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“Warm Welcome at the Garden” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Garden Gate

The Garden Gate
14 South End Road | Hampstead, London NW3 2QE, England
020 7435 4938
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Ranked #5,852 of 17,039 Restaurants in London
Price range: $14 - $24
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub, Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to The Garden Gate, the front door to the best alfresco fun in north London. Our beer garden is one of the city's finest, while inside is pretty inspiring, too. This 19th century pub has a long tradition of accommodating weary walkers and lovely locals from Hampstead Heath, and today we're doing it in style with fresh, home-cooked pub food, a stunning choice of speciality drinks and an ultra-relaxed atmosphere.
London
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Warm Welcome at the Garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Popular with the locals the Garden Gate is right in the heart of Hampstead Village. They do a pretty good selection of beers, ales and ciders topped up with a good food menu. We had a chicken caesar which was great and salmon fishcakes which were packed with salmon and very hearty. I asked for salad with my fishcakes which wasn't what was available on the menu and they were happy to accommodate. When it came the salad was a mix of leaves with all sorts of goodies with them such as spring onions and peppers. The average meal is approx £10 with steaks at £17. On hot weekends they barbecue out back and serve a great selection of burgers. One of the nicest things about the Garden Gate though is the staff, they have staff from a wide array of places working for them who are all really polite and helpful, they are happy to let you try anything on tap before you buy and quick to make a good food recommendations.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Fantastic Bar, Good Staff, Great Atmospher, Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This Bar / Restaurant is perfectly located next to Hampstead heath park. They have one of my favorite beers on tap from Cheq called Kozel.
The outside garden seating area is also fantastic for nice sunny days.
Yesterday I ate the roast pork belly, it was Fantastic. Really hit the spot.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Biarritz, France
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“Nice pub on the edge of the heath”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Best bit about this pub is the beer garden. Recently refurbished (so I'm told) it is very large and there was live music there on Saturday night. Got a thing about pulled pork at the moment and was very please with the pulled pork burger.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely, lovely spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

One of my favorite pubs in London - with fantastic atmosphere. Service is a pick slow, but a fantastic place next to the Heath - works for a sunny or a rainy day!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“A cracking find after a park walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stumbled across this pub after a walk on the Heath, in need of a pint, some food and a sit down on Good Friday. We found a table and ordered drinks and a dish each from the menu, which has something for everyone. Prices suited the quality of the food, while it's not super cheap, we both felt we had chosen well and dishes met our fairly high standards! Homemade burger and fries and roast chicken with fries and gravy (a super tasty dish that was unapologetic in it's northern-ness and served with heaps of style).

I was so impressed by the service, the staff were on the ball but discreet and really friendly.. A good beer and wine selection, we could have stayed for longer.

A real mixed crowd which worked well, a rare find in London on a bank holiday. The garden looks like it would be great in summer (if we ever get one), we will be returning.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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