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The Gallery in West Hampstead has a relaxed and warm atmosphere which is perfect for enjoying a meal. The pub quiz, live music or theme nights are sure keep you entertained.

Ranked #312 of 5241 restaurants in London
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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 00:00

TUE

12:00 - 00:00

WED

12:00 - 00:00

THU

12:00 - 00:30

FRI

12:00 - 00:30

SAT

09:30 - 00:30

SUN

09:30 - 23:30

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The Gallery reviews



By Andrew M.

The Gallery doesn't look particularly special from the outside, but trust me, it is! The food's not too pricey and is tasty too.

The staff were friendly and I really enjoyed my evening. I'll definitely head back to The Gallery soon.


By AMC09

This is great pub/bar for mid week and weekend drinks and definently the best place to drink in West Hampstead. Good atmosphere, good friendly crowd and good drinks menu. Only one let down - the music is too loud on a Saturday night which is a shame - its so annoying when bars do this! Otherwise a top bar.


By Craig S.

I was in the Gallery on Saturday night and all I can say is from coming in through the door getting served at the bar with excellent service and cocktails to die for, the music was just right and a pleasant atmosphere throughout the night Myself and friends ended up staying the whole night, would defiantly go again


By J R.

Nice venue and friendly staff. I really like the balcony running round the top - great place to chat. Music good and not too loud for once. Serves red stripe. Good mix of people, really laid back.


By Caroline E.

Went there one Thursday evening with a friend as they do a few cocktails for a reduced price (I think £5.50 or £6).Great buzzing atmosphere on the ground floor, but as there were no seats or tables free we went downstairs. There was definitely less of an atmosphere in the basement. The lighting was harsher and it showed up the scruffiness of the furniture, e.g. huge rips in the sofas, making it feel a bit like an old unkempt pub. Great cocktails and I would definitely recommend, but stay upstairs on the ground floor - stand instead of sit if necessary - unless you're with a large group.


By Cara M.

I was at The Gallery last Saturday and it turned out to be their birthday party. There was a big bunch of us and we all loved the fun atmosphere. The staff were all really friendly and the music was great! We had such a good time we went back the next day for Sunday lunch, completely different atmosphere, very chilled and the food was amazing. A highly reccomended West Hampstead spot. I will definately be revisiting The Gallery very soon.


By Amy C.

I dont know if the management has changed recently at The Gallery, its always been a cool bar but recently the menu has got much better and they are now doing a quiz night, which me and my flatmates have started going to.

Always a great atmosphere-love this place! xx


By Mark M.

I have just moved into the area of West Hampstead and have discovered a delightful little bar called The Gallery.

On entering the bar you suddenly feel at home with the sofa's, rustic tables and chairs. The staff are both friendly and proffesional in there approach and the food is basic but very well done.

I will be coming back again and again looking forward to more of the same. Well Done!!!


By Sarah H.

I am a newcomer to West Hampstead, and I have just discovered The Gallery, which is just off West End Lane. Its a really chilled out place with a great menu. The staff are all really friendly and there seems to lots going on throughout the week. Definately the best In West Hampstead!! ps - really good comedy night x


By Katie L.

The Gallery is an extremely pleasant place to spend a Wednesday evening. We reserved the big booth table on the mezzanine balcony, and there was more than enough space for 10 people. The food was good (particularly the sharing platters of hummus, nachos, sweet potato chips and calamari) and the wine was good too. I've read some reviews saying that The Gallery is quite noisy, and it's true that it's not quiet. But don't let this put you off, it's got a nice buzzy atmosphere, attractive decor, and I'd definitely go back. It's also convenient - being close to all the transport links in West Hampstead. It's best if you have somewhere to sit though, so if you're going with a group it's a good idea to call ahead and reserve a table.


By Sma L.

I used to love going to The Gallery, and seeming i live in West Hampstead, it used to be a fun local. It really is a pity that for such a small bar, the staff and owner have such a big attitude problem. It's a nice bar, but not THAT great guys. Much Prefer the Lion down the road. At least they know how to treat their customers... especially if they are locals.


By Christina W.

Just around the corner from West Hampstead tube on Broadhurst Gardens is this bustling bar, popular with locals. A relaunch and new lick of paint has only helped to improve its appeal.

The Venue
A minute’s walk from West Hampstead station, The Gallery is a popular option for drinks in the area. From outside you can spy the large glass patio doors covering the width of the bar, which are topped by a stretch of stained glass.

The main room has a high ceiling, although the venue itself is quite small. That said, there are a few areas to settle into: the main room, a mezzanine and a downstairs area complete with its own bar. Upstairs, wooden tables, benches and chairs punctuate the space but come early or book in advance if you want to sit.

The mezzanine level bordered by a vine railing is a more private space where you can gain a vantage viewpoint over the bar. Downstairs, the lounge is smaller and available for private hire, which is ideal if you want your own bar and plenty of seating space in the form of couches and chairs around different sized tables.

The decor is dark and stylish; expect black paint and vine railings with big white candles dotted around the tables and sides of the room, including along the large mirror leading you downstairs. The ambience is sophisticated and with the flecks of light bouncing around from the candles and light fixtures, it’s a pleasant environment to be in.

The Atmosphere
The Gallery is bustling from about 9pm with a crowd comprising mainly well-dressed locals. If you get in early and grab a table you can enjoy some nibbles and drinks to lounge music before it gets busy. The bar staff are experienced and friendly and you are well looked after.

The atmosphere here changes from night to night as there is often something different on any given day. For example, there are quiz nights on Mondays, backgammon events on Tuesdays, DJs on Saturdays and comedy finishes off the week on a Sunday.

The Food
The Mediterranean themed menu reads like a tapas menu with varying sized options depending on how hungry you are. A popular small plate is the tortilla chips for £6.50 served with guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos. A popular burger is available on the large plate list adorned with cheese, red onion and cherry tomatoes for £9.

If you’re in a group then it’s worth checking out the Gallery Board with mixed tapas like lamb, salmon and chicken skewers accompanied by dips setting you back £13.50. There are also sides available to accompany your order such as hand cut chips costing £3.50.

The Drink
The majority of the punters at The Gallery sip on wine or pints of lager but there’s also the option of cocktails including the always in demand mojito, which goes for a reasonable £6.50. The Gallery also offers punch, which comprises an exotic concoction of fruit juices and rum served in a large glass with ice and a fruit topping.

The most ordered white is the Zarapito, which is sold for £3.50 for a small glass and £13 for a bottle. A popular red is the Malbec - a drinkable Argentinean wine for the same price as the Zarapito. If you’re a Champagne person then the Mercier Brut can be yours for £37.

The bottled beers on offer are Asahi, Budweiser, Corona and Peroni all for £3.30. In terms of draught beer you’ve got customaries like Becks, Guinness, Leffe, Peroni and Red Stripe as well as Kirin. Prices range between £3.20-£3.60.

The Last Word
Book a table and get in early to experience the quieter hours and enjoy tapas and drinks as the place fills up.

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