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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” (75 reviews)
“prosciutto” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
74 Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Callcom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 August 17, 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 July 30, 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 July 16, 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

1  Thank Christine R
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Visited The Gate for the first time on Saturday evening after completing the Pink Ribbon Walk for Breast Cancer Care. Such a lovely find and very good value too!! We both enjoyed delicious pizzas, particularly the Frutta di mare - wonderful!! The homemade Panna Cotta...More

Thank St_Domingo_1878
Reviewed May 19, 2018

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

2  Thank Mike R
The_Gate_Andreea, Manager at The Gate, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

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 May 18, 2018 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

5  Thank Anne W
The_Gate_Andreea, Manager at The Gate, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

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 May 17, 2018

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

1  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.

1  Thank Ian B
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Questions & Answers
Murray M
August 29, 2018|
Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
I think so but I am sure they will be able to tell you on enquiry.
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.
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
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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