The Gate Marylebone

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£25 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
The Gate focuses on creative and healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes that are full of flavours and visually pleasing. We source our ingredients with care and intensify flavour by careful cooking and by combining ingredients in unexpected ways. The Gate Marylebone is situated in a quiet street in Marylebone, a couple of minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street.
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t
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always found the food and service to be first class at reasonable prices.

L
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Gate staff were friendly and helpful. They cared about our restaurant experience, from the quality of the food, to the timeliness of our food being served. The quality of the food was fantastic! It’s a great value. We will go back!!

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had their Vegan full English breakfast, very delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection even the scramble tofu. Definitely one of the best vegan friendly restaurant in london

c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

stunning foodxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xx

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for this! We hope to see you again. Kind regards, SA

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L
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Absolutely delicious tacos! We all loved our dishes and will be back!

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hi Lori, That's great to hear! We'll look forward to it. Kind regards, SA

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was tasty and the menu had a number of different cuisines. However, tofu happened to be in many of the dishes. I think they could be more creative with their ingredients.

In terms of value, I paid £16 for an aubergine dish. I was surprised considering the value of the ingredients used. I’m not sure how the prices are justified.

Worth experiencing if you can expense it back to your company!

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, lovely staff. Can't go wrong having dinner here.

D
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, overall a really nice vegan and veggie restaurant. Not cheap but quality was high. Good mocktail options as well

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was exquisite and everyone should go and eat here, whether you are a vegetarian or not.
Service was fantastic, although a little slow between courses, which would have been fine if I didn't have a train to catch! A lovely evening overall.

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely feedback! Sorry to have kept you waiting, but we hope you'll come again when you have a bit more time! Kind regards, SA

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H
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Worst dining experience in London.
They denied all knowledge of my opentable booking, seated us an hour later with no bar area to wait for a drink. Service was extremely slow and inattentive - the waiter told us not to order starters and our bread and olives arrived after 4 reminders. The waiters did not want to serve you - they also told us the pinot grigio was out of stock, replacing it with another, and then supplied the original bottle which was supposedly 'out of stock' when we ordered a second.
They also sold out of the tortilla mains option but did not remember to ask what we wanted to order instead.
A real shame as this has the potential to be a great plant-based restaurant with a tasty menu (Food was fab), but not worth the total farce of an evening. Felt like an episode of fawlty towers. I thought this may be a one off and they were short staffed but a friend told me she had a similar experience there several months ago on her birthday.
Don't waste your time/money.

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hi there, We're sorry to hear that your time with us wasn't up to the standards we aim for! Of course, your visit should not have left this impression on you, and we will work to understand where all the confusion here came from, and how it can be prevented in future. If you would like to talk to us further about these issues, we'd be more than happy to hear from you at reservations@thegaterestaurants.co m so we can work to improve on this for future. Kind regards, SA

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We waiting for 5mins for someone to come over to seat us. I had a reservation for 16.30 with a special request of champagne and birthday dessert (I know that can’t always be given, but it wasn’t much of a ask, considering I was paying for it) I did no receive this special request nor did the waiter mention it. We waited again to just get a drink and order our food. The only thing that was good was the food. I only eat plant based so it was nice to come to a restaurant that Catering’s for just that, but it was let down by poor customer service.

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to our standards - we're proud of our menu and so we hate for anything to have taken away from your enjoyment! We are addressing this issue; making sure close attention is always paid to guest requests in order to make every experience special. Please do contact us at reservations@thegaterestaurants.co m if you'd like to discuss this further, as we'd love a chance to improve your impression of us! Kind regards, SA

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J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend here. The food and service were great.

RR
London
56 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ate at The Gate Marylebone with work colleagues and had a delicious meal; great service and good atmosphere. Will definitely return.

LL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat as per usual. Staff are friendly, wine is great and food delicious. Went with my friend who is vegan and took longer than their usual 2 minutes to order due to amount of choice!

Very accomdating and would thoroughly reccomend.

EG
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Delicious food but service could be more knowledgeable and attentive. I've reserved a table twice with this restaurant via OpenTable, and both times the restaurant has got my booking wrong.

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great restaurant. Brilliant atmosphere, good service and really tasty food. That said, not so keen on the vegan desserts! But, each to their own! Starters and mains were both delicious. Would definitely come back!

HW
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible, we had to wait an hour an a half for our food and when it came out it was cold

C
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A restaurant that cooks vegetarian and vegan food with the creativity and imagination equalling any top rate restaurant. Finally a place where everyone eats well, even if one would normally order meat-based dishes.

B
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience5

We were a party of 4 and shared everything so we could all try multiple dishes. Opinion is unanimous for all 4 of us:

Starters were excellent, could not be faulted. Mains were underwhelming and desserts were not nice.

