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Garlic & Shots

#11,849 of 18,269 Restaurants in London
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14 Frith St, London W1D 4RD, England
(020)-7734-9505
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A review of two halves

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
andmorgn
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The shots are great but #1 on the list is very spicy Best steak I have in London so far. EVERYTHING has garlic in it! The place is a little casual and only open for dinner.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Amazing place for garlic lovers and, in mu case, Sweden lovers. You can also drink a nice cold beer listening to some good hard rock. A little pricey, but worth! Ótimo local para qm gosta de alho e, como eu, da Suécia. Vc tb pode beber uma cerveja gelada ouvindo um ótimo hard rock. Um pouco caro, mas vale a... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Used to go here a number of years ago and wanted to visit again for old time's sake. Wish I hadn't. Disgusting toilets, terrible, unfriendly staff with major attitude problems. On the upside, the food and shots were garlicky and good. But everything else brings it down. No atmosphere, seriously disappointing. Don't bother.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Its basically heaven for garlic lovers. Always wanted to go here. Only popped in for a quick shot but that had definitely left enough garlic running through my veins! Not the fanciest looking place but would go back to try the food.

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Dartford
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Afer reading garlic and shots menu I thought...wow my sister and I would love this! Well....we was wrong! The staff and their friends seem to congregate behind and at the side of tye bar and just stare at us..this made us feel extremely intimidated. When the waitress finally came over.. We ordered 6shots with garlic and every single one was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is my first review I have ever written, my experience here was so bad I had to write something. I went there yesterday with a friend who recommend the place. The place was filthy, it smelt like a gents toilet after a busy night. Menus are laminated and with greasy finger prints of previous customers, which made me feel... More 

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Leeds
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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UK
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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 0 - 59
  • Cuisine: International
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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