Set in London’s beautiful and leafy Hampstead village - just a short hop to the centre but with the glorious Heath on our doorstep - La Gaffe is an award-winning, family-run guesthouse and Italian restaurant. Ever since we opened in 1962, La Gaffe has been a well-loved Hampstead institution and favoured haunt of locals and travellers alike. We are proud to have won the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for many years, and to be included in their Hall of Fame. Our restaurant is also a regular winner of OpenTable’s prestigious Diner’s Choice Award. as well as many other eating out awards.
We look forward to welcoming you to La Gaffe - join us as we approach our 60-year anniversary! Benvenuti e Buon appetito!
If you would like to stay in a lovely part of London, with welcoming and helpful hosts, then La Gaffe is the perfect choice. We have the advantage of a bar and restaurant that serve delicious, freshly-made Italian cuisine, which our guests can enjoy after a day of exploring London. In the morning, you can enjoy a fine continental-style breakfast with fresh croissants, cheeses, and breads.
We are well-known for our great value, warm welcome, and delicious Italian cuisine, served up in a traditional and authentic atmosphere. We source fresh ingredients daily, and always have dishes suitable for vegetarians and vegans, as well as gluten free options. If you’d like to find out more about our menus and party bookings please see our restaurant page or call +44 020 7435 8965.
Support La Gaffe in these challenging times, while treating yourself or a loved one with a La Gaffe gift voucher. You can use the gift cards for future meals, drinks or stays, and with a card purchase you'll get an extra 5% off!
Since our opening in the Swinging Sixties when La Gaffe hosted the Beatles and Hollywood stars, we've been a central part of the Hampstead community and loved by locals and travellers alike. We pride ourselves on making our guests feel welcome and giving them a home-from-home experience.
I live out of London and whenever I have to come up for work, La Gaffe is the only place I want to stay. They are so welcoming, are always prepared to go the extra mile
Family run gorgeous restaurant with an old time feel! A good selection of dishes and very friendly staff!
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights for a short break. The room was very comfy. We had a meal in there which was really lovely, We loved La Gaffe and will definately be going back!
This charmingly quaint hotel and restaurant is my go to place whenever I need to stay in London. It's a family run business and Lorenzo and his team go out of their way to treat their guests like members of their extended family.
My husband and I stayed here for four nights while visiting our daughter and we couldn't have been happier with our experience. The room reminded me of ones on the Continent - smallish in size but with everything you need.