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The Gate

51 Queen Caroline St., London W6 9QL, England
+44 20 8748 6932
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Ranked #1,182 of 17,294 Restaurants in London
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Told over the phone I could bring a cake to blow candles and when I asked the waitress to bring it over after the dinner, the manager came shouting at me telling me that whoever told me that was wrong. He put the cake on the table without any knife or fork and treat me like I was lying about... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've been here before and really liked it, but that was two years ago and this time was not as good. Putting to one side the fact that our order was forgotten and it was an hour before we ate anything but bread (the waitress was very nice and apologetic), it was the food that let it down. I had... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I chose The Gate to take my friend for her birthday. We were not disappointed. The Gate in Hammersmith has a great atmosphere and friendly helpful staff. To top it off the good was fantastic! Gluten free and Vegan options are available on the menu which was great for both of us. The pineapple, pear and chilli crumble not only... More

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141 reviews 141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

First time I'd been here. Used to be a vegetarian so my wife took me here for lunch for my birthday. The food was just superb. We got the mezzes for both starters and dessert so we could try out more dishes. We got the superb bread selection too, so to be honest we didnt need the main course too.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ok so the food was good lets not get that wrong albeit the main course portion size was small. We visited this restaurant with a Groupon deal of starter, main course and either a glass of beer or wine for 2 for £25, good value. The waiter did not let us sit down before asking for the voucher, not once... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited at lunchtime on a Tuesday. The service was excellent with polite, friendly staff. The menu was extensive and interesting and the food delicious. I will definitely be back.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This vegetarian restaurant was excellent. Service was good and so was the food. I am Gluten intolerant they had meals I could eat, I would have liked a Gluten free bread or roll option, to go with the soup available for me however.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I am a carnivor by inclination so when friends suggest this restaurant I had low expectations. However the food was amazing and I really enjoyed the variety of flavours. The service and ambiance was OK but seemed a bit dull which makes the five stars only four. I would recommend this restaurant to friends who normally eat meat.

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Constable Country, England
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50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This restaurant is in a very busy part of London, but it is tucked away in a courtyard so, once inside, you could easily be in the countryside. The vegetarian foods are packed with flavour and very substantial. And, the freshly prepared fruit drinks are very good indeed. This is the sort of food that you can really enjoy eating... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Wow, talk about a piece of luck, stumbling upon this place. We were in London for the weekend to see Kate Bush at the Apollo just down the road. I did a bit of internet search for vegetarian food in the area and The Gate popped up - so we decided to try it for a late lunch. Firstly, the... More

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