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The Gate

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74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England
+44 1799 522321
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 the menu and I would happily work my way through. - have already booked to... More 

Thank loreli2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My daughter and I very much enjoyed the food in this busy Italian restaurant. We both had one of their pizzas made in their special oven. They were both delicious. Recommended.

Thank Robert W
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on May 1st as a party of three, service was good, atmosphere was lovely, food as usual was beautiful, pizza, calamari,smoked salmon and crayfish salad, mixed grill, sea bass ravioli and spaghetti Bolognese were ordered and all arrived promptly and presented beautifully. The taste of the dishes were amazing. I love this place, it truly is a gem in... More 

Thank Jackie B
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for my Grandma's birthday meal. There were 4 kids (13, 10, 6 and 2). The younger three all enjoyed the outside play structure while food was being ordered. The food arrived quite quickly and was delicious. We ordered garlic bread and got confused when double garlic bread was brought but then realised some was complementary! The only... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food....friendly staff...lively atmosphere...Absolutely packed on a Tuesday night so they must be doing something right!!!!

Thank kelvinroy
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I've booked 21 places tonight. Every meal that came out was piping hot and cooked to perfection. Service was good and each and everyone of us enjoyed the evening and there was no complaints. 👍👍👍. Compliments to the chef and we would like to say a big thank you to the staff.

Thank highgate32
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love this restaurant, our favourite place. Staff lovely and food is brilliant. Always very helpful and nothing is too much trouble

Thank chrisphelan912
Halstead, essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Doesn't look much from the outside but don't be put off! Delicious Italian food and more. Great service - all charming and helpful. Lovely choice of wines. Doesn't matter how busy they are never had to wait long.

Thank Walpole13
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

First visit to the town and stumbled across the gate. Don't pass by, looks like an old pub in need of love. Inside is a great Italian restaurant, modern, comfortable and serving lovely food. My wife and I both had pasta dishes and they very very tasty. Nice service and a very pleasant lunch experience.

Thank Bill A
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I personally think that this is one of the best places to eat in Saffron Walden. When back in town, I always make the effort to visit, despite it not being located in the town centre. I always enjoy the pub atmosphere and there is a good range of delicious Italian food to sample. My favourite dish is the homemade... More 

Thank miyka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?