Galley, Upper Street: Glamorous fish restaurant serves sustainable catch
PUBLISHED: 11:26 14 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 14 January 2018
Glamorous fish restaurant Galley's sublime winter menu is not to be missed.
The venue has been discretely tucked away in the centre of Upper Street for the past year – but the food is anything but modest.
Punchy plates include a venison steak tartare starter – an exquisite game-based take on the French classic (£11). Squid (£9.50) is gloriously crispy with an Asian chilli twist.
Even a humdrum sounding pumpkin velouté veggie option is made dynamite with a wild mushroom and blue cheese kick (£7).
Galley doesn’t come without its eco-credentials, and all fish is sustainably caught.
For mains I opted for the roasted halibut. With a tinge of tarragon and saffron-infused potatoes (£25) it delivered on both the comforting factor and sophistication.
Other choices include pan-fried sea bass with gnocci and mushrooms (£19) and butternut squash ravioli (£16.50).
A sticky toffee pudding with praline and whisky sauce (£7) rounds off the meal nicely.
Founders of Galley, Polish-born brother and sister Marcel Grzyb and Oriona Robb, have a connection to the food trade that goes way back, with a grandfather who was the local village butcher and parents who owned restaurant, pizzeria and deli.
Oriona who is a stylist has made her mark on Galley’s lavish décor, with green velvet banquette seating, vintage rugs, Moroccan-style tiles and ambient lighting.