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Garlic & Shots

14 Frith St, London W1D 4RD, England (Soho)
(020)-7734-9505
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Ranked #11,372 of 17,145 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $59
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Soho
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Soho
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Looking for a drink and a bite to eat with friends last Friday in Soho we tracked down Garlic & Shots in Frith Street. I'd heard mixed reviews about the place...personally I loved it! Unpretentious, kooky and not for the 'garlic faint of heart' (as you might expect from the name). I tried the Garlic Beer, and it was very... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Went here for drinks but didn't have the food We all had a blood shot, I ended up having a few as everyone else couldn't handle them!!!! we sat in the 'crypt' with the coffin table and told ghost stories. Love the music, love the darkness, love the drink.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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94 reviews 94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is a bit tricky to know where to go when entering this cool place. If you just want drinks head right through the restaurant on street level. Head straight ahead for the backyard seating - pretty neat. But head downstairs to the basement for the coolest experience! Spooky, ooky, cooky! Creepy basement bar but awesome! We were here on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

One of Soho's wierdest combinations, but a very good one. Would recommend coming here for the shots rather than the food- there is a huge shots menu, which will leave you mortal. Try the Tony Montana. The garlic chilli shot will ensure that where ever you go for the remainder of the evening, you will be treated as a garlic... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I'd heard stories of friends getting crazy on the garlic shots in the bar area before, and as my girlfriend and I are both garlic lovers, coming to Garlic & Shots during our stay in London seemed the most obvious choice. First and foremost, the service was excellent throughout. Food and drinks arrived promptly and we were given apologies when... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My daughter challenged me to the six shot challenge - We entered the crypt and shared our shots with creature's from the crypt. The extensive menu of shots was impressive, however don't leave without trying the garlic chilli shot!! Lots of fun and very friendly staff.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was looking forward to this place and was deeply disappointed. It was deadly quiet, dirty and the staff were not the nicest people, very unhelpful. We did not experience the food so I could not comment there, but is not a place for a drink. The bar is in the cellar which is dark and damp so we went... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We love this place, it's so different to a lot of the other restaurants London has to offer. It does have a very gritty, dirty feel to the place but that's part of its charm to me. The food is always fantastic and the staff always pleasant. Yes, there is garlic in EVERYTHING, even coffee and beer! Not to everyone's... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've just read the reviews from some of some of the 'disappointed' reviewers and I can only say that they don't come any where near to my experience. I like this place. I have been coming here for just over 20 years and it has always been a great evening. The garlic beer may not be to everyone's taste, but... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

They were rude to the point I felt they were bullying me. The food was like they were purposely making is bad it was that bad. It was FILTHY DIRTY. Need to be investigated.

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