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The Gate Hammersmith
The Gate Hammersmith

The Gate Hammersmith Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegaterestaurants.com
  • Phone: 0208 748 6932
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week
    Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
    Dinner 18:00 - 23:00
    Brunch is served on the weekends from 12:00
    Bar is open all day from 12:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Adrian Daniel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Check the website for details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Hammersmith underground station
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Gate Hammersmith
Adrian and Michael Daniel have been running London's most successful vegetarian restaurant since December 1989. We have received numerous citations of excellence from various bodies and been nominated for several food awards over the years, winning Timeout's 'Best Vegetarian Meal' award in 1992. We source our ingredients with care, using only the freshest produce and organic where possible including free range eggs. We always have a selection of vegan dishes or vegan options. The wine menu offers a selection of organic, vegan and vegetarian wines. We try to be aware of our carbon footprint and try reducing it by recycling our waste and buying where possible from companies that are carbon offsetting. We hope you enjoy you visit,

Adrian & Michael Daniel

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood Vegetarian Options
Diner Reviews
  • "The Gate was closed for refurbishment for months, so I was expecting to be dazzled by the new interiors. But to be honest, I cant see what they did, its pretty much the same as it was. However, the food certainly dazzled, im not vegetarian, but I was impressed by the textures and depth of flavour on offer. Service is a bit "slack" but I guess it is a fairly casual restaurant."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "Sadly , and not sure why, the lovely courtyard was closed on a beautiful evening. Too many tables upstairs, practically sitting with fellow diners. Poor acoustics, very noisy...zero atmosphere. As a veggie loved the menu, think I chose badly as the gnocchi wasn't "glazed in a sauce" more swimming in it. Fellow diners food seemed better presented. Two starters (small portions) two mains 2 soft drinks and 2 spritzers should not be £78. Staff not interested in serving, bordering on rude. Could be great, sadly wasn't."
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "Good food served by pleasant and efficient staff in day lit surroundings"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "This is a lovely restaurant with beautiful windows, lovely staff and gorgeous veggie food. Would thoroughly recommend"
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "Staff very good, décor light ,bright and airy. Food Starters excellent main ok.I think it is very pricey for vegetarian food.We (a couple) had 2 starters 2 mains and 2 cokes and it was £62.00 steep for a 55 minute experience. I also think that there could be more choice,approx 4 starters and 4/5 mains with the same ingredients in some of the dishes a bit more variety please. It was a enjoyable experience but too expensive."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "I was meeting an old friend for dinner here. Unlike me,she is not vegetarian but we have always both enjoyed the food here and though we have visited the Islington restaurant a couple of times during the closure of this Hammersmith one, we much prefer the ambience of the original.The food is varied and without exception,imaginatively executed and beautifully assembled.The wine list is extensive and the price points are good. The service is charming and not at all pushy. We lingered over our fresh mint tea and at no point did we feel under pressure to leave. I would recommend it highly .The only downside,i guess, is that when very busy it could be noisy and I find the décor a little stark after the refurbishment."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend here for his 50th birthday as he is a veggie and I'm not. Really enjoyed the meal. Was really filling. Brilliant service. Not the cheapest but well worth it. Would recommend and go back!"
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "As a non veggie I was pleasantly surprised very nice food and would eat there again"
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "Haven't been for a while having moved from the area - love the refurb! The food and service is as a good as ever! Great options for vegan food - lovely to have decisions to make on a menu for a change! Would definitely recommend The Gate!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Being vegetarian we decided to visit The Gate to celebrate our anniversary with a weekend brunch. The food was excellent and our waitress was very polite and helpful with suggestions. We will be booking again soon as we have a large menu to try."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "In love this place, amazing fresh and very tasty seasonal food, friendly staff and good wine options as well as they do selected wines by the 500ml carafe, so everyone can drink what they like. I'm not a vegetarian, but with food this good who needs meat?"
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "A delicious lunch menu, with incredible flavours and mouthwatering presentation. Recommend the sharing meze to try all they have on offer."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "We loved The Gate in Hammersmith before it closed for refurbishment in 2011. loved it for its unique charm and exquisite cooking with ever surprising taste new flavours. For years we dined there everytime werk. It must have been too good to be true, because After the reopening all that is left of it is the name and the logo. Average food, chain restaurant blandness. How sad"
    dined on 30/06/2014
  • "The Gate has been my favourite restaurant for such a long time, the best kind of smart casual atmosphere combined with friendly people and most importantly sublime food just never fails to send me straight to food heaven!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Food excellent, service excellent, just a shame about the noise level!"
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "I would highly recommend this venue the service was of the highest standard and the quality and taste of the food was second to none, a great restaurant for vegetarians with a good selection of dishes."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "I found the food here very tasty with quite a good option to the menu. The restaurant was nice and airy with plenty of light coming through the large windows. The service was ok...not great considering the price you pay. Busy enough for a Wednesday so that is a good sign. Located very close to the Hammersmith Odeon (sorry Apollo) so also well situated for events there. I would recommend The Gate."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "A very pleasant restaurant run by pleasant friendly people - the menu is very wide ranging and full of excting interesting ideas. Everything we had was delicious. It was a tricky evening as there was an exceptionally large crowd so the service was not as immaculate as usual but madeup for it in friendliness and courtesy. Quite rare to find such a varied and interesting range of options in a vegetarian restaurant... the aubergine dish called Thali was especially nice and the mix of starters we began with was exceptional."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "A great place for a meal with friends, nice design in unexpected location. All vegetarian menu which was great even for the group's omnivores. Service attentive but not overpowering. Well worth a visit. We went on a summer midweek evening."
