The Gate Llanfrechfa

4.6
1905 reviews
£25 and under
British
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.

OUR MENU IS SIMPLE AND FRESH, TWO COURSES FOR £16.95
PLUS A GREAT STEAK AND SEAFOOD MENU

**Please note**
Also as our restaurant is a small intimate room we do note cater for parties or large table bookings of more than 10 people.

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 1905 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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MarkW
South Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience here food is allways spot on and the staff are great

CN
CharlesN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere and food. Good service. Plenty of parking space.

MB
MelanieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very cold in the restaurant, my mum had to keep her coat on while eating, which did not make for an overall enjoyable lunch.
Ladies serving were excellent

AR
AliceR
South Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening from start to finish! Enjoyed our food, staff were fab!

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely food, I had the fish duo and my partner had the steak which melted in your mouth, meal was full of flavour and the waiters we’re very attentive

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LucyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Lovely setting and atmosphere was relaxed. On arrival the service was very quick in deciding what to choose and felt pressured to think quick! The food was fair and tasted good, however little sides came with it and one garnish of a 1/2 tomato which looked out of place.
No one came and asked if the food and everything was ok with the meals. They should have made an effort to do this. I had to ask to pay for the bill rather than bringing the receipt.
Overall standard and fair. Needs to be better front of house in place if was to return.

SW
StuartW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and excellent service and great atmosphere.

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ArianeD
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful all round! I absolutely cannot wait to return.

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Trig
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is lovely and came quick looking forward to returning when the full menu is back

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CHRISW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

another outstanding meal at a fabulous eatery,always a pleasure when visiting wales to eat here,nopthing is ever too much trouble.

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ChristineD
South Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to The Gate. Myself and 4 friends enjoyed a meal last night. The service was excellent as well as the food. We have already booked another meal for November. I highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round excellent experience! Loved that they had a two course offer for £16.95 and also a separate menu if wanted something that was more expensive like a big daddy steak! Meat was so tasty and perfectly cooked, definately the highlight!

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Morgan1
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional value for money! Staff excellent, service excellent.

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PatriciaF
South Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and friendly staff plus good quality tasty food. I can thoroughly recommend The Gate restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening last night at The Gate Llanfrechfa - there were 6 of us celebrating my husband’s birthday. The food was excellent, drinks really good, service was excellent too from two lovely young ladies who were very chatty and friendly. Would definitely recommend the Chicken in Garlic and Mushroom Cream Sauce. Had such a good time we have already booked a return visit.

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SherrieC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food.. fabulous Yorkshire’s our only disappointment was there was no cracking on the belly pork 😟

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Sandflopper
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Avoid the tump, bad choice a bit over seasoned. Everything else first class. Good service lovely drinks waitress.
My fault choosing the large rump, scallops and fish really lovely

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ClaireD
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, friendly staff and beautiful meal

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service, would recommend a visit.

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WendyP
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

A couple of months back we had a lovely meal of seafood pasta, and even recommended it to family and friends as it was one of the best we have had in a long time. Booked to go back on 16th October. Menu completely changed, no pasta on the menu, one burger and one chicken dish. Nothing else we fancied and decided to leave. Very disappointed.

The Gate Llanfrechfa
Responded on 18 October 2021

wow this has caught me by surprise, if anything we should write a bad review about yourselves.... you booked a table on saturday evening and just because we didnt have seafood pasta on our extensive ala carte menu, yes over 25 different dishes! , you decided to walk out without even offering to pay for the drinks that were poured so not only did you not pay for drinks you lost us potentially 4 people to eat here on a saturday...... the hospitality trade does not customers like you at the moment

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SharonM
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely lovely, prompt service food was piping hot.

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Foggy1972
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is what you go to The Gate for and once again it didn’t disappoint! I had a T bone which was a little thin at the tip so was more well done, but the overall cook to medium rare was perfect. My wife’s 20oz rib eye was ordered medium, but was more well done, no pink in the middle at all, but was still moist and tasty. My dad had dauphinois potatoes, and the portion was tiny! Overall though the food was excellent! I will be rebooking in about 6 weeks.

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LydiaA
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always lovely here, the food and service are excellent. Highly recommended!

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GrahamW
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall very good , seafood platter excellent except some pieces overcooked . Steaks excellent. I’ll Be back,

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TannS
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food - wonderful service. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening for a colleagues leaving meal.

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LisaD
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and good value for money.
Service was quick although didn't feel rushed. Lovely and comfortable. Easy to parkand easy to find location.
Will definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Wales
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent and service a1

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LouLou
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took extended family for a meal as we had been here before and loved it and they were not disappointed. Food was absolutely stunning and staff were very friendly. Good variety of food, not just steaks. Definitely recommend a visit.

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chloew
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Chef was very rude, rushed us to order food when most guests hadn’t sat down when just arriving. most of the menu wasn’t available.

The Gate Llanfrechfa
Responded on 12 October 2021

How on earth was i rude? when you were booked for 4pm which is our last booking time and the remainder of your party rocked up at 4.25pm and was expecting to stand at the bar for drinks and a chat when we are in the kitchen ready to clean down and be out by 5pm. Sorry but if anything is rude that is

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Roast Dinner with desserts. Lovely staff. Will be returning

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EmmaJ
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have visited this restaurants for many years and always been impressed with service, menu, meals and prices, recently we have read some reviews stating otherwise. This did lead to us having doubts at re-booking but yesterday we had Sunday lunch and everything from start to finish was fantastic, absolutely fantastic
Won’t be reading reviews again!!

The Gate Llanfrechfa
Responded on 13 October 2021

Thank you for such kind words, unfortunately there are some unscrupulous people about who are trying to kick us when we are down. W e will continue doing what we know best and thats great food and service

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lisah
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had table booked for 6pm, arrived slightly earlier so seated by 5.50. We shared starter which was brought to us more or less straight away then within 10 minutes of finishing were presented with our main meals. Just would have preferred to have bit longer between courses. I had the pork belly which is a favourite of mine but this time found it very fatty.

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Dozenthapple
Houston
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service and the food is pretty flavourful. The downside was the jacket spud not being overly tasty.

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AnnJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, really delicious, something for everyone and caters really well for those with food allergies

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning place, food was amazing, lovely friendly staff

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PaulD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

AD
AlexD
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and the atmosphere was very nice, the speed of the food coming to the table along with drinks was excellent. Highly recommend for people to go there, it’s an excellent restaurant with exceptional staff and dining experience all round.

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LDee
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Booked as Vegetarian Sunday lunch advertised but wasn't available. Had a just vegetables dinner and price was reduced which was fair but all quite bland. Couldn't really distinguish the roast potatoes from boiled which is a crime! Also, meals are huge and this may suit some but felt it is a waste of food. Both parties left quite a lot and one is renowned as a big eater. Would rather a moderate amount at a more reasonable price.

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Councillorbr1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Huge portions of food at reasonable prices but taste not great

HJ
HelenJ
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sunday lunch around, i cannot wait for our next visit

FAQs

The Gate Llanfrechfa is rated 4.6 stars by 1905 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.