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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Good Food and Service - Very Good Value for Money

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
AndyMcGonegal
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My only complaint about this restaurant is that it doesn't open on Sundays! Every time we visit we always have a warm welcome from the friendly staff. The food here is consistently good, and the prices are very reasonable. Cheaper than Ask or Prezzo and the food is nicer too. They don't have a children's menu, but are happy to... More 

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Romford, Essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We decided to try The Gate having read earlier reviews, and we weren't disappointed. We had the prosciutto e funghi and Napoli pizzas, which were freshly prepared and very tasty - good value too. This feels like more of a restaurant than a pub, perhaps reflected in the range of beers available - more focus on lagers than ales we... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I visited this restaurant again recently with my family for a celebratory meal, and it certainly lived up to my high expectations of the place which I had from my past visits. This time, I had the 'vegetariana piccante' pizza, which was certainly one of the best pizze which I've ever had; it tasted fresh and flavoursome, and it was... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have eaten at The Gate on many occasions and always had a great meal. It is especially good in the summer, as the children can use up a bit of energy tearing around the play area, before dinner.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It may not look chintzy and sexy on the outside but inside it is bright modern and spacious. Best spritzer in area ! The starters are good for a light snack and the seafood pasta is still the greatest yummy meal - my mouth waters just thinking about it. I shall be back - as often as I can !

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Milan, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The warm spacious interior of this pub, with its light wood tables and decor, is a little like an Alpine chalet. The food was a very pleasant surprise, served promptly even though we were tucked away out of plain sight, by the wood-fired pizza stove which was kept pretty busy. The standard makes The Gate easy to recommend and return... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times - the food is plentiful and really nice. The service has been flawless each time and very friendly. The cost is very reasonable. The only downside is that it is not in a beautiful location, but there is not much the owners can do about that ! We will keep going -... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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194 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Don't be deceived by the exterior, the restaurant has been modernised inside to a good standard, roomy and airy. Not a big menu but add the pizza menu to the general menu and there is plenty for everyone. I had pizza, very nicely cooked thin base not one of those chain pizza's all thick and doughy, this was like in... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Excellent pizzas and other Italian food served in this friendly pub. Charcoal fired pizza oven in the bar. Takeaway available but not home delivery. Gets very busy in the evenings so booking will be essential. Prices are very reasonable and service is brisk and efficient. Recommended.

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Additional Information about The Gate

Address: 74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
Phone Number: 01799 522 321
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
Average Prices: USD 9 - 24
Cuisine: Italian

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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 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian

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