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The Gable is long and spacious with a great feature bar. There are wooden bench banquettes, crafted chairs and high and low tables, all making The Gable a comfortable place to relax. The venue serves breakfast, lunch and dinner so is ideal for any time of the day.

Ranked #289 of 5241 restaurants in London
Part of the Late Night London group
"Located in the heart of London’s cosmopolitan City, The Gable is buzzing with its quirky and stylish decor and a fun-time party atmosphere. Whether its eating, catch up drinks or partying on a school night, The Gable is a great choice for lunch, dinner and cocktails."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 01:00


12:00 - 01:00


12:00 - 01:00


12:00 - 03:00


12:00 - 03:00





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The Gable reviews

By Andrew M.

I had a great meal at The Gable. very sophistcated atmosphere, with a very cool clientelle. Good to have such professional service from the staff.

By Tania S.

Use to be a regular until I experienced first hand the rudeness of staff and open racial discrimination. Shocked that this still occurs !!

By Samantha A.

From the minute I walked in the door I was greeted by one of their hostesses and as we squeezed our way through your packed bar I have to say I was worried that I might have booked the wrong place for my work's xmas party. However, when I saw the wonderful area that had been roped off and set aside for myself and my 39 colleagues I could not have been happier. It was such a treat to be able to have our own reserved space in the craziness of the xmas party crowd. I was then introduced to Hayley Kite our waitress for the evening. What a bubbly/smiling girl she was. She was an absolute star. She worked so very hard and remembered all my complicated drinks orders - FYI I was the only one that could order drinks for our group which went onto our tab. Hayley therefore had to deal with very large orders but never wrote them down and despite the bar being extremely busy she kept the drinks coming and her wonderful sunny nature was like a breath of fresh air. In fact I would go as far as to say that she was responsible for the success of our xmas party as absolutely nothing was too much effort for her. I had pre-ordered the premium fork buffet which arrived promptly at 7.00 pm as requested and I think everyone was blown away by the quality and quantity of the buffet. They all raved about it. I had a little taste of everything and it was all delicious. It was also fantastic that you had your own DJ and allowed those that wanted to dance to be able to do so. We normally have a hard core that has to go off to a nightclub which means a trek and standing in queues etc. So it was wonderful that everything was under the one roof and our group stayed together until the very end. I would not hesitate to book the Gable again for this year's staff party as you gave us everything that we were looking for and in fact I would go as far to say the Gable and your staff far exceeded my expectations.

By Zoe P.

We had the best Christmas party this year!! Everyone had a great night and I had lots of positive feedback on the food and drinks so it all went very well!

By Matt C.

We had our work Christmas Party at the Gable... Naturally we were all in a VERY bad way the next morning. Signs of a good time tho! The staff were very helpful in organising and making it Happy Christmas!

By Tom H.

I'm not sure if it's just me? but isn't the main point of a visit to a pub in england to grab a nice pint/cocktail and speak with interacting, chatty, bubbly, english staff? places like this are so annoying I must say. They clearly employ staff on their looks and not there personality as they are all very pretty but very boring, rude, and unsociable. Owners/Managers need to know it isn't all about the looks, this puts alot of people off and too many city bars are doing this. Wont be returning. What happened to great english pubs and staff? it's sad :-( Tom Haycraft

By Kate E.

I have been to the Gable on a few occasions in the last few months. Each time the food has been sublime, service friendly and polite and cost reasonable. I often work in that area alone and need somewhere to stop for lunch, it has a good atmosphere and is one of those places you feel comfortable in alone, although it would be great with a crowd too. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

By Aaron C.

Thieves operate in The Gable! I went to The Gable for a drink after work and had my jacket stolen. It had wallet and phone etc in it. What really annoyed me was I was sat directly under a cctv camera. I asked the bar manager if they could look over the footage. They said they didn't have time and couldn't help! Clearly the camera's are there purely for their benefit. I asked if I could have the number of the police station and the manager huffed, walked away talking over her shoulder saying, I'll see what I can do. Rude. Very rude. Never going back.

By Sharon W.

