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The Gate

74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
01799 522 321
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visit the gate generally for a takeaway every couple of weeks and have done so since it opened. As you walk in the smells evoke all my memories of being on holiday in naples. The pizzas are superb and the service excellent. Very good value for money too!

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Everyone I know is impressed with 'The Gate' - excellent Italian food, served without fuss in a spotlessly clean environment, don't just take my word for it, try and you will be convinced.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Gate is an exceptional Italian restaurant. I've visited it several times, and the food has never been short of absolutely fantastic! The atmosphere and the friendly staff make it all the more brilliant.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

avoid the Italian-chain restaurants on the High Street in Saffron Walden and visit Andrea and the rest of the team at the Gate on Thaxted Road. Easier to park, delicious homemade pizzas in a traditional wood fire oven, play equipment (wooden fort) outside for the children and a warm welcome awaits. We have eaten here as a family of 3... More

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Essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were recommended The Gate by neighbours and were delighted that we tried it. Six of us dined and everyone enjoyed their meal tremendously - we ordered a variety of dishes from steak and pizza to seafood spaghetti and sea bass. All were delicious. They even supply yummy wood-fired pizza base 'bread' free of charge, which is almost unheard of... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had no idea that this innocuous looking pub had such a delightful restaurant within. We were invited to a large gathering of ca 30 people, each for a 3 course meal. The evening was faultless, from the initial welcomes and anti pasti to the full on dinner, each course beautifully presented and portions sensibly sized. The sea food spaghetti first... More

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Cambridge
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We have always been very satisfied with the food here. Alas on the last visit the steak was dry. Complaint handled well, apologies with a refund for the dissapointing meal. will return,on balance usually consistent,service friendly and helpful

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We last visited as a family for my birthday having visited several times with friends over the past couple of years. The evening was as good as ever and the food top quality. The portions are very generous and the main courses do not disappoint either. The pizza is fresh and homemade. Good service and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We booked last minute and found space on an otherwise busy night. The restaurant was obviously once a pub and the conversion clearly took minimal effort and the bar is still in evidence gratefully providing somewhere to lean while waiting for your table. A ginormous pizza oven occupies not only a large part of the old bar area but also... More

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

and decided to go a couple of weeks back. Good food, good ambiance and very good service. Need to go back to sample the pizza and pasta next time. I really can't fault the place. Must be, probably, the best Italian in the region. Table service was delightful.

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