Fuss Free Flavours by Lynn

RESTAURANT REVIEW: THE GATE, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON

Review by my friend Lynn

I was first introduced to the Gate by some enthusiastically omnivorous friends back in the mid 90s. I still remember those plantain fritters. Fast forward twenty years and Hammersmith’s light and airy haven of imaginative vegetarian cooking is still going strong, serving elegant treats with an eclectic range of flavours from around the world. And it’s still one of my favourite places to eat, reliable, friendly and never dull. It had, however, taken me AGES to get Helen there, so the invitation for a review provided the final nudge.

The first thing that strikes you about the place is the space – high ceilinged and lit by an enormous arched window, the building was built as a studio for the artist Frank Brangwyn and Helen is now coveting it as a photographic studio. Dreams of artistic endeavour on hold, we made an assault on the chef’s creative efforts instead. Unlike some of New York’s smarter vegetarian establishments, the Gate is not a vegan restaurant but about two thirds of the menu could be served vegan on request.

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