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The Gate

74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
01799 522 321
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Quite deceptive from the outside but well worth a visit especially if you like fresh Lobster. Yes, Lobster in Saffron Walden and cooked to your liking - either with Pasta or if you are like my Husband just as it comes! I had Lamb and it was excellent.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

You definitely need to book on a Saturday and it was easy to see why. The place had a nice atmosphere, the staff friendly and the food delicious. You could tell it was fresh. Value wise it's great, cheaper than chain restaurants like Prezzo or Ask and generous portions. Would have loved to try a dessert but was too full!

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Gate is always good. It is not fancy bits and pieces but freshly made and well cooked food. The helpings are generous and the service super. It is great to see a group of very nice, enthusiastic young people making a real success of this restaurant. It is always a pleasure to go to the Gate. So you will... More

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saffron walden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

our family have eaten here since soon after it opened and it has always been a great pleasure. In addition to the restaurant, they have built a proper wood Pizza oven and will cook almost any Pizza you can imagine to order. have a good appetite when you go, the portions are very generous.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Ordered pizza to take away and had a drink while we watched them being prepared and cooked. Great to see food being made from fresh ingredients. Had a variety of pizzas and all were tasty and cooked well. Would definitely eat here again.

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walden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

we went early yesterday 7pm was just a handful of people as was wifes birthday....the starters were plentiful and bread from pizza oven was lovely...our mains mine rib eye juicy wife wanted as a chef something different so went for home made ravioli stuffed with sea bass saidshe couldn't fault it and in fact ouldnt finish it over to me... More

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I regularly eat at this restaurant. The food is fresh and authentic Italian, which tastes amazing, the staff are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere in the restaurant is always lively and they are nearly always fully booked as their reputation locally is impeccable. Saffron Walden has several very nice places to eat however The Gate is by far the most... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Living just a short walk from the restaurant, I've avoided it for a few years because of how the building looked. How wrong was I! My partner and I started visiting it a about 9 months ago based on raving reviews online, and from friends. Since then we've been visiting regularly, trying many dishes on the lunch and dinner menus,... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have just returned from a fabulous Birthday Meal at The Gate. The food was excellent, all 10 people had different things and every dish was very fresh and of great quality. The service and ambience was second to none. Thank you for a wonderful night out.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I have been to The Gate a number of times and have never been disappointed. Having tried a variety of things from the menu, the dishes have always exceeded my expectations. The service and atmosphere you cannot fault. I will be continuing to go this restaurant for the foreseable future.

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