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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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  • 73
    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
Great food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Sue585
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Rouvray, France
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rouvray, France
Senior Reviewer
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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cambs
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

forget the Italian chains, this is a little gem. I had the salmon starter, which had a great taste but way too much! two people could have shared that. followed by the chicken in tommy sauce with veg; chicken was moist and full of flavour and once again good proportion. my wife had the lobster pasta, and there was plenty... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

we have been twice in the last two months. Each time, the food has been very good, the service excellent and the place busy. Book ahead to Avoid disappointment, as it fills up quickly. The beef carpaccio is very food and the Calzone is substantial, as are the steaks. We will return.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We attended the venue with a group of close friends and all our young children all under the age of 6. We were given a large table at the back of the restaurant with hardly any room to move between the other table. When this table arrived , which was also another large group they immediately complained to the staff... More 

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Vinca, France
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Old pub converted into lovely Italian inside. Don't be deceived by the outside. The food is very authentic even down to the black ravioli. All well cooked. All Italian staff and unusually quiet and very pleasant.

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Saffron Walden
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My first visit for an Xmas lunch with friends. It was nice to see the a la carte menu, with a wide variety of dishes. The grilled sea bass was excellent.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went last week, had the steak which was dry and thin and poor qualiy the chip and salad were good- the pizza bread was poor even though it has a speccial oven so i am led to believe!

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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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