The Gate, Islington  

 
 
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370 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NN
 
 
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Lunch Mon to Fri 12noon-2.30pm, Dinner Mon-Sun 6pm-10.30pm, Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3pm
 
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Main courses £10.50-£15.50
 

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The Gate, IslingtonGwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Stella McCartney have all eaten at the original Gate Vegetarian Restaurant in Hammersmith and now Adrian and Michael Daniel, the Indo-Iraqi brothers who have been running The Gate since December 1989, have set up a second venture in Islington. Just opposite Sadler's Wells Theatre and around the corner from Upper Street, The Gate in Islington offers the same fare as the original - food that takes 'vegetarian' to a whole new level, way above and beyond nut loaf. They forage for food on Hampstead Heath and take in-season ingredients (June brings a plethora of broad beans, peas, beetroot, gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries and wild sorrel) to create surprising and intriguing flavour combinations. Something as simple as corn cake can be exotic when the corn and polenta are pan-fried and then seasoned with chilli, coriander and thyme, and served with roasted baby artichokes, aubergine and oven-dried tomatoes, sweet potato served with a chipotle chilli, red pepper and black bean salsa. Even the wines are vegan, organic, biodynamic and natural - made without animal fining agents like gelatine, chitosan or isinglass (made from fish bladders). The only shame of it would be to leave The Gate to the vegetarians.

 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  26% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Gate, Islington
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  23% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 8 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £48  27% off
Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
135 Whitecross Street, City, London EC1Y | 14 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Amico Bio
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44 Cloth Fair, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 16 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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42 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 19 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
316 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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The Gate, Islington, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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The Gate, Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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The Gate, Islington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 10 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Crypt on the Green
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Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Milonga
Dance | Until 24th May 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

Celebrated choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents an piece inspired by the late night milonga scene in the intimate bars of ...More

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Concerts | On 24th May 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 6 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

The London-born rapper and hip hop artist brings his rhymes to the stage....More

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Concerts | On 24th May 2017 

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The Californian singer-songwriter performs her melodically rich pop songs....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th May 2017 

The Lexington 6 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

DJ Holly France plays swing, rock'n'roll, upbeat blues, '20s jazz and more for dancers and loungers....More

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Angel Comedy Club 7 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

Stars and experienced acts trying new material and some acts trying stand up for the first time....More

Isaac Julien: "I Dream A World" Looking For Langston
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2017 

Victoria Miro 9 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

Large-scale and silver gelatin photographic works and archival material inspired by Julien's seminal work....More

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