Having worked in the City for a number of years, this is the first time I have been to The Gable. There were 3 of us for lunch with an hour to spare. The bottle of wine we ordered came very quickly, but the food we had to wait 35-40 mins for, which by City standards is not good enough. We complained about 3 times and eventually I went to speak to the manager who said food would arrive in 5 mins - it took at least an extra 10 and there was no "sorry for keeping you waiting" or "can I offer you a glass of wine on the house". The customer service was actually non existent. When the food did come, it was actually very good, but is let down by the waiting staff that seem to be not bothered by the views of the customer and we had to ask to receive any compensation which they reluctantly gave. All 3 of us wont be going there again and we all work for 3 big organisations.

By Sarah C.

I think the Gable is fab. I work nearby and went there for a drink last week. The atmosphere was great, a really friendly, party vibe. The staff were very attentive and we had a big board of mixed food that was delicious. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

By Marc S.

Worse experience ever!!! Do not go to this place if you have the slightest requirement for style! This is not a bar. Its a pretty shaby pub. The waiters are rude and boring. The cocktails are aweful, the food is foul. I was there in March 2008 for a date and we were looking to have a few drinks and eat something small. The place had a few good reviews but I have never been to worse place in London. Fortunately my date was a great sport and we still had fun despite people next to our table singing and screaming as they got absolutely hammered.

By J.

I've been to The Gable twice, once for quiet drinks and once for birthday drinks. The ability to book an area for free was great for the birthday. Both nights at The Gable were good. It has a nice chilled atmosphere and a great wine list.

By J.

The Gables is a little gem of a find in the city. Although the location is the heart of the city, the service and atmosphere is that of a local. Every aspect of the service at The Gables comes with a good dose of hospitality not usually akin to city gastro bars.

The impression that remains is that the food was above par, and the service was perfectly attentive but never intrusive.

By William G.

Novus Leisure acquired the Balls Brothers group of bars in 2011. The pledge was to contemporise a brand that had become jaded. This is already happening at the Gable in Moorgate. There’s an exceptional-value happy hour, a revitalised menu and smiling service from attentive staff.

The Venue
The Gable has its frontage on an architecturally anonymous Moorgate office block but the real interest is in the interior, where a spacious ground floor bar exudes an industrial look, complete with snaking exposed piping, and the bar is backlit by contemporary red lighting. There’s an equivalently large and functional Cellar Bar in the basement, too.

The Atmosphere
The Gable distinguishes itself by the cheerfulness and professionalism of its young staff. The attention is constant but not effusive and smiles are ready and unforced. The clientele includes local office folk of all age ranges. Diners predominate at lunchtimes; evenings attract drinkers with meals being chosen from an extensive nibbles range. Thursday and Friday evenings last until 3 am, but the Gable is so well-managed that cheerful and unthreatening conviviality prevails.

The Food
The meal offering has revived itself in the last year. Lunchtimes offer classics like fish and chips, steaks, and a vegetarian option such as wild mushroom risotto. But an attractive feature is the provision of daily specials; fish is often favoured with unusual dishes such as red gurnard and steamed mussels but lamb shank or duck breast could also be available.

The extensive nibbles menu is highly popular in the evenings but can be chosen at lunchtimes too. Pots of lamb koftas and sauteed tiger prawns are the sort of thing on offer. Sandwiches are also available with a choice of fillings such as crispy bacon, boiled egg or mushrooms. The sharing platters are particularly in demand in the evening and they do an excellent half-price happy hour platter for £9.95, which provides a massive selection of cheese, fish cake and chorizo.

The Drink
A happy hour from 5-8 pm pulls in the local City workers. Normal prices are pitched at acceptable City levels - £3.70 for bitter, £4.60 for lager, £7.00 for a mojito and £6.60 for a 250ml pinot grigio white wine. At half price, however, they’re one of Moorgate’s best bargains.

Lager is a big seller in the Gable with a range of Beck’s Vier, Staropramen and Franziskaner from the renowned Spaten Brewery in Munch. The only real ale on handpump is Adnam’s Southwold but it’s fresh and well-kept. Among the spirits and liqueurs are, unusually, three spiced rums – Myer’s, Sailor Jerry Navy and Bacardi Oakheart.

As is to be expected given Balls Brothers provenance, there’s a splendid wine list with 13 sparkling, 29 whites, 5 roses and 22 reds – 21 of which are available by the glass. At the upper range are classics from Burgundy and a Barolo from Piedmont. A big win in the City can be celebrated with a Louis Roederer 2002 Cristal champagne at £223.50 a bottle.

The Last Word
The Gable shows that a new direction can bring success. And during happy hour, you’ll struggle to find a cheaper drink in Moorgate.

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