| Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

The Big Mamma group in Paris have had huge hits with their trattorias and Gloria was their first London opening, in a big space in Shoreditch. It serves up Italian food in a classic looking space (as well as a hidden 80s-set dining room) and a buzzy vibe.

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Test Driving Gloria - a gloriously OTT Italian trattoria in Shoreditch
Parisian restaurant folk Big Mamma Group picked Shoreditch for their first London restaurant opening. We went to see how their upbeat Italian trattoria fits into the London restaurant scene....
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Restaurant details

54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR
Nearest tube: 
  • Old Street
  • Shoreditch High Street
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54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Kathryn Flett Telegraph
Reviewed on April 20, 2019
"In modish, binary fashion, Gloria turns out to be not only the perfect place in which to embrace 2019, but also to escape it." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Grace Dent Guardian
Reviewed on March 08, 2019
"I should probably mention the food. It’s so easy to get distracted by all of this jolly, precisely orchestrated chaos. Yer actual dinner in places like Gloria is usually where things tend to fall apart. But, confoundingly, everything we had was really good, if not downright delicious." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on March 06, 2019
"I don’t know if this is what Capri in the Fifties — the PR shorthand for Gloria’s look — was like. With swirling marble surfaces, a mirrored bar stretching to the ceiling, a wine room devoted to Barolo, peachy lace lampshades, stripy chintz sofas, explosions of flowers and greenery and one-way mirrors for the ladies lavatory doors, it feels pleasantly deranged." READ REVIEW