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The Gate

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant££££
Islington, Islington
  • Tanu T.
    "Polenta chips are amazing!"(3 Tips)
    davide r.
    "Delicious vegetarian dishes in the heart of Angel."(2 Tips)
    "especially the aubergine Schnitzel."(2 Tips)
    Adam B.
    "Starter - Carciofini"(2 Tips)
71 Tips and reviews
  • vegetarian food
  • good for dates
  • polenta
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  • Megan L.
    Megan LuffAugust 13
    Great cocktails. A classier vegetarian place, for those tired of going to only veggie cafes. Lovely food.
  • Jade A.
    Wild mushroom risotto cake is vegan, gluten-free and outrageously tasty. Vegan (and gf) Eton mess was a welcome surprise. Great wine selection. Nothing but love ❤️
  • Jennifer M.
    Beautiful food. We had the shared mezzo platter, the aubergine main and the risotto cakes and all were lovely. Service great.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CoombesFebruary 23
    Incredibly slow service
  • Gareth J.
    Gareth JonesFebruary 12
    Great vegetation food
  • Alexey M.
    Alexey MorozovSeptember 17, 2016
    Amazing vegetarian. Try the biodynamic wines!
  • Ifeoluwa
    IfeoluwaAugust 23, 2016
    I'm a hardcore carnivore & was a veggie restaurant skeptic until The Gate made me a believer. The Miso Glazed Aubergine is delicious, melt in your mouth goodness. The wild mushroom main is also tasty.
  • Tova D.
    Tova DahlbomAugust 22, 2016
    The menu was varied and very inspiring and everything sounded delicious. I had the corn fritters w/ cilantro and a side of sweet potato wedges w: garlic and chives sour cream . SO GOOD!
  • Anna V.
    Anna VJune 6, 2016
    Wouldn't recommend this place. Everything was really salty and dry and the portions where small and overpriced. Good service though!
  • Heidi J.
    Heidi JamunaMay 9, 2016
    Beetroot tart was yummo, and the ginger beer drink also great, herb polenta chips yummo!
  • hello_emily
    hello_emilyApril 21, 2016
    Miso eggplant was sweet & piping hot. The tortillas were tasty and the vegan Eton mess had great taste/textures. The drinks orders were really slow but the cocktails were great and service v friendly
  • Puj G.
    Puj GApril 15, 2016
    Great food and the options are amazing. Who would've thought you could be so creative with vegetarian dishes? Really impressed and food just as tasty. Would definitely recommend.
  • Jade A.
    Jade AtkinsApril 1, 2016
    Amazing vegetarian food. Lovely wine. Knowledgable staff.
  • James F.
    James FranklinMarch 16, 2016
    Very slow, poor service. One of our party dropped a knife, was asked if they would take it off the floor (um, no) and a replacement never came. Avoid
  • Michele A.
    Michele Appiah-BoatengFebruary 27, 2016
    Polenta fries are a must have when you go!
  • Darren C.
    Darren CJanuary 12, 2016
    Vegetarian restaurants always try harder. Great service, beautiful venue very flavourful food
  • PEPE f.
    PEPE frittoJanuary 11, 2016
  • Luke T.
    Luke TulloDecember 20, 2015
    Stunning vegetarian and vegan starters and mains. Dessert good but not special, service a bit mixed.
  • davide r.
    davide rizziDecember 13, 2015
    Delicious vegetarian dishes in the heart of Angel.
  • María
    MaríaDecember 12, 2015
    The bunch of meat eaters sharing this meal with me loved it - especially the aubergine Schnitzel. The starters were okay, but the mains are so much better. Really creative kitchen. Have a rosemary G&T
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenNovember 2, 2015
    I'll chime in with the rest. The polenta chips were great and so were the Huevos Rancheros
  • Luke T.
    Luke TulloSeptember 27, 2015
    Great quality vegetarian food
  • Chris L.
    Chris LarkinSeptember 7, 2015
    The courgette flowers and mushroom gnocchi were excellent. The cocktails were also a highlight. Menu changing to Autumn/Winter soon, so look forward to trying a new set of dishes.
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 3, 2015
    The teriyaki aubergine was surprisingly good :D
  • Marcus A.
    Marcus AgarAugust 31, 2015
    Everything is superb
  • Vinesh L.
    Vinesh LakhaniJune 23, 2015
    Good veg food!
  • Balazs B.
    Balazs BalazsMay 4, 2015
    Mediterranean frittata is amazing
  • Adrià A.
    Adrià ArrufatApril 24, 2015
    Superb restaurant! You don't even notice you're eating vegetarian
  • Frankie R.
    Frankie RobertoApril 12, 2015
    Great vegetarian food in a lovely high ceilinged room. The brunch menu on weekends is good value – I had the shakshuka which was delicious. The potato chat starter is great too.
  • Sandrine
    SandrineMarch 29, 2015
    Aubergine schnitzel!
  • Tanu T.
    Tanu TiwariMarch 27, 2015
    Gourmet veggie food at affordable prices with good ambience
  • James F.
    James FoxMarch 16, 2015
    Loads of vegan and vegan optional food. Absolutely delicious, gonna eat the menu.
  • Linda M.
    Linda McbainFebruary 15, 2015
    Great for weekend brunch - the shakshuka or huevos rancheros particularly tasty.
  • Joana F.
