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El Ganso

#643 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
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59 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH, England
+44 20 7241 1793
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fell upon El Ganso after a day in the sun in the surrounding area. The restaurant was full and we waited about 10 minutes for a table, the staff were excellent and very charismatic. Food was brilliant, we slightly over ordered but it all looked so good. I would definitely recommend this tapas restaurant, we had a great night!

Thank Anna C
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to this place for breakfast or even tapas in the evening. I've never been disappointed! The atmosphere is nice and cosy, the food is delicious and staff is friendly. Staff can be slow to bring drinks, but it's ok on a Saturday morning...

Thank mika477
Florsheim, Germany
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I spend a couple of days in London in an apartment at the Broadway market. We stopped by El Ganso for dinner and shared some tapas and had a glass of wine. Though the place was full our food came to the table quite quickly! It was excellent and of very good quality! Service was perfect, there... More 

Thank Marcella H
Gothenburg, Sweden
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Situated on broadway market. It's definitely the kind of place that going to be packed on a sunny week end and that was the case for us. It's a cosy place, noisy but in a good way. The food was good and the price were decent for breakfast. Lovely service also. Definitely recommended.

Thank Jobazin
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The tapas deserves excellent recommendation particularly the octopus tapas, mixed charcuterie board and pork belly.. while the place gets packed over the weekends, the service staff are well spirited and extremely friendly . Definitely a must stop in East London

Thank JamesHuang28
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

On a sunny Sunday. EL Ganso produced some brilliant, simple and super tasty tapas. Sticking to what they know, what's good and also in season, in parts. Staff and Manager very very friendly. Must go. Apparently breakfast is fantastic.

Thank Greg L
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My son was looking for somewhere different to have lunch & coffee and found the one of the best places was in Hackney so decided to go there for a change. Parking was difficult but managed to find a space, then had a walk down Broadway market & when we had walked past this restaurant it looked nice plus it... More 

Thank Janis J
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

tucked away in a vibrant street full of cafe's, restaurants and bars is the great place with amazing food. If tapas is your thing, their menu will leave your mouth watering. Great atmosphere, amazing staff, fantastic foo. even other patrons to the restaurant are friendly. Best place to sit is outside (weather permitting). Adding this to our list of favorites.

Thank MannyGee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with my husband and 2 young children (4yrs and 1yr) The food and service was outstanding. The courgette flower... i could have had 3 or 4!!!! The prawns.... to die for. Real delicious and authentic spanish flavours.

Thank Dominique R
Toronto, Ontario
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Enjoyed a fine dinner here. Super tapas, super service in an enjoyable atmosphere in bustling Broadway Market. The food was prepared with a deft touch and very flavourful. Worth a visit in you are in Broadway Market.

Thank NewtonHealth1878

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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