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51 Queen Caroline St., London W6 9QL, England
+44 20 8748 6932
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Gate Restaurant in London's Hammersmith is the capital's most...
The Gate Restaurant in London's Hammersmith is the capital's most successful vegetarian restaurant. Founded and operated by brothers Adrian and Michael Daniel, The Gate specialises in their uniquely personal style of cooking, one they characterise as Indo-Iraqi Jewish modulated by French and Italian influences. The brothers do some of their own foraging, particularly for wild mushrooms in season, and otherwise source the freshest local and organic produce for their dishes. With its high ceilings and large windows, the dining room is atmospheric and attractive, always lively day or night and, in summer, the courtyard adds a lovely space ready to be squabbled over by sun worshipping diners. It���s rare to find vegetarians so well looked after so it���s no wonder that The Gate has been a veggie mecca for more than ten years now. Even the wine list features organic, vegetarian and vegan wines, a perfect complement to The Gate's vegetarian cuisine.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely meal

We really liked this restaurant, which had been recommended by my daughter who has visited several times but not in the last few months. I was a bit concerned by some of the recent reviews, but in our case, it was very good. I particularly recommend the mezze starter for 2 people, and sticky date... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
mendip_7
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Somerset, England
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Somerset, England
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We really liked this restaurant, which had been recommended by my daughter who has visited several times but not in the last few months. I was a bit concerned by some of the recent reviews, but in our case, it was very good. I particularly recommend the mezze starter for 2 people, and sticky date pudding (me) and Neals Yard... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building, friendly staff and amazing food. Portions small so side orders needed and on the pricey side but great for a special occasion.

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boston
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146 reviews 146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Oh, wow. Thought the food was just spectacular. All three of us loved our dishes and wished we could come back and try more things. We were at dinner very late and it was not crowded; we had no trouble with the service and everyone was really nice to us. Someone actually brought us a sample of a vegetable we’d... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food here is very tasty, of a very high standard and is artistically presented. It's the sort of place you would go for a special occasion for sure. The two of us ate (starter and main each, a single dessert, two glasses of wine and a fruit juice) and it came to £75. It's not over the top price... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was taken to this restaurant as a surprise last night and I can honestly say that I have never had such a wonderful meal. I have dined at some top restaurants but the quality of this food was superb. To start we shared the mezze platter, it was wonderful and really nice to have a taster of each started.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Come on Tripadvisor!!!! Can't believe that there STILL isn't a standalone section for The Gate in John St in Islington near the Angel. Especially when it isactually superb! Went there this Saturday Valentine's lunchtime, and everything was outstanding, first class and absolutely brilliant. It offers a lovely welcoming, fresh atmosphere, with stylish Aurelia in charge to ensure it sustains those... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visited here 9pm on a Saturday evening - thankfully was able to book a last minute table. The meal was very, very delicious - excellent choice of dishes, so brilliant as a vegetarian to be able to order anything from the menu. My partner as a regular meat/fish eater was equally 'blown away' and did not consider that anything was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Inventive and original vegetarian menu. Excellent service we celebrated a birthday there. The staff were very accommodating. Everyone enjoyed the food even the meat eaters! The only down side was the waiting time for the food we had to waited 30-40mins to get the main course.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I had wanted to try the Gate for some time but could never get a table at the last minute. Last Wednesday we booked and dined at the Hammersmith restaurant, but the experience was quite disappointing. The service was not very attentive, had to ask for drinks twice. The tables so close to one another we had to endure the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Had a dinner here of sweet potato and coconut soup, wild mushroom risotto main course. Absolutely delicious!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Queen Caroline St., London W6 9QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8748 6932

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 77
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Gate Restaurant in London's Hammersmith is the capital's most successful vegetarian restaurant. Founded and operated by brothers Adrian and Michael Daniel, The Gate specialises in their uniquely personal style of cooking, one they characterise as Indo-Iraqi Jewish modulated by French and Italian influences. The brothers do some of their own foraging, particularly for wild mushrooms in season, and otherwise source the freshest local and organic produce for their dishes. With its high ceilings and large windows, the dining room is atmospheric and attractive, always lively day or night and, in summer, the courtyard adds a lovely space ready to be squabbled over by sun worshipping diners. It���s rare to find vegetarians so well looked after so it���s no wonder that The Gate has been a veggie mecca for more than ten years now. Even the wine list features organic, vegetarian and vegan wines, a perfect complement to The Gate's vegetarian cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?