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“Not what I was expecting.....”
Review of The Gate

The Gate
Ranked #3 of 129 Restaurants in Barnet
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 31 August 2014

You'll love The Gate - great food, service and atmosphere I was confidently told. Alas none of the foregoing matched the superlative descriptions. The Gate is a large, rambling, untidy and gloomy dark wooden beamed pub-cum-restaurant. It certainly could not be described as a gastropub.
Packed to the rafters both inside and out, we were seated at a none too clean table, surrounded by screaming kids and noisy adults in tatty surroundings. Food was dire, but even the cheerful service could not disguise the awfulness of the place. Our friends were clearly enjoying everything about the Gate - my husband and I were not! Another visit ?? NO way!

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1  Thank elaine p
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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Was (thankfully) recommended The Gate, food n atmosphere was brilliant, had great time with warm n friendly service despite the busyness

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Thank ka7js
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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

I have been coming here for years, The Gate is the best pub around for a really satisfying meal. The food is consistently brilliant and the portions are always very very generous! I can not fault this place, it's great!! You can't book which to be honest is a good thing as it is always so busy, if you could book you would probably never get a same day reservation. I have had nearly everything on the menu and the specials are always very nice too. Love this place!! Also a very good place to go for birthdays or any celebration as the service is always good and you never feel rushed in and out, it's quite nice to be able to comfortably spend the evening without feeling like the staff can't wait t get you out! Only downside is the parking!

Thank Kittycocoa
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

My friend and I had lunch today and fish and chips with ordinary peas was very tasty, 1/2 shandy each and a cappuccino to follow. The car park gets very full by around 12.30 and I had to park away from pub and walk back, OK on a fine day. It was extremely busy but we sat outside in fresh air. £11.95 for fish and chips may sound expensive but the venue is so nice.

1  Thank Christine894
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Visited The Gate following recommendations and a previous visit. It was mentioned that tis was a celebration and a 70th Birthday party. There was a large group of people. This was mentioned a couple of times and not acknowledged by the staff. They did not make any effort at all.

It seems the Management are only interested in taking as much money as possible, was overpriced and poor value for money.

wont be back, cant recommend

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3  Thank Antony D
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