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14 Frith St, London W1D 4RD, England (Soho)
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Ranked #11,807 of 18,163 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $59
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Have visited Garlic and Shots many times, but I may not return and shan't recommend it to friends any more. Ordered a brandy at the bar downstairs to be told by a female member of staff in a very sarcastic, matter of fact tone: "We're not posh".. The grimiest, most common spit and sawdust pubs in the country serve Brandy,... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

First - my food was great. The garlic bread was very tasty as was my lamb in garlic and it was cooked medium rare to my liking. The friendly bar staff were able to recommend an appropriate wine for me too. Secondly, this is a very dark, dingy place. Half expected a load of bikers to turn up. The toilet... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is a travesty, in an area of London where there is stiff competition and so many good places it is a miracle this place is open. On arriving I was ignored for a few minutes as the staff were to busy chatting amongst themselves, then I used the facilities which were utterly foul. I ordered a beer, but... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Starting off the evening in a bar, we got to the stage where our stomachs started to rumble. Walking around we spied this restaurant in Frith Street. My friend recommended it highly as she had been there before. We started off with the chilli tomato garlic shots, and ended up with two more rounds of the same as we loved... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I don't like beer, but I love the garlic beer served at this place. Sounds unique? Well, unique is the key to this whole place, as everything contains garlic and you can always ask for more, but not less. If you are keen on trying the famous Swedish Meatballs, then get a load of these. Two massive, pure meat, garlic... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Liked the sound of this so went in to try, the place was dark, dingy and grubby then after having drinks whilst looking at the menu my hubby used the gents bathroom and then said we couldn't eat here as it was far from clean. (understatement ! ) I agree with "oldrunnerExeter" the staff could do with cheering up, not... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Arrived with an open mind, left unimpressed. The beer is just ok, the garlic beer a real let down, just a garlic clove squeezed into 'ordinary' beer. Wide range of shots, some quite interesting, some bland using poor quality spirits. Food not too bad but the staff could do with cheering up and looking enthused. Won't return.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I took a couple of friends who were visiting from South Korea as I'd been to Garlic and Shots in the past, both in Stockholm and London, and it seemed like different and interesting place to take them. I'd thoroughly enjoyed the food the last time I was here, having had the exact same meal, so I thought nothing could... More 

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Camden Town
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

How the hell did that place get the group of positive reviews recently?!?!-Bit suspect that!!! If you want to drink shots and get hammered then go here...right that's the positive stuff out of the way... Went here for some late night food...service was ok.-They(staff) seemed more interested in talking amongst themselves!!! The food was nothing short of shocking.-That bad, that... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We enter to have a burger and a beer. In the menu the place states clearly that plates ate all with gerlic. We Anyway we change our mind after ordering 3 plates becouse we had their garlic beer and understood we will not be able to have so much garlic. They understood and did not charge.

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Additional Information about Garlic & Shots

Address: 14 Frith St, London W1D 4RD, England
Phone Number: (020)-7734-9505
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 59
Cuisine: International

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