Written on: 04/04/2010
We went to Galu in Banstead for the first time on a Friday night. The place was very busy and the service suffered as a result. Whilst pleasant enough the staff seem rushed and a little unprofessional, missed drink orders etc. One older member of staff who I think is one of the owners was in the kitchen yelling at the cooks which is unwise when it is open to the restaurant. One of the reasons for the less than perfect service and its the main problem with the place is that they cant hear what you are saying to them as the noise level is incredible. Its a very big room, all hard surfaces and the noise just reverberates around.
If you want to propose marriage to somebody here then I suggest you do it in writing otherwise she will think you are asking her the time.
The food however is fine, cooked well using decent ingredients. Its pretty straightforward stuff and reasonably priced. A drink, two courses each and a bottle of wine comes to c£70 including service for two.
Given the lack of good restaurants around here it will do well despite its shortcomings.