Open The Gate is a cultural venue dedicated to the promotion and celebration of African and black culture through art, music, cultural and social activities.
The centre has a restaurant offering unique cuisine combining home-made authentic African cuisine, as well as Caribbean and Mediterranean dishes.
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Venue Details & Map
33-35 Stoke Newington RoadDalstonLondonN16 8BJ
- +44 (0)20 7503 6099
It's a Friday night and what is a girl to do, except to party? My friend recently had her birthday, so what better reason than to go for a hip hop dancing club night!
Venue wise it's not the prettiest place, it's kinda what you called a grimy club, I guess. Toilets were kinda bad and the service wasn't exactly fast. I did however like the massive choice of bottled beers, including one of my...more
Here's what I really like about you: your food. You run some amazing pop-ups and the food is great. I've had poutine and wings and burgers and it's all been great.
And then I pretty much dislike everything else.
Birthday's is not going to be my scene. It's loud, it's packed, it's a boozer spot for people who like to drink and drink hard. But more than that, there are so many...more
Well, the place itself is nice, and convenient. Drinks here are expensive, as is the food.
The food is lucky chip burgers so I ordered the royale with cheese, then realised fries are extra so went for the chilli cheese fries.
Burger was overdone and the chilli cheese fries are about half the portion I get from meat mission. Also, it was all really salty, I rarely add salt to any meals so...more
Specifically asked the price of drinks before ordering and was told the wrong price and then was served a pint after asking for a taste.
Service definitely leaves a lot to be desired!more
As if Bushwick had taken over a bar in London.
We ventured up to Birthdays in search of a good Dalston burger. Ordered 2 cheeseburgers at the bar, along with a (small) basket of fries and 2 beers. For a hipster bar, the beer selection was not very strong, and I just went with 2 Blue Moons, a good beer for sitting outside on a nice evening.
There were some seats available at outdoor...more