    Joana FerreiraFebruary 15, 2015
    Not impressed! The service was not good and the food blend and lacking seasoning. As a vegetarian was very disappointed!
  • blanca g.
    blanca garciaFebruary 10, 2015
    Onion tart starter is incredibly flavourful
  • Kadu K.
    Kadu KingaFebruary 3, 2015
    Tortilla and carcioffi
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsJanuary 10, 2015
    Insanely delicious even for meat eaters (I'm told) lovely vegetarian restaurant, great for brunch or dinner.
  • élise G.
    élise GilbertDecember 7, 2014
    Delicious vegetarian dishes, portions are a quite small though.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PolcharNovember 15, 2014
    Delicious upmarket unusual vegetarian food, great value.
  • saj
    sajNovember 5, 2014
    the service was great& I wantd 2like the food but I didn't.I won't go bak.beetroot ravioli was not pasta but 3slices of beetroot with soft cheese inside?the mains were ok,but I could make a better. :(
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 28, 2014
    Great vegetarian dinner
  • Mike S.
    Mike StenhouseSeptember 21, 2014
    The chipotle polenta was delicious and everything else looked good too. Lovely service as well.
  • Stefano P.
    Stefano PardiAugust 18, 2014
    Great vegetarian restaurant
  • Ben K.
    Ben KingAugust 7, 2014
    The food is good enough to satisfy a meat eater easily. Amazing.
  • Morena F.
    Morena FioreJune 6, 2014
    You can see they put a lot of thought in the menu and the food but the portions are not big
  • Röss N.
    Röss NëilsönMarch 29, 2014
    Not clear if "optional" service charge goes to staff or into owners pockets. Food OK.
  • Agathe B.
    Agathe BarbierMarch 3, 2014
    The food is so nice and the staff lovely. They have a great selection of wines and beers. I ordered Carciofini as a starter which was delicious and Cauliflower Rotolo I would recommend it.
  • Tanu T.
    Tanu TiwariFebruary 26, 2014
    Polenta chips are amazing!
  • Segolene
    SegoleneDecember 18, 2013
    Finally a vegetarian restaurant that just feel like a 'regular' restaurant. Good service, nice place, great dishes.
  • Alexandra A.
    Alexandra AninoiuNovember 29, 2013
    Very good vegetarian food! Quite slow service though.
  • Lorena L.
    Lorena LoriatoNovember 10, 2013
    A M A Z I N G
  • Stacy
    StacyNovember 9, 2013
    As the quintessential carnivore, I was a bit skeptical, but the involtini starter was really yummy and tasted meaty! I did not leave hungry :)
  • Neel M.
    Neel MistryNovember 9, 2013
    What a find! Incredible food. Try the carrot and ginger smoothie. Amazing!!!!!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HSeptember 21, 2013
    Excellent food. Risotto is superb
  • Paolo M.
    Paolo MorettiJune 25, 2013
    This place has amazing vegetarian food! Every dish we had was just great. The restaurant itself is just ok but it worth a try for its amazing food.
  • Cat
    CatJune 12, 2013
    Desserts, from top and clockwise: orange sponge cake (too hard, not that great), Panna cotta was lovely with rosewater flavour and pear tart tartin was 6.5/10. I don't suggest desserts here.
  • Cat
    CatJune 12, 2013
    From the top and go clockwise, cous cous aubergine (must try), wild mushroom polenta (best main out of the three, great truffle aroma) and finally asparagus rotolo (it's okay, I'll say 6/10)
  • Joe N.
    Joe NixonApril 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Caesar salad
  • Fabien B.
    Fabien ButazziApril 19, 2013
    The best cheesecake of my entire life (with caramelised pineapple and coconut).
  • Spike K.
    Spike KnowlesFebruary 15, 2013
    Ignore the fascist meat-obsessives. Have a great veggie meal here free from the smell if cooked horse.
  • 10, 2012
    4/5 stars: Much of the food has an Asian/Middle Eastern flavour, probably because the original owners, brothers Michael and Adrian Daniel, are Indo-Iraqi-Jewish, which means lots of spicing Read more
  • T V.
    T Vee BeeNovember 20, 2012
    Go to Ottolenghi instead, the food here is very uninspiring and overpriced...
  • Johan D.
    Johan DKNovember 3, 2012
    Inventive meat-free cooking, interesting globetrotting à la carte menu.
  • Ahuv
    AhuvSeptember 6, 2012
    Has vegan and gluten-free options
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardAugust 22, 2012
    The Halloumi Kibi is a perfect summer dish, while the Huevos Rancheros (Mexican breakfast of fried eggs on salsa and tortillas) make a hearty brunch. Read more
  • Adam B.
    Adam BrudererJuly 24, 2012
    Mains - corn cake
  • Adam B.
    Adam BrudererJuly 24, 2012
    Starter - Carciofini
  • Dan J.
    Dan JacobsJune 10, 2012
    The mezze is a good way to try some of the dishes
  • Mike S.
    Mike SchwedeJune 9, 2014
    Einen Besuch wert. Schöne Atmosphäre, nette Bedienung und gute Vegiküche. Dürfte noch etwas würziger und kreativer sein.
  • Nicolas B.
    Nicolas BroMay 4, 2014
    Très très bon, des plats de toutes beautés!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BrudererJuly 24, 2012
    Dessert - lavender creme brûlée
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