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.
Venue Details & Map
33-35 Stoke Newington RoadDalstonLondonN16 8BJ
- +44 (0)20 7503 6099
I've really enjoyed poutine and really excellent burgers here, but those are just pop ups. They pop ups in there that I have been to have been quality, but you can't go expecting a certain thing.
It's a bit rowdy, and the time we were there for burgers, there was an odd queue for people to meet some youtube star? Boozy slushies, and okay drinks, mid priced I guess, it's a bit of a grotty club...more
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
As a Canadian, I am obliged to attend any event/venue that provides poutine, especially when it comes free with the purchase of £3 beer. Stacks at Birthdays has been fantastic, and will be missed!
All poutine aside, Birthdays is a great venue, with very helpful and friendly people working behind the bar. I would recommend it to anybody looking for after work drinks in the area.more