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The Gate

74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
+44 1799 522321
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (63 reviews)
“prosciutto” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely evening catching up with friends. We ordered a variety of dishes. Out of six main meals, five were lovely. Sadly the special spaghetti fell short of our expectations. Not much taste. However, they more than made up for this via extremely generous starter portions...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had plain but good food here. Grilled sea bass with roasted veges, saltimbocca, pizzas all were very well priced and tasty. Service was superb, this family run a smooth operation. There is a playground outside to keep children amused and free parking.

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here twice this month, once in a group of 4 couples and the next time just two. The food is brilliant. Fresh and tasty. I had the seafood spaghetti with chilli , real good. The starters and proration sizes are very large so...More

Thank Princess B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch for my sons birthday. Food absolutely delicious, look good on the plate and aye very well. Definitely returning

Thank Clare K
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I leave a second review The Gate never disappoints. We celebrated triplets 18th birthday with family EVERYONE enjoyed their meal. Service is amazing attentive without being imposing. Look forward to returning. Thank you

Thank jan l
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

1st visit & blown away, Wednesday evening thankfully we had booked because extremely busy. Starter carpaccio Devine followed by a pizza & salad that was just as impressive. Fabulous menu great variety. Staff very friendly & all this at a reasonable price. I will certainly...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Called the day before to book - and very few tables available - the sign of a pub popular for its food, Italian food. A lovely sunny summer evening, so the car park was full early - not a problem. A number of families with...More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

My partner has been to The Gate several times with friends from work but this was my first visit. We decided at short notice to go out for supper (as we always do) and went through the usual list of where to go, what we...More

Thank Adrienne P
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is only few minutes from my home and we have visited it regularly in the last couple of years. The place is lovely and they have a nice garden with seating outside and few games for children. Always very clean and welcoming. The...More

Thank Stefano S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A simple, clean, attractive Italian restaurant with freshly made pizzas and pastas and great seafood. The avocado, crayfish and smoked salmon starter was superb and with the thin pizza-base style bread would make an excellent light lunch by itself. A good range of dishes on...More

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Questions & Answers
30 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
23 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.
Bob L
27 March 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$19
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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