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Gilgamesh

Chalk Farm Rd. Send to Phone
Underground: Camden Town/Chalk Farm
Go for the over-the-top Assyrian décor in trendy Camden Town.
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Restaurant: Lunch & Dinner daily; Lounge and Bars: Mon.-Thurs. 6pm-2.30am, Fri.-Sat. noon-2.30am, Sun. noon-1.30am
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Gilgamesh Restaurant Review

: With a name like Gilgamesh, you can't be a shrinking violet and this huge, ornate venture shouts Assyrian glitz. It's a great glass wedge of a place, with a retractable glass roof, decorated everywhere with larger-than-life epic battle scenes carved in wood. Human-headed winged lions look totally at home here and the waiters must all come from central casting, with attitudes to match if you get the wrong one or the wrong night. The cooking is generally good, though occasionally sinks under the huge pressure. It comes courtesy of Ian Pengelley, who began at E&O in Notting Hill, opened briefly at Pengelley's, then popped up in Camden Town. There’s fresh sushi and sashimi and a range of dim sum while main dishes run from red roast duck and lychee curry to whole snapper in a hot-and-sour broth. The bar has a notable range of specialty sakés, cocktails and reasonable wines, and is heaving particularly at the weekends.

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