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The Gate

74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
+44 1799 522321
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (61 reviews)
“lobster” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
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Reviews (204)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called the day before to book - and very few tables available - the sign of a pub popular for its food, Italian food. A lovely sunny summer evening, so the car park was full early - not a problem. A number of families with...More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner has been to The Gate several times with friends from work but this was my first visit. We decided at short notice to go out for supper (as we always do) and went through the usual list of where to go, what we...More

Thank Adrienne P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is only few minutes from my home and we have visited it regularly in the last couple of years. The place is lovely and they have a nice garden with seating outside and few games for children. Always very clean and welcoming. The...More

Thank Stefano S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple, clean, attractive Italian restaurant with freshly made pizzas and pastas and great seafood. The avocado, crayfish and smoked salmon starter was superb and with the thin pizza-base style bread would make an excellent light lunch by itself. A good range of dishes on...More

1  Thank loreli2015
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My daughter and I very much enjoyed the food in this busy Italian restaurant. We both had one of their pizzas made in their special oven. They were both delicious. Recommended.

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went on May 1st as a party of three, service was good, atmosphere was lovely, food as usual was beautiful, pizza, calamari,smoked salmon and crayfish salad, mixed grill, sea bass ravioli and spaghetti Bolognese were ordered and all arrived promptly and presented beautifully. The taste...More

1  Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for my Grandma's birthday meal. There were 4 kids (13, 10, 6 and 2). The younger three all enjoyed the outside play structure while food was being ordered. The food arrived quite quickly and was delicious. We ordered garlic bread and got...More

2  Thank PrincessBellexx
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food....friendly staff...lively atmosphere...Absolutely packed on a Tuesday night so they must be doing something right!!!!

1  Thank kelvinroy
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've booked 21 places tonight. Every meal that came out was piping hot and cooked to perfection. Service was good and each and everyone of us enjoyed the evening and there was no complaints. 👍👍👍. Compliments to the chef and we would like to say...More

1  Thank highgate32
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love this restaurant, our favourite place. Staff lovely and food is brilliant. Always very helpful and nothing is too much trouble

Thank chrisphelan912
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jackie B
Hello, I have been to the Gate before in the evening, but was wondering if you use the same menu for lunch time or if you have a special lunch time menu. Many thanks
23 May 2017|
Response from The_Gate_Andreea | Property representative |
Hi. At lunch time, the dinner menu is available and also a smaller menu with salads and sandwiches.
Bob L
I would like to book a table four people tomorrow Tuesday 28th march 12.30pm
27 March 2017|
Response from The_Gate_Andreea | Property representative |
Good evening, thank you for your enquiry. I have made the booking for you. Thank you very much and see you tomorrow. Andreea
Linda D
Where can you park please?
30 April 2016|
Response from Adrienne P |
there is parking at the restaurant and on the street outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 522321
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