“I’ve been coming here for six years,” Andrew said, “and the food is always freshly cooked and wonderful. It’s a little oasis away from the word processor where I can really relax in great surroundings.
—The Islington TribuneRead the original review here
"The complimentary flatbreads were a lovely hint at what was to come. All the food was beautifully cooked and seemed very authentic..."
"The set menus are incredibly reasonable..."
"Once you have been you will be back..."
"This place is an absolute 10/10!"
— London EatingRead the original review here
Although it’s further from Angel than many Islington diners are prepared to travel, this little Kurdish restaurant shouldn’t be missed. It was one of the first to station a woman in the window making qatme (Kurdish flatbread stuffed with cheese or spinach); this has since become quite a fashion in Hackney.
— Time Out Eating & Drinking GuideRead the original review here
Our department have just came back from Gem - the food was fabulous! Also the staff were very accomodating with all our different tastes. They even cut our cake that we brought along, put it on plates - never charged extra and the bill was very reasonable.
— Islington.org.ukRead the original review here
Gem Restaurant serves the finest in traditional and modern Turkish and Kurdish food.
Our highly-skilled chefs prepare our food using only the finest ingredients and this will be served to you by our friendly and knowledgable staff. All our food is freshly prepared and cooked in the premises. We are proud to use charcoal to barbecue our food in an old traditional way.
Our speciality stuffed Kurdish bread (Qatme) is freshly prepared in the traditional manner at the front of the restaurant.
Our warm, friendly and courteous team are here to look after you. We look forward to your visit!
Babies and children are welcome (high chairs provided).
We are available for private bookings up to a maximum capacity of 100 people and outside catering.
Visit the restaurant and send us some feedbackyou will enter a monthly draw to win a bottle of champagne with your next meal!