The Gate is a classic London vegetarian restaurant and one of the few fancier options for vegans and vegetarians. The service is always perfect, the food always delicious and beautifully presented. The spaces in both the Hammersmith and Angel branches are both lovely - this is a good place for a family dinner, or a romantic evening. In particular, the Gate do a wild mushroom festival in the autumn where they do a special 5 course menu made from wild mushrooms and always have a vegan version of the menu - this is such a special evening, an absolute must if you love mushrooms. The only con is that like quite a few vegetarian restaurants in the UK, the most interesting dessert options are usually not vegan. The vegan option will be say a fruit crumble, not a chocolate cake (although the crumble will be good). This applies to brunch too - they started doing brunch recently and this was welcome as there are not many options for brunch as a vegan in London. However, most options are not vegan so while you can eat something yummy, you can't eat French toast or pancakes, which in the US equivalent restaurant you would be able to. A small quibble though, we love this place.