The Gate Islington
Great, as always. The beetroot burger is phenomenal (this is coming from a non-vegetarian). We went with some family, all of whom eat meat and they were all really surprised at how tasty everything is. We also had some organic Montepulciano wine which was very good.
As usual: outstanding, delicious vegan food with lots of creativity... and terrible service from start to finish. I'll always go but it's seemingly an exercise in patience and shouldn't be for the price.
Excellent selection of vegetarian and vegan meals. The people I was with did not mind the absence of meat, this is not a hair-shirt vegan restaurant. Good food, well prepared. I had to give the service two stars as it was the waitresses first day, perhaps this is unfair. However, her training was not complete and did not include how to open a bottle of wine with a waiter's friend. Fortunately I have opened one or two bottles of wine myself in the past and we struggled through. I will go back :)
Excellent vegetarian food, full of flavour. Friendly and quick service
Foods as always was tasty & well-presented. The waitress was a little surly she needs to smile and be a bit more friendly!
Great food at reasonable prices, every wine I have had her has also been excellent. I highly recommend the beetroot burger. Service has always been a bit sketchy. Last time I was there we had to keep asking for food/water/bill and there was a mixup because one of our main courses was not ordered. This time everything was fine except that we waited 45 mins after finishing our main course for someone to come (we were going to get a dessert) but in the end we went to the bar to pay and just left. Not too bad, but a little disappointing.
Such a welcome change to go to a proper veggie restaurant. The pre theatre menu is good value and served up quickly. Only complaint is the 330m bottle of Becks cost a fiver. We have just bought a case of 24 for £24 so a pound a bottle. In that the Gate must buy bulk for cheaper that is a big mark up!
First time at The Gate and what a nice surprise. The food was fresh and delicious with lots of options to chose from. We were not sure about the food as vegetarian restaurant can be sometimes quite limited in choices and quality but The Gate exceeded our expectations. We will go back.
Superb food pre theatre. So it was extremely busy, staff working really hard but very helpful. Very impressed, we will be back
A delightful experience shared with friends. Great menu, lovely service and friendly atmosphere. Very close to Sadler's Wells and a wonderful start to our evening.
The food was excellent as were the drinks. As the restaurant filled it did become rather noisy which made conversation a little difficult. But I suppose it was no worse than most places. We have been before and will certainly be going again!
A mistake on billing was not handled well but this would not put me off from returning
Post ballet. Very prompt service. Good very tasty but I had asked for no guacamole with my tortillas and had to send back as had. Was a bit stodgy. But overall v good. Would def go again.
It was lunch with an old friend. We went for the anniversary 3 course menu. Delicious food and good price.
my Fried Tofu entree and Lavender pannacotta were delicious, 5 star. The Tagine, potato stack, burger and mag cheesecake average, 3 stars. We went for the set menu but after leaving the restaurant we realised they charged us more! I don't even have the bill with me to rectify. hope this helps someone else by being more careful. The ambience was lovely and quiet. The staff attentive.
Excellent Quality & Original. Will definitely come back.
Didn’t expect vegetarian to be a zero compromise taste experience. Aubergine starter and tortilla main divine. Rest of group concurred on their choices. Will return!
Inventive and interesting menu - lovely friendly service - did not stay for pudding as thought them overpriced. The fixed price lunch menu was good value and they allowed us to swap a soft drink for coffee which was excellent.
Really wonderful options for vegan dining. The perfect place to celebrate with your friends and family. The food was delicious.
This has fast become a favourite for birthday celebrations with friends. The food is both interesting and very good. After quite a few visits we haven't had a disappointing dish, let alone a disappointing meal! Looking forward to my next visit, later this week!
Chose this for my vegetarian mums birthday. Not veggie myself was ready to manage my expectations, but didnt need to the food was fantastic, fresh, tasty, good portions and decent variety. Decor of the restaurant itself was bright and airy, buzzing atmosphere. Would definitely come back again. Totally recommend it
High expectations but poor quality food. Good Service
Lovely restaurant and the food is delicious.
Wonderful vegetarian restaurant with great choices for us vegans. Very pleasant ambiance; a real fire was lit, very nice. Great food and drinks. Chilli margarita was top notch. Wish I lived nearer to this great restaurant; I’d be here every week
It was our second outing to a vegetarian restaurant so slightly dubious. There was no need. Great food at a reasonable price service great, staff attentive without being intrusive, hubby loved it and he is hard to please. I have already recommended to a friend.
Amazing place. Great food. Fabulous staff. Have just completed my 20th trip.
One of the best for vegans in the UK and my meat eating partner gave the thumbs up too
A firm favourite vegetarian restaurant a few mins from Sadlers Wells theatre and Angel tube station. They need a change of menu as I have had the same meal 3 times now! Pity they don’t take opentable d8ning cheques.
Service was OK. Could have offered more bread with the terrine.
Food is good as usual.
Great to have a real veggie restaurant very near to Sadlers Wells theatre and Angel tube station. Allow an hour for 2 courses if you are going to the theatre and always book first as it gets busy. The aubergine schnitzels are always yummy! Portions are generous. It does get noisy when it is full. Looks are downstairs so could be a problem for disabled folk?
Greater with a smile , very buzzy as it was Mother’s Day. Lovely cocktails, food was so tasty and presented so beautifully.
Exquisite food, good menu. Service was good. Ambience was great but not amazing but overall the food is amazing which is the main thing.
One of the best meals we had in London. I’m a vegan and my daughter is not, and we both had an amazing meal! My favorite was the mushroom Wellington! Oh my goodness! I recommend to go a few times to try it all. Unfortunately, I live across the sea or I’d be back as much as possible! Highly recommend this adorable and delicious place!
Excellent food with flavours that melded well with one another (the chaat and the plantain starters and the red Thai curry are particular favourites). The only trouble was the non alcoholic drinks options seemed to run out early on so please stack up on them! The food would have gone down well with elderflower :)
Beautiful place, Food was great, staff professional.
We had good time.
Hi, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and service. We hope you are able to join us in the near future :)
Met my vegan friend here for a midweek dinner. We thought it was a vegetarian restaurant so were pleasantly surprised when we discovered The Gate was doing ‘Veganuary’ and every dish on the menu was vegan. The food was absolutely delicious and we wanted to try everything! The atmosphere and service were also both excellent. I have already booked to go back here and have been recommending it to all my friends!
Thank you so much! We're delighted to hear you had a great experience at The Gate Islington and look forward to seeing you again soon!
I love to eat at this restaurant. On this occasion the food was great but quite a few dishes were no longer available on the menu. Arrived late so not much time before the restaurant stopped serving.
Hi Chris, Thank you for your review. Glad to know that you love to eat at our restaurant. It will be great if you can visit us a bit earlier next time to really have time to enjoy your meal :)
Unfortunately after I had made this booking through the OpenTable app and received an email confirmation, I was called by The Gate Islington and told that in fact no table was available, which was disappointing and meant I had to find another restaurant with availability.
We were visiting Sadlers Wells and wouldn’t eat anywhere else.
Fabulous vegan menu. Our party of four, none of us vegan, but aspire to be, was delighted with the choice and found all the food delicious. The aubergine parmigiana a triumph.
Service was a little slow, not very welcoming and seemed rather chaotic on our arrival at 12:00 Sunday. Fortunately the standard of the food made up for this.