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74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
01799 522 321
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $24
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Visited the Gate with several friends and we were delighted with the atmosphere, service and food of this restaurant. A few of us had pizzas which were very very light and tasty - others went for the seafood options - the sea bass raviolli looked superb and I'll be ordering this one myself on my next visit. Surpisingly as well,... More

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Ickleton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is not the most lavish surroundings, but the food is great ! Beautiful italian food much better than the usual chains that are in the locality. he pizzas are to die for and they are big! Lovely touches like complimentary Limoncello at the end of the meal just make it a great evening all round

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You will need to book a table for this popular restaurant as it is not huge. The food was delicious, served absolutely piping hot, and it was very good value. The decor in the restaurant is simple and tasteful, comfortable seating, large tables so plenty of room. The toilet decor was a little dated and there's a step down to... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a restaurant not a pub. The Italian food is delicious & a refreshing change from the usual chain fair served by other local Italian restaurants. I'd advise booking as this is a very popular place.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have visited this restaurant many times, for lunch, for dinner and also when they catered for a funeral wake. Whenever I visit, the food and service has been excellent. As a previous reviewer commented, the portions are quite large and next time I think I will have the smoked salmon, crawfish and avocado starter as my main, skip the... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Our friends who are regulars took us here and what a great choice. The food is delicious and they present very large portions. My starter of Salmon avocado and crayfish was like a main course and my risotto main course would have fed at least three people. Unfortunately an ambulance was called to a gentleman in the restaurant who was... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited on a Tuesday evening at 7.30, and the restaurant was already almost full. We both ordered vegetarian pizzas without cheese, which were well topped with vegetables and olives. Even with 3 glasses of wine and two soft drinks, the bill was less than £30. The complimentary Limoncellos at the end of the meal were a lovely touch, and... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went there last night for our anniversary meal (although 6yo old daughter was with us!), we hadn't booked and they were very accommodating and managed to fit us in on what was a busy night. The interior is warm and perfectly nice, our table was a bit wobbly but other than that no complaints. The food was lovely, and... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The quality of the food the friendliness off the staff is always exceptional the only downside is trying to get a table at the weekend my advise book in advance or have a takeaway from them. The lasagna is the best,

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was my third visit to this restaurant and I was again treated to a fabulous meal. This time I was with a party of ten and the service was just as great as for a smaller group. I had spaghetti with seafood and it was teaming with loads of different types of seafood and was totally scrummy. Thank you.

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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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