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The Gate

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74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
01799 522 321
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely evening meal

We went to the gate to celebrate a birthday - We were a party of nine and were looked after very well - The restaurant was busy as it was a Saturday evening and there were lots of people sitting outside as it was a nice evening. We were served promptly and efficiently and the portions, both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went to the gate to celebrate a birthday - We were a party of nine and were looked after very well - The restaurant was busy as it was a Saturday evening and there were lots of people sitting outside as it was a nice evening. We were served promptly and efficiently and the portions, both starters and main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The obience is the only thing that lets the restaurant down ,very good Italian food good English beer good service ,recommend sharing starters as they are large

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My FAVOURITE dish ever is served here - the sea bass ravioli. I have attempted to recreate it and never succeeded, so whenever I am planning a meal out I will think of this restaurant. Also they serve an extensive menu consisting of home cooked pizzas, fish, steaks, pasta and a good range of starters and desserts. Would recommend everyone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I don't know what all the hype is about this place - yes the food is fantastic, with large portions, so, go there when you are starving hungry! Went there with my husband for the first time - as soon as we sat down we were asked if we wanted a drink, but had no wine menu - we then... More 

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a meal at The Gate Inn, we booked early as last minute bookings are rarely successful! We arrived and we were shown to our table promptly and asked if we wanted to order drinks our drinks which wasn't possible as we hadn't been given the wine list (?). That... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had an excellent meal again. It's always good. The staff are friendly and efficient. It's remarkable value. It's one of my favourite places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's alright I suppose..... or maybe not. Depends really if you like Italian. After what the Romans did to Jesus I am not sure to be honest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had a wonderful experience. The weather was perfect to sit outside. The service was great - and we had fussy guests with us. I had the fish, grilled and off the bone, and it was superb. Others had the rib-eye steak which was melt in the mouth delicious - so I was informed. We would absolutely return! Give this... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Second visit to this restaurant, booked a table for lunch with friends. We enjoyed our food all was prepared fresh. Nicely positioned with a reasonably sized car park outside and good outside seating if you want to eat outside in good weather. They make nice good pizza's and pasta dishes. Staff are not really engaging, appear a bit abrupt. However,... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We took an elderly neighbour to the Gate to celebrate his 83rd birthday - in the car park we encountered another elederly couple with a zimmer frame! The restaurant was busy as usual with young through to very old - an impressive feat. The melon and palma ham and the Italian meat plate were simple but of very generous size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: 01799 522 321

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?