Gallipoli Again

Restaurants, Turkish Barnsbury
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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
Address: 120 Upper Street
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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I love Gallipoli and I am someone who has been a good few times over the years. Some of the best Turkish food I have ever had. I tend to just go for the hot and cold mezze,it is such good portions that fills me up. I love all the bits mainly yummy taboule,hummus,tzatziki,kofte,turkish bread,olives. I have had their kebabs and various grills and they are alway delicious too. Really good value for money and good service too. 

Stephanie C

We were lucky to get a table for 10 people the day before. They mentioned they try and do 2 sittings as they are that popular; 6pm and 9pm but somehow they made a real special effort to sit us at 2030. The menu is online and plentiful. I recommend going with lots of friends so you can try lots of the different mezze. The main are a good size and everything is plentiful. We had a lot of fun (it can get quite noisy) but its the type of place where everyone joins in someone else's fun. If you want something more quiet this isnt the place for you or ask for a table in the corner! Great service and everyone is friendly but professional. I love it and will return :D 

Amy L

Fabulous food here. I've visited twice, the first time sharing a mezze selection, and the second time ordering a lamb tagine and couscous to myself. The food was superb on both occasions. Service friendly and attentive. Good prices. I will definitely be back!

Luisa G

I love this place! I've been so many times, and the food is always delicious. I've been for a birthday, with friends and just with my partner. All times the food has been top notch. It is a bit of a squeeze with everyone in there, and its extremely loud, but I love it!


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!


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.


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.