|Budget||Great Value (£15 - £30)|
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Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
Adrian and Michael Daniel have been running London's most successful vegetarian restaurant since December 1989. The cooking at the Gate reflects the diverse cultural background in which we grew up - what one might call Indo-Iraqi Jewish. Our grandmothers blended Indian and Arabic cuisines with the traditional Jewish food. It became perfectly natural that we should apply the same principles at the restaurant. The food we serve is the food of our childhood, modulated by French and Italian influence. When we opened the Gate, we had had no formal
training and knew nothing about running a restaurant - we were just a couple of guys who knew what we liked to eat - but we knew that food was sacred and should be celebrated. At the restaurant we try and celebrate the food. This means, amongst other things, that we source our ingredients with care*; we intensify flavour by careful cooking and by combining ingredients in unexpected ways; we try to make ourdishes as visually pleasing as possible;and we try and do this in a fun andrelaxed way.
After being awarded Best Discovery in the 2012 London Restaurant Festival Awards, you can expect a real treat from this veggie establishment. Their ‘no messing about’ attitude to vegetarian dining has good food at the very heart of what they do. Having spread their wings from Islington to Hammersmith this simple and airy restaurant bring Asian, European and Middle Eastern influence to the plate. The winter menu provides salads, tarts, pasta and tagine offering a diverse but coherent selection. As stated by Marina O’Loughlin ‘The gate isn’t a good vegetarian restaurant; its simply a good restaurant’.