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The Gate Hammersmith

#2,238 of 17,565 Restaurants in London
#2,403 of 18,489 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Satisfied a carnivore

as the title might suggest I'm no vegetarian however my wife is not a great meat eater so we always look for broad menus. This restaurant was very much in her favour, but that said i had plenty of choice. The restaurant is a little hidden away but certainly worth a visit, staff are attentive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

as the title might suggest I'm no vegetarian however my wife is not a great meat eater so we always look for broad menus. This restaurant was very much in her favour, but that said i had plenty of choice. The restaurant is a little hidden away but certainly worth a visit, staff are attentive and polite and the venue... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A totally delightful experience, with really creative food and lovely service. Also really coeliac friendly! A must-visit for vegetarians!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Returned here after a gap of a few years and was delighted to find the high standards had not changed. My companion is a dedicated carnivore but he loves eating at The Gate as much as I do. A bit pricey but a great place to go for a special occasion.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We booked this restaurant after reading excellent reviews, and being a vegetarian restaurant, which with excellent food, is rare, decided upon this for my mum's 60th birthday to cater for a party of 16. When calling to book, I paid a deposit of £5 a head, which was fine, and also managed to get a complimentary meal included for my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Definitely one of the best vegetarian restaurants I have ever been to. You just want to try everything off their menu! Service was a bit slow but it was OK.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wonderful!!!! Our daughter works near there and as we are vegetarian thought that we would like it. She was wrong - we Loved it. So did she and she is a carnivore. The food was sublime. Throughly recommend it. We were upstairs - I didn't notice a lift so wheelchair users may need to check first.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As a vegetarian the menu was a dream. The food we had tasted great although I was disappointed that the restaurant had run out of bread. The service was fine but I didn't feel as welcomed as I would have expected given the quality of the food. Overall I would absolutely go again and hopefully this time have some bread!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Yes, we did arrive at a busy time last Friday evening, and we did not have a reservation - but being just two of us, we were assured if we sat in the courtyard outside the [head?] waiter would come and take our drinks order outside..... [We had wanted to order at the counter before we went out] - after... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Being a regular diner at the wonderful 'The Gate' in Islington, we decided to try the Hammersmith branch, being nearer home. First of all, parking is not easy, particularly when there's an event at the nearby Hammersmith Apollo. The open courtyard area was not as attractive as I'd imagined, a bit scruffy, with an open door to a kitchen storage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'm not Vegetarian but love to try all cuisines, I heard about this Restaurant and went finally last week, We've been served by Mari on a quiet Sunday early evening, She was really nice and recommended a wine as well as advised about the food, what a brilliant choice!! Presentation was beautiful and tasted Just Amazing!! I have to say... More 

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Additional Information about The Gate Hammersmith

Address: 51 Queen Caroline St., London W6 9QL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8748 6932
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
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
Average Prices: USD $39 to $78
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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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 $39 to $78
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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