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51 Queen Caroline St., London W6 9QL, England
+44 20 8748 6932
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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    Very good
  • 40
    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
Surprisingly lacking in flavour

As a long time vegetarian i am always on the look out for a good veggie restaurant so was delighted to have found this place. Oddly located, the building is lovely, set behind a cute courtyard. We were quickly shown to our small table and given the menu by the lady you seemed happy to leave. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Attilio74
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As a long time vegetarian i am always on the look out for a good veggie restaurant so was delighted to have found this place. Oddly located, the building is lovely, set behind a cute courtyard. We were quickly shown to our small table and given the menu by the lady you seemed happy to leave. The menu was simple... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It is wonderful to find a vegetarian restaurant that produces such imaginative and creative meals. This is true haute cuisine and I cannot recommend it highly enough. We had the starter meze which enabled us to try every one of their delicious dishes. Worth doing. We've already booked to go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was great! However the service was not! Lukewarm wine served. The waitress seemed put out that we would like it cold. We had to ask for the waitress to come over regarding our order. She was quite sullen. It detracted from what was otherwise a good experience. The 12.5 service charge should not have been added to our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food was very good, and the dining room is large and spacious. However it is hard to find the restaurant and the food took ages to come.

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went here on a Monday evening, so the restaurant was fairly quiet. The service was spot on right from the start, with friendly and efficient staff. I had the potato chat as a starter and aubergine schnitzel as the main and both were delicious and had interesting flavours. Sadly I didn't have room left to try any of the... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great vegetarian food, shame the old paintings that used to be in this ex artist's loft now appear to have been removed, they were an intrinsic part of the atmosphere of the place. Great service, shame the tables are so closely packed together.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited the Gate Restaurant on Mother’s day to give my mum a better choice of food from the normal limited selection of vegetarian options. Being a non vegetarian myself I was hesitant, however the quality of the food and service was top notch. Have since recommended The Gate to a friend at work, and would definitely book a table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We went here for a family celebration - we are all vegans and fed up with not being able to go somewhere nice for dinner and having to precariously pick our way through a menu. The Gate offered us lots of choices and the waiting staff were very helpful with our enquiries. We will definitely be returning to this hidden... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Found this restaurant, tucked away from the hustle an bustle of the busy high street, completely by chance whilst wandering around Hammersmith before a show at the Apollo. There was little to fault the food and the service and they also served up a pretty tasty selection of wine. The menu was varied and offered some interesting alternative's to the... More 

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London
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156 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Gate is a restaurant I have been visiting for at least 20 years. A few years ago it switched to a more international fusion based menu similar to a local competitor Blah Blah Blah which has unfortunately disappeared The decor would have been racy in the 1970's - raw wooden blocks in the walls, rather plain tables and chairs... More 

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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 37 - 74
  • 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?