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The Gate

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74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
+44 1799 522321
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food....friendly staff...lively atmosphere...Absolutely packed on a Tuesday night so they must be doing something right!!!!

Thank kelvinroy
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've booked 21 places tonight. Every meal that came out was piping hot and cooked to perfection. Service was good and each and everyone of us enjoyed the evening and there was no complaints. 👍👍👍. Compliments to the chef and we would like to say a big thank you to the staff.

Thank highgate32
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Love this restaurant, our favourite place. Staff lovely and food is brilliant. Always very helpful and nothing is too much trouble

Thank chrisphelan912
Halstead, essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Doesn't look much from the outside but don't be put off! Delicious Italian food and more. Great service - all charming and helpful. Lovely choice of wines. Doesn't matter how busy they are never had to wait long.

Thank Walpole13
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

First visit to the town and stumbled across the gate. Don't pass by, looks like an old pub in need of love. Inside is a great Italian restaurant, modern, comfortable and serving lovely food. My wife and I both had pasta dishes and they very very tasty. Nice service and a very pleasant lunch experience.

Thank Bill A
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I personally think that this is one of the best places to eat in Saffron Walden. When back in town, I always make the effort to visit, despite it not being located in the town centre. I always enjoy the pub atmosphere and there is a good range of delicious Italian food to sample. My favourite dish is the homemade... More 

Thank miyka
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Being Italian I expect big things and every time I visit The Gate I am delighted by the authenticity in their food and the variety of options. Not only is the food great, the service is 100%. Lovely environment and definitely the best Italian locally. If you do want to eat here I recommend booking early.

Thank food247travel
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We have visited this restaurant many times over the years but the last couple of visits have been disappointing . Our most recent trip last week confirmed what we had thought a couple of months ago, the menu is tired and in need of an overhaul. The atmosphere is good and the staff are helpful so it's a shame the... More 

Thank Jackie J
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We fly over from Canada every year to eat here. Food is exquisite, pasta and sea bass are worth driving or flying for! Great for lunch and dinner, owners are wonderful too!

Thank bobbyex11
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This was a great find, and the food has been excellent on every visit. The pub has outdoor seats and a beer garden at the back for those wishing to dine outside in better weather. It can start to get busy and they often reserve areas for private functions, but they were able to seat us. This place is ideal... More 

Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $19
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 522321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?