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Gallipoli Again

Islington
Come on Saturday night to witness this place in full swing, behind the enticing window display of dolmas and baklava. There’s a queue for tables. Cynics might put the attraction down to the reasonable prices and infectious party atmosphere. Packed to the rafters, the long, narrow terracotta-painted restaurant has a rosy glow and a throbbing beat, occasionally interrupted by an electronic rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’. OK, one of the day’s specials was lasagne, but another was chicken begendi in coriander sauce with smoked aubergine and garlic, and there are bowls of olives ready and waiting on the tables. Falafels were commendably crisp; köfte tender; and broad beans in yoghurt, parsley and red pepper pleasing. Houmous was above average too. On the debit side, börek were stodgy, and the kitchen didn’t bother to barbecue the bread. The special kebab is a meat feast that’s unnecessary after several meze, but plenty for two. Staff in silver monogrammed black shirts show grace under extreme pressure and the atmosphere is great. You might not get comfort – it’s a squash – or consistently tip-top cooking, but Gallipoli Again’s popularity seems justified.
Venue name: Gallipoli Again
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Address: 120 Upper Street
London
N1 1QP
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Thur; 10.30am-midnight Fri, Sat; 10.30am-11pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Angel tube
Price: Main courses £6.95-£10.95. Set lunch £12.95 3 courses. Set dinner £15.95 3 courses incl coffee. Set meze £8.95 lunch, £10.95 dinner.

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Georgina

A group of 20 of us went to Gallipoli Again on a Monday night in December for my partners birthday dinner. The staff were great and dealt with a big group brilliantly. The starters were pretty good and the mains were fantastic. They then made a big fuss of my partner and brought out a cake and a shot on the house and played a birthday song. Top night, would highly recommend!

Sabrina

Horrible place, won't be going back. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, the service is poor and the food isn't very nice.

Marios

The service felt very rushed, handed the bill without requesting it as soon as we finished our meal and the meat musaka very dry. It is definitely not the best place in London to sample Turkish food. I will not be in a hurry to return.