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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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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Angel Tube Station
 
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Farringdon Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  33% 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 £92  38% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 8 minutes from The Gate, Islington
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  28% off
Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Carnevale Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
135 Whitecross Street, City, London EC1Y | 14 minutes from The Gate, Islington
This cosy vegetarian restaurant is a bit like eating in someone's house - only with great food. Mains may include a selection of risotto with squash ... More
 
 
 
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Amico Bio
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
44 Cloth Fair, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 16 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Head chef Pasquale Amico and his two cousins bring to you the first vegetarian-organic-Italian restaurant in London. The menu at Amico Bio is 100% vegetarian-organic, with ... More
 
 
 
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Mary Ward Centre Vegetarian Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
42 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 19 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Finding this vegetarian cafe tucked away within the Mary Ward Centre (named after the best selling 19th-century novelist) in Bloomsbury is like discovering a well kept ... More
 
 
 
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The Brasserie on St John Street
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
360 - 362 St. John Street, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Gate, Islington
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Quinto Quarto
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
316 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Influenced by the diverse Italian regions as well as hints from Spanish cooking, Adha Chef brings sumptuous, authentic flavours to Islington's popular Quinto Quarto. Drawing on ... More
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
All-American cupcakes are the speciality here but you can also tuck into many other finger-licking sticky treats. Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, New York style cheesecake and ... More
 
 
 
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Carmen La Cubana
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 1st to 19th August 2018
The Gate, Islington, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
The UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana featuring Bizet's classic score, with new orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), comes to Sadler's Wells this summer. ...More
 
 
 
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Images Ballet Company
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Sunday 17th and Monday 18th June 2018 - 7pm
The Gate, Islington, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
A showcase of new and classical dance pieces with choreographers from Ballet Ireland, the Royal Ballet and formerly with Rambert....More
 
 
 
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Vegetarian Nigerian Cookery Class With Betty
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Monday 18th June 2018 - 6.30pm
The Gate, Islington, 30 St Peter's Street, N1 | 8 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Gate, Islington
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national ... More
 
 
 
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from The Gate, Islington
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
 
 
 
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Gate, Islington
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Fresh N Fine
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Gate, Islington
This independent supermarket between Angel and Kings Cross sells good quality organic food, Bundaberg root beer and Fentiman's cola as well as all the basics. ... More
 
 
 
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Camden Passage
London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Hidden down a cobble-stoned Angel backstreet a whimsical collection of odds and ends have been gathered together on a selection of market stalls (not to be ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 7 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 10 minutes from The Gate, Islington
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 12 minutes from The Gate, Islington
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from The Gate, Islington
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from The Gate, Islington
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters. Upstairs ... More
 
 
 
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The Ambassador
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
The Ambassador is one of the more special among of the gastro pubs in Exmouth Market thanks to its short but eclectic menu. It also owes ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Kick
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
The original Kick bar and a local landmark, Cafe Kick is a tiny continental-style cafe bar with terrace tables and an endearingly insalubrious interior, has three ... More
 
 
 
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Gate, Islington
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Gate, Islington
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Gate, Islington
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 12 minutes from The Gate, Islington
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
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London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's
London > Business > Venue Hire
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 12 minutes from The Gate, Islington
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Just Putting It Out Here
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Sesame Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Shoot From The Hip Improv Night
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Angel Comedy Club 7 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

The resident improv group introduces some of the best improv acts in the UK....More

Vegetarian Nigerian Cookery Class With Betty
Leisure | On 18th June 2018 

Duke of Cambridge 8 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

Food & Drink, Drink & Tastings....More

Voices from the Deep
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Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail 10 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

More than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 ...More

 
Leaf: Tam Tam Theatre (Ages 0-3)
Theatre | On 18th June 2018 

Little Angel Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

An immersive show for children, inspired by nature and seasonal change....More

Machinal
Theatre | Until 21st July 2018 

Almeida Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

Natalie Abrahami directs Sophie Treadwell's expressionist drama, which traces the rise and fall of a mild-mannered stenographer, who marries her ...More

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean & Alfie Brown: Edinburgh Previews
Comedy | On 18th June 2018 

The Harrison 14 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

Comedy, Stand-Up....More

Pete Firman
Comedy | On 18th June 2018 

Kings Place 15 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

The comedy magician performs teleportation illusions, devilish tricks and death-defying feats....More

Deborah Frances-White: The Guilty Feminist
Comedy | On 18th June 2018 

Kings Place 15 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

Join the comedian and a guest MC for a comedy podcast recorded in front of a live audience, to discuss ...More

Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant 15 minutes walk from The Gate, Islington

This summer, Rotunda Bar & Restaurant transforms its popular canal-side terrace into a tropical Rum Garden with chocolate orange rum ...More

 

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