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The Gate Islington

4.1
4.1
1361 Reviews
£25 and under
Vegetarian / 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 Islington is located across the road from Sadler’s Wells Theatre, a few minutes from Angel station.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Open 7 days a week Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 22:00 Sunday 12:00 – 21:30

  • Phone number

    020 7833 0401

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Angel

  • Cross Street

    Rosebery Avenue (Saddlers Wells Theatre)

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Angel tube with 200 meters

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,361 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. E

    Emsy

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff and food was amazing. Large portions great for brunch!!

  2. R

    Ruby06

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious vegetarian food and service

  3. C

    Carrie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The miso glazed aubergine starter was the highlight of the meal. Amazing! Great wine and a good price, and our waiter was lovely. Would certainly return.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    The food was very good here and I would recommend trying this vegetarian restaurant. The service unfortunately lets it down. When we arrived and ordered a drink at the bar, we were left waiting for 20 minutes until a drink was given to us. I appreciate that it was very busy in there but wonder whether more staff may be required? The value of the food was fair and what you would expect for London prices and the ambience could be even better if tables were a little more spaced apart.

    The Gate IslingtonResponded on 7 February 2020

    Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the food but I'm very sorry to hear you thought the service was slow enough to let the evening down! These are not the standards we usually expect. Please do drop us an email at reservations@thegaterestaurants.c om with more details so we can follow this up and hopefully convince you to give us another try! Kind regards, NK

  5. HF

    HughF

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I wasn’t focused on the food!

  6. J

    Jtxy

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Good food, nice place, will go again

  7. J

    Jayne

    London

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I really enjoy going to The Gate & use this branch quite a lot to meet friends. The food was delicious as always. My only minor complaint this time is that I had the shiitake goyza for the first time & although it was yummy I had bought the portion size was very small for the money. Whereas my friend had the beetroot burger & she had so much food on her plate! Mine was very pretty to look at but I needed a bit more for the price.

  8. SO

    SarahO

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food beautifully presented and delicious. Our waitress could have been more knowledgable and more enthusiastic, she seemed a bit fed up, which was a shame as the food was exceptional.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A little on the expensive side, but definitely worth every penny.

  10. R

    Richard

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had my wedding breakfast here, then came a month later to celebrate our anniversary and it's just superb. Everyone who was there loved the food and most were non-vegetarians. Looking forward to trying their boozy lunch specials too!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, wonderful food. Thank you!

  12. HM

    HungryMouse

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great, as always. The beetroot burger is phenomenal (this is coming from a non-vegetarian). We went with some family, all of whom eat meat and they were all really surprised at how tasty everything is. We also had some organic Montepulciano wine which was very good.

  13. A

    Aaron

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2019

    overall4food5service1ambience3

    As usual: outstanding, delicious vegan food with lots of creativity... and terrible service from start to finish. I'll always go but it's seemingly an exercise in patience and shouldn't be for the price.

  14. SB

    SimonB

    Buckinghamshire

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Excellent selection of vegetarian and vegan meals. The people I was with did not mind the absence of meat, this is not a hair-shirt vegan restaurant. Good food, well prepared. I had to give the service two stars as it was the waitresses first day, perhaps this is unfair. However, her training was not complete and did not include how to open a bottle of wine with a waiter's friend. Fortunately I have opened one or two bottles of wine myself in the past and we struggled through. I will go back :)

  15. SG

    StephenG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent vegetarian food, full of flavour. Friendly and quick service

  16. J

    Jayne

    London

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Foods as always was tasty & well-presented. The waitress was a little surly she needs to smile and be a bit more friendly!

  17. HM

    HungryMouse

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Great food at reasonable prices, every wine I have had her has also been excellent. I highly recommend the beetroot burger. Service has always been a bit sketchy. Last time I was there we had to keep asking for food/water/bill and there was a mixup because one of our main courses was not ordered. This time everything was fine except that we waited 45 mins after finishing our main course for someone to come (we were going to get a dessert) but in the end we went to the bar to pay and just left. Not too bad, but a little disappointing.

  18. c

    cecart

    London

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Such a welcome change to go to a proper veggie restaurant. The pre theatre menu is good value and served up quickly. Only complaint is the 330m bottle of Becks cost a fiver. We have just bought a case of 24 for £24 so a pound a bottle. In that the Gate must buy bulk for cheaper that is a big mark up!

