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
- Public transport:
- Dalston Kingsland, National Railway
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
Birthdays, God love ya and the free poutine parties Stacks has thrown recently.
We, a group of four Canadians and a Brit, attended the Stacks farewell party last night. It was great fun! However, it was the staff who gave it a sour note.
Let me say, I always expect to get what I pay for, so a free poutine party is fair game. We all cashed in our free tickets for poutine and ordered drinks...more
Canadians basically have a poutine radar: oh, I smell fries in the air...but do I smell accompanying cheese curds and gravy? Thisaway, folks!
So, within Birthdays (a great venue in and of itself) is Stacks poutine. It's super solid poutine consumed off to the side of the more opened-up space of Birthdays. The fries are right size, and crisp. The chicken-based gravy (vegetarian also an...more