Vegan Restaurants in West London, About Time – The Gate Hammersmith

Destroy a Wholesome Burger: Quinoa Burger at The Gate

What: The Gate’s Beetroot & Quinoa Burger

The Blend: Homemade brioche bun, tomato, baby gem lettuce, smoked tomato relish and new green pickled cucumber.

The Lowdown: If you’re willing to make a break from Notting Hill to pop to nearby Hammersmith, Adrian and Michael Daniel have been running London’s most successful vegetarian restaurant since December 1989. The cooking at the Gate reflects the diverse cultural background in which they grew up; the food we serve is the food of their childhood, modulated by French and Italian influences. Come here for the best veggie food in town, and a cracking quinoa burger.

Where: 51 Queen Caroline Street, London W6 9QL

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Restaurant Review, The London Economic – The Gate Seymour Place

First launched in Hammersmith, The Gate, however, has been operating for over twenty-seven years, and is one of few restaurants to have gained a solid reputation for an exclusively meat-free menu before the turn of the century. Twenty-three years later, another branch opened on Islington’s St. John Street, and at the end of 2016 a third outpost opened. The latest outpost is on Seymour Place, just behind Edgware Road, and is bright and welcoming, split between two levels […]

Posing a menu without a single trace of meat or fish, most dishes are also available with a vegan or gluten-free option. Following a round of jalapeño margaritas with enough acidity to work up a real appetite, we start with three lentil pate terrine and couscous fritters.

Pastes of red lentil enhanced with smoked paprika and tomato, basil-laced green lentil and beluga lentil with olive are pressed into a pretty-looking slab – like Neapolitan ice cream with a natural palette. The green and beluga pairings work delightfully well together, with a stark contrast between sweet basil and umami olive. The red lentil counterpart is fine, too, though best alone with the accompanying slices of toast. Couscous fritters are a loving nod to Moroccan cuisine, albeit modernised. Here, four golf balls of breaded and fried couscous are subtly spiced and laced with feta cheese possessing enough lactic acid to cut through any residual grease from the fryer.

A main course of butternut rotollo is a complex dish, with a mound of sage-infused potato surrounding an earthy mushroom duxelle and chestnut and pistachio sphere of stuffing. Strangely enough, these contrasting flavours all work in harmony, while a scattering of parsnip crisps adds a pleasant level of texture […]

To finish, a wedge of vegan cheesecake is unexpectedly the best thing eaten here. Substituting cheese for a paste of fatty cashew nuts, the ‘cheese’ element of the dish has a surprisingly desirable texture, while some tart cranberry jam is on hand to cut through the fattiness. What’s more, the restaurant’s bar also serves an impressive selection of digestifs: the outstandingly moderate pricing of rare Yamazaki 12 year-old Japanese whisky, for instance, must be taken advantage of before stocks deplete entirely.

In addition to serving a selection of well-executed dishes, the latest opening of The Gate continues to prove that vegetarian food needn’t be unexciting.

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The Best London Restaurants For Healthy Eating, Londonist – The Gate

The Best London Restaurants For Healthy Eating – The Gate

The Gate restaurants are a popular chain of vegetarian restaurants offering wholesome dishes, some of which are also available without gluten or dairy. The menu features internationally inspired influences, for example, miso glazed aubergine, mezze plates, Thai green curry and vegan cheesecake. The wine list is surprisingly punchy for a casual restaurant but there are cocktails at around the £8-9 mark and a selection of beers and other drinks.

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The Style Lane, The Gate To Vegetarian Heaven – The Gate

The Gate To Vegetarian Heaven

It’s not often that I’ll come across a vegetarian restaurant that intrigues me. Despite knowing the impact the meat industry is having on our planet, I’ve still never been able to commit to being a vegetarian. This all changed however when I visited The Gate, who showed me in three very delicious bites that vegetarian cuisine can be fun, flavoursome and filling…

The Gate’s menu is so broad that almost every piece of goodness that grows on the earth’s surface is there. But it’s the way they infuse flavours that really elevates the dishes.

My menu recommendations:

Start with the grilled halloumi in Indian spices or three onion tart. Both perfectly light for a starter and a great way to ignite your taste buds.

For main, I’d say the tortillas are a must and a great way to see how many ingredients they pack into one dish!

I was too full for a dessert, but I still have my eyes on their banoffee pie or vegan cheesecake.

If my review hasn’t been enough to convince you to try it out, listen to the stars. Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Stella McCartney are all equal fans and regular visitors of this healthy hot spot!

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The Nudge, Best Vegetarian Restaurants In London – The Gate Hammersmith

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants In London

We don’t have any beef with our vegetarian friends.

Because (thanks to you) London’s green scene has everything from quaint cafés and all you can eat buffets to Michelin recommended veg and 38th-floor views.

This Hitlist could therefore, quite simply, be called ’some really, really, really, really, really great places to eat around London’, but that would be too lengthy, so behold –

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants In London.

NOTE: All content suitable for omnivores.

As you were.

The Gate, Hammersmith | As far as aesthetically pleasing vegetarian restaurants go, Gate has the highest cheekbones. And a selection of à la carte starters and mains, and a fine dining quality mezédes menu – minus the price tag. | 51 Queen Caroline St, Greater London W6 9QL

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