The Gate - Islington

The Gate - Islington


0.5 miles
370 St John Street, Islington, EC1V 4NN
Founded by the Daniel brothers in Hammersmith 25 years ago, The Gate proved so successful that a second branch was opened in Islington. Here you'll find delicious seasonal vegetarian and vegan options galore, plus a large helping of creativity. There's an alluring cocktail menu, too, plus biodynamic, vegan and organic wines.

As we approached the Islington venue, the Grade II listed building was a most impressive sight. As it's just a short hop from Sadler's Wells Theatre, we noted that this would also be ideal for pre-theatre meals. The mezze starter was a fine example of culinary artistry, packed with a colourful arrangement of potato chat, plantain fritters, roasted pepper cannelloni, beetroot ravioli and three onion tart. Next I tried the rich pan-fried wild mushroom risotto cake with sautéed girolles, pied de mouton, king oysters and Paris brown and finished with cep sauce - delicious. My companion's Thai red curry with creamy coconut sauce and wild jasmine rice was heavenly. To finish, the Baileys cheesecake had a pleasant kick, while the mulled cider pear tart was refreshing. The service, too, was delightful - our waitress was patient, friendly and knowledgeable. With an abundance of flavour in every dish, the presence of meat was not missed. We left satisfied and tempted to book one of their cookery courses.
+2The Gate - Islington
Open: Mon-Sun noon-3pm (last orders), 5pm-10.30pm (last orders);

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