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El Ganso

59 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH, England
+44 20 7241 1793
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“tapas” (90 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 23:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
59 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food here was fabulous. Absolutely no issue with that at all. However, when I went to the toilet downstairs, the air was thick with cigarette smoke. Wasn't able to smell it in the restaurant upstairs until my dessert arrived at which point, it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ray C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit and once again it was excellent . The service was great and the food amazing. We ordered pork belly, lamb chops, garlic prawns, patatas bravas Pedro peppers. Each dish was well cooked and presented. Having recently had a bad meal...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ltraveller1050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time to El Ganso. The first time we had chorizo, peppers, ceviche etc it was delectable. Fresh ingredients, perfectly proportioned dishes and worth the price. Service is friendly and efficient. One of us is a chef and we got speaking to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gracemendez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super delicious tapas. We had the paella negra- paella with squid ink, topped with a large prawn. Very tasty! We also had the potato omelet - delicious. If you like octopus, they certainly do it right. The only downside was they asked us if we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pr1754
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We visited El Ganso recently as it was a recommendation. It’s right by the market so easy to find. The atmosphere was nice for an early Saturday evening. The food was nice, and came out in good time. The service was what made it for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank steveca500
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

I celebrated my birthday here on Saturday night. We were a party of 11 and service was brilliant! Gambas al ajillo / garlic prawns tasted just like home. Red wine selection excellent.. everything we ate was beautifully seasoned, fresh and f****** tasty!!! Torrija is a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sohasauce
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is our local tapas restaurant and every time we go we feel like we are on holiday in Spain, having tasty tapas with a glass of wine. The food is great along with a buzzy atmosphere and efficient service with a smile.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davidgD1388FE
Reviewed 27 October 2018

My first visit to Broadway Market, unfortunately just as things were packing up (4.30pm), but had missed lunch so needed a drink and a light snack to keep us going until dinner. Stopped off for an hour for a couple of G&Ts and some tapas...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank PennyPurples
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We came to El Ganso with my wife, where we were met with a very warm welcome by Efe, the brilliant manager of El Ganso. The shrimp, octopus (with hummus), calamari, and mushroom tapas we had were each unbelievably amazing. The atmosphere is amazing. Efe...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank emreo792
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

As a local I’m endlessly disappointed by how mediocre the eating and drinking establishments that have sprung up on Broadway Market have been. Given the ‘Hipster’ amphasis on craft and BM having been a core hangout for that tribe it’s a surprise that it’s moment...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Basil_Hastings
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7241 1793
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Description El Ganso (The Goose) Is the new Spanish Restaurant brought to you by experienced restaurateur Ihsan Tuncay & renowned Spanish chef Marcelo Sanchez Cabrera. New to Broadway Market in Hackney, East London El Ganso will be an intimate restaurant offering modern Spanish Tapas using the finest ingredients available. Ihsan the manager proprietor has over 15 years experience running busy brasseries and cafes in Islington. He is extremely dedicated to his trade and offers a very warm friendly welcome to all his guests. He will be sorely missed by the Upper Street community when he spreads his wings and heads east! Marcelo the executive chef has been working in the UK now for several years and most recently at 'La Farola' in Islington where Ihsan and he met and developed this idea. Marcelo is an old school Spanish chef who has learnt his trade and developed it to be of the moment and very modern. Not scared to experiment Marcelo learnt to cook from a early age with his parents and family being fanatical cooks. Marcelo is from Valencia a region in Spain known for its adventurous style of cooking and wine production and this is emulated in his style. Marcelo embraces fish & shellfish, loves olive oil and is inspired by Japanese & South American food. El Ganso has consulted on a cutting edge wine list by Nikolaus Greig formally of Marco Pierre White Restaurants and Harvey Nichols, delivering a varied selection of internationally sourced wonders! Our list is predominately Spanish and old colony inspired with some real old classic flavours as well as new exiting wines and winemakers.
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