The Gate Hammersmith

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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 Hammersmith is located a couple of minutes walk from the Hammersmith Apollo.
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TeresaK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant great food. Tables are a little too close for my liking as it makes it a bit noisy being so close.

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Foodie
London
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good but service very slow and inside felt like a school hall with tables added.

Took a long time for drinks and food to arrive.

Had the tortilla for main with polenta chips that are to die for.
Dessert was a chocolate snowball with a hot chocolate sauce that was supposed to melt the chocolate snowball-that didn't go quite to plan- still tasty though.

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PippaO
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was lovely- it always is. Unfortunately the service was incredibly slow and unhelpful. It took over an hour for entrees and the same for mains! Not normally so slow but this time was very disappointing in terms of service.

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Luvaruby
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely food, very well presented, only wished we'd had more time, we were going to the Apollo, and had no time for dessert. Would definitely go there again

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vipSamr
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was unfortunately slow and the food was a little bland

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ABbb
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love the Gate, but our last trip was a bit disappointing. They have run out of beer and vanilla ice cream and also the fresh cold press juice was from a bottle.

The Gate Hammersmith
Responded on January 23, 2020

Hi ABbb, We're sorry to hear that your last visit didn't live up to our usual standards! Sometimes it can be difficult to predict sales, especially of our ice cream which is very popular! We really hope you'll come again soon so we can make up for this - feel free to drop us an email ahead of time at reservations@thegaterestaurants.co m so we know you're coming! Kind regards, AK

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Absolute
London
75 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and friendly unhurried service.

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Roses
London
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect place to eat & catch up with friends - menu is outstanding!

The Gate Hammersmith
Responded on January 23, 2020

Hi Roses, Thanks so much for your feedback! It's great to hear that you love our menu - we are very proud of our exciting range of vegan and vegetarian options. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, AK

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and friendly service. Great ambience and lighting. Delicious food.

The Gate Hammersmith
Responded on January 23, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for your kind words, we're delighted to hear you had a great time dining with us. Come again soon! Kind regards, AK

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vipFoodie
London
29 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Good food, waiters are coming to the table non stop which is a little annoying when trying to have a conversation with someone

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LoveAfternoonTea
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The smell of stale oil and toilets on entry is an omen of things to come. As was the Middle of the road rock music. We had a starter of Stuffed courgette flower £9 which had a odd paste like quality in the mouth, (frozen ?) My Red Thai curry £14.50 was watery and over sweet. The miniscule vegetables, lacked distinctive flavour. The Aubergine Kiev £16 was cold in middle ( frozen ? ) The whole evening/ food/staff lacked charm bit of a downer @ £120 for 3. Needs New Owner/ Management. Someone who cares.

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BenT
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Great food, poor customer service

Not once were we asked if we needed anything

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Pescatarian
London
31 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Portions seem smaller than before and menu hasn’t changed a lot. Disappointed with the starters in particular - onion tart was soggy and lukewarm and potato cake was quite bland. Wouldn’t rush back!

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vipMeng
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and great vegetarian food

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vipv2eat
Hertfordshire
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and all dietary requirements were taken care of but also, replaced with some tasty and not something generic or with a ready made sauce. Extra effort really paid off and the food was sublime! Definitely be going back, hope all branches are this great!

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NickW
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing choice of vegetarian food served in a wonderful setting. Service is friendly and attentive. Perfect for lunch or dinner

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Disappointed
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Opentable accepted booking - restaurant didn’t. ☹️

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hem39
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bit of a mixed experience - my main was excellent (the mushrooms with risotto cake) but my partner's was quite disappointing (the burger) - for £14 it was just a veggie burger with small salad, fries were an additional £4! The baba ganoush starter was awful - it tasted like it might be off and not at all like baba ganoush. Service was OK.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

I booked via Opentable and received a confirmation email, however when I got to the restaurant I was told that there had been a glitch in the system and that they were fully booked, naturally I questioned this and was found a table after some checking around, not a great start. The Thai Green Curry was watery and tasteless, although my partner had the burger and that was good. Service was quite poor, I ordered a second drink and it never came, overall a poor dining experience for the price.

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Charlotte
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My experience was almost five star. The reason I gave four is that the main courses were a bit overly-substantial. The starters had a lightness about them that was missing in the main courses. Other than that, all really excellent.

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vipMrsS14
London
61 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting and beautifully presented, quality vegetarian food. Not my first visit and I will return

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food ever disappoints however the menu rarely changes so it’s very easy to get bored of the menu. It’s a shame that the service is bad and after going a few times it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better.

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PatrickD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely vegetarian friendly restaurant !

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vipJanetD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendship and Food @ The Gate.
At the recommendation of my friend of over 20 years, The Gate @ Hammersmith became the entrance to clean and healthy vegan and vegetarian gastronomic delights. From the Avocado and Beetroot starter, the Grilled Teriyaki Aberugine to Green Curry Thai and the finisher, Peanut and Chocolate-covered Brownie. Our long day soon forgotten by the warm greeting of the gracious waitress, Janette and the chef’s culinary creativity. My friend and I reconnected, reminisced, and recharged @ The Gate — vegan and vegetarian delights for the knowing and conscious palette!

