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Garlic & Shots

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14 Frith St, London W1D 4RD, England
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Seating

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
If you're looking for a very unusual experience

Went to this place with a local, not sure what to expect. We headed in and down the stairs to a darkened room. Garlic emanating from everywhere. We had a Garlic shot that I have never experienced. Tomato juice, and I think Vodka with garlic swimming in the shot glass. If you don't like spice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Superior, Colorado
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love garlic and rock music so this was the perfect place for me. On the other hand, it wasn't my boyfriends cup of tea. I think garlic beer was delicious and also potato skins were really tasty and even though it was starter it was plentiful to be a main. Service was polite and quick and what more you... More 

Thank komodo8297
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like just another Pub in London but that's far from reality. I'd like to warn people: you must like rock & roll / metal and of course garlic, otherwise it will be slightly annoying. Pub was cozy and friendly and everything came right served and as you may expect, with garlic. Food was just good for the price... More 

Thank Antonio L
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand some of the reviews!I found the menu clever,original,brave!!!I had the garlic sausage and garlic mash(yes!!all garlicky!yummy)..It was the best sausage I had in England!I even saw garlicky desserts!!what a courage..that is a chef! It's called garlic and shots and if you don't like garlic..no point in going in there to eat.The food is also well presented and... More 

Thank ItalianChefEssex
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just after a hot meal. The decor is quirky and the table and chairs don't encourage you to linger. Our waitress was very polite but not knowledgeable about the food. When I asked a question she had no idea. Our meals came and they just weren't hot. nachos that was swimming in soured cream and their garlic sausage,... More 

Thank funnybunnyAberdeen
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after seeing on a previous trip, just for a drink in the anticipated 'rock bar' downstairs. It ain't no rock bar. It's an unlit room with a cash bar and an unfriendly server. Space for about 12 seated plus the well documented crypt seating which was pretty inaccessible. Ordered Jack n diet coke- no diet. 2 plastic cups... More 

Thank annamerry
Superior, Colorado
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Went to this place with a local, not sure what to expect. We headed in and down the stairs to a darkened room. Garlic emanating from everywhere. We had a Garlic shot that I have never experienced. Tomato juice, and I think Vodka with garlic swimming in the shot glass. If you don't like spice, don't do this shot but... More 

Thank Teamseek
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great location, loved the shots, sadly the chef does not taste the stuff he/she puts on a plate. Admittedly the place is aimed at people much younger than me but serving mashed meat that is supposed to be cooked to xxx hot standard nearly qualifies as a stew. Staff OK but I don't think they know how to handle a... More 

Thank RGPK007
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The waitress was eating while finding us a table. It took for ever for the food to arrive even though we were the only table at the time. I got the ribs which were by far the most disgusting I've ever had. Bad meat quality and tasteless. Would never visit again.

Thank DimitriSigma
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We went for food in a large group, I ordered the veggie chilli, after over a hours wait in a empty bar it finally arrived, however it had bacon on it? I told the waiter who took it away and removed the bacon from the meal which you see was not a new meal, then I looked at the chilli... More 

Thank Alex p
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

One of the most facinating restaurants in London. Small and intimate full of intersting people. Food is average but a garlic lovers feast! Garlic with everything including the beer and icecream. Decor is rocky horror and the music is normally rock too. Bar downstairs. You will love it or hate it. Don't be put off by the outside appearance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Frith St, London W1D 4RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: (020)-7734-9505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 59
  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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