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“Good food”
Review of The Gate

The Gate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Been there for dinner and was very pleasantly surprised. Excellent food,authentic pasta and pizza and great service. Highly recommend if you're ever in the Saffron Walden area

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good, but didn't live up to expectations”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Having read the very positive reviews, we visited in great anticipation of a special meal. It turned out to be good, but that is all. A slightly bizarre interior, with a cross between an out of season grotto and children's play barn set a rather incongruous tone. The basic furniture and decor are OK and the place is much larger than it looks from the road. Service was patchy, as bar staff seemed to ignore faces they did not recognise, and concentrate on those they knew, so far from a warm welcome.
Fared slightly better with the food service, although it did prove difficult to catch our waitresses eye at times. Food was OK to good, nothing outstanding and I found the much vaunted pizzas quite disappointing, with a relatively soggy base and minimal topping.
Will return and hope for better next time

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank DicerningDiner
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Saffron Walden”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Been to the Gate many times now, you have to book as they get really busy. The food is superb, definitely the best in town!

The pizzas are cooked in a proper pizza oven and are authentic. The food is reasonably priced and portions are generous. They don't have a kids menu but will do a smaller portion of the main meals. Staff are friendly and very efficient.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank danilou21
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

From the outside The gate looks like a dodgy pub, most people just walk / drive pass it... Inside wheil you can tell it was a pub, it has been done out very simple. It works

This is Italian done the traditional way, keep it simple, use good ingredients. The service is very attentive & friently. The food is very good & plentiful.

Dont go there unless you are hungry!!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Dan C
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“good food, good location good price”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Have eaten several times at The Gate with friends and have never been disappointed. the staff are friendly, the food is freshly cooked and generous and is great value for money. I think this is a real gem in Saffron Walden, a little bit quieter than some places to eat in Saffron but if you haven't tried it yet give it a go.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank jmbnewport
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