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The Gate

#1,772 of 17,159 Restaurants in London
#1,895 of 18,038 Places to Eat in London
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 139
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Blown away!

A group of friends and I went to The Gate for birthday celebrations and wow! We all absolutely loved the food, which was the highlight. The polenta chips and mushroom gnocchi were the stand out dishes, although everything else was very tasty. The majority of my friends are meat eaters, yet they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
SPereira23
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Heard about The Gate from a friend and as a vegetarian wanted to give it a try. Took my mum (also a vegetarian) for her birthday lunch. Food was absolutely beautiful and the service was great - unobtrusive yet helpful and friendly. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and would definitely go back. The polenta chips are a must!

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We had very happy memories of The Gate as a vegetarian restaurant. So when we returned we saddened to find that the food was not of the quality we expected. Concentration on presentation appears to have made the quantity and quality to suffer. I left hungry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

A group of friends and I went to The Gate for birthday celebrations and wow! We all absolutely loved the food, which was the highlight. The polenta chips and mushroom gnocchi were the stand out dishes, although everything else was very tasty. The majority of my friends are meat eaters, yet they said the lack of it was not felt... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have wanted to go to this restaurant for years. Finally, as a birthday treat, we went on Friday evening. The menu was surprisingly unexciting. If you don't like mushrooms, you might struggle. That's probably an exaggeration, but that seemed to be the dominant theme. However, when our food arrived it was very tasty and visually attractive. Not big portions... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have visited this restaurant twice now and have both times been blown away by the food. the first time I visited was a Monday evening and the restaurant was pretty quiet as to be expected - I feel this worked in our favor as our waitress took the time to talk us through some options with wine and made... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This vegetarian restaurant in the heart of North London was a true pleasure to visit. Every dish was a pleasure to look at as much as to eat and I was not the vegetarian in the group! Midweek lunchtime so was rather quiet. the service was attentive without being overly so. A must for all veggies are pleasure for this... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Blown away by the food on offer here, everything was cooked to perfection, and such choice! It is so refreshing to find a restaurant offering such a variation of vegetarian/vegan dishes, all perfectly presented. The desserts were simply wonderful. Only negative would be the decor which is somewhat bland, cold and uninviting, and a bare white wall would benefit from... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were staying at the guesthouse next door, so it would have been silly to not come here, and I am so glad we did. The layout is simple, and the decor is clean and modern. There is a good drinks menu including some very nice teas and local beer, but the food is where this place shines. All the... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had booked a staff lunch for 9 people, following a fantastic experience a few weeks ago. When we arrived we were told that we were not able to have the £10 lunch special menu, but that we could choose from either the a la carte or set menu. This was supposedly to reduce the pressure on the kitchen. However... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Table for 4 on a packed evening, of which 3 practicing vegetarians and one that just enjoyed great food, vegetarian or not. Presentation and variation is great though the menu is not vast. We were impressed with the same dishes done vegetarian or vegan with no fuss. It was my third visit to The Gate. The venue is a short... 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 38 - 76
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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