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The Gate Islington
370 St. John StreetClerkenwellLondonEC1V 4NN
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
The service is pretty slow but the aubergine noodles are worth it! Try their veggie sushi, too! It's a good place with interesting food, it just gets way too busy on a Friday.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
The Gate was lovely, and big ups to them for letting us stroll in and get a quick seat without a reservation.
Agreed with Joey C.'s comment that, from the outside, the restaurant is not particularly noteworthy - turns out, I've unknowingly walked past The Gate many a time. Inside, however, the space really opens up and it feels light and uncluttered.
There is a wide range of drink options -...more
Food was delicious and lovely presented :) had the roasted pumpkin, dolcelatte and sage tart for starter. It was delicious. Then we had aubergine teriyaki and butternut rotolo - the butternut rotolo was divine! And then for dessert we had the rosewater panna cotta and fruit summmer trifle. All was delicious, including the red wine (can't remember which one we chose).
Service was 4 stars. The...more