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The Garden Gate

#11,276 of 18,188 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
14 South End Road | Hampstead, London NW3 2QE, England
+44 20 7435 4938
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
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“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14 South End Road | Hampstead, London NW3 2QE, England
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Visited here on Saturday 12th for my Birthday with wife and 2 kids. Initial service was OK when we ordered but wife's Chicken Schnitzel and chips stated it came with salad (as it should with a dry meal and chips) but it came with some...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The venue is a pub with a large outside area with wooden tables. We sat down inside and ordered from the menu.. The waitress who served us was rude and surly. I had ordered fish and chips which included mushy peas, but when it arrived...More

Thank FoodieJu
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Spending a nice sunny day on Hampstead Heath we decided to pop in here for lunch. We had our daughter and a dog with us. The place is very welcoming to both children and pets. We sat in the lovely beer garden. It was very...More

Thank Nilante
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great pub from the 19 4th century right by the bus depot near Royal Free hospital. Nice beer garden. Pretty decor, rather reasonably priced food and nice crowds of pretty people. Place to drink and chat on nice and warm night.

Thank Dima D
Reviewed 19 July 2017

When the pub is almost empty, and you order BBQ hamburger and chips, you expect them to come together. In our case the chips arrived with the other meals, and the burger 10 mins later ( I was timing) get the basics right my friends...More

Thank balibob
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner with friends and their 9 month old baby. The food was ok. Twice members of staff tried to take unfinished drinks and gave us a dirty look when we asked them not to. Really bad attitudes, such a shame.

Thank EmilyMcEwan
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We recently hosted our Son’s wedding reception at Garden Gate. We had the whole beer garden outside space for the special day. With about 100 guests, we had plenty of room to sit, mingle and dance later on. From the start of our planning, Alex...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a total gem. Amazing food. We both had BBQ, gorgeous. Remember you need to order sides as extras, though, you only get what you ask for. Reasonably priced, too, for London. Definitely worth a visitMore

Thank Millervanilla
General Manager A, Manager at The Garden Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Many thanks for your review! We're really glad you had a great time. We hope you'll be back, we have loads going on over the summer such as our Aperol Spritz weekend this weekend where you can get 2 for 1! If you have a...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The only place in Hampstead for fresh real ale and great food. I can come as a no body and meet nice social people with a wink and a smile. Staff fantastic with good knowledge of of what they are selling.

Thank Robert H
General Manager A, Manager at The Garden Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Many thanks for your review. We are really happy that you had a great time in our pub. We hope you'll be back soon over the summer to some of our events and to enjoy some more real ale! Thanks again

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Weird crowd, stressed staff, lame vibes. So many better watering holes in Hampstead!! It's located right at the entrance to the Heath, but it's not worth a visit in the slightest. Check out the Spaniard's Inn or, even better, the Flask!

Thank cramwoes
General Manager A, Manager at The Garden Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Cramwoes, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one.

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Response from Superstar m | Reviewed this property |
yes. they are really great with children. especially the garden is the best thing for children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 South End Road | Hampstead, London NW3 2QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7435 4938
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Garden Gate, the front door to the best alfresco fun in north London. Our beer garden is one of the city's finest, while inside is pretty inspiring, too. This 19th century pub has a long tradition of accommodating weary walkers and lovely locals from Hampstead Heath, and today we're doing it in style with fresh, home-cooked pub food, a stunning choice of speciality drinks and an ultra-relaxed atmosphere.
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