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The Gate Islington

370 St. John Street | London, United Kingdom, London EC1V 4NN, England
+44 20 7278 5483
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“polenta chips” (41 reviews)
“tortillas” (23 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
370 St. John Street | London, United Kingdom, London EC1V 4NN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 4 people vegetarians and vegans. The food was probably the best I have ever eaten! We chose different dishes so we try as many as possible. ALL were truly delicious! TOP quality and a lovely relaxed friendly atmosphere. A true...More

Thank MonicaMits
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was flavorless and boring. Had a reservation but still waited an hour for our table. Service was patchy and inconsistent. After all that still wanted to try a dessert but the waiter advised against a few of them and the rest were out of...More

2  Thank Np0025
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was absolutely amazing and if that is what this score was based on it would have been a 5. However I am basing this on the very poor service. Asked for tap water got bottled sparkling (which to be fair we weren't charged for...More

1  Thank Dee_Dee_1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was okay. 5-6 different dishes for both starters and main to choose from which were presented well and tasted okay. The problem was the service. Everything was very slow and our desserts took 45 minutes to arrive, with one about ten minutes after...More

1  Thank Danrzr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a pre-Sadler's Wells show dinner with friends/family that ranged from a meat-eater to a strict vegan with a nut allergy, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our food. I started with a delicious jalapeno Margarita, then had an African vegetable dish with chick...More

Thank maryrosedouglas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a recommendation to my mum to book this place for my birthday it was very good. My mum not being a veggie is always picky with restaurants that have a veggie menu but this place definitely ticks the box! The service was also great,...More

Thank BiancaTia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice interior and seating, reasonable pricing - this is a place I love going back to. There are always great new propositions on the menu, with excellent sides and a good amount of warm, nutritious meals - unlike some other vegan places that have...More

Thank easterndaze
Reviewed November 7, 2017

We had a really lovely dinner on a Sunday evening. The service was excellent, the food was very good except for one starter was a bit average, though it wasn't cheap. The atmosphere was good and we will definitely be going again.

Thank Tessa E
Reviewed November 5, 2017

We aren't vegetatarians but first went here with a vegetarian friend and enjoyed it so much that we went back without her. The first time i had the mushroom risotto followed by Eton mess and my husband had the tortillas followed by sticky toffee pudding....More

Thank Colliered
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

coincidentally i walked into the gate islington, purely veggie restaurant. as a starter had a nice quiche and as a main tortillas wit guacamole and sour cream. food was very delicious and i recommend this place.

Thank Rajk v
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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April 11, 2017|
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Response from TheGateLondon | Property representative |
Yes you can!
Guy T
February 6, 2016|
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Response from Lentil63 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there certainly were gluten free options, the meal I had here was really excellent and I would return to this restaurant in a heartbeat if it was a bit closer to me.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $53
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370 St. John Street | London, United Kingdom, London EC1V 4NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7278 5483
  • E-mail
The Gate focuses on creative and healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes that are full of flavours and visually pleasing. We source our ingredients with care and intensify flavour by careful cooking and by combining ingredients in unexpected ways.
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