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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
Among best vegetarian in Europe

Ok. That's true. It is one among the best fully vegetarian restaurant around the Europe. Fusion cousine that finally let you eat also with your eyes. A suggestion? Fennel and dolcelatte rotolo.. Yummy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
U_Vegetarian
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Norrkoping, Sweden
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chilton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Usually vegetarians face a choice of one or two items on a menu - here, making a decision was extremely hard. The Gate almost takes vegetarian cuisine to a new level, and at a pretty reasonable price too. It is a high-class restaurant in every respect, it just happens not to serve dead animals.

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ok. That's true. It is one among the best fully vegetarian restaurant around the Europe. Fusion cousine that finally let you eat also with your eyes. A suggestion? Fennel and dolcelatte rotolo.. Yummy!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Recommended for vegeterian food lover. Nice place and the service was ok. The 3 courses dinner was good a tasty.

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London
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

As somebody that does not particularly love meat but is not vegetarian the Gate has been on my list of places to visit for a while. Perhaps this raised my expectations. It is a quirky restaurant on the first floor of a converted artist studio and quite spartan. the food is ehm, vegetarian - God they have to try hard... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was recommend this restaurant by a friend. We both share similar tastes in food and enjoy eating out in vegetarian places. (we are vegetarian/vegan) I booked it for a birthday brunch and had a lovely experience. The waiters were very attentive, the place was very spacious but most importantly the food was just what I wanted! I ordered the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

First impression, you do have 2 flights of stairs to walk up to restaurant, toilets on ground floor, restaurant is quite small, tables very close together, you can hear the conversation at the next table! You should book as its a very popular place. Anyway to the food, I found the choices excellent, Starters i opted for the 3 onion... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Gate is just around the corner from the hammersmith Apollo so its quite handy if you're going to see a gig there. Got directions from Happycow and found the Gate which is quite obscured behind some sort of church - you would probably miss it if you weren't looking for it. I didn't have a reservation but managed to... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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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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 - 75
  • 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?