The Gate Marylebone

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£25 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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The Gate focuses on creative and healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes that are full of flavours and visually pleasing. We source our ingredients with care and intensify flavour by careful cooking and by combining ingredients in unexpected ways. The Gate Marylebone is situated in a quiet street in Marylebone, a couple of minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street.
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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Worst dining experience in London.
They denied all knowledge of my opentable booking, seated us an hour later with no bar area to wait for a drink. Service was extremely slow and inattentive - the waiter told us not to order starters and our bread and olives arrived after 4 reminders. The waiters did not want to serve you - they also told us the pinot grigio was out of stock, replacing it with another, and then supplied the original bottle which was supposedly 'out of stock' when we ordered a second.
They also sold out of the tortilla mains option but did not remember to ask what we wanted to order instead.
A real shame as this has the potential to be a great plant-based restaurant with a tasty menu (Food was fab), but not worth the total farce of an evening. Felt like an episode of fawlty towers. I thought this may be a one off and they were short staffed but a friend told me she had a similar experience there several months ago on her birthday.
Don't waste your time/money.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We waiting for 5mins for someone to come over to seat us. I had a reservation for 16.30 with a special request of champagne and birthday dessert (I know that can’t always be given, but it wasn’t much of a ask, considering I was paying for it) I did no receive this special request nor did the waiter mention it. We waited again to just get a drink and order our food. The only thing that was good was the food. I only eat plant based so it was nice to come to a restaurant that Catering’s for just that, but it was let down by poor customer service.

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend here. The food and service were great.

RR
London
52 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ate at The Gate Marylebone with work colleagues and had a delicious meal; great service and good atmosphere. Will definitely return.

LL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat as per usual. Staff are friendly, wine is great and food delicious. Went with my friend who is vegan and took longer than their usual 2 minutes to order due to amount of choice!

Very accomdating and would thoroughly reccomend.

EG
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Delicious food but service could be more knowledgeable and attentive. I've reserved a table twice with this restaurant via OpenTable, and both times the restaurant has got my booking wrong.

D
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great restaurant. Brilliant atmosphere, good service and really tasty food. That said, not so keen on the vegan desserts! But, each to their own! Starters and mains were both delicious. Would definitely come back!

HW
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible, we had to wait an hour an a half for our food and when it came out it was cold

C
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A restaurant that cooks vegetarian and vegan food with the creativity and imagination equalling any top rate restaurant. Finally a place where everyone eats well, even if one would normally order meat-based dishes.

B
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience5

We were a party of 4 and shared everything so we could all try multiple dishes. Opinion is unanimous for all 4 of us:

Starters were excellent, could not be faulted. Mains were underwhelming and desserts were not nice.

But the biggest let-down was the service, they just kept forgetting things, brought the wrong beer, had to ask 3 times for water, they forgot one of our starters, asked for the bill, request was acknowledged then heard nothing for 15 mins despite waiters standing around looking for someone to wait one, so had to ask again.

We go to the Angel on all the time, but here, for what you pay, we definitely won't be going back in a hurry.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant used to serve good vegetarian food. The quality has gone. Service was poor, with no care, plates almost being dropped on the table, cutlery dirty. Very disappointing.

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

only problem was the booking through open table. when i arrived there was no booking. luckily they had a table available.

EG
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Something was very off at the restaurant tonight. The service was sooooo slow, staff running around looking very stressed, confused. First experience here was great, this last time not good!!!!

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Definitely one of the most disappointing dining experiences I've had in a while. My partner and I were excited to try the Gate in Marylebone and went for her birthday on Sunday evening.

I can honestly say that I have never seen such disinterested and unattentive staff in any London restaurant before.

The food was well presented and tasty, but certainly not exceptional and didn’t live up to the hype.

The (main) ground-floor room was very loud and noisy, despite being far from full and the air-conditioning was freezing. I sense-checked with guests at the table next door (who were also freezing) before asking to have it turned down, (a request which was fulfilled the second time I asked).

I had made a note when making my booking that it was my partner's birthday and also mentioned it to the waitress on my arrival, who said she'd put a candle in her desert.

Part of our order (polenta chips) never arrived at all and a negroni we ordered was unpalatable and had to be sent back with instructions on how to make one. Waiters and waitresses never once asked to top up our drinks and we waited and watched for almost 15 minutes after finishing our main course while staff polished cutlery and laid tables instead of attending to our empty plates. (By this point there were very few occupied tables left in the restaurant and certainly no new customers coming in that evening).

As for the desert, we had to remind them that we’d ordered it at all because it was taking so long, and of course, when it arrived there was no candle!

