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The Gate

74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
+44 1799 522321
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (73 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 3 days ago

We've eaten at The Gate over a couple of dozen times now, and always found the manageress and staff courteous and attentive. Last night we introduced The Gate to four of our friends, and we had a great time. The food was, as ever, good...More

Thank Mike R
The_Gate_Andreea, Manager at The Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your dinner with us last night. We are always trying to offer an efficient and friendly service and good food and hearing back from lovely guests like you always brings us...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So wanted to give this Romanian run restaurant, which is 2 minutes walk from my home, a resounding thumbs up but sadly an aggressive manager and a delightful but not a fluent English speaking server managed,due to huge delays in serving 2 pizzas, to a)...More

1  Thank Anne W
The_Gate_Andreea, Manager at The Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am not at all surprised you have written a review, so here is my answer. Firstly, I would like to clarify what happened. Yes, there was a delay with the pizza last night, and my colleague has informed you when you have placed your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

4 of us have eaten there once a month for the last 2 years and are always delighted with the quality of the food and the service. The pizzas are extremely good, light and thin as they should be. I've had worse in Italy! Generous...More

Thank golfpapamike
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Fantastic meal on Saturday evening. 16 of us ordered a wide variety of meals and everyone was very happy with their choice. Steaks, chops, mussels, prawns, pastas & pizzas. We ate the lot and the dog went hungry! Fantastic.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely meal with friends, I have the sea bass ravioli which was delicious. The only issue was that the restaurant was freezing!

Thank LushLinds
Reviewed March 15, 2018

The Gate is a hidden gem on the outskirts of Saffron Walden near a rather rundown industrial area but don't let this put you off! The ambience inside, the warm welcome and the quality of the food are flawless. We have been on numerous occasions...More

1  Thank Dylans D
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We met up for a family meal 4 adults and 3kids the staff were friendly and helpful , menu was good and food is cooked to order so hot and fresh .

Thank loudensusan
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is the best in the town and had been for a while . I thoroughly recommend the sea bass Ravioli ! Absolutely delicious

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely family meal. Starters are very good. The service was great so I am excited for my next visit!

Thank njms75
Reviewed February 9, 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
July 30, 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
May 23, 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
March 27, 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
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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