La Gaffe

HampsteadItalian
Excellent
5.4/6
11 Reviews
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About La Gaffe

La Gaffe has been a northwest London institution since 1962, when it opened its doors as a French restaurant. Since then La Gaffe has toyed with offering a comprehensive seafood restaurant experience, expanded its Heath Street premises to include both guest accommodation and a wine bar, before finally settling on serving up peerless Italian cuisine to Hampstead locals and discerning London diners, winning awards along the way. La Gaffe still offers fantastically good value guest rooms, but it’s the restaurant and its classically-structured Italian menu that has us coming back for more!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Address

La Gaffe
107-111 Heath Street, Hampstead
London NW3 6SS

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Traditional Italian vegetable soup

£4.95

CALAMARI FRITTI

Deep-fried breaded squid rings, served with tartare sauce and a salad garnish
£6.95

AVOCADO CON SALMONE

Fresh avocado with smoked salmon and mozzarella
£7.50

More about La Gaffe, London

While La Gaffe is one of London’s best guest accommodation gaffs, set as it is up Heath Street close to verdant Hampstead Heath itself, its role as a superb local wine bar and enoteca, and refined Italian restaurant, pulls it head and shoulders above other London institutions offering a full hospitality experience. And an institution it certainly is, having been on the block for over 50 years. This kind of pedigree is hard to beat, and any gourmet worth his rock salt is advised to pay La Gaffe a visit.

With an excellent location in Hampstead, close to many northwest London landmarks and the heath just up the road, proprietors Bernardo and Androulla Stella are always pleased to welcome newcomers to their venerable Italian restaurant. Expect a menu packed with classics of the bel paese, from premium antipasti platters to hearty, rustic main courses drawn from the annals of regional Italian cookery. Winning awards for their commitment to quality Italian cuisine (Cuoco D’Oro, London Evening Standard Top Ten nomination, AA Dinner), the Stellas are set to introduce La Gaffe’s inimitable dining experience to a whole new generation.

11 La Gaffe Reviews

Excellent
5.4/6
11 Reviews
Food:Great
Value for money:Good value
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Service:Great
"Excellent"
6/6
Carolyn F.a month ago · 1 review

Lovely neighborhood restaurant with a very good menu and reasonable prices. The restaurant was full the evening we visited, and the staff was in constant motion (always with a smile) working to make sure all diners were well taken care of. Cozy atmosphere. A comfortable dining experience.

"Excellent"
6/6
Masami T.4 months ago · 2 reviews

Close to Hamstead tube station. Great service and atmosphere, so you can be relaxed even if It locates in front of very busy road. Food was delicious, but ordinarily normal.

"Excellent"
6/6
Joanna M.7 months ago · 8 reviews

As always lovely food and friendly service. We went for lunch for my father’s birthday and we all really enjoyed our meal. The prices are very reasonable too.