The Gate Restaurant review
With three branches in London, The Gate is a great place to go for a long catch up with friends, whilst enjoying vegetarian and vegan food.
I visited the Angel branch for lunch with my sister and we both agreed it had a nice relaxing ambience and lots of light. They have a £15 for two course lunch offer, where you can choose from a range of starters, mains and desserts.
We both opted for the sweet potato chickpea burger with a slice of vegan cheese and polenta chips. The burger was seasoned well and was very filling. The crispy polenta chips only came in a portion of three and had a corn-like taste, very similar to tortilla chips. I think they would have been more enjoyable with some tomato salsa.
For dessert I chose the Brownie with Chantilly cream and my sister went for the Pear and Walnut tart with Chantilly cream. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the brownie, as I was expecting a tiny slice. Although, it was a generous portion, it was more like chocolate cake than brownie but nonetheless still tasty with the delicate Chantilly cream.
The Pear and Walnut tart was nicely cooked but we found it too sugary and were unable to finish it. The vanilla Chantilly cream was the best part as it was smooth, light and had the perfect amount of sweetness to it.
Our two course meal came to £32 (£1 each for a cheese slice) and excluding service charge. We left feeling very full and were glad to have chosen that The Gate as our lunch spot.