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The Gate Restaurant Hammersmith

51 Queen Caroline Street, London, United Kingdom, W6 9QL
Critics Review 12/20
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OPEN MONDAY TO SUNDAY

LUNCH 12:00-2:30PM (last orders)

DINNER 6-10.30PM (last orders)

SATURDAY 5-10.30PM (last orders)

Facilities
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Gate Restaurant Hammersmith

Adrian and Michael Daniel have been running London’s most successful vegetarian restaurant since 1989 and opened their third restaurant, The Gate Seymour Place in December 2016.

"The food we serve is the food of our childhood, modulated by French and Italian influences. When we opened the Gate, we had had no formal training, we were just a couple of guys who knew what we liked to eat, but we knew that food was sacred and should be celebrated.
At the restaurant, we try to do just that: celebrate the food. This means, amongst other things, that we source our ingredients with care; we intensify flavour by careful cooking and by combining ingredients in unexpected ways. We try to make our dishes as visually pleasing as possible; and we try and do this in a fun and relaxed way.
We started with passion and creativity and we maintain that passion and creativity today."

Cuisine: International, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point: $ $
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Critics Review
Review by Andy Hayler
12/20
In September 2013 the Gate re-opened after a refurbishment. Finding the place can be a challenge: you walk from Hammersmith down a side street next to the Apollo theatre, and there is an entrance gate on the left shared with a separate business. Walk along the path, turn right and ahead of you is a building. To the right of this is the entrance to the restaurant, which is up a flight of stairs. The new dining room, set in a former artist’s studio, is bright, with a picture window to one side and a room with wooden floor, black tables and chairs but no tablecloths. The menu is entirely vegetarian, just as it always has been since it opened in 1989. Brothers Adrian and Michael Daniel are the owners, the head chef at the Gate being Mariusz Wegrodzki. Mariusz started working at The Gate in 2000, and has been head chef since 2006. Starters ranged in price from £5.50 to £9, main courses £12.25 to £15.50, side dishes £3.50 to £5 and desserts £5.50 to £9. The wine list started at £18.75 and went up to £58, with wines such as Little Yering Pinot Noir 2011 at £26 for a wine that you can find in the high street for £11, Carrick Unravelled Pinot Noir 2011 at £36 for a wine that retails at £13, and Bishop Glaetzer Shiraz 2010 priced at £58 for a wine that you can find in a shop for £24. Wasabi potato cake was prettily presented, stuffed with ginger, chilli and pan-fried shiitake mushrooms, with pickled ginger, mouli and seaweed salsa on the side. The spiciness was controlled, the mushrooms nicely cooked, the pickled ginger enlivening the potato (easily 13/20). Saffron ravioli was filled with ricotta, beetroot, walnuts and basil, garnished with dried cherry tomatoes and watercress and with a sage cream sauce. The pasta was a little crispy at the edges but the filling worked well, the sage flavour a little dominant (12/20). Apple and fig crumble had reasonable figs, apple that was just a touch undercooked, the crumble pleasant and with good custard with plenty of flecks of vanilla visible; however having strawberries and raspberries on the side in, er, January did not add anything useful and shows a worrying lack of seasonality (12/20). Coffee was from Drury and was pleasant. The bill, with just water to drink, came to £34 per person. Service was reasonable, though I was surprised that the waiter did not even know the name of the head chef (who was not, anyhow, present). This was a pleasant enough meal, the dishes attractively presented and quite well made, showing that you do not need a hunk of protein in order to produce an appealing plate of food. If you drank a modest wine then the bill would be about £50 a head.
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Visited On Sunday, 28 May 2017

Great space and a terrific menu - will book again as so many more dishes to try!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 May 2017

Our first visit to this wonderful place. Came recommended by a friend and was not disappointed. Look forward to coming back again.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 May 2017

Great place. Good food. Good wine. Wholesome balanced creative food. May be bread and butter and or olive at start with wine or complimentary completes the feeling of satisfaction

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Visited On Saturday, 27 May 2017

Always original, lovely and delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 26 May 2017

I've been to this restaurant on numerous occasions and had a fabulous time. However, Friday night was a big let down and we wish we had not come. The place was too crowded, the staff were lacking in number and the whole evening was not enjoyable. We had to wait for over two hours for our main to be served and had to pester the staff to get even one drink. The food when arrived eventually, was disappointing especially in comparison to previous meals eaten at this establishment. It was too busy and you did not cope. I will not be returning any time soon. Very disappointing indeed.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The food was excellent - imaginatively prepared and presented' Service was prompt, but there was enough time between courses. Staff were really friendly and helpful The only thing I didn't enjoy was the acoustics in the room - it was very loud and sounded like there were hundreds of people in there.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 May 2017

We came on a Tuesday evening- it was very busy and understaffed so the service was quite slow. I think more vegan and gluten free options should be added to the menu. I love love love the polenta chips and the vegan Eton mess (rhubarb was exceptional). Once I ate the vegan mushroom rotolo (it was amazing and would be great to see it on the menu again!!! The other vegan rotolos I didn't like as much)

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Delicious food and lovely staff

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