  19. s

    sandravc

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at The Gate and what a nice surprise. The food was fresh and delicious with lots of options to chose from. We were not sure about the food as vegetarian restaurant can be sometimes quite limited in choices and quality but The Gate exceeded our expectations. We will go back.

  20. CR

    CarolineR

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Superb food pre theatre. So it was extremely busy, staff working really hard but very helpful. Very impressed, we will be back

  21. BJ

    BJLONDON

    London

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A delightful experience shared with friends. Great menu, lovely service and friendly atmosphere. Very close to Sadler's Wells and a wonderful start to our evening.

  22. SC

    SusanC

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was excellent as were the drinks. As the restaurant filled it did become rather noisy which made conversation a little difficult. But I suppose it was no worse than most places. We have been before and will certainly be going again!

  23. JR

    JanetteR

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    A mistake on billing was not handled well but this would not put me off from returning

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Post ballet. Very prompt service. Good very tasty but I had asked for no guacamole with my tortillas and had to send back as had. Was a bit stodgy. But overall v good. Would def go again.

  25. EF

    EatingFullTime

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was lunch with an old friend. We went for the anniversary 3 course menu. Delicious food and good price.

  26. L

    Luvtreats

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    my Fried Tofu entree and Lavender pannacotta were delicious, 5 star. The Tagine, potato stack, burger and mag cheesecake average, 3 stars. We went for the set menu but after leaving the restaurant we realised they charged us more! I don't even have the bill with me to rectify. hope this helps someone else by being more careful. The ambience was lovely and quiet. The staff attentive.

  27. N

    Natalia

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Quality & Original. Will definitely come back.

  28. AN

    AlexN

    Barcelona

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Didn’t expect vegetarian to be a zero compromise taste experience. Aubergine starter and tortilla main divine. Rest of group concurred on their choices. Will return!

  29. GS

    GrahamST

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Inventive and interesting menu - lovely friendly service - did not stay for pudding as thought them overpriced. The fixed price lunch menu was good value and they allowed us to swap a soft drink for coffee which was excellent.

  30. JT

    JaneT

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Really wonderful options for vegan dining. The perfect place to celebrate with your friends and family. The food was delicious.

  31. C

    Carriel

    London

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    This has fast become a favourite for birthday celebrations with friends. The food is both interesting and very good. After quite a few visits we haven't had a disappointing dish, let alone a disappointing meal! Looking forward to my next visit, later this week!

  32. ML

    MrsLeigh

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Chose this for my vegetarian mums birthday. Not veggie myself was ready to manage my expectations, but didnt need to the food was fantastic, fresh, tasty, good portions and decent variety. Decor of the restaurant itself was bright and airy, buzzing atmosphere. Would definitely come back again. Totally recommend it

  33. c

    chad

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2019

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    High expectations but poor quality food. Good Service

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant and the food is delicious.

  35. FV

    FoodieVegan

    London

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful vegetarian restaurant with great choices for us vegans. Very pleasant ambiance; a real fire was lit, very nice. Great food and drinks. Chilli margarita was top notch. Wish I lived nearer to this great restaurant; I’d be here every week

  36. Y

    Yolande2017

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was our second outing to a vegetarian restaurant so slightly dubious. There was no need. Great food at a reasonable price service great, staff attentive without being intrusive, hubby loved it and he is hard to please. I have already recommended to a friend.

  37. P

    Pmuffy

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place. Great food. Fabulous staff. Have just completed my 20th trip.

  38. WK

    WendyK

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best for vegans in the UK and my meat eating partner gave the thumbs up too

  39. c

    cecart

    London

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A firm favourite vegetarian restaurant a few mins from Sadlers Wells theatre and Angel tube station. They need a change of menu as I have had the same meal 3 times now! Pity they don’t take opentable d8ning cheques.

  40. PC

    PC65

    London

    98 reviews

    3.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Service was OK. Could have offered more bread with the terrine. Food is good as usual.

FAQs

The Gate Islington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7833 0401.

The Gate Islington is rated 4.1 stars by 1361 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Rosebery Avenue (Saddlers Wells Theatre)

  • Area

    Angel

  • Hours of Operation

    Open 7 days a week Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 22:00 Sunday 12:00 – 21:30

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Angel tube with 200 meters

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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