The Gate Llanfrechfa

4.6
1405 reviews
£26 to £40
British
***PLEASE NOTE***
DURING COVID WE ARE OPERATING AN ON LINE ONLY BOOKING SYSTEM. ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY MUST GIVE CONTACT DETAILS.

Opened in September 2017, The Gate is a family-run restaurant serving high-quality food at an affordable price, specialising in steaks and fresh seafood and fish, all chosen by the chef on duty and cooked to the highest standard!
Not recommended for vegans as we have meat and fish on display.
Visit our new addition to the premises, opened during lockdown - our amazing delicatessen and foodhall with fresh fish counter and lobster tank, butchery, charcuterie and pantry.
**Please note** We do not offer a childrens menu.
Also as our restaurant is a small intimate room we do note cater for parties or large table bookings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1405 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Emmaaa
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Absolutely loved the food as always. The only thing I would say is that we had the table booked for 2 hours and We felt really rushed. We ordered a drink and didn’t have chance to have a sip before our food arrived. I felt like that waiters were constantly checking to see whether we finished a course and the whole thing was rushed. We arrived at 1pm for our table and left by 2pm as everything was so quick so didn’t have time to enjoy being out again for the first time. Don’t mean to be negative as we love the gate and and food but it really felt as though we were under pressure to eat and drink quickly and leave which spoilt the afternoon

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and a lovely atmosphere. We will definitely be back again soon.

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SarahC
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely brunch on outside terrace, service excellent as usual and food was delicious.
Can’t wait to go back

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CerysF
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very welcoming and the outdoor dining was well organised.
Our meals were delicious. We cant wait to go back 🥰

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SharonW
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even tho due to government guide lines we ate outside on the terrace, the sun did come out, it was very pleasant, The food and service was excellent, we do go there regularly and there is never a difference in service or quality of food, we certainly will be going back there soon. Thank you all.

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JoanneP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great meal. Food was fabulous and service really good. Took our desserts home as so full!! It was the first time in almost a year for me and my husband to spend time with our son, and we couldn’t have chosen anywhere better for a family get together.

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JC1964
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside eating very cosy. Fabulous food as always

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Lianne
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday breakfast and everything was set out very well loved the fact that they hadhand gel and hand wipes on tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as ever

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DavidG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out after lockdown. Simply awesome food. Great job The Gate

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KayW
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were seated in the carpark away from the heaters. The fillet steak that I ordered was almost impossible to cut.

The Gate Llanfrechfa
Responded on 1 May 2021

did you complain at the time about your steak? if not, why not? i guess you didnt like that table and have made up that a fillet steak couldnt be cut.... because to be honest all fillet steaks are the tenderest of beef cuts and as ours are a quality above other restaurants, to be uncutable is nigh on impossible.

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MARKL
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, nice place, only eat from the lunch menu which was very reasonable, weather wasn't the warmest but was made much more comfortable with halogen heating 😀

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PhillipH
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad dinning experience at "The Gate" . The food is exceptional and the staff friendly and polite.

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G11B
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was extremely poor, the waiters where moody and felt like they didn’t want to be there, it felt rushed and the food was very average for the price of it! Very expensive. Not worth the money. The staff are rude and didn’t feel comfortable at all in the place

The Gate Llanfrechfa
Responded on 29 April 2021

hmm strange review as this was our first day back doing what we know best after all this time and al the other reviews said the service was good. what name was your table booked under?

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JosephP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, looking forward to our next meal at the gate

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Prime
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I ordered a Fillet Steak, and although it was cooked & Presented Perfectly, it was actually Tasteless. My Partner ordered the Skewers which were overcooked.

The Gate Llanfrechfa
Responded on 29 April 2021

did you take it up with a member of staff or the manager? if not we could of rectified it there and then

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Paul
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was first day opening and it was not a warm day but they didn’t seem prepared although we had booked. Food was ok but nothing special. Will go back once inside is open.

The Gate Llanfrechfa
Responded on 27 April 2021

hi, sorry to read this, can you elaborate why you thought we were unprepared and also why the food was mediocre?

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shut due to Covid

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LeighC
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service on the day we visited. Food excellent as always. Excellent value two course menu. Couldn't fault anything.

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ClareE
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food was delicious and service perfect. Excellent value for money.
Thank you 😊

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RachelL
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and servers so kind and attentive. Will be going back

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ChrisW
South Wales
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve ever been too . The food keep getting better with every day . The chicken wings are the best thing I’ve ever tasted !

See you guys again very soon

Chris and kodi

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HelenW
South Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. Can’t wait till you reopen as a restaurant

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wayneb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lunch at a great price, just felt a bit rushed, although understandable in current circumstances

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BenVendetta
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent pre Christmas lunch with my wife. The meals were very good indeed and well presented. It is such a pity that we arn't going to be able to visit The Gate again any time soon 🙄🙄

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Grayowales1962
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and we were so impressed that we cancelled the meal we had booked for our Anniversary four days later to re-book here. Unfortunately due to drakeford the destroying Christmas and the hospitality sector in Wales our meal was cancelled. Looking forward to coming back as soon as possible.

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ABIBW
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

From checking in to checking out, the service was fantastic, the orders were taken efficiently, the food was prompt and delicious, the ambience was calm and quiet but the atmosphere had a buzz in the air, I will definitely be booking a table in the New Year when we come out of this latest lockdown (how we long it may be)

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PaulC
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, with courteous and helpful staff made for a lovely experience. Definitely will be going back.

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JayneC
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, quick service, will definitely go back

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TerryB
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and service during these difficult times. Prices have increased somewhat since my last visit but still good value.

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ShirleyD
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual the food was fantastic and value for money. We all had the rump steak with peppercorn corn, which was great. We went at lunch time and had the lunch menu. This is a restaurant I go to on a regular basis and have never been disappointed.

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LauraR
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch menu for a birthday celebration. Food was lovely, perfectly cooked and well presented. Portions were more than adequate. Excellent value.

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DebJ
South Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at The Gate- service and food excellent- 3 course stunning meal for under £20 per person!! What’s not to like well done the Gate and loved a visit to the Deli afterwards where we bought the cheesecake we had totally enjoyed with our meal!!
Totally recommend !!

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JoanneN
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning food as always, 100% recommend The Gate.

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cathyc
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service as always!
Can’t wait to return and hopefully we’ll be able to mix with friends soon!
Thanks for doing what you do so well.
Happy Christmas To all

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb was beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to The Gate, you can pretty much guarantee the same quality every time. Staff are hard working and can’t do enough. The lunch menu is great value for money and the portions are perfect!

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PaulS
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food as always, pity covid stops us having an alcholic drink with our meal, but good range of non alcohol drinks

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal, superb service and all under tough but safe conditions. Thank you.

FAQs

The Gate Llanfrechfa is rated 4.6 stars by 1405 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.