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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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
A taste of Italy

I am tempted not to write a review as it will only make this gem of a restaurant even harder to get into but as the team here deserve praise I've decided to go ahead! Very much an italian feel to the menu, which is short but good. Proper italian thin crust pizzas, heavenly garlic pizza bread, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
MSusieM
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I am tempted not to write a review as it will only make this gem of a restaurant even harder to get into but as the team here deserve praise I've decided to go ahead! Very much an italian feel to the menu, which is short but good. Proper italian thin crust pizzas, heavenly garlic pizza bread, and very tasty... More 

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Vinca, France
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Our second time here. Excellent food, good service and thank god no kids running around. Well done we will be back

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Braintree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Had a great time food was really good would go again. Had the pasta with squid, mussels, and carmari. Pudding were very nice. You get good. Portions of all courses

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've been to the Gate a few times now - I gave it 5 stars last year and I have to say it's even better. Great food and not at the extortionate prices you see elsewhere in town of lesser quality - and the beer's great too

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You know exactly what you're going to get at The Gate. Great food, generous portions, friendly efficient service and a very reasonable bill. You'll need to book since it's full most nights. We adore the place and have to get our monthly Gate fix. The menu doesn't change much, if at all but I don't really want it to. It's... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We regularly visit the Gate with friends for an evening meal and always enjoy the experience. Because of this we recently booked the restaurant for a private family function. Even with forty covers the choice of menu, wine, service with a smile and ambience was exemplary. The Gate is a little gem! Unprepossessing from the outside but open the door... More 

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Rouvray, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We recently took our 7 year old granddaughter to The Gate for lunch and had a great meal. The food was well cooked, there was a fantastic choice and the service was pleasant and very efficient. We had been warned to ignore the outside appearance of the restaurant ,which is dull and uninviting, and I'm glad we did. There is... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Always good food, lovely people and very reasonable prices. The salmon and crayfish salad is great and huge! By far our favourite local restaurant.

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Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Although the food was great. Because we had just arrived and had not made a reservation, we were subjected to the "tut tut..see if we can fit you in, you should always make a reservation" which was a bit off putting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The best restaurant in Saffron Walden. Consistently good service, large portions, and reasonable prices. You won't be disappointed.

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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 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian

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