The Gate

The Gate

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, WD3 5SQ

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Leave the M25 at Junction 18 and you'll enter the gateway to a delectable and impressive gastropub. Walking into The Gate you'll notice its tastefully subdued decor, and a sophisticated yet warm atmosphere envelopes you instantly. The bar acts as a pivot, leading guests in different directions: to a pleasant, leather-seated pre-meal drinking area, to a beer garden, or to a discreet dining area. Efficiency and friendliness pervade here and we were soon seated at a comfortable table.

The menu here caters for all kinds of appetites. Shared plates are offered as well as little dishes and healthy salads, and an assortment of pasta dishes and fired pizzas are available if you can't be tempted by the fare coming from the stove, grill and rotisserie menu. Starters include exquisite crab cakes with chilli and sweetcorn salsa and succulent scallops. Each day fresh specials are offered - we loved the monkfish served with wild mushrooms, leeks, mashed potatoes and Riesling sauce, and the fabulous mahi-mahi fish dish. The spit-roasted duck and the rack of lamb with garlic potatoes, baby onions and asparagus proved delicious. The ambience, impressive service and presentation of food were all fit to rival any city fine dining restaurant.

A selection of desserts includes Bakewell tart, lemon syllabub, strawberry and apple crumble, cheesecake and tiramisu, perfect for rounding off a very satisfying meal. The range of wines to accompany your meal is extensive, with bins from all over the world. Our waiter took the time and trouble to advise us on a bottle to complement our food perfectly, but if you're not a grape fan, The Gate has an impressive stock of ales and lagers too. The à la carte menu suits all budgets, and a first-class three-course meal with wine is available for under £30.

It would be easy to pass by The Gate. However, the full car park betrays its popularity; and its appeal, gastronomically and aesthetically, means customers will continue to visit it time and time again. Highly recommended.
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