The Gate Llanfrechfa

4.6
1387 reviews
£25 and under
British
**PLEASE NOTE, we are not taking part in the government eat out to help scheme***

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 (except sundays)
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 1387 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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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shut due to Covid

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LeighC
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

CW
ChrisW
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

HW
HelenW
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
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
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
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.

JC
JayneC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, quick service, will definitely go back

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TerryB
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
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
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 !!

JN
JoanneN
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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cathyc
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

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

Lamb was beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
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
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

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

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

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StevenW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , staff very friendly and efficient , can't wait to go back .

DR
DilwynR
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and had the 2 course lunch menu for £14.95 and it was fantastic. Food was super and served quickly and efficiently. Well worth a visit and we will be back! Also visited the food hall area where fresh meat fish cheese and much more are sold. Lovely food, excellent quality and service all round in both parts was very good.

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is always lovely to eat at the gate your always made to feel special

HD
HannahD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I can’t fault the service although the food itself was a little disappointing.
The stuffed chicken was dry for the price to expect it to be cooked to perfection.

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ChristieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunchtime menu was incredibly good value. Staff were friendly and the tables were socially distanced well. The food was delicious!

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Dragons
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Staff very friendly and professional in these difficult times.

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Jolloyd
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as usual. Fab service from wonderful staff

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TRACEYJ
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at the Gate and definitely won’t be the last !! Very well organised for the situation that restaurant are in at the moment hand sanitizer every were trac and trace all done correctly cleaning of tables and chairs after every sitting, food was delicious and the three course lunch menu was great value . Very large portion size can’t not praise it enough

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MarilynB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Arrived on time seated late , after diners who had arrived early no notice taken of time table was booked for.
Scallops beautifully cooked as was the salmon, but the monkfish was overcooked dry and tough. We were told they had already over stayed the 90 minutes allocated before we were shown the desert menu , so obviously didn’t order a desert just had half a cup of the coffee and paid the Bill before leaving feeling that we were being hurried out . No account seemed to have been consider that we were nearly half an hour late being seated and you can’t eat a meal until it is delivered to your table.
I had a previous booking here on the 1st of the month and didn’t experience any problems at all and delighted hence this booking for the 11th. I am concerned as I have another table booked for the 21st for a very special occasion and only hope it will be better than this one. Marilyn Beardmore

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ThomasJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Service very good. Food not up to usual standard, the chips were under cooked and the lamb rump had a significant amount of inedible fat. Also put to sit under the speaker, but were told that the Xmas music could not be turned down a bit. Difficult to have a conversation.

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ClaraK
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed when the waiter and the chef had a vocal argument across the hot counter and we could hear them f’ing and blinding in the kitchen. Great entertainment, reminded me of Faulty Towers :)

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SarahF
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed here Fabulous food served by lovely staff
Loved the mocktails
Thank you See you soon 🎄😊

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TraceyS
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were met by a member of staff after presenting ourselfs for our table which we were about 25 minutes early with you can’t wait in the lounge area and you didn’t tell us you had a push chair? Which is really not very customer friendly and a bit rude I found perhaps a little bit of customer service training needed ! But were seated right away so was puzzled by the staff member, apart from that the food was lovely and will return and hopefully be greeted with a bit more professionalism .

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SophieC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and delicious lunch, the staff were very friendly and the food was delicious! Can’t wait to come back!

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AllanD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and safe and professional. Excellent value for money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As normal a great meal

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GavinC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The lamb was a little over cooked for me, but for the price it was acceptable.

The attention to hygiene and cleanliness was impressive, and they took COVID preventative measures very seriously.

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KellyD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful food, very good value and cosy atmosphere. I will return very soon.

FAQs

The Gate Llanfrechfa is rated 4.6 stars by 1387 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.