We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Dissapointing”
Review of The Old Gate

The Old Gate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Gastro Pub & Restaurant, serving dishes ranging from sandwiches & burgers to a la carte dishes and fresh seafood. Modern British/European Cuisine
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

We were pleased to see a new place to eat in Hebden. The re fit is good but that seems to be where the effort has ended. I had a starter of belly pork on a bright green apple sauce which although tasted ok was only just ok and the colour of the sauce was odd. For my main course I had venison haunch steak with red cabbage. The venison was lovely although on the small side but the red cabbage had a very off flavour running through it. The kitchen insisted it was just fruit but there was a strong odd taste as well. The waitress offered to get me an alternative veg but by the time it arrived I had almost finished the rest of the meal. We did not risk pudding.

The open plan kitchen is a great idea IF you don't leave plastic tubs and sauce bottles on clear view and don't allow the chefs to mess about in clear view. Seems odd not to realise that!

The bill for two if us with no pudding was a whopping £50 so we won't be going back. There are better places to eat.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank BZC1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

572 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    300
    161
    55
    28
    28
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Yorkshire
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

We had a family gathering and everything was efficient and well organised. The food was nice but not fantastic with a distinct lack if any veg or side dishes. Reasonably well priced.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank KelvinYorkshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“creative menu, great for vegetarians”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great atmosphere with friendly, professional staff. It's the kind of place you can go to straight from work or for a special celebration. As vegetarians we usually stick with indian or italien restaurants to be sure of a reasonable choice. The Old Gate Hebden Herbivore menu gave us a choice of 5 interesting dishes. The food was delicious, hot and well presented. Service was good. We will definately eat there again and I think I'll try out lunch - again a good selection for veggies and carnivores alike.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank MrsE64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent night/food/drink”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Ate there last Friday Night with some friends, first time for food but we've drunk there many times. Last minute thing so we had to wait for a table but got one after 15mins, wasn't the worst thing having to have another beer... Had chicken livers to start and beef fillet to follow. Both were excellent and I'd easily eat them again. Everybody else enjoyed their food. Wine was good, beer was good and service was friendly, we are booked again in 2 weeks! Really glad it's open, just what Hebden needed!

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank eddyj1981
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
leeds
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A strong local favourite”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Having regularly dined at the Fire House in Sowerby Bridge, my girlfriend and i eagerly anticipated the opening of The Old Gate in Hebden as it is owned and run by the same local family. While it offered the same high quality cousine, the decor and classy refurbishment make this a far superior venue to eat, drink and relax in friendly and lively company. i would even say that it is unmatched in the local area and is always the first place i would think of when going out for a local meal.

We always have the steak which are locally reared and for that little extra the fillet steaks just melt in the mouth. My one complaint previously was there the accompanying side vegetables were always a little sparse but i was pleasantly surprised to see fresh parsnips, asparagus, carrots that are cooked to perfection. The homemade desserts are fantastic and even the illy coffee is perfect to round off the meal

The wine menu is individualist and broad so for enthusiasts wiling to venture beyond the Chilean there is always something special that the management are only too happy to recommend.

we went on a busy saturday night without a booking and were delighted with the care and attention we received even though we could see that they were rushed off their feet. We took it in the right spirit that a place this good and this busy speaks for itself and every time we have visited since we have been amazed at the quality of standard in service and food. Good luck to the establishment, its a real gem and i cant praise it enough.

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank abzaa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Old Gate also viewed

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
 
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge
 
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge
 

Been to The Old Gate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing