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The Gate

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
01799 522 321
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great venue, conveniently placed with a decent amount of parking but also walking distance from the town centre (and my office). The location makes this an ideal venue for both business and personal meals. I have been for both lunch and dinner here, the food is always of a very good standard, the service is friendly and welcoming and... More 

Thank Jamesdev814
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent authentic Italian food. Restaurant was dead though with no atmosphere. Reasonably priced and would return again when next in the area.

Thank Paul J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went as four people, served very prompt even though the place was busy and it was quite early. Do book to get a table. The food was beautiful, the boys had pizza and steak and my daughter had a starter, tomato soup and lasagne. I had the Cray fish, avocado and salmon salad and sea bass ravioli, everyone enjoyed the... More 

Thank mummypaddy
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice staff. Friendly. We had the ravioli options. Fish version very good Vegetarian version ok. Sat outside. Too warm inside.

Thank mnasrudin
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Tried here for a girlie night out, booked a table for 6, was very busy, you have your table for the evening, variable menu, excellent food and service, friendly staff, very clean and comfortable, we all had different meal from the menu and all enjoyed our meals and yummy desserts, loved their ice creams, followed by coffee, very reasonable prices.... More 

Thank Hazel B
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Simply the best pizzas for many mile. Early in the evenings the place is always busy most days of the week which speaks for it self. All the menu is good with great value for money. Some of the starters are a little too much! I have visited several times and always enjoyed the food and the people there.

Thank holroyd72
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

An impromptu early visit to this gem of a pub left us smiling. We could soon see why all the inside tables were booked. We say in the charming garden. Little touches - the children's play area is sited away from most of the tables making it easy to have a peaceful meal and helped parents to relax, knowing their... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

From the outside it looks quite 'ordinary' but we've been there a number of times and have never been disappointed. Originally went with family from Australia on the recommendation of a friend and got the best compliment ever. My brother and his wife have travelled the world over a number of decades and they rated the meal the second best... More 

Thank 817myn
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant ever since Dani & Andrea opened the run down pub and converted it into a genuine Italian trattoria with food to match. By also keeping the pub itself going and adding a proper pizza oven they have covered many bases. Our last visit there this month was as good as ever and I... More 

Thank Michael M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

I cannot fault the food - very generous portions and delicious. However, due to the poor service we received I will not be rushing to visit again, the staff were very unfriendly and unwelcoming which made me find my overall experience uncomfortable.

Thank Ellie M

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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 - $18
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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: 01799 522 321

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