Monday-Friday 8.00am-2.30pm; 6.00pm-10.15pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.00am-9.15pm
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Gate St John's Wood
At The Gate, we love making wonderful food and exceeding our customers’ expectations. We create inspiring vegetarian and vegan food for everyone to enjoy time and time again. Our goal is to share the infinite possibilities of experiencing and enjoying plant-based food.
We do our best to grow sustainably and adapt to the needs of the community. We currently have 4 restaurants in London – in St John’s Wood, Marylebone, Islington, and Hammersmith.
At The Gate St John's Wood, we serve breakfast Monday-Friday, lunch & dinner everyday and brunch every weekend.
I love the food at the gate. Great menu, great food and incredibly flavoursome. Even meat eaters would love the food here
We have a lovely meal - the food was amazing and the service attentive but not invasive. The restaurant was peaceful and relaxing - we had a lovely time and look forward to coming back soon.
This was a return visit - this time we ate from the 2-course lunch menu - which, again, was delicious. The service was better than last time - but the atmosphere was even worse as the restaurant was basically empty. More promotion of the restaurant is needed as it's off the beaten track and the other restaurants in the area were all full so it wasn't for lack of people looking for somewhere to eat.
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We had a lovely meal - from the 1989 3-course celebratory menu. The restaurant, although full on this occasion, didn't have a great atmosphere, due I think to its size and shape.
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Excellent standard of vegetarian food.
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Lukewarm food Inexperienced trainee waiter. Basic communication. Kitchen staff storing food in plastic containers in full view of the guests. Bad practice.
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Fresh and innovative dishes.
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Great food, nice service (just had to wait a bit for our drinks- and the elderflower Bellini was a little too sugary!) but highly recommend.
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Excellent food! Not certain about the restaurant design / layout which feels a bit barren. However the dampener on the evening was the service. Having to ask 3x for bread we ordered. Having to ask 3x for a coke. Having to wait 45 mins for mains. When we asked if the deserts could be served in 15 mins the waiting staff shook their heads with a knowing look. I want this restaurant to work! Please get your service / kitchen right and you have a winner!
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Firstly we had a great evening and meal at the Gate. The food was super fabulous however we did feel slightly let down by a few points: - Firstly I ordered a bottle £68 Champagne, I was disappointed that it wasn't really cold - secondly the restaurant was so understaffed, we understood someone had called in sick but it still really want good enough, that being said the staff that were working were very friendly and professional - Thirdly when I made my booking I wrote a comment that we were coming to celebrate my husbands birthday, and felt a bit let down that this wasn't even recognized
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Good food and service
Love this new restaurant. Creative and tasty vegetarian food. Friendly service and lively atmosphere. Slightly too noisy as seated near the kitchen but all in all very enjoyable evening.
Most dishes were good but I thought it was a bit expensive for what is basically just some veg
It would have been best if the fire alarm didn't keep going off. And if the waitress knew what food we'd ordered. Food was lovely.
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One of the best meals I've ever had! Can only recommend x
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food was some of the best I've ever had, service was first rate, lovely place. been going to the Gate for years, first time at this location, the Gate has always produced simply the best vegetarian food in London.
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Friendly service very reasonable prices and above all terrific choice of dishes (which were all excellent) for vegetarians and vegans Hoping they might open one in Edinburgh one day.
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This is our second visit. Really love it and will come back soon
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I've been going to the Gate restaurants for over 20 years and love them all!
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Had dinner on a Wednesday night and restaurant was empty when we arrived, which isn’t usually a good sign particularly after walking through a busy high street. Having said that, the food and service were both exceptional if slightly pricey. I think I would choose the anniversary menu next time as some of the mains on the a la carte menu are the same price as the 3 course set menu with Prosecco
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Really surprised by how good the vegetarian Full English Breakfast was. Highly recommend.
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Food looked very appealing and didn't disappoint!
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Great friendly staff. Disappointed no WiFi
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A lovely new addition to The Gate! The food was gorgeous as ever. We enjoyed the anniversary menu. What a great value! However, as pleasant as the waitstaff were, they could be a little more attentive. Minor niggle. Thank you for a lovely meal!
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My preference is non vegetarian food. So it was a nice experience to eat vegetarian food for a change .
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