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#221 Lovely dinner at The Gate (Islington), London

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.

Front of The Gate, Islington

Interior, ground floor, lookingat the bar, The Gate, Islington

Everything on the menu at the Gate is vegan, except for the non-vegan options labelled as such (NV = not vegan).

menu, The Gate, Islington

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!

Fresh juice, carrot apple ginger (£4) The Gate, Islington

Mezze platter (to share), The Gate, Islington

Mushroom risotto, The Gate, Islington

Tortillas, The Gate, Islington

side dish, potato wedges with aioli, The Gate, Islington

Chocolate dish, The Gate, Islington

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.

Accessible toilet on ground floor, The Gate, Islington. Why do I include a pic of the toilet? Read about it HERE

Interior, The Gate, Islington

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
United Kingdom
020 7833 0401


See my lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in the menu section of The Bruges vegan! List restaurants in Bruges and outside  Bruges.

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