The Gate Hammersmith

4.4
1418 reviews
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£25 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Vegan
The Gate focuses on creative and healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes that are full of flavours and visually pleasing. We source our ingredients with care and intensify flavour by careful cooking and by combining ingredients in unexpected ways. The Gate Hammersmith is located a couple of minutes walk from the Hammersmith Apollo.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 12:00 – 14:00 (last booking) and 18:00 – 22:00 (last order 22:30)
Saturday 12:00 – 14:30 (last booking) and 17:00 – 22:00 (last order 22:30)
Sunday 12:00 – 21:15 (last order 21:30)
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Phone number
020 8748 6932
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Yossi Edri
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Public Transit
Hammersmith underground station
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Special Events & Promotions
Check the website for details.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1418 People Are Saying
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JR
4.0
Dined on 8 July 2018

We know the brand of The Gate, having been twice to the one at the Angel Islington. We enjoyed being outside in the courtyard, we enjoyed having a real choice of vegetarian meals and we enjoyed the presentation of each course. We found the serving staff very friendly, helpful and prompt.
It was slightly hard to find the venue, tucked away in a side street of Hammersmith. The food was quite pricey for the amount on the plate but probably fair enough given the postcode.

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PC
5.0
Dined on 3 July 2018

Amazing food and lovely location. Service was a little slow but professional and friendly. Would recommend.

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p
London
4.0
Dined on 20 June 2018

Unusual idea of vegetarian menu only but the dishes we chose were nicely presented and tasty. Only gripe is drinks seem expensive, my bottled beer was more than five pounds and actually was served at room temp on a warm sunny evening. Otherwise good.

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JM
5.0
Dined on 18 June 2018

We had a brilliant meal, the waitresses were very friendly and presumably the chefs, we also on form. Very pleasant experience

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C
London
5.0
Dined on 6 June 2018

This is one of the best vegetarian/ vegan restaurants in London. Wonderful inventive dishes that you will enjoy even if you are not a vegetarian or vegan. Highly recommend the Green Dragon salad - delicious. Helpful friendly staff, lovely room and perfect location for pre-show supper, 2 mins walk from Eventim Apollo. My only complaint is with the acoustics it can get quite noisy when full.

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C
London
1.0
Dined on 16 May 2018

I hope they were just having an off day! 16th May, we went for our anniversary and it was a total shambles. Waited at least 10 mins to be seated, waited 30 mins to order, food arrived 1.5 hrs after we arrived. Plates on top of plates, no one clearing tables. None of our sides ever appeared, even after repeatedly chasing. All the diners were having to leave tables to ask to order/pay/chase food, drinks, cutlery. The staff kept their eyes down and bolted past the tables before you could grab them to ask to order. They didn't seem to care much. If they had just apologised to everyone and explained they were having problems people wouldn't have been a bit more understanding and everyone would not have gotten so peeved.
I really like the food at The Gate and I hope that the issues they were experiencing will be resolved if I ever go again. We just had to laugh by the end of it and we agreed it was the worst anniversary experience we'd ever had. Food was alright though, when it came (minus the sides!)

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CG
London
5.0
Dined on 5 May 2018

First rate meals. Great presentation and great taste

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D
London
5.0
Dined on 5 May 2018

Excellent selection of dishes on the menu and food is excellent. Service was very good too.

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AW
5.0
Dined on 3 May 2018

Stunning food and impressive service with a genuine intention to please every diner. The restaurant was completely full- 52 covers- yet the staff smiled throughout, attended swiftly, arranged alternatives to cater for allergies and wholly supported the phenomenal kitchen. The chef and team work from a tiny space and produced absolutely delicious and inventive vegetarian works of art. Worth a trip from Wiltshire!

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NR
London
1.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

I had an awful experience here. When we arrived we were ignored by 3 members of staff, all of whom gave eye contact and just chose to carry on about their business. When we finally were noticed we were seated and given two of the correct menus and two incorrect ones. When a waiter came over to assist he went away to get the two correct menus and then proceeded to have a conversation with his colleagues while we waited for said menus. We moved on and ordered our food, we ordered all three courses at the same time. The starter arrived and was lovely, we then waiter a whole hour for our main course. I alerted a male waiter, I asked how long for our main and he shrugged and said soon. I wqs so upset I asked for a manager and he replied I am the supervisor in charge. I was so angry that this gut who didn't seem to care at all about the disasters we had encountered, was in the guy in charge. Moving on, our main courses arrrived and we ate those. We then patiently waited for our dessert. It took a while so once again I asked the waiter that took the complete order. He denied ever having put all three courses through. The entire meal from start to finish was a shambles. In the end I just asked for the bill as I wanted to leave, the guy insisted the dessert would arrive in 2 mins and that it would be complimentary. We stayed and ate the dessert. After dessert we asked for the bill, to wrap all this up in a messy bow; we paid the full amount only to be accused in front of other diners that we were £20 short. I assure you we wasn't, the waiter that made the accusation was so sure. To save face I just gave him £20. He took it away, went to the till and realised his mistake. He didn't have the common decency to apologise himself, instead he sent his female co-worker to hand me the £20 back along with an apology. It is safe to say I am mortified by what I experienced on Sunday 30th April at this restaurant and on this basis I don't feel I could return.

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s
London
5.0
Dined on 8 April 2018

The whole concept of the restaurant is brilliant - airy with big windows that make the place friendly even on a cloudy day.
I attended the Sunday lunch with my friends who are omni eaters, but they enjoyed the food - the highlights were miso glazed aubergine, mushroom risotto for me and Sunday Wellington roast for the others and caramelised pear with meringue dessert. The other dishes we tried were equally lovely, but the ones mentioned above blew our mind.
Service was kind and tact, they made us enjoy the beautiful food even more!

