restaurant review #221 – The Gate is vegetarian restaurant in London. Actually there are already three The Gate restaurants in London (Islington, Marylebone, Hammersmith), and in March 2019 a fourth one will open (St. John’s Wood). We had already been to the one at Marylebone (see review here), so this time we went to the one in Islington. This was during our stay in London for VegfestUK, in the Fall of 2018 (see post here).
The Gate at Islington is a spacious place, and nicely renovated. A combination of old and new. There’s a restaurant room at ground level, and a room in the back which is up a few steps.
I had made a reservation online, and we were warmly welcomed and took place in the ground floor restaurant room, with a view at the bar.
Everything on the menu at the Gate is vegan, except for the non-vegan options labelled as such (NV = not vegan).
We had a lovely dinner. Mezze platter (£22) to share as a starter. Mushroom risotto (£16) and tortillas (£15) as mains, with sweet potato wedges on the side (with aioli, £4) and chocolate dish (£8) as dessert. Delicious!
Food was served very swiftly and service was friendly.
The ground floor of the restaurant is wheelchair accessible, and there’s an accessible toilet on the ground floor (clean, but a bit shabby though).
When the bill came, a bit surprised to see a service charge of 12,5% automatically added to the total amount.
All in all: we had a lovely dinner. Nice food, friendly service, nice decor.
A bit on the expensive side though (but it is London …).
The Gate Islington, location
370 St John Street
EC1V 4NN London
020 7833 0401