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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” (71 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 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 10 February 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
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Visiting Saffron Walden with friends and looked for a nice restaurant and found this one with good reviews. We found it to be clean,the staff were very helpful an welcoming, and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend it

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We went to the Gate with friends and had a great lunch time. The menu is varied with plenty of choice to suit everyone. Between the 4 of us we sampled a selection of starters and main courses and enjoyed them all. Very tasty and...More

Thank tuems
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Was taken to this restaurant by friends who know we like Italian food. Cannot rate it highly enough. The service was the best I have had in a long time, polite but friendly, no "there you go" which I hate, and no leaning across to...More

1  Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I went here with my family for my 50th birthday celebration, the food was delicious recommend the butterfly prawns and The Chicken in mushroom sauce with roasted vegetables...the limoncello was delicious, and the staff were Efficient and friendly. Many thanks for a lovely evening.

1  Thank Ellie_xEssex
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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$21
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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