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The Gate Hammersmith

#2,290 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#2,462 of 18,658 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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A delicious special treat!

We came here for a birthday meal back in July. Great selection of very tasty vegetarian food - even the picky eaters of the family enjoyed it! The quality of the food was brilliant, all the dishes tasted clean and fresh, and the presentation of the food was excellent. The dishes are bright... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Basingstoke
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Arrived an hour early for our booking but the staff were most helpful and found us a table straight away. We ate 3 courses of excellent food and although neither my wife or I are vegetarians we thought the quality of the food, the presentation and the service were all first class. Do not be put off by the poor... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Gate never fails to deliver great vegetarian food and this weekend's visit continued the trend. We phoned in late in the afternoon and were offered a table in the secluded courtyard for 7pm. Popped round and were soon enjoying a delicious meal with some good wine all in the relaxed al fresco atmosphere. Although I am an omnivore, The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here a few times quite a few years ago, when vegetarian food and certainly exclusively vegetarian restaurants were harder to come by. At that stage, it was always great. Now? Not so much. Not sure if they were having a bad day or, if another recent reviewer suggested, the owners have become a bit complacent. The food was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the few veggie restaurants I've found that operates like a high(ish) end normal restaurant. The Gate occupies a hard-to-find space between Hammersmith gyratory system and Hammersmith Bridge, on the first floor of a building that otherwise seems to be a cross between a hotel, a hostel and a faith community. The space is interesting, although there are perhaps... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family and my Mum ( 2 veggies, 2 kids and 1 adult carnivore !), had a great trip here for lunch. We all had something different and all very happy with the results. The Mezze in particular was great and has left me with lost of ideas that I may or may not be able to bring to life... More 

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London
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We came here for a birthday meal back in July. Great selection of very tasty vegetarian food - even the picky eaters of the family enjoyed it! The quality of the food was brilliant, all the dishes tasted clean and fresh, and the presentation of the food was excellent. The dishes are bright, colourful and very filling. The most popular... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I may be slightly biased having previously worked here, but now as a customer I can say the standards here are exceptional. They catered effortlessly for a group of 12 of us in a full restaurant. All the dishes came out promptly, beautifully presented, tasted delicious and made for an all round incredible evening. Vegetarian chums were all chuffed with... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Felt I was in the 1960s, tasteless food, small portions and expensive for Vegetarian. The Gate could make the garden so beautiful without too much expense. Wasn't happy with the staff coming out in the garden smoking when I'm eating! My friend and I spent over £50.00 each for inferior vegetarian food and not a good ambience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place in a nicely decorated venue. The food was great and the service was excellent. Highly recommended. The presentation of the fishes was appealing. The flavours and range of food was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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 to 77
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?