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The Gate Islington
370 St. John StreetClerkenwellLondonEC1V 4NN
- +44 20 7278 5483
The gate is a serves up a decent vegetarian fair, able to satisfy even the meat eaters among you. The atmosphere is lively and relaxed. The staff are really friendly and chilled.
The thing that stops them being five stars is that their dishes are a bit hit and miss. I had a brilliant wild mushroom dish for a main but my sister had the artichoke hearts and they really didnt have much going on...more
Being a vegan, finding places like the Gate is quite exhilarating. I won't lie, I decided to come here for lunch with friends only because I looked at their desert menu and saw vegan eaton mess on it. Eaton-fucking-mess! That too vegan. I would've eaten through a bucket of raw kale to get to the eaton mess. But thankfully it did not come to that.
For starters we had the miso-glazed aubergine,...more
I had a perfectly pleasant lunch here.
My sweet potato and pomegranate salad was good, could have done with a little more crunch. My friend Jane had the rotolo, which was beautifully presented and she enjoyed the flavours. To drink I had a Sauvignon blanc which was below par, tasted more like a Riesling. Coffee after the meal was excellent, gorgeous rich roast.more
I prefer to eat vegan and while my husband doesn't, I was thrilled when he made reservations for us at The Gate. We had the bread with olive oil, courgette flower (chose the vegan prepared option), a glass of red wine, beer, and for the mains he had the thali while I had the Asian dumplings. The bread was ok, the wine and beer were ok, and the thail was just ok. I really liked the courgette...more
I'm not a vegetarian, but some of my friends are and I'm always a bit scared when they say "oh I know this great veggie restaurant". For me going out to a restaurant is too indulge yourself, so I'm not super excited at the though of eating tofu and salad.
BUT - The Gate offers a really various, gourmet selection of veggie delicacies. Who knew you could do so many different dishes with only...more