The Gate Hammersmith

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One, two or four customers can enjoy vegetarian, gluten-free or vegan dishes at this renowned meat-free eatery

The Fine Print

Validity: Expires 5 Nov 2014 (excl special events and parties).
Purchase: Limit 1 per 1, 2 or 4 people. May buy 1 additional as a gift.
Booking: Required by phone; online bookings not accepted. 24-hour cancellation policy.
Restrictions: Islington: lunch valid Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm; dinner valid Sun-Wed 7.30pm-10.30pm. Hammersmith: lunch valid Mon-Fri midday-2.30pm; dinner valid Sun-Wed 7.30pm-10.30pm. Not valid during special events or parties. Must be 18 or older for alcohol options. 12.5% discretionary service based on the pre-discounted value will be added to the bill. Eat-in only. Excludes special menus, meze platter and dessert meze. Valid on option purchased only.

The Deal

Diners can take their pick of either a starter and main, or main and dessert, for lunch or dinner. Starter options include the likes of beetroot ravioli or arancini a’la contadina, consisting of deep-fried risotto dumplings with a filling of peas, fava beans and mint. Mains see visitors able to select dishes such as cous-cous crusted aubergine filled with cream cheese, shallot and almonds, or a chipotle corn and polenta cake served with aubergine, oven-dried tomatoes and sweet potato. Those opting for a dessert can choose from options including the likes of brioche, blueberry and white chocolate butter pudding, or pineapple, pear and chilli crumble. Whatever their decisions, a 175ml glass of house wine or beer is included to accompany each meal.

Full menus: Starters and mains Dessert (excl. meze platters) Drinks

Choose from the following options for a two-course lunch or dinner with wine or beer, in Hammersmith or Islington:

  • £17.50 for one person

  • £35 for two people

  • £70 for four people

The Merchant

Influenced by large family meals during their childhood, brothers Adrian and Michael Daniel originally opened The Gate in Hammersmith in 1989 before eventually opening up a sister venue in Islington. Eager to showcase the diversity of vegetarian cooking, the menus feature a range of vegan and gluten-free options, while the wine list includes the likes of vegetarian, vegan and bio-dynamic varieties. The restaurants’ cooking has also gone on to form the basis for two cookbooks to try and encourage people to experiment with vegetarian cooking at home.

Reviews

Average rating:4 stars

The Gate, Hammersmith - OpenTable (427 Reviews)

Average rating:4 stars

The Gate, Islington - The Metro, OpenTable (736 Reviews)

The Daniel brothers’ efforts have been recognised by The Gate’s receipt of the 2014 Sustainable Restaurant Association Most Improved award and an AA Rosette for 2013-2014 being awarded to the Hammersmith branch. OpenTable users gave the Hammersmith location 4.2/5, while the Islington branch received 4/5 from both Open Table users and The Metro. Reviewers were eager to praise the standard of the cooking at both venues, as well as the striking variety of options on the menu. The venues also currently boast over 2,200 likes on Facebook, along with sizeable followings on Twitter and Instagram.

“Seasonings are judicious – lots of delicious things such as tahini and pomegranate molasses – and presentation is as careful as at any ambitious flesh-eating joint. The Gate isn’t a good vegetarian restaurant, it’s simply a good restaurant.”

Marina O’Loughlin, The Metro, 19 June 2012

Details verified 31 July 2014.

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Customer Reviews

Keep up the excellent service and excellent cuisine.
Graham D. · 6 December 2014
Thank you so much for extending the Groupon Voucher.
Tara M. · 6 December 2014
It's not just for vegetarians!
Natalie O. · 22 November 2014

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