The Gate Islington


| North London

The Gate first started in London over 30 years ago, long before vegetarian and vegan menus became a big thing. They've been serving up quality vegetarian fare for years and have earned a big following as a result. As you'd expect, much of the food is plant-based and there's a strong vegan selection too (and their wine list is entirely vegan).

Restaurant details

370 St John Street, London EC1V 4NN
Nearest tube: 
  • Angel
Telephone number: 0207 278 5483


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Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on July 02, 2012
"The Gate is missing a trick not stocking any of the exciting new craft brews now being created in London, or keeping up with customers who are conversant with the creative vegetarian dishes of Ottolengh..." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on June 20, 2012
"The Gate manages to avoid all the clichés of vegetarian eating: soggy, passive-aggressive Quorn; nut roasts; faux bangers of woe. Refreshingly, it doesn’t bother trying to make anything that apes meat, which makes sense if you don’t want to eat it in the first place."