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The Gate

74 Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
+44 1799 522321
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (77 reviews)
“prosciutto” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
74 Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Gate is a gem of an Italian restaurant. We visited on a busy Friday evening, but the staff couldn’t have been more helpful or efficient. The food was excellent: seafood skewers and a beautifully grilled octopus to start and seafood spaghetti, mushroom ravioli and...More

Thank CambridgeTomJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to this fabulous restaurant every time we visit Saffron Walden. Which is every year. The staff works extremely hard to please. The food is incredible. What a fabulous find!

Thank Tim5525
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Friday 19th Oct at 6pm, had to book in advance as they are always fully booked on the weekends. Was advised table would be needed back by 7:30 which suited us perfectly. We ordered 3 starters between us (a little greedy, but...More

Thank AlexandLB
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We had lunch here with friends yesterday, nice restaurant pizza oven all very inviting. Plenty of parking out the back. They have a comprehensive menu plenty of starters second plates, main courses and pizzas. They also have a nice dessert menu. The wine list is...More

Thank graham c
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and exemplary service as always. We have the occasional family meals at the Gate and everyone who has attended has enjoyed the food.

Thank 503sross
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Food good, staff polite though smiles rare, service not superfast but we weren't in a hurry at all. Great decor which exterior does not suggest. Coffee a little weak I thought. Pretty busy for a Tuesday lunchtime - I didn't pay so no idea about...More

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The car park and location aren't equal to the internal decor which proved a pleasant surprise. It got better with the food which was excellent with large portions and wines at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit!

Thank Graham F
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The Gate is not the most imposing building or car park and the service is not hurried but by Jove is the food good. Celebrating our wedding anniversary we opted for a Italian meal and from the extensive menu we were spoiled for choice. Each...More

Thank fifferg
Reviewed 31 July 2018

we met up with friends for lunch , we are always on the look out for somewhere to meet, we live in Havering and they live on the Cambs/Norfolk borders. we ordered off the main menu, superb Italian food reasonably priced. excellent service in nice...More

Thank ChrisSimons
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last week. The ambience is very pleasant, the staff friendly and quietly efficient. The choice on the menu is extremely varied and the portions very generous. Our friend warned us beforehand so we declined starters and went for main course and...More

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Questions & Answers
Murray M
30 August 2018|
Response from ChristineR83 | Reviewed this property |
I think so but I am sure they will be able to tell you on enquiry.
30 July 2017|
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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.
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Restaurant Details

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