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The Starting Gate

) #2,620 of 17,887 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, British, Pub
Station Road, London N22 7SS, England
+44 20 8889 9436
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Station Road, London N22 7SS, England
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Reviews (50)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Honest range of pub food that was well cooked and decent portions. Even the salad was one of the best I have probably ever had. Service was very good and prices reasonable. Well frequented by visitors and locals giving t a lively and energetic atmosphere.

Thank JonBunston
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Below is my feedback I was asked to send to the management after my visit. I just wanted to give you some feedback with regards to our visit on Mothers Day. We arrived slightly early for our 5pm sitting, we were sat at our table...More

1  Thank 5Matt
General Manager A, Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thank you for your feedback. I have passed your feedback onto Maddie who is thrilled she made your visit as special as possible. We were extremely busy on Mothers Day which did result in slightly longer than anticipated service times. I can assure...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Came here on Mother's Day with my wife and family. Had to wait for a table which was previously booked however the wait was worth it. The food was good and the staff were very friendly especially mad die. If you come here it is...More

Thank lenh154
General Manager A, Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks so much for your feedback, Maddie will be glad to hear that she made your visit as special as can be! We were especially busy on Mothers Day this year, hosting twice as many people as we have ever done so in a...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Called whilst on a way to a gig at the Ally Pally. Ideal location, straight off the train and into the pub. It's about 15 minute walk from the venue, the staff were all very friendly and it's very nicely decorated with a lot of...More

Thank YtarmyYtarmy
General Manager A, Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! Hope to see you on the next gig! Dave

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Came here for Sunday lunch. We wanted Roast Beef and enquired if it was rare. Our waiter checked with the kitchen. The beef was not rare so they offered to put another joint to cook if we didn't mind waiting. The wait was well worth...More

Thank AlanCardiff59
General Manager A, Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thanks very much for your feedback, hope to see you again soon! Dave

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Booked this pub as I had heard good things and they were right !!! Nothing was any trouble . We asked for rare to med beef and chef said if we can wait he will cook it and he did !!!! Very very nice and...More

Thank RhonaB186
General Manager A, Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Rhonda, Really glad you enjoyed your roast! What a great review to read on a Friday morning :) Looking forward to seeing you and your lovely family again soon. Dave

Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went as a family to celebrate my birthday at lunch. It was a Sunday, so most of us had the Roast Beer, which was delicious. The atmosphere was really nice, friendly and relaxed. The decor is kept in the original features which is nice...More

Thank Jo T
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Jo Really glad you enjoyed your visit to us, and Happy Birthday! Hope to see you again soon. Dave

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for a few beers. Shocked at the cost. £5.05 for a London Pale. I'm told the reason is they are close to Ally Pally and can't adjust the prices down when there are no events on. Sounds like a rip off to...More

Thank Barry C
StartingGateTeam, General Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Barry I hope that the quality of your beer and service were as good as we aspire to serve. As for the pricing of our beers, they are competitive within our micro market, I apologise if you felt ripped off, this certainly is not...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017

All food very good but the lemon sole main course the best pub food we have ever had. The staff were very good, marco, claudia in the kitchen and in the bar domi sim and maddie were superb, so friendly and helpful, would thoroughly recommend.

Thank DebbieDave2008
StartingGateTeam, Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi Debbie Thanks so much for your feedback, really pleased that you enjoyed our menu and that you found our service great! I will pass your comments back to my team who will be chuffed to hear :) Kind Regards Dave General Manager

Reviewed 15 February 2017

We booked some space at the pub to have a bit of a gathering for my son's first birthday. We were quite vague about how many guests we might have - but the staff were flexible enough to allow us to just turn up and...More

Thank F13JOY
StartingGateTeam, Assistant Manager at The Starting Gate, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for the lovely review, it means a lot to get such a positive feedback! We are really happy you enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. It was a pleasure to host your party in our pub, and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, London N22 7SS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8889 9436
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