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The Gate

74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
+44 1799 522321
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (72 reviews)
“lobster” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When she brought the scallops I knew we were onto a winner. The biggest scallops I've ever seen, plenty of them, and deliciously cooked with that unique seafood/chargrill flavour. Six of us had a superb meal, every dish earning a compliment. Service from the Italian...More

Thank PaulHowardCambs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Saffron Walden with friends and looked for a nice restaurant and found this one with good reviews. We found it to be clean,the staff were very helpful an welcoming, and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend it

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Gate with friends and had a great lunch time. The menu is varied with plenty of choice to suit everyone. Between the 4 of us we sampled a selection of starters and main courses and enjoyed them all. Very tasty and...More

Thank tuems
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was taken to this restaurant by friends who know we like Italian food. Cannot rate it highly enough. The service was the best I have had in a long time, polite but friendly, no "there you go" which I hate, and no leaning across to...More

1  Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I went here with my family for my 50th birthday celebration, the food was delicious recommend the butterfly prawns and The Chicken in mushroom sauce with roasted vegetables...the limoncello was delicious, and the staff were Efficient and friendly. Many thanks for a lovely evening.

1  Thank Ellie_xEssex
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We have been several times in the restaurant and the meals have been faultless, very authentic Italian and good service. It is a pub but a nice pub with outside seating in the summer in a little garden. plenty of parking. We have had most...More

Thank sailorgirlsuffolkUK
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Went for an impromptu Saturday lunch in Saffron Walden and based on the reviews decided to give The Gate a go for lunch. It was fairly busy but were able to accommodate a table for 3. The wood fired oven cooked pizzas were excellent and...More

Thank Satish P
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

You need to book as it gets really quite busy in the evening, but lunchtimes it’s easier to get a table. The food here is consistently excellent. The quality is fantastic and the prices extremely reasonable. The pizzas are the best in town, authentic and...More

Thank pirataazul
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We have been coming to the gate for nearly five years now and it never disappoint. The staff always remember us and are very efficient and friendly I recommend the lobster and pasta dish and the pannacotta ,the pizzas are very popular and a reasonable...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

The gate is one of my favourite Italian restaurants I have been to, the food and service here is really good! The pizzas are always lovely, I would certainly recommend spec and mascarpone pizza, that’s a very special favourite of my partners. The only reason...More

1  Thank Travis O
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Questions & Answers
30 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure if you call the restaurant & book table & tell them it's your daughters 13th birthday they will accommodate your needs. Enjoy it's so lovely
Jackie B
24 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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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