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Sarah
Kerry
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I did send this email direct to the restaurant but am now writing this review after no response from them: Having chosen your venue for myself and partner and our 2 vegetarian friends for a special dinner based on some excellent internet reviews we were all expecting a top notch evening, and there were high notes. The zucchini flower starter was very good as was the mango cheesecake. However, there were some significant issues.
When our main courses arrived, the tagine was so tepid we queried with the waiter whether this was intended. Having disappeared to speak to the chef, he came back to ask whether we wanted “that plate heating up or a fresh one”. For speed, since the rest of us were eating, my partner agreed to simply having his plate heated and the waiter disappeared again. After 20 minutes, with all our main courses now finished and my partner having had an empty place setting throughout, we finally managed to catch the waiters eye and ask for an update. When told it was “nearly there” we decided just to cancel this dish - and were then immediately given the desert menu!
I ordered a vanilla ice cream and an espresso. Unfortunately there was a piece of plastic (I am assuming the edge of a tub lid) in the first spoonful. Luckily, I removed it from my mouth without injury and we asked for the bill.
In fairness to the waiter, when the bill arrived he did tell us we hadn’t been charged for the absent main course or the desert, but we were surprised that a more senior member of staff had not visited our table to extend an apology.
I completely appreciate the busy nature of the venue, and that errors will inevitably occur but what sets a venue apart is how it deals with such events - the lack of communication, timing issues and lack of apology are at least as important as the removal of the cost of substandard dishes from the bill.

The Gate Hammersmith
Responded on September 12, 2019

Dear Sarah Thank you for your feedback received on Friday 5th September at 13.04. We reply on Sunday 7th September at 13.00. We acknowledge comments or sent replies within 48 hours of receiving these so that we have an opportunity to investigate and discuss these with our staff before we can offer an informed reply. We have accepted your comments and made arrangement for the inconvenience caused, however we do not accept that our response to your mail was outside a reasonable timing frame.

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SD174
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, relaxed atmosphere but incredible food, not stuffy but great food and incredible options

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MHfood
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice ambiance, service a little slow but did not spoil the meal

KC
KimberleyC
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants
Food always so fresh and so delicious !!
Will always be a regular here

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vipKeenz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a date night at the Gate. The food was good but was missing a bit of a kick. I had the burger while my date had the tortillas. We got the three course special - was a lot of food so definitely think price wise was worth it; neither of us were able to finish it all. The desserts were good, especially liked the Creme brûlée. The service was a bit slow but at same time it was nice as didn’t feel rushed. The venue is a bit odd on 2nd floor of a complex.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely loved our experience at The Gate. Staff were lovely, food was incredible - will definitely be going back!

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JeanD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was simply amazing and enjoyed by all in company.Presentation of food excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Nice restaurant however the evening was let down by poor service. We arrived at 6.15pm and didn’t get served mains until 7.45pm due to a mix up with the orders. We attended a show at 8pm so couldn’t finish and had to leave. Other tables that came later were served and finished before we got our mains. I called the waitress to order drinks twice and was ignored. The saving grace was that the manager was as kind as can be for the situation and discounted the mains which was appreciated. Not the best experience I’m afraid from what could have been quite an enjoyable evening.

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vipbradtipp
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty perfect meal and service to be honest. The food was fabulously tasty and the probs were just about right. I can't pick out anything I would change and I'll be back next week as it was so good 😊

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GloriaM
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place, what a find!
Delicious food, attentive kind staff, spacious room, so handy for The Apollo theatre.
Easily dealt with my allergies.
I think there r 3 restaurants around London, I will be seeking them out! 🤗

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vipZinfandel101
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I love this place. Beautiful artists studio. Light. Vegetarian food that genuinely is different. I go there because there is little other choice, and it always delivers consistently. However a couple of observations.

The menu seems very static. Little changes form year to year. The aubergine schnitzel and red curry are great. Been on menu as stables fo years and are great. The Salad my daughter had was lovely, as was the potato bake my wife had. However they were on the menu when we went last time, and they don't seem to have specials to vary it. In addition, I noted over the years little things disappear. They used to serve a pinapple salsa with the Red Thai Curry - it was great. Now it is just rice. They used to have a starter Mezze which was great. Now they just have individual starters.

The service the last three times we have been seems very stretched. One waitress looking after the whole room, one at the bar working constantly and a mgr. There are always piles of dirty glasses on the bar, and the waitress who was absolutely charming, seemed at breaking point.

I really love this place. I even wrote to them after last visit, but here is a public plea - I think with the expansion on 4 restaurants, you are losing touch a little and churning the same dishes out. The accountants are cutting the lovely extras, and the front of house staff are stretched very thin. SO a message ot the two brothers - please come back, put some excitement into the menu again, and dont keep cutting the interesting bits. The food is consistently tasty, but it is losing its amazing dishes, and becoming more ordinary every few months. Please please, try experimenting. I want this restaurant to be awesome again, not just good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beer not cold!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The starters were exquisite but the mains were not to our tastes - the Wellington was dry and bland and the Madeira sauce had a pretty gross flavour, the beetroot burger came with a burnt bun, not ‘oh that’s a nice char’ but burned with a flavour that spoiled each mouthful (and I’m a fan of smokey / charred flavours!) generally the mains were not cooked particularly well which is a shame and surprising because the starters were exquisite, the polenta fries were the best I’ve tried and the desserts were yummy too.

Will come again, but think the main courses need a refresh personally.

Hope you don’t get the wrong end of the stick, I think the Gate is a fab restaurant - the service and ambience are top notch, just trying to provide constructive criticism

MH
vipMrsH1
London
57 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Gate offers consistently good vegetarian food. Imaginative, tasty dishes served in great surroundings.

The Gate Hammersmith
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. We're happy to hear that you enjoy our food and décor. You're more than welcome back any time :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan/vegetarian food super close to the Apollo.
Friendly efficient staff and food was delicious!
Would visit again.

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Footyfood
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food great service and pleasant all round

FAQs

The Gate Hammersmith does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Gate Hammersmith also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7833 0401.

The Gate Hammersmith is rated 4.2 stars by 1475 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.