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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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Italian food in a pub setting

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Graham S
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 restaurant reviews
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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
40 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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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