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "I went to the gate with a guy I had been seeing for a short while. The food was interesting, well presented and tasty. The restaurant is in a small hall with tables quite close together, minimal decor and it's not that well lit.. It didn't provide a great ambience for my date in terms of a special restaurant. Felt like a cafe."
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "Great vegetarian options with a varied menu. The food was delicious and the service was flawless. As a vegetarian it's nice to come to a restaurant like this."
    dined on 23/06/2014
  • "The gate is a local restaurant which has been our setting for family/friends special occasions ever since I was a child. Since renovation the restaurant feels a lot more open and cool and it certainly suits the summer months well. It has served me well both on vegan and vegetarian diets. Recently staff have been very helpful with a friend of mine with allergies and added a birthday candle when I requested it in my booking. Many thanks!"
    dined on 23/06/2014
  • "I have been visiting the Gate in Hammersmith for the last 2 decades. It is a testament to it being the best of restaurants, that at my last visit the meal exceeded even the usual exceptional standards. Every dish my partner and I had was sublime. Imaginative dishes able to satisfy all dietary requirements, and a vegetarian restaurant that you do forget is vegetarian the moment you arrive. The food is so good, even the meat eaters amongst you will forget they are dining veggie! The staff were attentive, and made the experience very special again. Imaginative, stunning looking, and above all extremely tasty dishes. We will be back again very soon!"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "The Gate is a lovely venue and has a very relaxed atmosphere. I was really pleased to find a vegetarian restaurant near the appolo to have a meal before the show. The service was great, we had a lovely waiter. And last but not least the food! It was sooo tasty, lots of delicious flavors. The only problem was I wish I could have tried more, it all sounded lovely. We would definitely go again."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Would definitely go back. Food was absolutely delicious and fresh. Beautiful! service and ambience was great, relaxed and fun. We made our after dinner theater show on time too"
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "Well known and easy going restaurant. Menu is varied and has a lot of choice. Flavours could be a bit more daring."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Very tasty. I wanted to try everything on the menu. The wild mushroom rotola was especially good."
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Went here for a dinner for my girlfriends birthday and had a great meal, lovely food, great service. The only thing to mention it is quite expensive, but hey what isn't in london these days. If you looking for a nice night out and some great food look no further"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "The food looked and tasted delicious; it's the only vegetarian restaurant where our confirmed carnivore son doesn't notice the lack of meat on the menu. When we came for lunch few months ago, soon after the reopening, the service was distinctly on the slow side; this time it was just right - efficient and friendly without in any way being rushed. Our only reservations are that the plain high walls make the room distinctly noisy; also, some of the centre tables are rather close together."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "The Gate (Hammersmith) was closed for a long time for refurbishment. There may now be improved kitchens but the dining area which used to be light and airy with bright pop art paintings is now dreary and tired-looking after a failed attempt at ?eco-chic?.... sludge-coloured planks nailed to the wall. Service is a little slow and when I asked for bread at about 8.30, they had run out. However, the food is fabulous! There are complex combinations of flavours and textures, beautifully presented, that one would never be bothered to attempt at home and make dining there a real treat. My compliments to the chef."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "As a group of five we arrived for an early dinner. Up the stairs onto the main dining floor was a bright, simple and welcoming room, with large windows that let in heaps of natural light. The waiters were friendly, gave recommendations that delivered and made the experience just that bit more relaxed. As for the food. My goodness the food. The menu is very misleading. Other than the sides and desserts, no description on the menu did justice to what actually arrived. The presentation, the aromas, the colours, the vibrancy... And as if my mouth wasn't watering enough... The flavours. Eat bite was heaven for me. My other guests felt equally impressed. This place isn't the cheapest, but in my eyes, completely worth every penny."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "Booked this meeting for my boss and our overseas visitor. Our visitor was very impressed with the range of food and the fact that it was vegetarian but full of taste. She was very impressed and they had more than enough space to conduct their business meeting too. Will book again in future as near to the office and ideal dining in this weather."
    dined on 11/06/2014
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "Me and my girlfriend came for an anniversary meal the other day and I couldn't fault the experience at all; the food was some of the best I have ever tasted. It was bloody lovely. "
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "Really good food, veggie and vegan options. Friendly service. I would recommend."
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "We are long standing customers of the Gate Restaurant; it is one of our favourites. Our only criticism would be that we prefer not to have background music."
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "We come to The Gate only occasionally but the food is always top-notch. Really interesting, delicious, vegetarian creations. I am not a vegetarian, but love coming here."
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "Our family was visiting and we came here. because it was close to home. None of us is vegetarian and everyone agreed the food was delicious and super tasty. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. The ambiance is also really nice."
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "really great food - and I am a meat eater! Lovely atmosphere and environment, arrived for a birthday treat and was wonderful evening, great staff too we were well looked after all evening. Thanks to The Gate!"
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "We are not vegetarians but we enjoy the food because its different and honestly did not notice the absence of meat."
    dined on 30/05/2014