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The Gate Islington
370 St. John StreetClerkenwellLondonEC1V 4NN
- +44 20 7278 5483
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
As one of my vegetarian friends was visiting me for the weekend, we went to The Gate, which is known for its international dishes and its inventiveness.
What I wasn't prepared for though, was how beautiful the place actually is! High ceilings and well stock bar: always a winning combination!
The starters were really rather good: the Mediterranean Peppers, filled with an artichoke & hazelnut...more