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The Gatehouse

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South Road, Lancaster LA1 4XQ, England
+44 1524 849111
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

After booking a table for six people on Friday 11th March, we arrived for our meal at 8:00 pm only to find it was closed!! I had given my contact details, but nobody bothered to inform me that the restaurant was closed for refurbishment! Three of the party were celebrating birthdays, so imagine our disappointment! We had to try to... More 

7 Thank Dave V
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Had v enjoyable meal here. The food is fantastic, tasty, hot and interesting. Owner v friendly. Prompt service.

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Good friendly service, choice of menu A1 ,warm atmosphere clean and tidy. It's just so nice and a good bar.

Thank Mick T
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This was our third visit to The Gatehouse in the past year. On each occasion, we have been impressed by the quality of the food and the friendly service. On arrival, we are invited to sit in the bar area, have a drink and choose from the menu. The Specials are always worth looking at - on our latest visit,... More 

Thank Harpmj
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

we had a works doo here ,15 people all together..on arrival drinks were served very promply,good friendly staff,nice atmosphere...food was served hot and every steak that came out was cooked to perfection!!! fantastic night...good value

1 Thank neilheysham
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening and I was very disappointed with our experience. The restaurant was very quiet I think there were more staff than customers. Also we were told the restaurant would be closing at half 9. Which was a little off putting and felt like we had a time limit on our visit. The staff... More 

Thank lady_lolo86
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Tucked away on the canal side it really is a hidden gem. Serving high quality food, there is something for everyone on the menu, the staff are always around if you need them but not intrusive, a very pleasant intimate atmosphere in the evening. very enjoyable and worth a visit either as a couple of a group

Thank Suzanne M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We decided to try The Gatehouse in Lancaster. It's in new hands now. We were met with a friendly smile and a warm welcome. We were offered a pre dinner drink while we chose the food. We quickly were taken to the table. Starters were tasty and good looking. The mains followed and were really tasty. I will be going... More 

2 Thank Andrew G
Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

This was arranged as a gift by my daughter. We do prefer to eat early so didn't mind being the only ones in the restaurant. There were four members of staff working although they preferred to stand talking instead of taking our drinks orders or bringing menus over. When the food arrived both steaks were over cooked and hard. The... More 

2 Thank BMJ1939
Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Arrived with friends to a lovely atmosphere and very welcoming staff. Menu had changed slightly but owner went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements. Service was excellent even though there were lots of other customers we didn't t have to wait long for delicious food. We all chose different meals and each and everyone was of excellent quality. Would... More 

3 Thank Helen L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Road, Lancaster LA1 4XQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 849111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?