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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, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Another superb meal. Everyone very content.

Cant beat the seafood ravioli at this place. Always superb. Lovely scallops too. It is already well known they have the finest and best value pizzas for miles around. We were a party of 10, adults and children. Nobody left hungry. Portions can be too big for some, the solution for the "portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Ian B
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Cant beat the seafood ravioli at this place. Always superb. Lovely scallops too. It is already well known they have the finest and best value pizzas for miles around. We were a party of 10, adults and children. Nobody left hungry. Portions can be too big for some, the solution for the "portions are too big moaners" on this website......don't... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Had lunch here today with friends, great menu good size portions all the food is freshly cooked. The service is very friendly, accept for the manager, I think. He always seems to have a scowl and is never engaging at the point of appearing rude. Fortunately, the waitresses make up for this as they are always friendly and smiling. Great... More 

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Cambridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Gate is an Italian restaurant with the menu choices of mainly pasta and pizza with a limited choice of other dishes. The menu needs a revamp or alternatively offer specials.

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Thank BJworldtraveller
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

my wife and I had no problem with the cooking - fresh ingredients, tastily prepared. Service fine, wine by the glass OK. Our problem was with the industrial-size portions. I had the avocado, salmon and salad starter. For £6.95, I expected a smallish dish; instead, it was three or four times what I could stomach, The sea-bass ravioli was good,... More 

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1 Thank Ken W
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Went here yesterday lunchtime, really friendly staff, lovely pizza and really clean especially the toilet. The only downside was the temperature, there was a small fire alight which looked nice and welcoming, but the place was really cold so next time I will make sure I am wearing a thick jumper

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Thank Jo Jo D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Love this place, but book as they can be busy. Authentic Italian food with some unusual dishes. Try the sea bass ravioli or risotto with prawns and curry. Their daily specials are also good – the scallops for starter was an enormous portion! Menu is of modest size but enough to please most tastes. They also do pizzas and garlic... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I've been to the gate on numerous occasions and it never disappoints. Whether visiting as a large group or family meal the service is always good and food excellent. Definitely the best restaurant in saffron Walden.

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Thank sarahlewin
Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Very good: food, staff, ambiance & price, A super way to use the old Pub. forget all the so called Italian restaurants in town try this one but book!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

booked for my birthday, 9 of us went and the food and service was excellent. The staff were attentive but not pushy, we arrived at 7.30 and where the last to leave. I would recommend the Gate to anyone that likes good food. don't worry it was not expensive

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Thank Clive K
Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Following a friends recommendation, we booked a party of six last Saturday evening. Very nice atmosphere. Attentive staff. Wide choice of meals selected. All were excellently presented and tasted great. Prices very reasonable. It was busy so booking in advance is probably essential. Thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely visit again.

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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