The Gatherers

4.2
197 reviews
£25 and under
European

Top tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
Delicious European cuisine, exceptional cocktails and sensational wine in a cosy and relaxed environment.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 197 People Are Saying
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RichardP
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent although rather slow to arrive (40-45 minutes). Staff were very friendly and helpful. Wine seemed quite expensive (no wine list was available). Restaurant area was cold with only a very small heater.

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Betty
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely cosy environment and friendly service. Will definitely go back.

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MsFMasch
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing tasting menu with fantastic wines and informative, attentive service. Just brilliant.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our experience here wasn't great. There are 5 things on the menu and 2 were unavailable when we walked in due to prepping issues. The waiter appeared not that bothered to really be there, just scrolled through their phone when he wasn't busy, we hung around waiting for ages when we walked in as there was no one around, and the floor wasn't clean either. All in all it wasn't that wonderful an experience. The only thing that was good was the food we did get to eat.

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veganfoodie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choices. All looked great. Very friendly staff. Nice open fire

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ArthurM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Turned upp formy booking to find the place shut. There had been no communication that they would not be honouring my booking

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Robert
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was good and the main course was very good. The starter was very basic (1 piece of grilled artichoke on top of chopped tomatoes). Nice place and I'd go again but I'd like to see a bit more to the starters especially as only 1 was available

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely plant based food, menu changes regularly so there’s always something new to explore. Great service and lovely atmosphere.

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SallyW
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was good but there was an extremely long wait for it to be served and between courses. Also the hot food was served on cold plates so the food wasn’t very hot when served.

We got the impression that they may have been understaffed and completely understand that this is an issue within the industry at the moment.

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Clara
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and cocktails. Nice decor and ambience. The 2 staff were rushed off their feet so a bit of a delay waiting for coffee but very polite and apologetic. Intend to return with some other friends in due course.

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Azza1985
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Lovely pub and surrounding. booked a meal on a Friday night as my partner wanted to try. All the staff were lovely and helpful but the food let it down both dishes very bland and didn’t taste great.

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BenD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and food. Cocktails are off the chart.

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SariK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very tasty vegan food. Lovely cocktails and mocktails. Warm fire and friendly service. Second time of visiting and look forward to many more

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Sean
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

As always, the quality of the dishes were very good, though a bit too spicy for my partner.

Bare in mind the whole ethos of the Gatherers is that ingredients are seasonal and fresh on the day. The clue's in the name. Expect a little disappointment if the choices are fewer from time to time.

Personally, I'd rather have quality over quantity. You certainly get that.

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JamesO
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and cocktails! You get a lot for your money! One of the bartenders/waiters did cocktails for us last night and by the sounds of things he hadn’t been making them for long because he was new but he did a great job, they were super tasty! Highly recommend.

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StephenR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to find a Vegan resturant. Our meal was excellent.

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JohnF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A local pub that serves delicious vegetarian food. The wait staff were super friendly and helpful, too.

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SarahD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous menu. Seasonal and flavoursome. Warm eve, so sat outside. Staff friendly and attentive considering how busy it was. Will visit again.

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MalcolmH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was good. Our party contained one vegan, one vegetarian and two omnivores - we all enjoyed our food.

We dined indoors, the place was almost empty which didn't help the ambience.

Service was friendly but haphazard.

We didn't have starter, so the server offered free bread, which was nice (the bread and the gesture).

We also asked for water (or it may have been offered), it came after the bread, after a very long wait (for which the server volunteered an apology). Two of us received our main course then the server took mains courses out to people outside. It was many minutes (maybe 5) before the remaining 2 meals were served.

The sweet course was similar, there was a long wait to order then 3 of us (who had ordered the same) eventually got our food, but there was a very long further wait before the remaining sweet was finally served.

It gave the impression that the kitchen was under-resourced and the waiting staff - though friendly and welcoming - were poorly coordinated and somewhat disorganised.

Maybe we caught them on a bad day, but I can only describe what our experience was.