OT
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not a vegan. I'm not even vegetarian. My lunch companion is both, so rather than rely on such options at a "normal" restaurant I booked this place.
The risotto I had was delicious. As was the vegan Tiramisu. Non-imposing yet attentive staff. Really nice food. Highly recommended.

KH
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, tasted amazing and presented perfectly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails in a fun vibe with friendly staff

AG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Other than the slow service everything was lovely. We went for lunch that lasted 2 hours due to slow service. Although, the staff were lovely

C
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious vegetarian and vegan food that even the devoted meat eaters among us loved. Friendly too and although table only reserved for two hours, they never pressured us to leave.

DD
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time I have been to a vegetarian restaurant. My friend is vegetarian hence why I booked it. I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed my beetroot burger. Staff were very friendly and a very relaxed, chilled atmosphere.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was absolutely delectable and presented in a fun and creative fashion. I would recommend getting the 3-course meal + 1 glass of Prosecco offer whilst it is still available on the TimeOut London website. It is only £24!

W
London
40 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my first time at The Gate Marylebone though I’ve been to Hammersmith and Islington. I really loved the decor and the atmosphere. The service was speedy and efficient without being rushed . The menu was great as ever though I’d like to have seen more lower carb options.

BP
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Yes but only for the food. I will most certainly mention the poor service..

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice. Delicious food.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have been to Islington and Hammersmith many times but this was the first time at Marylebone. Service was ok. Ambience ok .....always felt more welcomed at the other two. This was a bit clinical, considering it was empty.
The food however, was excellent as always

H
London
53 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Top notch vegetarian and vegan dishes in a simple, charming space and excellent service.

JG
London
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

A good restaurant especially in the vegetarian space. Enjoyed the food, but I do think it was on the expensive side (but that could be my snobbery with regards to veggie food).

Service was disjointed. They couldn't find my booking but squeezed us in. Service was friendly but unfocused. We sat down 10 minutes before the couple next to us and despite being ready to order, their order was taken before ours which irked me. Funnily our food came out before theirs so I shouldn't really complain.

I would go again with vegetarian friends but not sure they did enough for me to make me go back as repeat customer. In saying that - I would recommend a visit for the food alone.

MS
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delightful Vegan food, lovely wine and a very pleasant evening.

t
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food at very competitive prices. Service also faultless.

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi Tony, We're glad to hear that you enjoy our food and service :) We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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DF
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had been to The gate in Hammersmith years ago but was really impressed by how tasty the food was at The Gate Marylebone (not a vegetarian). Every dish was full of flavour and excellent. We will visit again.

A
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food.
The service wasn't great. We ordered the chunky chips and it arrived at the same time as our dessert. Also we were put at the small table by the toilets so not the best either.

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on March 4, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your food but we're sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with the service that you received. I hope you can join us in the near future so we can redeem ourselves in your opinion.

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F
London
55 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good menu. Very good tastes and presentation. Good value and should maintain at it that.
Could introduce a few new dishes so that the regular person has something new to try. Perhaps specials for the week/month.
Marylebone staff are well informed on the food and help in making the right decisions.

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on February 12, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We change our menus seasonally and we often have special tasting menus, so please keep a look out on our website/social networking for our new menu. We hope you are able to join us in the near future :)

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SM
London
27 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food at the Gate is just so good. Great spot for a getaway from the office lunch as it's all served in good time and the staff are very attentive.

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on January 28, 2019

Hi, Thank you for such wonderful feed back. I hope you are able to join us in the near future.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exceptionally creative and tasty food. The Aubergine Schnitzel was exceptional.

M
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was deliciously fresh, took a while to get to the table but we thought it was because the food was not pre-prepared, including the gorgeous honey and thyme sponge pudding - not a microwave in sight! Flavours were great and portion sizes very generous. We ordered 2 sides between 3 of us and couldn't finish them.
Service was pleasant enough - I tend to mark hard here - it was the note of insincerity that jarred with me.
Will definitely be back to try all the things I wanted to order.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good vegetarian food. Soup was just okay. Tortilla and pad Thai everyone loved

AM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary at The Gate Marylebone on Christmas Eve. A fantastic meal with great wine and service to match. A special shout out to our waiter in particular who made our anniversary very memorable.

Thanks!

SW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience2

food was nice when we eventually got it, the food was luke warm and our sides came out half way into eating our mains when they should be brought out together. they forgot to bring our wine out, one waiter did apologise and said 2 glasses were on the house but the wine he served us was disgusting and when we told the manager we didnt want to pay the discretionary 12.5% service charge he asked why but didnt apologise, just shrugged and held his hands open and said ok

SD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Poor. Everything is pre-prepared and was given the wrong menu. Small portions.

LU
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

really good vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Inventive dishes. Did we miss the meat? Not at all!