Review on The Gate
A lofty church hall turned artist's studio is the curious setting for The Gate, an inventive and hugely popular vegetarian restaurant in Hammersmith. Natural light floods the dining room from the glass panels on the sloping ceiling and it has been brought up-to-date with a modern décor following its recent closure for refurbishment.
Forget all those 'lentils and sandals' clichés, this is a vegetarian venue with oodles of pizzazz, creativity and palate-teasing flavours. Ideas and ingredients are gleaned from the world larder, much of the produce is organic and the menu is full of surprises. Expect dishes with lots of different components, contrasting tastes and high visual impact.
Feta cheese and couscous fritters rolled in pistachios might appear as a starter alongside char-grilled, tikka-marinated Halloumi with chickpea salsa and harissa, while main courses span everything from Thai curries to parsnip and Dolcelatte risotto by way of aubergine schnitzel with horseradish cream sauce. As for desserts, think perennials such as steamed date pudding or plum and pear crumble. The food is backed by an excellent selection of organic wines from around the globe.
The Gate is also featured in: Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Vegetarian / Global
Adrian Daniel and Mariusz Wegrodski
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm (12.00 - 10.00pm Sat & 12.00 - 9.15pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Fri (5.00 - 10.30pm Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express