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EmmaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little late and the kitchen was about to close but they still got our order out very quickly. Lovely food, great for my vegan partner to have so much choice.

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Courtney
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Creative, beautifully presented dishes that we very much enjoyed. There’s a real attention to detail and flair here that’s rare to find in a plant-based menu. The dishes were full of flavour and were thoughtfully conceived. My one comment is that the pasta (cassarece) in the squash and “Parmesan” creamy pasta dish was a bit too soft; it would have been much better if prepared al dente. The starters were real show stoppers. T service was friendly and excellent (although the return to bar-only ordering was a bit of a disappointment). We hope this restaurant stays open for a long time to come.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu and wine flight were both superb. Each course varied, exciting and delicious. Highly recommend. Although there was a wait for food at the start (arrived for 7:30pm, no food until 8pm) and no offer of a drink when my friend arrived, the wonderful staff soon made up for the delay by a complimentary glass of wine.

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PollyN
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice - menu limited but at least you know it's fresh.

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Julie
Norfolk
9 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience4

The food was a lot better than we thought as we didn’t realise it was a vegetarian restaurant. Was impressed with the food. The service was awful but to be fair they was short staffed. They had no coffee or puddings neither, but did give us some chocolates instead to compensate. Would go back.

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RachelS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful interior and furnishings, welcoming fire, really polite and friendly staff and outstanding food - we had a fabulous evening at The Gatherers, even though they were a little understaffed the servers did their utmost to ensure we had a great evening and the theatre from the Chef (smoking risotto!) was fun.
We will definitely go again

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JaneH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning setting
Amazing food
Considerate service
Definitely go!!

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ESKL
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous vegan food, a bit different to what's available elsewhere, and beautifully presented. Friendly staff, great service and a fabulous playlist - not so load that you can't enjoy a conversation, but load enough to enjoy. Lovely to meet the owner/host too, he should be very proud of The Gatherers.

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VicJ
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place with great food and drinks, cocktails were so good and so much choice! Menu was great and unique, definitely worth a visit. Staff were so nice and friendly :) can’t fault it and will be visiting again very soon!

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SamanthaH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was nothing special really. Over priced for what it was. Also when we arrived there were only bar tables as the owner had unexpected friends turn up and they had our table. Wasn't a nice experience and would not go back

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Beata
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Cool concept, good selection of drinks, the food was tasty, but the meal was not structured properly. I had a plate of grains with barely any veg nor protein, and my partner had a bowl of tomatoes and peppers with no protein nor carbs. Ended up sharing halves to make sense of it, but it wasn't enough. Left hungry and unsatiated.

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TraceyB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ended up here after our reservation elsewhere was cancelled. In hindsight I'm glad that happened as we had a lovely lunch outside in the sunshine with excellent service. None of us was vegan/veggie and we all enjoyed the change. Food was delicious.

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Jdt26
Bedfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine with fabulous, friendly and accommodating staff. We had a great night.

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TheSwineThatDines
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, the waitress was charming, the waiter was new to the job and made some mistakes.

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TomR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and setting, with some fantastic vegetarian food. Would highly recommend

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MattH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely service. Perfect for a family meal.

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Dissatisfied
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Uninspiring food at quite expensive prices. Service was cheerful, but the overall experience was poor.

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EvaM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully cooked, with fresh and good quality ingredients. Lovely atmosphere, and brilliant staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was gorgeous and whilst the staff were friendly and polite the service was extremely slow even though the restaurant was very quiet. I love eating here and the plant based menu is fantastic and all beautifully cooked and presented.

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Roisin
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is impeccable- beautiful flavours and large portions. It’s all seasonal and fresh, it’s not cheap but a lovely treat or celebration location. The staff are lovely. So so friendly, chatty and really organised. Would definitely recommend

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Tara
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food here is exceptional, the facilities were not all that impressive, room for improvement and the service was poor. Staff were friendly and helpful but not enough staff to cover everyone, so errors were made. Would go back though!!

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The Gatherers is rated 4.2 stars by 197 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.