But the biggest let-down was the service, they just kept forgetting things, brought the wrong beer, had to ask 3 times for water, they forgot one of our starters, asked for the bill, request was acknowledged then heard nothing for 15 mins despite waiters standing around looking for someone to wait one, so had to ask again.

We go to the Angel on all the time, but here, for what you pay, we definitely won't be going back in a hurry.

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant used to serve good vegetarian food. The quality has gone. Service was poor, with no care, plates almost being dropped on the table, cutlery dirty. Very disappointing.

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

only problem was the booking through open table. when i arrived there was no booking. luckily they had a table available.

EG
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Something was very off at the restaurant tonight. The service was sooooo slow, staff running around looking very stressed, confused. First experience here was great, this last time not good!!!!

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Definitely one of the most disappointing dining experiences I've had in a while. My partner and I were excited to try the Gate in Marylebone and went for her birthday on Sunday evening.

I can honestly say that I have never seen such disinterested and unattentive staff in any London restaurant before.

The food was well presented and tasty, but certainly not exceptional and didn’t live up to the hype.

The (main) ground-floor room was very loud and noisy, despite being far from full and the air-conditioning was freezing. I sense-checked with guests at the table next door (who were also freezing) before asking to have it turned down, (a request which was fulfilled the second time I asked).

I had made a note when making my booking that it was my partner's birthday and also mentioned it to the waitress on my arrival, who said she'd put a candle in her desert.

Part of our order (polenta chips) never arrived at all and a negroni we ordered was unpalatable and had to be sent back with instructions on how to make one. Waiters and waitresses never once asked to top up our drinks and we waited and watched for almost 15 minutes after finishing our main course while staff polished cutlery and laid tables instead of attending to our empty plates. (By this point there were very few occupied tables left in the restaurant and certainly no new customers coming in that evening).

As for the desert, we had to remind them that we’d ordered it at all because it was taking so long, and of course, when it arrived there was no candle!

OT
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not a vegan. I'm not even vegetarian. My lunch companion is both, so rather than rely on such options at a "normal" restaurant I booked this place.
The risotto I had was delicious. As was the vegan Tiramisu. Non-imposing yet attentive staff. Really nice food. Highly recommended.

KH
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, tasted amazing and presented perfectly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails in a fun vibe with friendly staff

AG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Other than the slow service everything was lovely. We went for lunch that lasted 2 hours due to slow service. Although, the staff were lovely

C
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious vegetarian and vegan food that even the devoted meat eaters among us loved. Friendly too and although table only reserved for two hours, they never pressured us to leave.

DD
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time I have been to a vegetarian restaurant. My friend is vegetarian hence why I booked it. I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed my beetroot burger. Staff were very friendly and a very relaxed, chilled atmosphere.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was absolutely delectable and presented in a fun and creative fashion. I would recommend getting the 3-course meal + 1 glass of Prosecco offer whilst it is still available on the TimeOut London website. It is only £24!

W
London
40 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my first time at The Gate Marylebone though I’ve been to Hammersmith and Islington. I really loved the decor and the atmosphere. The service was speedy and efficient without being rushed . The menu was great as ever though I’d like to have seen more lower carb options.

BP
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Yes but only for the food. I will most certainly mention the poor service..

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice. Delicious food.

M
London
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great find close to Marble Arch and reasonably priced. The service was lovely...

MM
London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have been to Islington and Hammersmith many times but this was the first time at Marylebone. Service was ok. Ambience ok .....always felt more welcomed at the other two. This was a bit clinical, considering it was empty.
The food however, was excellent as always

H
London
54 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Top notch vegetarian and vegan dishes in a simple, charming space and excellent service.

JG
London
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

A good restaurant especially in the vegetarian space. Enjoyed the food, but I do think it was on the expensive side (but that could be my snobbery with regards to veggie food).

Service was disjointed. They couldn't find my booking but squeezed us in. Service was friendly but unfocused. We sat down 10 minutes before the couple next to us and despite being ready to order, their order was taken before ours which irked me. Funnily our food came out before theirs so I shouldn't really complain.

I would go again with vegetarian friends but not sure they did enough for me to make me go back as repeat customer. In saying that - I would recommend a visit for the food alone.

MS
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delightful Vegan food, lovely wine and a very pleasant evening.

t
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food at very competitive prices. Service also faultless.

The Gate Marylebone
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi Tony, We're glad to hear that you enjoy our food and service :) We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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DF
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had been to The gate in Hammersmith years ago but was really impressed by how tasty the food was at The Gate Marylebone (not a vegetarian). Every dish was full of flavour and excellent. We will visit again.