The Gate Llanfrechfa

4.6
1677 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
***PLEASE NOTE***
SIX PEOPLE IS OUR MAXIMUM TABLE BOOKING. UNDER WELSH GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS WE CAN NOT ACCEPT MULTI TABLE BOOKINGS INDOORS
DURING COVID WE ARE OPERATING AN ON LINE ONLY BOOKING SYSTEM. ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY MUST GIVE CONTACT DETAILS.

Opened in September 2017, The Gate is a family-run restaurant serving high-quality food at an affordable price, specialising in steaks and fresh seafood and fish, all chosen by the chef on duty and cooked to the highest standard!
Not recommended for vegans as we have meat and fish on display.
Visit our new addition to the premises, opened during lockdown - our amazing delicatessen and foodhall with fresh fish counter and lobster tank, butchery, charcuterie and pantry.
**Please note** We do not offer a childrens menu.
Also as our restaurant is a small intimate room we do note cater for parties or large table bookings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1677 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindaP
Wales
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb. Highlights- belly pork, lamb chops, Dover sole, seafood platter

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MichaelB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Menu was excellent. (A little pricey but the quality certainly made up for it) Portions were fit for a small army. Venue was really nice and the ambience was fab. Shame about the service, really. It let the whole experience down. The staff did all they could, but it just didn't really make up for how rude the chap was that seated and greeted us, ushered us along throughout the evening and basically told us that we had to "eat faster." I completely understand that the restaurant is busy and need to turn tables over... the need to make as much revenue as possible is more prevalent now than ever, but if you can't comfortably serve a 3 course meal in an hour an a half, that's a problem that should be looked at internally... and not blamed on your customers for 'eating slowly.'

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KateT
Wales
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We alway enjoy our meals here, the portion sizes are huge, meals are fresh and delicious. Bring back Lime Cheescake please!!

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DavidW
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality meals, the meats are excellent as we expected taking into account the relatively high price for this area

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GARETHW
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff at ‘The Gate’ were well organised, friendly and helpful. Service was outstanding. Our meals were off the A la carte menu. Steaks were cooked to our liking, our starters reflected our overall rating as we felt they were not A la carte standard. We left without feeling hungry.

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AnneECwmbran
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Never disappoints. Highly recommended.

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SianP
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent lunch and v good value . Staff efficient and attentive . Will return soon

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CathRob
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality of food, service and seating was great! Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food as usual highest standards Gareth and team gives you such a warm welcome and Cameron in the shop made my little one happy with the sweets

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LouiseF
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Staff super friendly and portion sizes enormous!

Great wine and will be back (as it’s only down the road!)

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner always look forward to a meal at the gate! We’ve been three times now and every time the food and service is outstanding! Would highly recommend!

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JohnR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have followed Gareth Lee for many years and have always been impressed with the quality and quantity of his meals.In addition he always has polite and efficient staff to back his own efforts.

The Gate Llanfrechfa
Responded a day ago

Thank you John, it was lovey to see you both again after the lockdowns.

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Evelynf
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience

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HazelB
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal and great value and service. I booked to celebrate my mum’s birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed it!

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JonM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food , fantastic service, lovely ambience , as ever !

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AngelaC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent choice and value lunch menu ! Bit disappointed that they weren’t serving cocktails due to lack of ingredients. But good and service Bert good as always. Would recommend

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Jgee
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch, delicious and value for money, good service

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MellW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I have been here for breakfast and it was amazing great value for money the portions were huge

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect !!

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KayJ
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely welcome when we walked in all Covid regulations adhered to. Shown to our table. The maitre-d told us the specials they had for the day. The waitresses couldn’t do enough for us. The food was perfection and looked like works of art. Well done to the chef. Manager was very approachable and friendly. Will definitely go many times more. Superb, thank you.

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TinaH
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Scallops very grainy, but salmon was spot on very delicious.

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RuthC
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit since lockdown and it didn’t disappoint. Was my Dad’s 84th Birthday and he was very well looked after. Nice, jolly banter when we arrived and genuine concern that he was happy with the steps and location of his table. Service was excellent-polite and non intrusive, thank you Miguel and Duley. As ever the steaks were fantastic, perfectly cooked and very tasty. One of our party had the Monkfish curry which was delicious. The wine we chose was pricey but perfect. Dad had an amazing birthday meal, we had a lovely evening. Can’t wait to see you again on 21st August.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"The food and the service are second to none. We had an excellent night and an outstanding experience from start to finish. It even has an adjacent Delli counter where you can buy items from the restaurant to take away.
The only disappointment 😞 on our visit was the noise from larger groups seated all together. We found ourselves hearing thier conversation above our own. That's the only reason we ave dropped a star in our ratings.
This place is a must for a great night out ❤. Xx

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Fantastic food, we enjoy the setting and waitresses were extremely helpful and polite. Not the warmest welcome from the front of house.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

gorgeous food, great service and good value, highly recommended restaurant will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and great service . Hope to return soon.

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ChrisW
Wales
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best restaurant I’ve ever been too . I love it here , amazing atmosphere - amazing people - always happy to help - the food is mind blowing . Amazing , absolutely amazing .

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ReviewA
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, would recommend to go there.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

used to love it here but got put off from our recent experience. i have to say my meal was lovely (belly pork). but steak and lobster tail weren't the best. we were refunded for the lobster as they agreed it had been over cooked. the chips were awful my boy wouldn't eat them so gave a whole bowl back. we had to wait a very long time between the starters and the main meal.

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Faye
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely lunch, really good value and lots of variety. Only downside was it was rather busy & noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab evening with fab food

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YvonneD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to The Gate and we only wished we hadn't left it so long to visit..... Nothing was too much trouble from the time we arrived we were well looked after by the courteous attentive staff. Food was too die for starters were on the large size too..... But very tasty...... We had no room for dessert after our mains but what we saw looked amazing..... We just finished our meals with a coffee which was top class too...... Looking forward to returning very soon xx

The Gate Llanfrechfa
Responded 5 days ago

thank you for such a kind review

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Dang
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere! Food was really nice and we didn't have to wait long. Portion sizes were big and service was very prompt.

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The meal was beautiful as always and the staff very pleasant, if I had one complaint it would be that we was in the bar /lounge area and we would have liked to be in the restaurant. The lounge /bar area had poor lighting, and I just feel like I paid restaurant prices to sit and eat a bar meal .

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food with generous portions and attentive service.

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AnneG
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After having a wonderful evening meal here a week ago we thought we

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and service and the ambience of the restaurant made the experience a very enjoyable evening will be visiting again

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Katherine
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious breakfast and great service. Would highly recommend 👌

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SheilaP
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely mea

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Lelly
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food would highly recommend. Thanks for a lovely evening. :)

FAQs

The Gate Llanfrechfa is rated 4.6 stars by 1677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.