Galleria

4.6
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76 reviews
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£25 and under
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Persian

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On the attractive and central New Cavendish Street you’ll find Galleria Restaurant and Café, a lovely spot specialising in Persian cuisine. Attractively decorated in warm colours and lavish, tactile materials, Galleria has a classical feel with touches of contemporary design reflective of recent upgrading work. Catering very much to the local professionals of nearby offices this relaxed restaurant serves food throughout the day beginning with a fabulous breakfast selection inspired by both the Middle East and Europe. Light meals and sandwiches are also available, including wonderfully fresh salads, while the Persian style grills – kebabs grilled in tasty marinades and served with rice or breads – are the piece-de-resistance of the entire menu.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.3
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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Big portions, tasty food, but we had to wait for quite a long time before it was served. Also, some of the dessert were not available to order

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was lovely the staff were helpful. Will definitely come back again. Thank you

a
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great big portions of grilled meats. Delicious sides.

LF
Surrey
55 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food and very generous portion sizes

SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Yes, I love the tenderness of the meat and the size of the portions. A regular.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing and delicious food. Highly recommend.

JA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was lovely as ever. Service charming but a bit slow, perhaps our waiter was a trainee. The only complaint was that the couple beside us were eating and using their phones at the same time. At times, they were watching videos, with sound, showing them to each other etc. This is a shame. We didn't feel we could ask them to turn the volume down as we felt this was something the restaurant staff would manage. It spoiled our evening.

N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Food was OK, service ordinary. Beer and wine menu very peculiar. The waiting staff seemed to be unfamiliar with the menu and couldn't provide any advice.

U
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was very good, especially the crispy rice starter. I wld have liked a bigger selection of wines by the glass

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Food was ok but no ambiance! Pretty empty for a Friday night.

RB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We've had a selection of food and they were all very delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

closest thing to homemade Persian kebab in a London restaurant, really great!

BO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I have eaten at Galleria several times. I love the food, it is always excellent. I took a group of friends here for lunch and they all enjoyed it. It's a lovely family run restaurant. The paintings on the walls are beautiful too.

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The service was appalling. The waitress could not have cared less about us.
When our guest arrived she immediately asked if we wanted to order before he had time to even look at the menu.
She forgot to bring three of our starters and instead the main courses arrived! She had clearly not listened to our order or written it down. At first she claimed we had not ordered them...
We used to love this restaurant but now we have no intention of going again.
The food was satisfactory but no more than that.

AA
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening at Galleria! Amazing food, great service.

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Food Very Tasty and Generous Portions. The chicken is tender and the rice flaky. Even the desserts are good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is epic !

HT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Persian food.
Recommended!

CC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food. Nice relaxing dinner. Would go again.

RK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Quality of food here is always good but I would say that the starters are overpriced for the size given, compared to the main course which is very reasonable. First hour of our time there there wasn’t any background music and not many people so felt a bit too quiet but we soon made up for it in chatter. Otherwise highly recommended for tasty Persian food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Service needs to improve

S
London
36 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

A bit pricy for a Persian restaurant, but the quality is good. The food variety is rather limited as they don’t have and stews and have only grills

s
Essex
15 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The staff were friendly but not overbearing. The food was delicious and felt authentic. The lamb chops were go tasty I nearly cried!

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great little find. No frills just lovely food, great service and great location.

d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good place and lovely food. The service was very good!

s
Norfolk
27 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice food and good value for central London location.

L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place, excellent food and attentive service. We enjoyed great evening.
Well done and thanks 👍

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Good for and great variety. Some items listed online were not on regular menu.

GF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2017
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I had initially reserved a table for four at Galleria and later modified this as our group increased in size. However the system did not update, so when we turned up on Iranian new year we were told that we could not stay and there was nothing they could do for us. They made absolutely no effort to find a solution to seat us or ask us to come back at a later time and made us feel really unwelcome. We tried to explain that it was Iranian new year and we had booked the table weeks ago, but they didn't seem to care or want to help us in anyway. The lack of empathy and motivation makes me never want to go to this restaurant again. I found the staff very rude and incompetent.

g
London
47 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The galleria had a very interesting menu and the food was of very good quality. We were recommended to order three to four dishes for two people. The portions were very generous and I would recommend start with two to three dishesto share.

The restaurant was very noisy at lunch time and quite open so it is not great for quiet conversations.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Best Persian Restaurant in London. Can't go wrong with anything you order.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Good food-authentic and nice portion size.
Good atmosphere

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh, healthy, delicious, different

Will definitely visit again

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2016
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food as always - Home cooked and delicious. It never disappoints.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Tasty and good quality Persian food. Dessert was a bit stale though and all the extras such as dooogh, starters, desserts and tea are quite high in price which results in a fairly hefty bill.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Galleria serves great Persian food, attentive service. It doesn't have a particularly buzzing atmosphere or presentation but if you fancy a quiet place with tastey Persian food you won't be disappointed.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gourmet Sabzi is a must!

l
Kent
118 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2016
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Really lovely authentic Persian cuisine. My first time, but went with a native who ordered in Persian, taught me the dishes and was impressed (tho she did say not as good as her mother's!)

F
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2016
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

I invited a relative to have a meal there as I had heard good comments about the restaurant but I am really disappointed. The first thing that struck me was the lack of confidence and experience of the waiter, normally professional catering staff confirm the order but that was not the case. We waited for a while for our starters (even though the restaurant was not busy!!) and guess what, my relative did not have his order!! We had to call a member of staff and asked for the missing dish. We ordered the traditional Kebab and rice but kebabs were as cold as ice and as an Iranian, the rice was cold and below the normal standard!!! Then, come to the dessert, my guest asked a waitress about an item and she had to go and ask a member of staff!!! I was very upset and felt very bad as I promised my relative everything would be great!! I have tried most Persian restaurants in London and this place did not meet my expectations.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location nice food