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N
London
5.0
Dined on 22 March 2018

Very good vegetarian. Mushroom risotto is our favourite. Never disappoints.

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TY
Gloucestershire
5.0
Dined on 9 February 2018

Fresh and inspired food that I want to recreate! Just lovely to have so many choices in one place

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A
Brighton
4.0
Dined on 28 January 2018

A great restaurant that I have been visiting for the last 20 years.

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KC
London
5.0
Dined on 27 January 2018

Excellent food, as always!!!

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WP
London
4.0
Dined on 18 January 2018

I usually avoid vegetarian food as it always seems to be "ok but better with meat" but the food at the Gate surprised me, the dishes stand on their own, they don't need meat because the combination of ingredients provides such flavour that you don't miss it and at the end I didn't feel like a glutton.

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 17 January 2018

Lovely. This must be one of the best veggie/vegan restaurants in London. Delicious, imaginative food. Service was a bit slow on our night - they were busy with a mostly full house and a birthday party , but very friendly.

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JS
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on 6 January 2018

One word, delicious!

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M
London
5.0
Dined on 31 December 2017

We had an amazing NYE dinner. Everything was perfect from the service to the food & wine. Thank you so much! Have a happy 2018!

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HP
London
5.0
Dined on 31 December 2017

Our time was lovely. Food and service was fantastic.

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C
London
4.0
Dined on 21 December 2017

We had a family supper. Our daughter and I loved the food which was vegetarian but inventive and delicious. My husband being a meat or fish man was not so impressed but he agreed the dishes he selected were delicious.
The decor is simple and a bit severe for the evening so perhaps nicer at lunchtime. But the wine list had some good wines at all prices and we had a nice evening.

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OT
Hamburg Area
4.0
Dined on 17 December 2017

All fine - nice veggie restaurant!

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KC
London
5.0
Dined on 2 December 2017

Excellent food and great value!!

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 17 November 2017

Loved it - everything was really good!
need to go there more often!
Can be a bit pricey but worth it still

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t
London
4.0
Dined on 16 November 2017

Dessert was the weakest link. Do not use the word cheesecake because the customer is expecting a certain texture and mouth feel when the coffee cheesecake on offer only feels like whipping cream. Such a disappointment to end the meal.

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AM
2.0
Dined on 12 November 2017

There were a lot of small tables rammed into what would otherwise be a pleasant space, making it very tight and noisy. We felt that meals were very overpriced (albeit tasty) based almost entirely on vegetables with almost no protein (e.g. beans, lentils, cheese) in sight. My tasty curry was billed as containing tofu. I found two tiny cubes. The net result was that I was starving and hour later!

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w
London
3.0
Dined on 31 October 2017

Met up with a friend for the first time in a few months and she is a vegetarian so thought this would be the perfect spot! Unfortunately there was a lengthy delay in receiving our meal. When we did receive it, it was the wrong meal for what we had ordered. Lovely service however and great wine. I would not recommend on this occasion but fingers crossed there are no more mix ups and it was a one off!

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s
London
5.0
Dined on 23 October 2017

I think this was my first ever meal at a vegetarian restaurant and I was super impressed by how delicious and flavoursome the food was. I’d happily go back and recommend to friends.

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S
London
4.0
Dined on 13 October 2017

We have just had a lovely lunch here. Great atmosphere, delishious food and excellent service all in a very relaxed and non rushed way.

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RG
London
3.0
Dined on 14 September 2017

Very good food! We appreciated it a lot, even though we are not vegetarian. We ate inside and we found the location a kind of "too basic". The service was particularly professional and friendly at the same time. We would recommend it!

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 11 September 2017

Amazing options for vegan as well as vegetarian, we can't wait to return!

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 2 September 2017

Great food. Average service.

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OT
Shropshire
4.0
Dined on 19 August 2017

Prompt service. Delicious food, varied menu. (our meat loving friend exclaimed - you don't miss meat at all - she had the Massaman curry)- loved the way the rice was served with that. The Tacos were lovely, and the portion size is just right.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 18 August 2017

My second visit to The Gate, what a hidden gem! The food is scrumptious! So many delicious dishes to choose from.
We will be back again soon

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a
London
4.0
Dined on 5 August 2017

The Gate is not the easiest place to find, tucked away in a back street in Hammersmith but it is worth seeking out.

It is a vegetarian restaurant and I'm a confirmed meat eater but the food is absolutely delicious and service good too. There is a buzz about the place but the decor is ... limited, but don't let that put you off.

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Seattle
5.0
Dined on 5 August 2017

Absolutely amazing. Superbly delicious vegan food, great ambiance, super service. The three lentil appetizer, the risotto, desserts - out of this world. Well worth it!

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LU
4.0
Dined on 29 July 2017

Great experience and the most delicious vegetarian food - creative, superbly presented and full of taste. Although when we arrived our booking wasn't t on their system the waitress was calm and kind to accommodated us pronto. Very good!

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 26 July 2017

Really tasty vegetarian food! Nice and bright room!

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RR
London
5.0
Dined on 11 June 2017

The food was very taty, even for a non vegan like me! The food was nicely presented. The servers were very friendly and helpful. We are in the garden which is really nice if weather permits. Would go there again.

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t
London
5.0
Dined on 3 June 2017

Just loved this place. The food was superb, and the place had such a wonderful mix of people. Really would highly recommend it!

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