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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 84
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  • 10
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  • 3
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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
A good all rounder

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have been a few times over past year Great food lots of it good price and friendly service best place to eat in saffron Walden

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Bishops Stortford
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

If you want to have a great Italian lunch and don't want to avoid the usual prezzo/ask pseudo Italian restaurant experience, try the gate. There is a large carpark with ample parking. The food we had was superb, and the curried prawn risotto was excellent, and followed this with the chocolate soufflé was better than expected. Thank you for bringing... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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