantic dinner. Keeping all of that in mind, they still need to get more consistent in terms of service, which was certainly lacking at my last visit and hasn't been amazing at other visits either. Last time I was specifically annoyed with the constants barrage of questions regarding quality, each one interrupting a nice conversation, but the general demeanour of the staff wasn't great either. However, in total, it was still nice and I will defnitely come back again."
    dined on 19/02/2014